This is great news for everyone that depends on Blackberries to be productive as well as those people concerned about the state of the US economy in the wake of all Blackberries simultaneously being disconnected. In a stressful game of patent cat and mouse it seemed that Blackberry parent company RIM has been a breath away from death for the last few months. Now finally the announced workaround plan has been rolled out and there are many details and even new patent applications RIM has filed to ensure that they aren’t harassed about this issue again.
One wonder if this problem will go away so easily. How narrow are the NTP patents that a workaround is even possible? Or will NTP have to come after RIM again and go through years of additional legal red tape on the way to finally getting paid off?