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Old 08-29-2004, 03:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
Mark Rejhon
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Through Scoobydoo from BlackberryClub, I just found out that this feature MAY be a part of BlackberryOS 4.0. I am not sure if this is limited to certain Blackberries (ie the upcoming new 7290, or if this works with 7280) or if this is definitely BlackberryModem, but there are now a few points of evidence.

There is the existence of this directory clearly suggestive of a modem:
Quote:
C:\program files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Modem Drivers
File: rimserial.cat
File: RimSerial.inf
File: RmSerial.sys
To verify that this is indeed for USB Blackberries and not something for older serial Blackberries, I checked the files. Inside the RimSerial.inf file at the top, shows
Quote:
; Virtual COM port tunnel driver
; Copyright (c) 2004, Research in Motion, Inc.
Then, I checked Device Manager, and sure enough, a virtual COM port inside the Ports tree:[quote]
Code:
|-# Ports xxx40;COM & LPTxxx41;
|  |-# Communications Port xxx40;COM1xxx41;
|  |-# Communications Port xxx40;COM2xxx41;
|  |-# ECP Printer Port xxx40;LPT1xxx41;
|  |-# RIM Virtual Serial Port xxx40;COM6xxx41;
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