Canon, IGT license battery charging patents to BlackBerry

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BlackBerry might be thinking beyond the charging cable when it comes to plugging in your future smartphone.

It has just announced two patent licensing deals with London-based International Game Technology and camera manufacturer Canon.

IGT is specifically focused on the gambling and pay-to-play video gaming industries. Global Chief Product Officer Victor Duarte released a statement in BlackBerry’s press release:

The addition of convenient charging capability to the IGT CrystalCore®, CrystalDual™ and S3000® cabinets provides our customers with another feature that enables players to spend time enjoying their favorite games while conveniently charging a phone or mobile device.

Canon did not give a statement for a separate BlackBerry release, so we have no hints there.

The agreements were both signed in November.

Source: BlackBerry (1, 2)
Via: CrackBerry

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Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and has been on the team since May of 2015. Before that, he was a production intern, editing and producing the Pocketnow Weekly podcast and also editing other video projects from the team. He is a Emerson College graduate of 2015 with studies in journalism.