RIM patent could put an end to “inconspicuous” shooting
One of the features that a lot of users love is the ability to discretely take photos using their smartphone.
Those users may be dismayed to learn that a new feature could put an end to “inconspicuous” shooting, according to a patent issued today.
According to the patent,
“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.”
Just how long you need to keep your BlackBerry still could be dictated by individual IT departments, which would also have the power to flip the switch and push restrictions to an employee’s device.
Such a delay would certainly be an inconvenience for frequent shooters.