posted on Feb, 2 2006 @ 10:04 AM
US Government officials have stepped in and asked a federal judge to 'hold off' the shutdown of the Blackberry e-mail service. Canadian firm
Research in Motion is currently battling US firm NTP in court over several patent issues with the service. But due to the popularity of the service
between government officials, the government have asked to become exempt from the patenting laws which will probably close down the service.
The US government has asked a federal judge to hold off from a possible shutdown of the Blackberry service.
Canadian firm Research in Motion (RIM) is embroiled in a patent row with a US firm, NTP, which is demanding the portable e-mail service be turned off.
But the system's popularity among government employees means the Justice Department wants guarantees that government users can be made exempt.
They have claimed an "exceptional public interest" in keeping the service going, stressing that national security-related agencies are among RIM's
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
I bet the Blackberry makers are jumping for joy at this news.
Who would have thought they were so popular even the government are addicted to them.
I bet NTP's case falls apart after this news, which Blackberry users will be glad to hear.