BlackBerry Touch caught on camera

Not to be confused with the previously-leaked Bold Touch, the BlackBerry Touch has been caught on camera, probably about to hammer the final nail into the BlackBerry Storm's coffin.

It has been the talk of the BlackBerry communities since the start of the year, when details of the handset, which has previously gone by the names Monaco and Monza, were leaked via a RIM smartphone 'roadmap'. But BGR has gone one better than that - the site has got a hands-on with the new BlackBerry touchscreen.

It's not a 'Storm' handset, no 'SurePress' here. Instead, this is described as a 'thinner, faster and sexier' BlackBerry handset, which will run BlackBerry OS 6.1 and as part of the new OS, users will need a BlackBerry ID to login to the system. That's apparently part of a bigger strategy, which might include a cloud-type service for backing up data and restoring it, sharing contact information and switching devices, which is all tied to your BlackBerry ID.

Very little detail is available apart from that (aside from confirmation of a 800 x 480-pixel screen), but there's not long to wait, as this and a number of the other recently-leaked BlackBerry smartphones will be getting official launches at BlackBerry World in May. That indicates a summer shelf date for the BlackBerry Touch, so if it appeals, you might want to think twice before renewing your current deal, if it happens to be running down.

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