Personally I am never one to put much stock in rumors. They just get my hopes up for a product that we know nothing about. On the other hand I have found on multiple sources online that RIM’s co-Chief Executive Jim Balsillie has confirmed that a 3G HSDPA phone is right around the corner for GSM networks.
Otherwise I have also been reading about RIM’s latest patents all over the internet recently. Specifically the slider phone patent and the touchscreen patent covered by BBCool. I would not put either past RIM but you never know. I would think Apple would come up with a slider phone first. Personally I think RIM may have just patented it to keep the rumor going and their stock up.
If you want a good laugh and want to see how ridiculous some patents truly are just check out the link below:
My favorite is: