Research In Motion has extended a patent licensing agreement with InterDigital to ensure 4G and LTE technology is available for its BlackBerry 10 suite.

The renewed contract with InterDigital means it's now possible for RIM to integrate 4G and LTE technology on all new handsets, a prior misstep that company executives have acknowledged.

RIM recently settled a patent dispute with Nokia resulting in a $65 million payment plus recurring royalty payouts.

Incidentally, InterDigital has lodged a new patent-infringement complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington, against Nokia, Huawei, ZTE and Samsung.

RIM plans to launch BlackBerry 10 and new smartphones on January 30th.

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