RIM has long catered to the industries that fear cameras due to leaks. Until now they have done things like allow enterprises to disable cameras via policy or simply buy a device sans camera. Now a new patent spotted by Engadget shows off an alternative RIM worked on. It intends to put an end to “inconspicuous” pictures (read blurrycam prototype shots) by restricting the camera in a certain way. In short:
"the camera restriction prevents a user from taking a picture of a subject if the device has not been steadily focused on the subject in question for a predetermined period of time."
In other words IT policy could require the camera to focus longer than the time needed for a blurrycam shot. This would obviously be annoying for regular pictures but its better than no camera at all. Check out the patent at the USPTO here.