A concern of many die-hard Blackberry users was that Research in Motion was going to do away with the keyboard on BlackBerry 10 Superphones.

Those concerns, however, were put to rest as RIM’s CEO, Thorsten Heins, stated during his keynote at BlackBerry World that RIM aim’s to take some of the advancements RIM has made with its virtual keyboard and apply them to new devices with physical keyboards.

To further drive the point home that RIM isn’t abandoning physical keyboards, a RIM spokesperson confirmed with Phonescoop that while the first BlackBerry 10 device might have only a virtual keyboard, future BlackBerry 10 devices will have virtual as well as physical keyboards.

[Via PhoneScoop]