Canon, IGT license battery charging patents to BlackBerry


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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