We are currently in talks with T-Mobile to get Blackberries and the Blackberry Server deployed into our organization.
One possible sticking point might be the ongoing legal dispute between RIM and NTP over patent infringements.
Does anyone think that the worst case scenario of RIM no longer being able to sell Blackberries in the US will have an effect on existing customers?
Also, I really have to say that I find 1) the fact that someone can patent an idea as general as a device that can receive emails wirelessly ludicrous and 2) these sorts of patent cases ridiculous. Whoever thought it was a good idea to allow the patenting of general business practices and ideas (one click internet shopping is another egregious example) had no business being in control of the patent process in the first place.
These sorts of patents do NOTHING to foster innovation, in fact they put a chill over the whole process, and create an environment of incredible uncertainty in the US business environment. Uncertainty is anathema to business growth in my humble opinion.