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RIM Licenses Microsoft Tech For Bigger File Sizes On Flash Drives

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http://techcrunch.com – RIM has licensed the exFAT file system from Microsoft. This will enable BlackBerry devices to handle files larger than 4GB. exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table) was designed by Microsoft specifically for flash drives, including memory sticks and SD cards. It offers compatibility between flash drives and the file systems found on Windows and OSX. However, there is no Linux support. According to The Register other companies that have licensed the technology include Sharp, Panasonic, SANYO, Sony, and Canon. Microsoft and RIM have become classic “frenemies.” Windows Phone 7 competes (IT news)