With the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 winning us over at full force, the next round of BlackBerry 10 devices could soon hit the rumor mill. BlackBerry Live is right around the corner and we are hoping to hear plenty more on the BB10 front.

That being said, BlackBerry was just awarded a patent filed in December of 2011 for a portrait-style device with a slide out keyboard that could very well be the next BlackBerry 10 device. 

We've heard nothing on the slider front until now so take this for what it's worth, but it is definitely a viable option for BlackBerry to put out a Torch-successor for BlackBerry 10. From the image here, it looks like a good combination of the Z10 display with a slimmer Q10 keyboard.

Would you be interested in a BlackBerry 10 slider? Let us know in the comments!