Photos of RIM's forthcoming 9630, codenamed the "Niagara", have been leaked online.

Live shots of the new smartphone show that it is Curve 8900-like but with a Bold-esque keyboard.

Said to be a "World Edition" model, connectivity comes in with GSM/GPRS/EDGE/HSPA and CDMA 1xRTT/EV-DO Rev A.

There's also said to be GPS and 3.2-megapixel camera but no Wi-Fi.

Supposedly to launch on Verizon Wireless in the States "soon", we'll keep you posted.