Earlier this month the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Microsoft revealing their research into applying a wide variety of touch sensitive sensors to both a front side bezel and/or a backside surface of future devices. For instance, in the future fingerprint recognition sensors could be applied to both front and backsides of a device. When the user picks up their device in a specific manner, their analyzed and verified fingerprints will be able to instantly unlock their device without any other security measures required. Backside sensors will also be able to control such things as video game movements, ebook page-turning and more by simply applying easy touch backside gestures. While Apple has been working on similar technology for the iPad for years now, they've yet to apply it to date. That leaves the door wide open. Who will be first to market with this idea? Only time will tell.