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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.

[ via Slashdot ]

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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Just a note to say...

Just a note to say that ChatterEmail will soon support DIRECT Exchange email sync, including push (that takes < 5 seconds in general). It will work with pretty much any system that allows OWA access, and this includes both Exchange 2000 and Exchange 2003 servers (take that, ActiveSync!). It will also be much more battery friendly than IMAP push. No intermediate server (like BES), no IT involvement, one-time license fee.





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