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Open Thread: Whither Blackberry? What's your fallback plan?

BlackBerry shutdown closer after ruling - U.S. Business - MSNBC.com

RICHMOND, Va. - A federal judge has rejected an effort by BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. to settle a patent case and moved a step closer to reissuing an injunction that threatens the device’s e-mail service in the United States.

RIM said in a statement that it has been preparing technology that would keep its service running in the U.S., where most of its 3.65 million BlackBerry customers are based.

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Damn, this could be pretty big stuff, eh?

I'm guessing at least a few of you out there are rabid Blackberry users -- I've never even used one myself, but I have friends who live on theirs. So, I'm curious: How do you feel about the possibility of losing Blackberry service? If it went away today, what would you use instead? Do you have a fallback plan?

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I don't usue a Blackberry...

I don't usue a Blackberry myself, but I support a dozen attorneys who do -- plus one who has a Treo and loves it. I've been waiting for an excuse to force my Blackberry users over to Treo (some are almost ready to do it right now). Steve, thanks for the mention of Chattermail... I didn't know there was an option for those who do want their mail pushed. Our Treo user uses Snappermail and doesn't want push email. It'll be nice to give users a choice.




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