BlackBerry 9000 series photo surfaces

The BlackBerry 9000 series rumours are not going away, after recently getting some Wall Street analyst backing, there is now a spy shot that's emerged on the BlackBerry forums site.

Posted by someone suposedly based in Waterloo, where RIM's Canadian headquarters are, with only the word "Enjoy" as a comment, this could be the new form factor of handsets due in the first half of 2008.

The 9000 series were strongly rumoured to be toting full touchscreen capabilities, as you will see in the pic, this keeps RIM's now iconic device design but with more curved edges and a splash of aluminium.

There's no way of knowing whether this is a mock-up, early prototype, or even complete fake, but we'll keep you informed as and when more emerges on the forthcoming smartphones.