A REAL screen saver: Apple"s plan for iPhone that protects itself when you drop it

Ex-Spurs footballer Carlo Cudicini sues single mother for 300,000 after motorbike crash 'damaged his career' Patent reveals weight inside handset could be used to alter its centre of gravity when fallingSpecial grip could also be deployed to stop the headphone jack falling out, keeping the handset from hitting the ground /12/17/article-2248185-168D65F3000005DC-766_634x415.jpg” width=”634″ height=”415″ alt=”The system works using a series of air jets to stabilise the phone, while airbags protect it on impact” class=”blkBorder” /> The system works using a series of air jets to stabilise the phone, while airbags protect it on impact This patent, which first appeared last year, has just been given the stamp of approval by the patent office. Amazon VP Greg Heart is also named on the patent, suggesting it may well be an Amazon project. Geek.com, however, suggests they are just 'patent baiting' and hoping someone else will want to use the idea, netting them licensing fees.

Is Amazon building a smartphone? Rumours claim Kindle handset could launch within months

Is Amazon building a smartphone Rumours claim Kindle handset set to launch next yearFirm believed to have signed deal with iPhone maker Foxconn for the gadgetCould run same modified version of Google's Android software as the Fire tabletComes as Amazon boss Jeff Bezos patents airbag protection system for mobiles | UPDATED: 12:18 GMT, 18 December 2012 Amazon is rumoured to be launching a smartphone next year to take on Apple and Google. The firm is believed to have signed a deal with Foxconn, who also make Apple's iPhone, for five million phones to be delivered late next year. The firm has long been rumoured to be developing 'Kindle phone' to complement its line of e-readers and tablets