RIM has been patenting some new, yet, odd factors for their phones. It kind of looks like Blackberry's version of a sidekick. Either way, I don't like it. Blackberry has always had the professional, business look to their phones. If they produce something that looks like these phones then I don't know what RIM is thinking.
This is only one image of their patent ideas, head over to BlackberryCool.com to check oout the others.