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Carterofmars 02-21-2006 04:29 PM

Will there be a Blackout Poll
 
Will there be a blackout?

coreyg510 02-21-2006 04:49 PM

Not unless they want to cripple american businesses

kobersteen 02-21-2006 06:21 PM

I honestly don't see it. Most, if not all, of the senior staff of many fire departments depend on them.

cjhp 02-21-2006 08:03 PM

I can't see RIM letting it come to that. I figure the if everything starts going badly for them they would pay up rather than risking a blackout and loss of sales for new devices.

Bigjohn 02-22-2006 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kobersteen
I honestly don't see it. Most, if not all, of the senior staff of many fire departments depend on them.

Even if there was a blackout, NTP has already stated that first responders like fire/rescue departments would be exempt from it.

BigJohn

PetraFan007 02-22-2006 11:43 PM

Yes, and the fact that they will have the software workaround update ready to be installed on most blackberrys

NJBlackBerry 02-23-2006 05:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PetraFan007
Yes, and the fact that they will have the software workaround update ready to be installed on most blackberrys

So you've seen this workaround?

Kablooey 02-23-2006 08:27 AM

Never gonna happen...
What's $400 million when you earn a billion a year?

nb_mitch 02-23-2006 08:45 AM

It's still $400 million regardless of how much you make, but NTP refused $450 and the media seems to think NTP wants $1B and everyone except them hopes they get $0.

I agree it never will happen though, worse case is RIM will impliment the workaround, and BB not capable of upgrading the software could go dead, if the government allows it to go that far.

I still don't think there is a true way to determine a "first respond" list. Sure RIM could easily exclude anyone that ends in .gov but I bet that only covers about 20% of the government employees and first respond people. After all a large part of Emergency personal are not government employees and the ones that are, may not have .gov addresses, especially on the local level.

mezorn26 02-24-2006 11:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry
So you've seen this workaround?


The workaround has been said to infringe on certain patents....

mezorn26 02-24-2006 11:45 AM

NEWS IS OUT!!!

No INJUCTION, as of yet...He would not issue injuction now...

Donna 02-24-2006 12:03 PM

Where? Need an article to show the boss...

Donna 02-24-2006 12:08 PM

Found it...


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