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Is Microsoft a BlackBerry Killer?

Internet Week has an interesting story about Microsoft’s aspirations to kill off Blackberry and make it’s upcoming Windows Mobile upgrade, code-named Magneto the kind of the handheld hill.

The reasoning is there- why pay for Microsoft Exchange and RIM’s BlackBerry Enterprise Server software if you can get all of the functionality from Exchange by itself? However, with RIM adding support for 3rd party devices (like palm PDAs) and supporting Lotus Notes and GroupWise in addition to Exchnge, I don’t see them going anywhere soon.

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