Crackberry has leaked snaps of the new handset, previously known as the Gemini, showing some visible improvements on its predecessor – most notably the replacement of the impractical trackball with an optical trackpad.
As well as this you'll get dedicated media player buttons on top of the handset, rubberised edges to help soften the blow of any drops or knocks and all-in-all a more polished-looking phone.
Now there is a down side to all this – it seems that similarly to the Curve 8900, the Curve 8520 won't pack 3G connectivity, which is a bit of a let down to say the least.
No hints as to when we'll see this handset, but as always we'll keep you updated. Until then, see what we thought of the Blackberry Curve 8900 when it was released at the end of 2008.