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RIM's latest patent outlines a cell phone charging capable holster

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RIM's latest patent outlines a cell phone charging capable holster
In such a volatile landscape, most people would agree that RIM needs to focus on quickly developing its BlackBerry 10 devices in order to stay relevant. However, it doesn’t entirely mean that they can’t stop looking at other avenues – like continuing to make some useful accessories for its devices.

One of them actually, is found in a recent patent filing to the USPTO yesterday, as it clearly outlines a cell phone charging enabled holster. As you can pretty much gather from the accompanying image, the BlackBerry of choice sits snuggly into the case, where it’ll be charged while on the go – and of course, you’ll need to plug in the holster in order to charge its very own internal battery.

RIM's latest patent outlines a cell phone charging capable holster
Needless to say, it’s not the first time we’ve seen something along the same line, as there are a myriad of cell phone cases with built-in batteries – like the ones from PowerSkin and Mophie. Still, we’d imagine that the charging mechanism would be an automatic process, similar to how some BlackBerry smartphones automatically turn off their displays when placed in a particular holster. Considering that RIM’s smartphones are known to be easy with sipping battery power, this self-charging holster will undoubtedly extend usage time tremendously.

source: USPTO via CrackBerry

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posted on 16 May 2012, 16:31 1

1. RazaAsad (Posts: 100; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


Nice accessory.

posted on 17 May 2012, 08:41

2. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


Who rocks a cell phone holster anymore? What is this.... 1996?

This just in.... Motorola flip phones are making a comeback!

posted on 17 May 2012, 10:46

3. kg4icg (Posts: 65; Member since: 18 May 2008)


Basically anyone who carry's there cellphone from there belt.

posted on 17 May 2012, 12:42

4. Cosmo (Posts: 32; Member since: 03 May 2012)


people are just trying so hard to be cool right now that they totally forgot the essence of having a cellphone is not to have a toy in your pocket but a device that would help you stay in touch with the world through messaging and social networking which BlackBerry is doing such a great job with..

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