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.