Hours after an announcement and we've already got a hands-on with the new BlackBerry Curve 8520 in all its optical trackpad glory.

We also managed to wheedle some network information out of the company re launch dates.

In the UK, It'll be showing up in August, with Orange offering it on both pre-paid deals and post-paid contracts, and Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse will also be offering it, with the latter getting it in violet, as well as black.

In the US it will be heading to T-Mobile.