RIM has confirmed that it is licensing Scalado's imaging technology for the new BlackBerry 10 camera. When RIM unveiled BlackBerry 10 this week, it showed off an impressive new camera app boasting features very similar to those introduced previously by Scalado, including the ability to remove unwanted background objects and isolate faces in a sequence of shots to select the best ones to merge together.
Scalado has been developing all sorts of neat imaging technology, including its Remove and Rewind features. Remove lets users take out unwanted elements in a picture, such as a car or person in the background, while Rewind lets users take a sequence of shots and then select the best components to be merged into the final image. The company also recently released an album app for Android, which we took a closer look at.
The features used in RIM's BlackBerry 10 camera app aren't completely identical to Scalado's, but are similar enough for many to suspect some sort of behind-the-scenes relationship. And indeed, RIM's senior PR manager Patti McKague has confirmed that RIM is licensing Scalado's imaging technology, but is seeking a unique implementation of that technology. McKague's full statement is below:
“RIM has been working with Scalado on camera technology and has licensed some of the Scalado technology for the BlackBerry 10 platform. As shown during the BlackBerry World Keynote, RIM is planning a unique implementation of the technology on BlackBerry 10 to provide an incredible user experience, allowing for more customization by the user and enabling them to easily capture and share their perfect moments.”