RIM to open German R&D center

Research in Motion will open a research and development centre in the western German city of Bochum. The Blackberry maker will initially invest $45 million in the center, which is expected to create 140 jobs. 

RIM says that it is putting the R&D center in Germany because it wants to hire engineers with expertise in European standards that can develop hardware and software for the firm's Blackberry devices

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