Apparently the ubiquitous Blackberry handheld email device may be coming nearer and nearer to a drop dead date:
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. (CA:RIM) (RIMM) on Wednesday was pushed closer to a possible shutdown of its U.S. mobile e-mail service after a judge refused to delay a patent infringement case and rejected a disputed settlement with patent holder NTP Inc.
Still pending before Spencer is a request by NTP to move forward with an injunction that would halt U.S. sales of the BlackBerry and shut its service.
Can you imagine if all those horrid little blue boxes just stopped working? Oh God, what a paradise! No more jerks at poker games throwing them across the table. No more execs emailing me at 10pm to tell me their power is out and why oh why doesn’t their computer work. No more assholes on the Metro paying attention to their Blackberry and not the little girl they’re elbowing.
Can we vote in favor of shutting it down anyway?
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs