Once again it's time to peak through those sugar glass RIM security doors: I spy with my little eye... something... called... a BlackBerry Storm 2!
Leaked to the ever resourceful CrackBerry.com, the shots look right on the money and show a handset which appears far more svelte than its chunky love it/hate it predecessor - even if the lineage is clear.
Points of note here outside the superficialities are the 3.2MP camera - megapixel count unchanged from the original BlackBerry Storm - and what appears to be a WiFi icon in the top right corner, so that's one wrong righted. Furthermore, following reports the Storm 2 has "a new manner to input text" it appears the 'Click Screen' has gone to be replaced by a more traditional flush display which we pray uses capacitive technology.
For every plus there often seems a minus however and it looks like the physical row of buttons along the bottom of the Storm have been swapped out in favour of the visually beautiful/annoying practicality of touch sensitive keys. Samsung and LG have long had an obsession with such keys but recently snapped out of it.
This being RIM expect more leaks soon - probably a full specification list - and a launch in the next couple of months...
Update: Now Engadget has more shots of the Storm 2. Sugar glass I tell you, sugar glass!