A few weeks ago during one of BlackBerry Cool’s world famous Weekend Contests, loyal reader Stac mentioned something interesting. When asked if he wanted RIM working on a camera for his BlackBerry, he countered by saying he would rather have RIM work on improving the functionality of features they already provide. Two new patents up from RIM today show that they’re taking Stac’s advice.
RIM patent application #20060167676 concerns a “method and apparatus for corrections of spelling errors in text composition,” which certainly sounds like an embedded spell-checker. Patent application #20060167976 seems to deal with making email chains easier to read by compressing headers and such through the use of hot keys. Good stuff, RIM, two email-centric improvements. Check out the patent abstracts after the jump.