I could swear that I've had a dream about this before, or at least written about it, but it looks like Microsoft beat me to the patent office.
On September 22, Microsoft filed the "Mobile Communication Device Having Multiple, Interchangeable Second Devices" patent, which basically describes a slider-style phone that has replacement components to swap in for the slider keyboard.
The US Patents and Trademark Office has today made public a Microsoft patent application (serial no. 240,729) related to the graphical user interface found on the hotly anticipated Windows Phone 7 Series mobile OS. Filed in Septembe... Read Post
A patent filing by Microsoft titled “Mobile Communication Device Having Multiple, Interchangeable Second Devices” was published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday. The patent was originally filed on March 1... Read Post