RIM licenses Microsoft’s exFAT filesystem

Today, Microsoft unveiled that Research In Motion, makers of the Blackberry device have signed  a patent licensing agreement that gives RIM permission to use the Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) in some of its Blackberry device.

This system will enable Blackberry to put larger files like long HD videos on its phone without lowering its performance. It will also increase the speed of accessing these files. This means better playback and seeking time for long videos. Data transfer between the phone and other gadgets will also be much more streamlined.

Microsoft or RIM have not released specific details about the deal but the file system will probably be used for future Blackberry 10 phones.