Research In Motion licences technology from Microsoft to better handle HD video, large file transfers

Research In Motion licences technology from Microsoft to better handle HD video, large file transfers
Research in Motion, the Canadian company making the BlackBerry, has signed a licensing agreement with Microsoft over exFAT, a system that would allow faster and more efficient transfer of media files between devices.

The system is expected to arrive as part of BlackBerry 10, RIM’s mobile operating system expected to make a debut on mass market smartphones launching around January 2013.

RIM’s newly acquired system "facilitates large files for audiovisual media and enables seamless data portability and an easy interchange between desktop PCs and other electronic devices," Microsoft explained in a press release.

The biggest question with the BlackBerry 10 release is whether RIM will manage to overcome its position of a company more friendly to businesses than users. The new system will allow RIM to better handle HD video and have its devices communicate easier with Windows-based computers.

“RIM is girding itself for the BlackBerry 10 launch and future BlackBerry 10 sales and it’s defending itself against any potential legal issues ... Most importantly, it allows users to more easily move around large files,” Kevin Restivo, a mobile device analyst with global research firm IDC said.

source: Microsoft

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9 Comments

1. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

this just prove that RIM is prepping and getting BB10 OS a fully capable OS!!! they are taking the time to be a very awesome one!! its like cooking... do you want to eat raw meat than cooked one? with the exception of dogs and cannibals ofcorse

3. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

can you cook "Operating System" ? lol

8. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Raw meat is still eaten today, your cannibal sterotype is retarded. As for taking their time to be very awesome, time is not exactly on RIMMs side. It's about playing their cards correctly. The damage has been done on resting their laurels. All we can do is wish them the best.

2. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Ha, nothing new, android already has it (android beam) shame on you rim. shame on you...

4. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

android "steal" it and force samsung and others to pay microsoft with $12 per device! atleast RIM is playing nice! they dont want to get sued!!! i really hate you!! you're really annoying! and about your question on the last BB post! let me ask you this... can you play temple run on all android devices? or atleast without hanging? NO!

5. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

really ? how did you know that? so do i, yes i can, even a fifty bucks droid le me ask you, what phone are you using now ? bold 9900 ? try to open browser and scroll down until it no blackberry doesn't play nice, they steal the "rubber-band" effect from ios, like samsung does, but they don't get sued because they're not seen as a threat for apple because RIm has only 4.8% of market share worldwide,

9. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

6. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

BUT you can't play temple run on BB can you ? blackberry will never get sued because they're not seen as a threat for competitor, even if they created a phone that looks similiar to the iPhone! (bb 10 proto for developer)

7. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Well really no one knows what for Samsung is paying M$ as when Court wanted (in relation to what samsung was asking for from apple for licensing fees) the licensing deals to be kept on table then both M$ and IBM were running to court not to allow it in name of NDA/NDC/Business secret ... some say that M$ says this "Linux is infringing on patents" but then licenses them out for peanuts. If M$ told what patents Linux is infringing upon perhaps they could lose lot of money ... It's all shady deals when it comes to cros licensing. It's like kissing each other's butt to keep each other happy and disallowing new player in market. This is all where these sick patent systems is taking us to.

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