RIM patents external theme changing

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Part of a patent diagramResearch in Motion has patented a process whereby a BlackBerry’s theme can be changed from a remote source, reports ZDNet’s BlackBerry Beat. The patent, entitled System and Method for Adaptive Theming Of A Mobile Device, could be used by carriers or other third parties to change a user’s themes based on something like the season, geographical area, etc. It sounds like a fantastic idea, especially for theme makers, but I worry about potential abuse. The patent describes various methods of identification between BlackBerry and the third party, so security isn’t an issue, but there’s no guarantee that the service will be opt-it rather than mandatory.

  • http://www.poeticmoney.com/ David

    now that would be a really good feature.
    instead of having to hook the berry up to a pc each
    time one wants to add a new theme to there phone.

  • http://www.poeticmoney.com David

    now that would be a really good feature.
    instead of having to hook the berry up to a pc each
    time one wants to add a new theme to there phone.