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REDMOND, Wash. (AP) -- BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is licensing technology from Microsoft to let BlackBerry devices store and transfer large files more easily.
Under the deal announced Tuesday, Microsoft Corp. will license patents to a filing system called exFAT. Microsoft says it improves upon older storage systems in dealing with larger files — such as those used for photos and video. Devices that use flash memory — namely, smartphones and tablet computers — will be able to handle files that are five times as large as the limit on older systems.