It seems like the abstract for one of RIM’s many, many patent applications is getting a bit more attention than what they normally do.

It would appear that RIM is tinkering around with the idea of putting the keys on some future BlackBerry device at a slant, compared to QWERTY layout that you know and love.

One has to ask the question: Will this new keyboard arrangement actually improve typing speed and accuracy or annoy the hell out of people.

What do you think about RIM’s potential new BlackBerry keyboard layout?