This patent dispute is US based and pretty much does not touch outside the borders. Although I could be wrong, but my RIM Rep had discribed this as such. The primary issue is at the back end side at the RIM and Telco's sites that handle the messaging transactions. The technology in question is HOW the messages are pushed to your BB unit.
So whatever fix RIM is talking about will be mostly at their end, and maybe a small patch for those who have the BES server.
US Justice department can't have it's cake and eat it too.
A little ridiculous that a ruling would affect some, but not others. If you're going to apply patent law in a reckless manner that impedes innovation, then we must all suffer.