Wasting no time, we went to the launch in Germany and got hands on with the new handset to check out how it compares the original.
With a boosted processor for faster web browsing and better video playback, the phone has been made slightly more Curve-esque in size, and skinnier too – although this downsizing has also meant a smaller screen at 2.4-inches.
There's a 3.2 megapixel camera, 3G, Wifi and GPS on board, not to mention a boosted battery life, 3.5mm jack and the replacement of the trackball with a touch-sensitive trackpad.
BlackBerry Messenger has had an overhaul too that means you can now connect to a friend by scanning a unique barcode on their phone with your camera. Voila, you are friends instantly with no PIN entry necessary.