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Apple patent application reveals tactile-feedback keyboard

December 24th, 2009

With Apple tablet rumors mounting and anticipation causing its market share to rise, it looks like there is still more innovation to be uncovered. Apple filed a patent application called “Keystroke Tactility Arrangement on a Smooth Touch Surface” which entails a dynamic surface that changes depending on how a user interacts with it. In order …

Possible iPhone nano design and details revealed by Apple patent

July 29th, 2009

Ok people, you know the drill. Standard disclaimer here: patents may give us some preliminary details about a future product but companies — especially Apple — will patent anything and everything so don’t be too surprised if much of this patent never materializes. The biggest takeaway is likely the simple fact that Apple is indeed …

Apple patent application includes mock-up of a jailbroken iPhone

March 28th, 2009

Apple’s recent patent application covering biometric and other embedded authentication systems has caused quite a stir as one of the included images is a mock-up of a jailbroken phone. Considering that Apple is trying to use copyright infringement and the DMCA to hinder jailbreaking, it is unusual to see such an image in an official …

New Nokia patent introduces an interesting new form factor

December 13th, 2008

The odds of us ever seeing this exact form factor in a Nokia handset aren’t great but a recently filed patent illustrates an interesting new take on the candy bar form. When closed and viewed head on as in figure 21 above, the handset looks like a standard QWERTY candy bar reminiscent of the E61i …

Kodak sues LG and Samsung over camera phone patents

November 19th, 2008

Eastman Kodak announced on Tuesday that it has filed complaints alleging patent infringement against LG and Samsung in both the United States District Court for the Western District of New York and the US International Trade Commission. The disputed patents involve technology related to image capture, compression and data storage and a method for previewing …