Crackberry, er. ‘BlackBerry’ addict issues

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My favorite little device, aka my CrackBerry (as Kent calls it) appears to be on the ropes: NY Times Article.

A company called NTP (a company whose name must mean: No True Products as they don’t actually make anything) is enforcing a patent enfringement against Research In Motion (RIM), the maker of the BlackBerry. Apparently NTP holds several ’email over wireless network’ patents (yes, nothing *but* patents) and the US Court of Appeals has granted NTP an injunction that bans the sale of BlackBerry devices and service in the U.S. SlashDot’ed here.

<sigh /> and I just bought a new BlackBerry to replace the one I just broke about a month ago. Grrr.

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