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(Pocket-lint) - RIM has really stuck the boot into Apple as of late. Not content with doing what the Cupertino collective seemingly couldn't - releasing a white version of one of its latest handsets, the BlackBerry Bold 9780 - the cheeky Canadians have gone and pulled another white handset out of the hat - this time the BlackBerry Torch 9800.

And Pocket-lint was treated to a sneaky first look at the handset in all of its whiteness-glory.

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Specs wise it is exactly the same as it's black brethren, so you're getting the BlackBerry 6 OS, a 5-megapixel camera with flash, autofocus, and environment settings, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, a 3.2-inch, 480x360, touchscreen and 512MB of RAM.

It's a phone that Pocket-lint said of in its comprehensive review as one "we can't help liking... it is unashamedly BlackBerry".

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And now it's unashamedly BlackBerry, but in white - if that's at all possible.

As for the white, it's a really nice finish and there's a nice ribbed effect going on around the back (for your and her pleasure). Apart from that though, it's essentially the same phone, but white.

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But, if you want to mock your fanboy mates by showing off a white handset then go for it. It'll be hitting Vodafone stores soon.

Writing by Paul Lamkin.