Gartner analyst Ken Dulaney has advised clients to halt all deployments of Research in Motion’s BlackBerry Devices until RIM legal woes are resolved.

The research note advises enterprises to “stop or delay all mission-critical BlackBerry deployments and investments in the platform until RIM’s legal position is clarified” because “US BlackBerry users would lose messaging services… and international users would lose message service while travelling in the US”

This kind of recommendation clearly tells RIM that they need to settle with NTP as soon as possible. If Gartner put out a recommendation that light is no longer good for business you would start see many organizations change their standard to darkness. That being said it would not shock me if your Microsoft rep showed up to your office tomorrow with a copy of the Gartner report in hand as they tell you all the great things about Windows Mobile 5.0 and SP2 for Exchange 2003.

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