In an apparent effort to even make BlackBerry devices slimmer than the BlackBerry Pearl, RIM has patented a keyboard configuration that is…  Well, it is about the weirdest thing I’ve seen come out of Waterloo in quite some time.

From the diagram it looks like this a modified SureType QWWERTY keyboard that you must flip out the sides to get the full SureType Keyboard…

It doesnt’ make much sense to me either.  I personally am a big fan of SureType, however, if you are going to have to reconfigure your keyboard, why not reconfigure to a full QWERTY keyboard.

RIM, I am telling you…  Just come out with a BlackBerry Slider.

[Via CellPassion]