These pictures purport to show the phone which BlackBerry maker Research In Motion hopes will halt its seemingly inexorable slide out of the mobile business.
Sourced from a Vietnamese tech news site they show a gadget that's sleek, shiny and futuristic - and that looks suspiciously like an iPhone.
The images suggest Research In Motion has finally dropped the full keyboard that was their brand's virtual trademark in favour of a full touchscreen device.
Expert Reviews says this suggests that RIM could be planning to bundle the phone with film rental services, which Apple and Google already do with their operating systems.
The rear side shots of the phone reveals it is textured for grip, and further photos show that, unlike some new smartphones like Motorola's latest Android-based Razr, it has a removable cover.
A peek inside the phone shows slots for a micro-SIM and microSD memory card, along with a removable 1,800mAh battery.
The images only show the device switched off, experts have noted, so it is impossible to see the software that the phone is using.
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