Some new Blackberry Patents

On Monday we told you about a few interesting Blackberry Keyboard Patents filed by Research in Motion.

Yesterday another interesting keyboard arrangement for your Blackberry surfaced at USPTO:

Blackberry new keyboard arrangement 3 way keys

As you can see the device keyboard includes three directional keys, that allows for a number of interesting key arrangements, text input methods and even saves some space.

And while we are talking about Blackberry patents, here are a couple more that are not keyboard related, but include some interesting security features:

1. Pickpocket notification device with special holster to keep your Blackberry in at all times. When a pickpocket mode is active and your Blackberry is removed from the holster, you have to authenticate yourself really fast. If the holster does not receive authentication signal within a set period of time it renders your BlackBerry unusable and starts screaming like mad ;) :

Blackberry PIckPOcket holster alert

2. Another patent is related to near field communications. RIMM thinks that radio and infrared based communications are not secure enough and can be intercepted. So, for more security minded they suggest that their Blackberries communicate via vibrations. One of the devices will include vibrator sending modulated signal and the other one will include sensor, that is able to read these vibrations and translate them into coherent information.

Blackberry vibrator

All vibrations to be used for communication purposes only!

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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