More shots of Blackberry Kickstart leak

Not content with unleashing their tooled to the max Blackberry 9000, RIM is readying their first foray into the flip phone market with the sharp&ndash

News of the newly–minted emailer has been floating about the web for months, but now Crackberry has unearthed these official pics showing the clamshell in all its glory.

Take a peek and you’ll find a full–colour external screen where you can check out all your messages, mail and missed calls before opening up the phone and getting the full skinny.

It’ll also let you check out the tunes your playing, making this Blackberry way more than just an email addiction device for City highfliers.

We’re chasing RIM for more official details. But with a certain Apple cell ready for release next week, we don’t think you’ll have to wait long to fondle this one.


Blackberry Kickstart

Price: £TBA

On sale: TBA

Contact: RIM