RIM looks to prevent sneaky camera shots with new patent
RIM was awarded another patent today, this one to prevent "inconspicuous" use of the camera. The patent places a restriction on quick photo snapping as the subject will have to remain in focus for a specified amount of time before the picture can be taken. This will just add to the already great security of BlackBerry devices, hoping to lock down "spy" shots in a corporate environment and similar photos that could be taken without someones knowledge. In the past RIM has offered up devices that flat out didn't have a camera, so this patent could do away with excess cameraless models for good.