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RIM Patent Shows Off Pressure Sensitive Password Entry

RIM Patent Password Pressure

I am not sure what to make to this latest patent to be approved by the USPTO. It is for a “Pressure password for a touchscreen device” and mostly describes unlocking your device by pushing down on certain areas. Here is how they describe it:

A handheld communication or computing device having a touchscreen interface is configured to permit access in response to detection of a pressure-based password by a plurality of force sensors, each one of the force sensors corresponding to one of a plurality of sensing regions defined on the surface of the touchscreen interface. Upon detecting a sequence of presses applied to a plurality of the force sensors, the detected sequence is compared to previously stored information to determine if it matches. If there is a match, access to functions and/or data at the device is granted.

I am not sure if this patent is more from the Storm days or something upcoming but it is interesting. I have been wondering how RIM was going to do the lock screen on the upcoming BlackBerry 10 devices. Personally I am loving the simplicity of the swipe gesture on the PlayBook and want something like that which can be done single handed. via USPTO via Engadget

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  1. Agreed Ronen. The best lockscreen I’ve seen so far, is the pattern lock where you can use different swipe patterns to unlock your device.

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