Blackberry shutdown avoided


In avoiding the shut-down in his February 24 ruling, US District Judge James Spencer set the stage for a continued battle between the firms. His decision also means that RIM customers will not have to go through the inconvenience of having to install a new piece of software to keep the service running.

RIM says it has adopted a contingency plan, known as a workaround plan, to avoid a possible shut-down of blackberry services in the US. That workaround strategy will continue to be on 'stand-by'

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