RIM's president and CEO Mike Lazaridis has confirmed that the company is developing a HSDPA enabled BlackBerry.

The comments came in a FT interview when the paper asked the CEO what his latest squeeze was.

The reply:

"One of our prototypes - a 3.5G BlackBerry. It's very fast over third-generation networks that have HSDPA."

The news will be music to the ears of BlackBerry fans looking for fast internet access away from a Wi-Fi connection.

Earlier in the year we reported on rumours that RIM was working on a 9000 series BlackBerry that would sport HSDPA as well as Wi-Fi and be due out in 2008.

We will keep you posted.