I'm pretty sure it's used for internal sensors, much like the ones on any of the Android devices i've used. Think about it..what good is external temperature going to tell you? You'd need to have it acclimatize from outside your pocket to the current outdoor temperature to get an accurate reading, so it's quicker to use a weather app. And you wouldn't be sticking it onto someones forehead (or into other *cough* rectal *cough* areas) for body temp. And you definately wouldn't be shoving it inside a turkey to tell if it's done. In order to wave it at buildings or other things to get temperatures, you'd need a laser or something on it (much like the laser temp guns you can buy at Canadian Tire for $30)..so I don't see that being an option.
Originally Posted by djenkins6
There is nothing special about the sensors in the BB10 (at least nothing that others don't currently use)..so again my question would be, shouldn't the devs have already known about this, and why does RIM even need to point this out to them?