BlackBerry has launched the Curve 8900, the updated version of the popular QWERTY smartphone. The new update sees slick new lines following those of the Bold and the Storm, whilst the OS update to version 4.6 gives it an uplifting refresh.

Packed with Wi-Fi, GPS and a 3.2MP camera, the phone should appeal to business and leisure users alike, delivering that connected BlackBerry experience with easy email and apps to support your favourite IM and social networking activities.

Becoming available on networks over the next month, this "titanium" edition will be available from Carphone Warehouse on 20 December.

We got our hands on the new model and blasted it from all sides.