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Old 03-03-2006, 07:31 AM   #10 (permalink)
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In the event of a shutdown (which will NEVER happen, Hell does have a better chance of freezing over), the device would still work as a phone, sms, browser might be iffy, but the patents have nothing to do with the browser, only email, so it should still work too. Only email should be affected, nothing more.

I don't doubt that the judge might issue a injunction, I don't doubt that appeals will happen if he does, I don't doubt that the federal government might get really involved, I don't doubt that RIM might impliment it's workaround and NTP would sue again. But after all that happens, the worst case senerio would be at 11:59pm RIM would pay NTP a billion dollars to go away and no service disruption would EVER happen.

The really sad part is this would be a bigger crime than the UK robber last week, they only netted $100M and some of them, if not all are going to jail.
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