We all know that just because RIM patents technology doesn’t mean that said technology will appear in an upcoming BlackBerry. When it comes, however, to the BlackBerry Touchscreen patent that was just published last week, Research in Motion co-CEO, Jim Balsillie, kind of hints that a BlackBerry Touchscreen is in the works…
Balsillie, at the Mobile World Conference, said that it was important to be flexible to customer demands when asked if RIM had plans to bring out a touchscreen BlackBerry.
“For sure we’re looking at all kinds of different device packaging and presentation,” Balsillie said in an interview with Reuters at the Mobile World Congress.
“I think getting religious on packaging is not the way to go,” he said. “It’s really user preference-oriented.”
This isn’t exactly a confirmation that a touchscreen BlackBerry is coming out, but, it sure isn’t a denial either. A lot of BlackBerry users want a touchscreen. I imagine that before too long, they will get their wish.