Motorola Licenses BlackBerry
Apr 21, 2004, 10:21 AM by (staff)
Research In Motion (RIM) today announced an agreement with Motorola to license RIM's BlackBerry technology. Through this deal, Motorola will have the option to enable specific mobile phones to connect to BlackBerry® e-mail and data services. Motorola joins current licensees Nokia, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson, leaving LG as the only top-tier manufacturer without a license to offer BlackBerry-enabled phones.
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