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Old 02-19-2007, 05:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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RIM BlackBerry Linux USB Driver Support -- Petition

BlackBerry Wireless Handheld devices developed by Research In Motion. Ltd. do not have Linux USB drivers. The specification for said drivers is also not available.

This functionality may not seem important to corporate BlackBerry users who have BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), because they receive their calendar, contacts, and task synchronization Over-the-air (OTA). However, because there is no BlackBerry USB serial driver, it is impossible to even recharge the device over USB except from Windows (where a USB driver exists). Further, you can not take advantage of GPRS functionality from Linux which would otherwise be supported. And unfortunately, the Bluetooth implementation on the devices does not support the standard for Dial-Up Networking (DUN) features.

This petition has been created to show Research In Motion that a large number of Linux users, who prefer BlackBerry devicesm, would like Research In Motion to either make the specification public so that the Open Source community can develop appropriate drivers that enable the Linux community, or develop and release said USB device drivers.


Here is the link to sign
RIM BlackBerry Linux USB Driver Support Petition
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