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RIM Adding Fingerprint Reader To BlackBerrys?

fingerprint There were rumors before that RIM was working on a fingerprint reader for BlackBerrys. It all seems to make sense since RIM is very bullish about security with their enterprise product. It is kind of surprising that they don’t already have a fingerprint scanner. :)

Well one of our readers, Terrence, pointed out that he was digging through the resources in BlackBerry OS 6 on a 9800 and found a file titled: "net_rim_theme_precision_2_360x400_b.cod". This finding was also confirmed by BBLeaks so it looks legit!

Could be that RIM is serious about coming out with a fingerprint scanner? I know some users who would gladly have one over having to enter in a 5+ character password on work devices.

PS: Sorry for not posting this earlier guys we have just been overloaded with BlackBerry 6 and Torch news.

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  1. Don’t know how I feel about thumb print scanner. it will be easier and faster then entering a password. But also a way for cops to track you…

    • True… But if it was heavily encrypted on the device.. it may actually be more secure…

      But as with everything.. nothing is perfect.. it may just backfire indeed.

  2. Not sure if I’d care to have a fingerprint reader. Why can’t R&D work on putting more memory in the devices rather than this

  3. what is strange in “net_rim_theme_precision_2_360x400_b.cod”???

    A theme will thell us the fingerprint scaner presence????

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