Cellpassion got the scoop on the latest round of patents by RIM. These new patents have nothing to do with touchscreens or sliding keyboards but rather with locking down the camera on BlackBerrys. Many companies have just been issuing 8800 Series devices since they have no cameras but RIM has some pretty innovative ideas on how to solve the problem.
Rajat Agrawal points out two of these that range from the crazy to the “might just work.” The first involves creating camera Blackout zones based on your current GPS coordinates. This might work but I am not sure it would make sense for most companies.
The second patent is one that really surprised everybody. RIM patented a lock & key to physically put a lock on the camera of your BlackBerry. An actual lock!!! Thanks Josep for the tip!