24/01/2006

RIM loses High Court Appeal

RIM the maker of the ubiquotous Blackberry devices has lost an appeal to overturn the injunction that could take Blackberries off the air.

If the injunction is upheld (RIM are alleged to have infringed patents) then they could be forced to suspend their service, so turning millions of devices into expensive bits of plastic.

They can still be used as phones, but all the Email/Calendaring/etc functionality will go.

Something is bound to give and it's probably just a matter of money, but 3m Blackberry users wont be happy if it doesn't.

Microsoft and others who are in the push Email market must be chomping at bit to woo customers away from RIM.
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