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
-- 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...
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?
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?