Research in Motion has done what Tom Hanks and his crew couldn't by landing the Apollo. That's right RIM fans, the new BlackBerry Curve is finally official after months of leakage and it comes in three sparkly flavours.

First up, and most relevant for the UK is the BlackBerry Curve 9360 which is the GSM / UMTS version. There's also the CDMA packing 9350 and the GSM / CDMA combo 9370.

Connectivity aside, the trio is the same handset (bar a slight tweaking of internal storage) and come packing an 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, a 5-megapixel EDoF camera with LED flash and VGA video shooting, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi b/g/n with UMA, GPS / aGPS and NFC too.

The BlackBerry 7 devices don't have a touchscreen. Instead they have just a 2.44-inch display (480x360) that wants nothing to do with your greasy paws. The battery is a 1000mAh unit and built-in storage is 512MB (1GB on the 9370) which can be bumped up with a microSD up to 32GB.

RIM's new handsets are expected to hit its native Canada later this month, with a global September launch on the cards. Vodafone has already told Pocket-lint that it will be selling the 9360 "soon" on both contract and PAYG.

Update: Three is also going to be offering the 9360.