Cingular Making Faces

According to Cellular News, Cingular Wireless has managed to get is applying for a patent on the concept of using emoticon on mobile phones.
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While the aim of the patent is to enable the displaying of MSN style graphics on handsets, they also want managed to patent the delivery of text based emoticon – so presumably sending 🙂 via an SMS – if selected via a dedicated or softkey, would be a breach of the patent in future.
[via The Spunker]

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  1. Patents in the US are just getting out of hand.

  2. mmmmmmmmmmmmm jaja

  3. hi… give me more emoticon info please 😀