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11-01-2005, 08:58 PM
My next toy...
11-01-2005, 09:34 PM
Court Ruling in BlackBerry Case Puts Service to U.S. Users at Risk
OTTAWA, Oct. 7 - A court decision Friday renewed the possibility that
service to BlackBerry wireless e-mail devices might be cut off for
most users in the United States.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in
Washington rejected a request by Research in Motion, the Canadian
company that makes the BlackBerry, to rehear its appeal of a patent
infringement case brought by NTP Inc., the patent holder. A
three-judge panel of the court ruled in August that Research in Motion
had violated seven of NTP's patents.
As part of that litigation, NTP, whose only assets are wireless e-mail
related patents, had been granted an injunction banning the sale of
BlackBerry devices in the United States and forcing Research in Motion
to stop providing e-mail services to all American customers except
government account holders.
While the court declined Research in Motion's request for a complete
rehearing by all 12 of its judges, it did order the panel of three
judges to review some aspects of NTP's patent claims.
Kevin Anderson, a lawyer for NTP, said the company would now ask the
court to apply the injunction to the patent claims that are no longer
under review. Those patents, he added, are broad enough to prevent
Research in Motion from continuing service in the United States, which
accounts for about 70 percent of its revenue.
"The case is pretty much over," Mr. Anderson said.
Friday afternoon, however, Research in Motion said it would request
that the court hold off on any action while it asks the Supreme Court
for a review, although it acknowledged that such reviews are
"uncommon" in patent cases.
"RIM continues to believe this case raises significant national and
international issues warranting further appellate review," the company
Shares of Research in Motion hit a 52-week low of $64.55, down $2.42.
With the backing of the Canadian government, Research in Motion has
argued in court that NTP's claims do not apply to BlackBerry software
because it is held only on computers near its headquarters in
Waterloo, Ontario. NTP does not hold any wireless e-mail patents in
Canada. It is based in Annandale, Va.
11-02-2005, 01:09 AM
Not a big fan of the keyboard on the blackberry, mainly cuz i have big fingers. I prefer the windows mobile OS phone edition, though finding a good device is hard.
Treo is pretty nice too.
11-02-2005, 04:09 AM
I recently issued an edict at work that everybody had to turn their crackberries off in my meetings... to easy a distraction... I don't like their form-factor as a phone and I don't want to carry two devices. I'm probably moving to a Treo soon. I have a Samsung smartphone now but the company no longer supports the wireless Outlook feature for security reasons. :sour:
11-02-2005, 07:53 AM
TReos are ko0l.
more office apps than a sidekick2 but most rock the sidekick too out of fashion sensibility :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
i had the crackberry 7100.........flipped it pretty quick cause i hated the Qwerty crap.
i read the same thing FAET in the wall street journel.................OMG i can see the flustered faces on all the socialites now :moon: :moon: :moon: :moon: :moon:
11-02-2005, 08:05 AM
I don't like their form-factor as a phone and I don't want to carry two devices.I use mine as a phone quite handily - but I do use a Bluetooth headset. If I had to hold that thing to my head all the time, then I probably wouldn't like it either.
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