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Advanced BlackBerry 6 Development by Chris King

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Chapter 2. Media Capture

For years, manufacturers have sold phones with promises of increased convenience. They say you shouldn't carry a phone, a camera, and a tape recorder—instead, buy one device that combines all those functions. This once-exotic bundling now feels standard, and today, even inexpensive phones generally can record media.

BlackBerry phones have embraced this trend as they have evolved from a business-centric tool to a general-purpose device, and most new BlackBerry devices contain a camera and microphone. While people appreciate the convenience factor, they typically won't get a camera that's as good as a stand-alone camera. A camera on a phone, though, becomes another tool for software developers. An analog camera just takes ...

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