You heard it here first, people! The much-awaited BlackBerry 9000 will be announced on May 12th, the first day of WES 2008 in Orlando, FL. There will even be booths setup so y’all can demo the device to your heart’s delight. Word has it that Mike Lazaridis will be up on stage announcing the device. You know, getting his Steve Jobs on! This is 100% confirmed, too. So…who’s excited?

P.S. If you absolutely can’t wait for the 12th, Kevin over at got his hands on a BlackBerry 9000 and has put it through the paces!