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Judge Turns Down Justice Dept. Request To Delay RIM Trial

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Feb 21, 2006, 4:25 PM   by (staff)

The Federal Judge presiding over the NTP vs. RIM patent dispute today took another step to guarantee the trial will start this Friday as scheduled. Judge Spencer turned down a request by the Federal Justice Department to hold a separate hearing to explore how a Blackberry shutdown could affect government agencies and offices. The hearing would have further delayed the trial, which the judge has noted he will not allow. The Justice Dept. has previously filed two briefs with the court concerning the effects of a shutdown on government and public safety agencies. It is likely those papers provided the judge with all the information he needs regarding the federal government's position and concerns.

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Feb 22, 2006, 9:06 AM

just get a treo

treos pwn blackberrys anyways
not in the USA.
The RIM products do push email VERY well. No lockups, rebooting, delays, ect... The Treo's dont do PUSH without an unstable third party software add on.
While I have used Blackberry for 5 years, I have never used a Treo. I thought about it, but the "push" feature of Blackberry was always a plus to me. Of course nowadays I understand that there is a software program that you can buy to "push" mail to t...

Feb 21, 2006, 5:57 PM

So, does the service get the axe?

Does this mean that they get shut off these next few days?

That would not be cool.
I don't think so. I think that service will continue until a ruling is made.
If you believe RIM, they have a workaround ready to go.

http://www.rim.com/news/press/2006/pr-09_02_2006-01. ... »
no... the service wont be shut off for at least 30-90 days for the grace period to let consumers switch if the injunction will be enforced.

Feb 22, 2006, 1:47 PM

Justice Department has bigger things to worry about.

Like that pizza I ordered last night from my cell phone. My taxpayer money goes to investigate americans! not canadians!
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