On Thursday, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) said it had designed a workaround for its popular handheld as a precaution in case U.S. courts rule that a shutdown of BlackBerry service is warranted, Reuters reports via Yahoo News.
The workaround would require software upgrades.
The company made the announcement just weeks before its February 24 court date that will decide whether or not RIM’s U.S. sales and service will be severed.
RIM said it believes it has provided significant reason for its services in the U.S. to continue, and that the company developed the workaround as a contingency plan, Reuters reports
“This will hopefully lead to more reasonable negotiations since NTP risks losing all future royalties if the workaround is implemented,” said RIM’s co-chief executive Jim Balsillie in a statement.
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