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Photos: BlackBerry Style clamshell debuts from RIM

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BlackBerry maker RIM added another device to line-up this week with the launch of the BlackBerry Style.

The Style comes in a clamshell form factor - the only device in RIM's current handset portfolio to do so.

The smartphone runs RIM's latest OS, BlackBerry 6 but has no touchscreens on board. Instead there's a two-inch external display - shown above - where users can check information such as when a new text message has arrived.

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Inside, the BlackBerry Style has a 2.7-inch display, as well as a full Qwerty keyboard and optical trackpad.

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The Style also sports a five-megapixel camera, GPS, wi-fi and supports up to 32MB of expandable memory.

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The BlackBerry Style comes in two colours - steel gray or royal purple (shown above).

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The device is aimed at the US market - where the clamshell form factor remains popular - and will launch exclusively with US operator Sprint later this month.

A RIM spokeswoman said at present the company has no plans to make the Style available outside the US.

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