RIM unveils workaround plans for Blackberry

RIM unveils workaround plans for Blackberry

The manufacturer of BlackBerry handsets, Research in Motion, facing a possible a shutdown of its BlackBerry wireless e-mail service in the United States, has finally unveiled its much-speculated workaround plans to keep the service running. RIM's workaround comes in the form of a software update, called BlackBerry Multi-Mode Edition. This software, which was designed for all BlackBerry handsets operating on converged voice/data networks in the U. S., will be available to download and activate if the court rules against RIM in the patent infringement case with the patent holder NTP. It will allow RIM partners and customers to continue to use the BlackBerry service. According to the company, although BlackBerry Multi-Mode Edition involves underlying changes to the message delivery system, U.S. customers won't see any changes from current BlackBerry functionality.



Source: RIM


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