This one is from our friend Russell Shaw over at zdnet. He explains in detail a new patent application RIM has submitted.
I like the looks of it. For instance, a directory system can appear on screen, and to dial a certain number, all you would have to do is hit the corresponding key on your keypad. Makes sense to me.
However there is much more to the patent than that alone. Russell breaks the patent out section by section.
If there's one thing that RIM knows... it is 'innovate or die'. If they keep on their current course RIM will stay on top of the market for years to come!
If you want to know more on this patent...