Here is some verbage that elicited a positive response from RIM Blackberry Support. I suggest you do the same if we want Linux support from RIM. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org :
To whom it may concern,
I was disappointed upon searching the Blackberry website that no support for Blackberry desktop software is available for Linux-based operating systems. There are third party projects , however RIM supported development could quickly improve support on Linux desktops and please many of your customers. As an excellent alternative to the Windows Mobile platform, the Linux community would love to embrace Blackberry devices if even limited support could be offered for Linux.
John Outlan, recent Blackberry owner
Kubuntu Linux 8.04