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    Question RIM/NTP: BlackBerry service - TODAY is the BIG day!

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    Possible shutdown news updates here!

    24th Feb 2006:

    BlackBerry Escapes Call for Immediate Shutdown
    A US judge today stopped short of ordering an immediate shutdown of millions of BlackBerry portable e-mail devices made by Research In Motion Ltd. ...
    No BlackBerry injunction today: here's what this means ZDNet
    Judge stops short of BlackBerry cutoff Reuters
    US judge hears arguments on BlackBerry's fate Reuters.uk
    Judge Ends BlackBerry Hearing; No Decision
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    -- A judge ended a hearing over a request for an injunction against the maker of the handheld BlackBerry device without issuing a decision Friday. ...



    BlackBerry maker Research in Motion was dealt a setback Monday after the Supreme Court turned down a request to review a major patent infringement ruling against it.The move takes away yet another barrier between BlackBerry users and service interruptions. There are more than 4 million users of the BlackBerry e-mail service...

    Questions:
    What's your views and opinions on the whole RIM/NTP concern? Do you think a shutdown is possible? Why do you think it's in the best interest of corporate America for RIM's service to stay plugged in?


    Update:

    Chicago marketing executive Greg Rudin is a self-described "extreme BlackBerry user."

    In one 16-month period, he sent or received 135,000 messages, more than five times the amount logged by his company's next-biggest BlackBerry user.

    Rudin's BlackBerry serves as his morning alarm clock. He even uses the device's little light to navigate through his house at night, checking on his kids.

    And like most BlackBerry users, he says the portable communications device is an essential business tool.

    So, Rudin and the more than 3 million strong brigade of U.S. BlackBerry users must be panicked that a federal court hearing scheduled for Friday might lead to a shutdown of the popular e-mail system, right?

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    Re: RIM/NTP: BlackBerry service is critical - Join in.

    I my view NTP will have little effect on RIM 'customers' as a whole because there is no other device out there that offers push-based e-mail, html web browsing, PIN messaging and all with long battery span as efficiently as RIM's Blackberry! In addition, RIM does have a workaround ready and although it seems to involve software changes on both BES servers and handhelds it would be nothing compared an extended blackout.
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    Re: RIM/NTP: BlackBerry service is critical - Join in.

    Does anyone have any idea of what the work around is?

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    Re: RIM/NTP: BlackBerry service is critical - Join in.

    I don't know the work around. But RIM will not be shut down. Too many people with power care to let it happen. Plus it would just be wrong.
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    Re: RIM/NTP: BlackBerry service is critical - Join in.

    Quote Originally Posted by melissaox
    I don't know the work around. But RIM will not be shut down. Too many people with power care to let it happen. Plus it would just be wrong.
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    Good point! It's guaranteed that a puppeteer with really deep pockets would step in if it will cost them too much $$$.
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    Re: RIM/NTP: BlackBerry service is critical - Join in.

    Well seeing how the Government relies heavily on BB's, I don't think this will happen.

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    Re: RIM/NTP: BlackBerry service is critical - Join in.

    A shutdown I think won't happen because there's just too many users,
    people are connected to much to their blackberry. Corporate America I'm sure WOULD NOT let that happen.
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    I just hope us little guy indenpendent users don't get the shaft. i can see trying a halt to service that would effect everyone except Government and Public Service users.

    that would really GRIND MY GEARS!


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    Wireless companies are making too much money to sit back and not take action. It would hurt their sales.
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    True. good point Malfo.


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    I'm freaking out here guys, I need a chill pill. LOL
    This can't happen!~ tweb, am I dreaming? Wake me up!~
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    Post Re: RIM/NTP: BlackBerry service is critical - Join in.

    Although I find it hard to believe that BB service will be interrupted, I don't feel completely secure either. One would hope that RIM has some plan in place to deal with the possibility of a shut down. Of course, if all else fails I'm wondering if there is any legal basis for a class action lawsuit against RIM and wireless service providers continuing to market the BB.

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    If forced to choose between a Windows based Treo and a rotary phone, I will choose a rotary phone. LONG LIVE BLACKBERRY!! vi va la RIM!!!!
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    Re: RIM/NTP: BlackBerry service is critical - Join in.

    viva la RIM-volution

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    Re: RIM/NTP: BlackBerry service is critical - Join in.

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    Stop worrying. No way a shutdown happens. If an injunction happens there will either be a settlement with royalties or the workaround goes into effect. No worries

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