Cable & Telecom

Blackberry workaround, works

WATERLOO – Blackberry maker Research In Motion said today it has developed and tested software workaround designs for all handsets operating on converged voice/data networks in the United States. The Canadian company is engaged in a protracted court battle over patents with South Carolina company NTP and if a judgment expected later this week goes against RIM, Blackberry service throughout the United States may have to be shut down. "Although there is no injunction order in place, and RIM believes it has strong legal and factual arguments opposing an injunction, RIM has developed these software workaround designs as a contingency...