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Hallelujah! BlackBerry is saved!

Hallelujah! BlackBerry is saved!

The streets of America have been saved from the prospect of millions of CrackBerry addicts stumbling down them, miserable and bereft at the loss of their always-on e-mail. In other words, RIM and NTP have settled their long-running patent dispute for a one-time payment of $612.5 million. The move preserves the sanity of BlackBerry's large and passionate customer base, which includes substantial portions of the U.S. government. The move also preserves the sanity of non-BlackBerry users, who are pretty psyched to finally be discussing something else.