I've just broke this on my BBHub blog...world exclusive, was first with this: BlackBerry patent application for a long-awaited camera-equipped, or camera-connectible BlackBerry has just been published.
That's the abstract at the top of this post.
Now here's a sketch of the device:
From my BBHub post, this will help you understand what these numbers mean:
This is from the application:
"In addition, according to the invention, handheld electronic device 65 is provided with an application for operating and controlling a digital camera 5 as described elsewhere herein. In such a situation, processor 85 may perform the function of processor 50 of FIG. 2, display 70 may perform the function of display device 55 of FIG. 2, input apparatus 80 may perform the function of input apparatus 60 of FIG. 2, and communications subsystem 120 may perform the function of wireless communications device 45 of FIG. 2. As such, handheld electronic device 65 may function as a remote viewfinder and device for controlling operation of a digital camera."
Lots more info and art on my BlackBerry blog. For full details click here.