BlackBerry Patent Shows Potential Torch-Style BB10 Phone

BlackBerry has filed a patent for a sliding style phone, not unlike its Torch model from 2010. The patent was filed in December 2011, and has only recently been approved.

With the BB10 platform in full swing at BlackBerry, it is possible that we could see a new BB10 phone based on this design during the annual BlackBerry Live Showcase (formerly BlackBerry World) next month. The design itself appears to be a cross between the previous Torch model, but with a body similar to the Z10, with the lack of the iconic track pad pointing to a phone combining a QWERTY keyboard with a touch screen.