Wi-Fi BlackBerry in the Works

According to Carmen Nobel of eWeek — “Research in Motion Ltd. is building BlackBerry messaging devices that run over wireless LANs, company officials confirmed last week.

RIM, of Waterloo, Ontario, has started testing BlackBerrys that can roam between 802.11, or Wi-Fi, WLANs and wide-area cellular networks.

“We’ve been working on Wi-Fi for a long time,” said Jim Balsillie, chairman and co-CEO of RIM. “We weren’t really planning to talk about it for a while, but it’s a bit predictable that we would do this—it’s just another transport.””

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