BlackBerry Storm launch roundup

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BlackBerry Storm

UPDATE 1: Bad news folks. The latest news from Telus is that the BlackBerry Storm won’t launch until December 8th. This puts the Bell November 21st date into question as well, simply because Telus is expected to launch first.

UPDATE 2: The Vodafone BlackBerry Storm has been officially announced, and will launch on November 14th for business customers in the UK. Expect the average consumer to get it around the 18th.

UPDATE 3: Best Buy is currently taking pre-orders for the Verizon BlackBerry Storm with a $50 deposit. Devices appear to be in stock by November 16th, but that isn’t a confirmed release date.

UPDATE 4: New info suggests a possible November 24th launch date and a $199 price tag after a mail-in rebate.

UPDATE 5: Finally! The Verizon BlackBerry Storm will officially launch November 21st for $199 on a 2 year contract!

It’s official: Verizon BlackBerry Storm launches November 21st, for $199

Verizon BlackBerry Storm to launch November 24th?

After spending time with the BlackBerry Storm during BBDC, it was a little hard to leave it behind. Thankfully, I did so with full knowledge that it would be returning to my awaiting hands very soon. Here’s the latest in BlackBerry Storm launch rumors for a variety of carriers:

    PhoneArena is reporting that Verizon will begin selling the BlackBerry Storm in corporate Nov 15th and the following day at BestBuy locations. Ever since our initial Nov 4th post, the release date has been pushed back one day at a time. While we’ve been currently hearing the 19th from our sources, it’s close enough to not matter too much.

    BlackBerry News seems to be wavering back and forth between a November 7th and 11th release date for the Vodafone BlackBerry Storm. CSRs place pricing at around £350 ($538 USD). Please take a look at BBNews’ photos for this post, it made my day.

    As we reported earlier today, it appears that Bell may receive the BlackBerry Storm on November 21st, shortly after the two releases above. I wonder if Telus will try to undercut them by releasing on the 20th.

Keep hitting this page for the latest in BlackBerry Storm launch information!

  • Chase

    In regards to my post yesterday

    I am now hearing Telus is pushing back until the 18th but there is a lot of rumour on that one as each store seems to say something different.
    I also heard though that until Christmas they will be offering the handset to be purchased out right for $599.99

  • Web-Guru

    The “Storm” may not be available for 7 – 10 days after December 8th.
    According to a “BestBuy” manager … Blackberry found a defect in a component that causes the “Storm” to revert to “default” after a few days of usage and being turned on and off.
    According to that store manager the “Storm” lloses all email and other “settings” due to this bad “chip” … so “Storms” that were shipped are being returned and replaced as quickly as possible … but it is unlikely they will be in stores until at least the 15th.

  • Web-Guru

    The “Storm” may not be available for 7 – 10 days after December 8th.
    According to a “BestBuy” manager … Blackberry found a defect in a component that causes the “Storm” to revert to “default” after a few days of usage and being turned on and off.
    According to that store manager the “Storm” lloses all email and other “settings” due to this bad “chip” … so “Storms” that were shipped are being returned and replaced as quickly as possible … but it is unlikely they will be in stores until at least the 15th.

  • besy

    Is the BBStorm Triband?

  • besy

    Is the BBStorm Triband?

  • besy

    Is the BBStorm Triband?

  • Chase

    Excellent information. That would sbout right with what I have been getting told lately for a release of the 18th. They are really cutting it close to the christmas season. I dont’ think this is really of concern to them though as I have heard that there is only a limited quantity of the device available for the launch approx 4000 units Canada wide the Telus rep I had spoke with had said.

  • Chase

    Excellent information. That would sbout right with what I have been getting told lately for a release of the 18th. They are really cutting it close to the christmas season. I dont’ think this is really of concern to them though as I have heard that there is only a limited quantity of the device available for the launch approx 4000 units Canada wide the Telus rep I had spoke with had said.