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:
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 :
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.
All vibrations to be used for communication purposes only!