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An open source cure for BlackBerry's woes?

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If BlackBerry maker RIM Research in Motion has to shut down its over-the-air email service because of its legal battles with intellectual property-holding company NTP, the open-source wireless email company Funambol may be able to keep Blackberries working.

The latest beta version of its software for carriers and enterprises, Funambol 3, can push email to many portable phone and email devices, including Blackberries.

Funambol, formerly Sync4j, is an open source mobile application server that provides PIM (push email, address book and calendar data synchronization, application provisioning, and device management for wireless devices and PCs. The program suite is built on top of the OMA DS and DM (Open Mobile Alliance Data Synchronization and Device Management) protocols. These protocols are better known by their older name SyncML.

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