At this point, it doesn’t really matter when the BlackBerry Storm launches, as long as it comes out before Black Friday. However, BGR has posted a Verizon slide indicating that ‘Storm Chasers’ may be able to get their touchscreen BlackBerry of choice a few days before that.
* 123 corporate Verizon stores will be “pre-launching” the device on November 20th. That means that the 123 stores will have Storms in stock to demo for customers and to pre-order the device for them. This is only for high-end VZW customers, and people that got the mailing that went out. The general public, as we’re informed, can not just “mosey on down.”
* November 24th (and November 25th?) is the general availability date which includes corporate sales, telesales, and indirect dealers.
BGR goes on to say that final pricing would be $199 with a mail in rebate, coming very close to what we had posted earlier today. Hopefully it’s all coming together for the Big V, and everyone can get a nice early Christmas present.