Talk about an Innovative way to use your BlackBerry camera! Research In Motion has requested a new patent application titled Thermographic Augmented Reality Display in an Electronic Device.” This patent would mean that you could use your BlackBerry camera in many way you and I would have never even thought would be possible. Basically this patent would mean you had a handheld thermal camera (FLIR) built right in to your BlackBerry smartphone.
Example, I watch Holmes on Homes TV show occasionally, In the show Mike Holmes will use a thermal camera to detect hot and cold spots in a room. Instead of carrying around a big bulky camera he could use his BlackBerry device. USPTO is still reviewing RIM’s application on this patent at this time. Let us know what you think about RIM’s latest patent application.