Is RIM finally for real with finger print scanning on handsets?2
In the sketches provided, you can clearly make out the drawings of some kind of finger print scanner attachment – although it’s still not clear if it’ll be integrated into the body or some kind of add-on. One thing is for sure though – RIM is really serious of introducing this technology into their handsets with the recent update to filed patent. Other thank providing a level of security, it can also be used as a navigational tool – something along the lines of what we see on the LG eXpo.
We’ve seen the evolution of the navigational device in RIM’s portfolio; from the jog wheel, trackball, and trackpad. It’d be hard pressed to see these become a standard feature, but we’d surmise it’ll be available for high-level corporations, governments, etc. This may ultimately turn out to become the next level of security and navigation on future BlackBerry handsets.