1. kmf1's Avatar
    Read about this in the new posts re: new bb phones. What is it and what does it do?
    01-13-11 05:16 PM
  2. Kyle873's Avatar
    It's a compass, basically.
    01-13-11 05:28 PM
  3. outkazt17's Avatar
    Essentially its a compass

    Mobile phones
    Magnetometers are appearing in mobile phones. The HTC HD2, Nokia C7-00, HTC Dream, HTC Evo, HTC Wildfire, Apple iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPad, Motorola Droid[6], Motorola Quench, Nokia N97, Nokia E72, Nokia N8, Nokia E5, Xperia X10, Samsung i8910, Samsung Wave S8500, Samsung Galaxy S, Nexus One and the HTC Hero all have a magnetometer and come with compass apps for showing direction.[7][8]
    Researchers in Deutsche Telekom have used magnetometers embedded in those devices to perform touch-less 3d interaction around mobile device. Their interaction framework called MagiTact tracks changes to the magnetic field around a cellphone to identify different gestures by a hand holding or wearing a magnet.[9]
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    01-13-11 05:29 PM
  4. outkazt17's Avatar
    It's a compass, basically.
    Beat me to it..lol
    01-13-11 05:29 PM
  5. kmf1's Avatar
    Well, ok. Thanks for the very prompt and complete answer to my question!
    01-13-11 05:49 PM