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Here is an excellent hands-on review of the Blackberry Storm that Verizon is launching this week. The reviewer has done a great job of highlighting the key features of the phone and is definitely worth the 6 minutes or so to review it if you are in market for the Storm.
Originally Best Buy had indicated that it would be selling Blackberry Storm starting November 16th. Unfortunately for them, Verizon Wireless and RIM decided to launch the Storm on November 21st. Consequently, Best Buy will now start selling the Storm in their stores on November 23rd. On the positive side of it, they will be able set up the Verizon contracts for you in the store, so you won’t have to shell out $599 to purchase. You can get it for $199 with 2-year contract.
Folks, the wait is over. No more speculation, no more rumors. Verizon Wireless has finally announced the launch date for Blackberry Storm. Mark your calendars, get ready to form lines and carry $249 dollars on you, because that is what you will need to get this phone. There is a $50 mail-in rebate that you will get when you buy the phone, thus bringing the price down to $199 with 2-year contract.
Update: According to Engadget, the price could just be leftover pricing from the testing. They also think it could be simply the copy of the record for the Blackberry 8830 World Edition Smartphone which retails at $219.
Verizon Wireless has just got one step closer to releasing the Blackberry Storm. They have put up the pricing on their test site which you can see here. Make sure to change your location to 85001. According to that site, the Storm will cost $219 with 2-year contract and $289 with 1-year contract. The full retail price is $519. That is pretty cool considering that price is not discounted with rebates and discounts. As far as the release date goes, it is still unclear, however, Verizon Wireless is expected to make an announcement any day now.
[Via Boy Genius Report]
It appears that Verizon is going to launch the Blackberry Storm on November 15th in its own store according to VZW E, a tipster on Howard’s Forum. Best Buy will launch it on November 16th and will be available everywhere else starting November 17th. The Verizon corporate stores will open an hour earlier during the launch week to accomodate customers. According to the tipster, the delay is due to firmware issues which are being resolved. He also has a list of accessories that will be available at launch.
[Via Phone Arena]
FCC quietly approved an unnamed RIM device. I think this is the Blackberry Storm. Why do I think that? Take a look at Exhibit A, the image that FCC approved.
Now take a look at this video that Verizon released yesterday.
I rest my case:). So, now that a major FCC hurdle has been crossed, we just got that much closer to the launch. Let’s see when Verizon and RIM announce the launch date.
Here are some videos that Verizon released about the upcoming Blackberry Storm. This is probably as close as you can get without getting the phone in your hand. So, enjoy. Also, rumors continue to flow that Blackberry Storm will be available at Best Buy by November 16th. I talked to the Best Buy rep over the weekend and he was non-committal about the date except to say that it would be available before Thanksgiving.