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A system and methods are provided whereby a user of a mobile device can adaptively switch the mobile device from speakerphone mode to handset mode without needing to look at the mobile device or without the need to activate a button or key sequence. In a preferred embodiment, modules are provided in the mobile device which allow for the detection of a voice conversation, the sampling of the user's voice and the switching between the two modes of operation. If the user's voice volume is above a certain threshold the mobile device operates in handset mode. If the user's voice volume is below a certain threshold the mobile device operates in handset mode. Through the inclusion of the embodiments described herein, a mobile device can allow a user to safely and quickly switch from one mode of operation to the other without a requirement for additional hardware in the mobile device.

Title
System and methods for adaptively switching a mobile devices mode of operation
Application Number
13/617300
Publication Number
8594744 (B2)
Application Date
September 14, 2012
Publication Date
November 26, 2013
Inventor
Nicholas Wilson
Ottawa
CA
Jeffrey Emery
Ottawa
CA
Agent
Moffat & Co
Assignee
BlackBerry
CA, US
IPC
H04M 1/00
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