I have been waiting to hear more about BlackBerrys plans for a portrait keyboard slider like the current BlackBerry Torch models. BlackBerry has so far revealed its plans for a full touch and QWERTY keyboard model but the Torch style slider is conspicuously missing. We heard rumors about such a device before but they did not pan out. Now Engadget spotted a USPTO document where BlackBerry was awarded a patent for a portrait keyboard slider for a filing made in December 2011. This model sort of looks like a Z10 with a slider.
Now we can only speculate but I would really want a slider… I used to love my Torch.