We all knew there was a Storm coming, not because of the feeling in our bones, but because Carphone Warehouse did such a good job of telling us. We've finally got our hands on the new BlackBerry Storm 2 and grabbed a gallery of photos to show it off.

The SurePress "clicky" touchscreen hasn't been totally obliterated, but is entirely new. Rather than the former mechanical click it is now an electromechanical system. You still have to press to confirm actions, but when there is no current running through the screen – i.e., when the phone is turned off – then it is solid.

This also means that rather than the screen acting as one single button, it can now act as multiple buttons, so typing is faster and more natural. The Storm 2 will ship with version 5 of BlackBerry's OS.

The other specs read-out fairly typical for a modern smartphone, you get a 3.25-inch display, HSPA, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a 3.2-megapixel camera with LED flash around the back.

We'll be getting our hands on the Storm 2 for a full review soon. Until then, sate your lust (or satisfy your curiosity) with this gallery.