A Research in Motion (RIM) patent application points to the possibility of a touchscreen BlackBerry in the near future.
Because the patent application was published only four months after it was filed, as opposed to the typical 18-month waiting period, it’s possible that the production of a touchscreen BlackBerry could be right on the horizon.
The first line of the patent’s abstract reads:
A touchscreen liquid crystal display, method for using a liquid crystal display as a user input, and a mobile electronic device are provided.
Could it be a fake?
A commenter on ZDNet suggests that RIM could just be “spin doctoring” in an attempt to throw off its competitor, Apple.