It's finally here, but what does it look like? Pocket-lint were lucky to get hands on the new touchscreen handset ahead of the launch in the UK.

Enjoy the gallery before checking out are review via the link below.

For those in the dark, the Storm is a 4.4 x 2.4 x 0.55-inch HSDPA handset capable of 7.2Mbps data transfer, which supports quad-band: 850, 900, 1800 and 1900MHz GSM, GPRS and EDGE networks.

The Storm's touchscreen combines normal touch tech with a new suspension system, which means that you physically "click through" for information.

This means that to type a message on the virtual QWERTY keyboard or open an email, you press on the screen, and the keypad will make the same click, and feel the same, as a normal computer keyboard.

This technology sets the phone apart from its predecessors, but so do the multimedia facilities that it offers.

The Storm has a 3.2-megapixel camera as well as offering video recording facilities at 30fps.

There are apps pre-loaded on the phone that allow users to send their images or movies straight to websites including Facebook, YouTube and Flickr (and more apps are promised thanks to the release of the BlackBerry SDK).

The Storm also has a media player where you can view MPEG4 H.263, MPEG4 Part 2 Simple Profile and WMV files, and audio-wise, you can listen to MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA and WMA ProPlus files.

And to store all of your images and movies, you have a microSD slot, which can take cards up to 8GB in capacity.