Have you ever sent a text message or BBM to someone and felt that they just didn't get what you were feeling? According to a patent filed by Research In Motion, we could very well see emotion-relaying BlackBerrys soon hit the market. Using a variety of sensors (both physical and software) to detect the user's 'implied emotion' when a message is being sent, this technology could add or alter the message you are trying to send. The description from the patent filling is as follows:
The present disclosure provides a device and method to convey emotions in a messaging application of a mobile electronic device. An emotional context of text entered into the messaging application is determined and an implied emotional text is presented for at least a portion of the entered text in accordance with the determined emotional context. The emotional context may be determined from captured sensor data captured by one or more sensors.