FREEZE DIRECTIONAL AND FUNCTIONAL CONTROLS UNTIL READ OF NEWEST MESSAGE
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jan-08
On paging products with side mounted displays and controls when removing the pager from the holster. This multiple buttons and controls, it is possible for the pager would cause the cursor to move from the memory loca- user to inadvertently press one of the buttons while tion of the message just received, thereby causing the removing the pager from the holster to read an incom- wrong message to be read. By freezing the functionality ing message. The pager user, who is expecting to press of these controls until the newest message is read, the the read button and read the message that was just problem stated would be solved. A flow chart of the received, could have accidently pressed the directional operation sequence ofthis feature is shown below: ON? NO stop ale,, am treuze direcm"~ B"d f"nc"Onal mntrols. anybunon ND PBS.7 Yes slop de". DO no, pBmrm function 01 di,&liO"B( an.3 fY"C,iO"d m"tro15.