1. bounce007's Avatar
    Ok... don't mean to be contentious or trivial but is it the accelerometer or the gyroscope that maintains orientation? Or do they work together since this allows for motion sensing on 6 axes (as a true accelerometer only measures linear acceleration and the gyroscope only responds to rotation)?

    However with that said, why would we need an accelerometer in a smartphone? The gyroscope seems to be sufficient to maintain precise orientation. From my understanding, coupling a gyroscope with an accelerometer enables the measurement of ALL types of movement simultaneously. Is this needed in a smart phone? This seems to be necessary for gaming consoles like the Wii, Playstation Move, etc.

    Thinking to myself: *but then again there are games on smartphones which may require the measurement of all types of movements so both the gyroscope and accelerometer may be needed*

    So do BlackBerry SmartPhones have both an acceleometer and a gyroscope or only one?
    09-05-11 08:33 AM
  2. bounce007's Avatar
    Guess no one knows.... oh well... on to the next post
    09-05-11 01:48 PM
  3. DannyJK's Avatar
    An accelerometer measures linear acceleration and a gyroscope measures rotation. As far as I know the new Blackberry's only have an accelerometer and not a gyroscope.
    09-05-11 02:03 PM
  4. bounce007's Avatar
    Thanks for you input
    09-05-11 02:56 PM