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Research In Motion Crashes Apple's Party

Tim Beyers
July 22, 2009

Research In Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM  ) , maker of the popular BlackBerry smartphone, wants its slice of Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL  ) iPhone pie.

On Monday, the smartphone maker announced in a blog post that it is preparing Mac OS-compatible software to allow its BlackBerry users to sync their devices with a Mac. The company expects to ship the Mac edition of BlackBerry Desktop Software to users in September.

If the comments to RIM's post are any indicator, there's a huge opportunity here. Users gushed over the possibilities that the new software represents.

"Thank God! I thought I was going to have to go to AT&T (NYSE: T  ) and the iPhone to properly sync up with my Mac, but now it looks like I will finally have it all," wrote one commenter.

Take note, inv