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News | 07/28/2005 4:00 am EDT

RIM reportedly in talks with chip-maker Intel
Research in Motion Ltd. is reportedly in talks with chip-maker Intel Corp. about a potential deal that would see RIM use Intel chips in future generations of its wireless email devices. According to reports, the deal would allow RIM to power its devices so that users could check emails and surf the Internet in hotspots. RIM is already testing a Wi-Fi-enabled BlackBerry, the 7270, but has been quiet so far about its commercial introduction (RoW, April 19/05). The company is coming under increasing pressure from competitors such as Intellisync, Microsoft Corp., Visto Inc. and Good Technology Inc. and is looking for ways to maintain its stranglehold on the enterprise user market.

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