Verizon opens up 8830 sales to business customers

It looks like Verizon’s first to the party, now carrying the 8830, and the lines are open for business customers. Rumour has it that May 28th. is going to be the release date for the rest of us plebs. You can only order by phone right now, and it sounds like you can get one even if you’re not a business customer, so if you’re in a rush to get one of these from Verizon, give it a shot at 1-800-899-4249.

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Blackberry Cool
May 15th, 2007 at 10:31 am

Sorry, editorial confusion… mixed up the linked announcement of a release as a release proper. As a result, thought Verizon was late in carrying the 8830 (with therefore plenty of alternative carriers and no rush to get Verizon’s), when they’re actually the first to have the World Edition, and so being excited to get it would make perfectly good sense. Thanks for calling me on that.

BlackBerryCool » ThoughtPiece: Why Do Carriers Botch New Product Releases?
May 23rd, 2007 at 7:58 am

[…] Then there are the errors in the plan of release itself. Take Verizon’s recent release of the BlackBerry 8830. Verizon had to make the release more complicated for consumers and actually have 2 separate release dates: one for corporate clients and one for consumers in the retail channels. The predictable happened: consumers wanted the unit at the earlier corporate release date and many came away frustrated and confused. Note to Verizon and all carriers: please keep it simple and make it one release date for all; you already make the world of cell phones too complicated as it is. If you want to give preference to your corporate clients, then just allocate enough units to that sales channel. Maybe allow your business reps to quietly offer the unit to preferred customers early before the formal launch if you want to make them feel special. […]

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