Oh, Canada: did you get a BlackBerry Storm today?

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First Telus announced the launch of the BlackBerry Storm 9530, and their web site went on ‘back order’ within hours. Then, Bell follows suit with their own BlackBerry Storm 9530 launch, but only in select GTA stores today, with the rest of the country to follow tomorrow. Crazy stuff, folks!

Similar to what we did for the Verizon BlackBerry Storm launch, we’re looking to build a page dedicated to helping Canadian Storm Chasers. Please, post a comment and let the BlackBerry Nation know if you were able to pick up a Storm today from either carrier, at what location, and if there are any more in stock. Consider this page to be ground zero for the Canadian BlackBerry Storm launch.

United we stand, divided we’re a bunch of Treo users.

  • cookie

    Hey Guys

    Gerrard Sq in toronto has some right now ! First come serve!

    Happy buying

  • Mart (Montreal)

    Hey guys,

    I work at Bell. We will receive a limited quantity of units this week. Not enough to last one day we’re being told. Next shipment will be in january… 8 or 15. Telus has more units, but not a lot more, won’t last the day too. The reason for that is the order Verizon placed, 900 000 units!!!

  • Mart (Montreal)

    Hey guys,

    I work at Bell. We will receive a limited quantity of units this week. Not enough to last one day we’re being told. Next shipment will be in january… 8 or 15. Telus has more units, but not a lot more, won’t last the day too. The reason for that is the order Verizon placed, 900 000 units!!!

  • Tommy

    What OS did these two ship with?

  • Tommy

    What OS did these two ship with?

  • babybug

    Only selected Bell corporate stores in the GTA area have some stocks. It will be nationally launched tomorrow. If you live in Vancouver area, as far as I know there are only 3 stores which will receive stocks tomorrow: Coquitlam Centre, Metrotown (across superstore one) and downtown pacific centre.
    You can start lining up before they open and go thru the activation process, I dont believe the stock will arrive till 11am by ATS.
    If you want to try a demo unit, these 3 stores already have one which you can play with.
    Well, after the initial shipment is gone, we all have to wait till mid-january before stock comes again. Bell is doing the “raincheck” and asks for $50 deposit.

    Good luck in getting one.

  • babybug

    Only selected Bell corporate stores in the GTA area have some stocks. It will be nationally launched tomorrow. If you live in Vancouver area, as far as I know there are only 3 stores which will receive stocks tomorrow: Coquitlam Centre, Metrotown (across superstore one) and downtown pacific centre.
    You can start lining up before they open and go thru the activation process, I dont believe the stock will arrive till 11am by ATS.
    If you want to try a demo unit, these 3 stores already have one which you can play with.
    Well, after the initial shipment is gone, we all have to wait till mid-january before stock comes again. Bell is doing the “raincheck” and asks for $50 deposit.

    Good luck in getting one.

  • RustyKnuckles

    Talked to the bell store in Sherwood park today and they have been told to come in early tomorrow a.m! They had them in stock but weren’t allowed to sell them until morning! Hopefully I’ll be early enough to get one (two actually) the wife was pretty excited after playing with the demo!

  • RustyKnuckles

    Talked to the bell store in Sherwood park today and they have been told to come in early tomorrow a.m! They had them in stock but weren’t allowed to sell them until morning! Hopefully I’ll be early enough to get one (two actually) the wife was pretty excited after playing with the demo!

  • matt

    In St.Johns, Newfoundland at the Avalon Mall 8 Storms were recieved at 6;30pm on wednesday i bought one and 4 other people that were there bout one so there were 3 left not sure if they will be there tomorrow.

  • matt

    In St.Johns, Newfoundland at the Avalon Mall 8 Storms were recieved at 6;30pm on wednesday i bought one and 4 other people that were there bout one so there were 3 left not sure if they will be there tomorrow.

  • matt

    also i left my bell contract for this phone becuase bell in newfoundland werent getting any in for awhile and wouldnt give me any info.

  • matt

    also i left my bell contract for this phone becuase bell in newfoundland werent getting any in for awhile and wouldnt give me any info.

  • matt

    also i left my bell contract for this phone becuase bell in newfoundland werent getting any in for awhile and wouldnt give me any info.

  • matt

    also i left my bell contract for this phone becuase bell in newfoundland werent getting any in for awhile and wouldnt give me any info.

  • Laz

    Talked to a bell employed today. Apperently only 800 Blackberry storms were released thru bell. Calgary Alberta will only recv 20. No word on when the second shipment is.

  • Laz

    Talked to a bell employed today. Apperently only 800 Blackberry storms were released thru bell. Calgary Alberta will only recv 20. No word on when the second shipment is.

  • Jim

    I called our local bell store in Aurora. The guy said they received 9 units total and they were all accounted for. He put me on a list which would be called upon when new units showed up. So we shall see how long it takes to get a Storm.

  • Jim

    I called our local bell store in Aurora. The guy said they received 9 units total and they were all accounted for. He put me on a list which would be called upon when new units showed up. So we shall see how long it takes to get a Storm.

  • bigdog

    Halifax shopping center has 20 and going fast.

  • bigdog

    Halifax shopping center has 20 and going fast.

  • bigdog

    Halifax shopping center has 20 and going fast.

  • marinelo

    I went to three stores yesterday and they all had stock but would not sell me the phone at 599.00 . They claim new activations only untill January.. what a bunch of BS.
    Is Bell doing the same thing ??

  • marinelo

    I went to three stores yesterday and they all had stock but would not sell me the phone at 599.00 . They claim new activations only untill January.. what a bunch of BS.
    Is Bell doing the same thing ??

  • http://futureshop.ca/ zach

    future Shop whitby has one storm instock for telus. only renewals and new activations. i am a cellular expert in this store. store phone # 905-438-7950.

  • http://futureshop.ca/ zach

    future Shop whitby has one storm instock for telus. only renewals and new activations. i am a cellular expert in this store. store phone # 905-438-7950.

  • http://futureshop.ca zach

    future Shop whitby has one storm instock for telus. only renewals and new activations. i am a cellular expert in this store. store phone # 905-438-7950.

  • Jodie

    Bell Store in Sudbury Ontario in the New Sudbury Centre has the STORM availbable starting tomorrow morning(Dec 12) at 9am! Come get them! Limited quantites! Happy Storm Shopping!

  • Jodie

    Bell Store in Sudbury Ontario in the New Sudbury Centre has the STORM availbable starting tomorrow morning(Dec 12) at 9am! Come get them! Limited quantites! Happy Storm Shopping!

  • Jodie

    Bell Store in Sudbury Ontario in the New Sudbury Centre has the STORM availbable starting tomorrow morning(Dec 12) at 9am! Come get them! Limited quantites! Happy Storm Shopping!

  • zach

    blackberry storm sold out at Future Shop whitby. should have more stock next week. store #905-438-7950

  • zach

    blackberry storm sold out at Future Shop whitby. should have more stock next week. store #905-438-7950

  • http://www.ottcomputing.com/ ottcomputing.com

    I got a Storm at the Telus store in Kanata (Ottawa suburb) I was first in the city according to them and they got 27 total in the Ottawa area. Works great.. connected to my BES last night.

  • http://www.ottcomputing.com/ ottcomputing.com

    I got a Storm at the Telus store in Kanata (Ottawa suburb) I was first in the city according to them and they got 27 total in the Ottawa area. Works great.. connected to my BES last night.

  • http://www.ottcomputing.com ottcomputing.com

    I got a Storm at the Telus store in Kanata (Ottawa suburb) I was first in the city according to them and they got 27 total in the Ottawa area. Works great.. connected to my BES last night.

  • Ohlias

    Montreal, QC

    Telus (on the corner of Mansfield and St-Catherine) has one returned model in stock (1 day usage) and they are selling it as NEW with 1 day less guarentee. They won’t let you touch it unless you want to buy, and it’s for NEW clients only. They don’t plan on having any others until early January.

    Bell (on St-Catherine, near McGill College) has a DJ and tons of promotion going on. They are sold out, but have one demo unit on hand to play with. I used it for about 10 minutes (mail, video, and pics). The OS seemed a little slow to respond, but I much prefferred the typing on the Storm vs. the iPhone. That being said, a real qwerty keyboard is better.

    Good luck.

  • Ohlias

    Montreal, QC

    Telus (on the corner of Mansfield and St-Catherine) has one returned model in stock (1 day usage) and they are selling it as NEW with 1 day less guarentee. They won’t let you touch it unless you want to buy, and it’s for NEW clients only. They don’t plan on having any others until early January.

    Bell (on St-Catherine, near McGill College) has a DJ and tons of promotion going on. They are sold out, but have one demo unit on hand to play with. I used it for about 10 minutes (mail, video, and pics). The OS seemed a little slow to respond, but I much prefferred the typing on the Storm vs. the iPhone. That being said, a real qwerty keyboard is better.

    Good luck.

  • Pete

    @Richard,

    I was able to order off the TELUS site at 9:00am for the non-contract $599.

    Seems to have gone through, confirmation email, second email saying my card had been charged and a personal reply to my email later in the day to change the delivery address. I’m hoping had there been a problem, they’d have mentioned it at that point.

    Fingers crossed!

  • Pete

    @Richard,

    I was able to order off the TELUS site at 9:00am for the non-contract $599.

    Seems to have gone through, confirmation email, second email saying my card had been charged and a personal reply to my email later in the day to change the delivery address. I’m hoping had there been a problem, they’d have mentioned it at that point.

    Fingers crossed!

  • Jason

    My Annecdote:

    After following the storm hype for the last 2 months I decided to buy my first BB. A crackberry virgin! When I walked in to Bell World I asked if they had any in stock. Their response was ‘New activation or upgrade?’. ‘Upgrade’ I said. They then told me that the only ones they had left were for people who prepaid for their phone… so I walked out of the store with my head hung low. Seems like they only wanted to give ones to new activations…. where I assume they make more money for their store.

    As I got to my car I decided to call Bell CS and tell them I wanted to cancel and switch to Telus. I told the agent that the store would not sell me a phone and she promptly told me to walk back in and that they are required to sell it to me if they have them in stock.

    So this time I spoke to them and said I want to buy one for my ‘gf’ on a new activation (testing to see if they really have them in stock). She said yes, and I informed her about my call to Customer Support. She reluctantly got one from the back.. and now I’m enjoying my first ever BB! I didn’t like having to be sneaky about it, but I think I deserve to buy one just as much as a new customer. =)

  • Jason

    My Annecdote:

    After following the storm hype for the last 2 months I decided to buy my first BB. A crackberry virgin! When I walked in to Bell World I asked if they had any in stock. Their response was ‘New activation or upgrade?’. ‘Upgrade’ I said. They then told me that the only ones they had left were for people who prepaid for their phone… so I walked out of the store with my head hung low. Seems like they only wanted to give ones to new activations…. where I assume they make more money for their store.

    As I got to my car I decided to call Bell CS and tell them I wanted to cancel and switch to Telus. I told the agent that the store would not sell me a phone and she promptly told me to walk back in and that they are required to sell it to me if they have them in stock.

    So this time I spoke to them and said I want to buy one for my ‘gf’ on a new activation (testing to see if they really have them in stock). She said yes, and I informed her about my call to Customer Support. She reluctantly got one from the back.. and now I’m enjoying my first ever BB! I didn’t like having to be sneaky about it, but I think I deserve to buy one just as much as a new customer. =)

  • Jason

    My Annecdote:

    After following the storm hype for the last 2 months I decided to buy my first BB. A crackberry virgin! When I walked in to Bell World I asked if they had any in stock. Their response was ‘New activation or upgrade?’. ‘Upgrade’ I said. They then told me that the only ones they had left were for people who prepaid for their phone… so I walked out of the store with my head hung low. Seems like they only wanted to give ones to new activations…. where I assume they make more money for their store.

    As I got to my car I decided to call Bell CS and tell them I wanted to cancel and switch to Telus. I told the agent that the store would not sell me a phone and she promptly told me to walk back in and that they are required to sell it to me if they have them in stock.

    So this time I spoke to them and said I want to buy one for my ‘gf’ on a new activation (testing to see if they really have them in stock). She said yes, and I informed her about my call to Customer Support. She reluctantly got one from the back.. and now I’m enjoying my first ever BB! I didn’t like having to be sneaky about it, but I think I deserve to buy one just as much as a new customer. =)

  • Richard

    @Pete

    Thanks for the info, I have had a feeling that they will release a few every day online, and I will check again tomorrow at 9:00am to see if they add more. I have been refreshing all day while working with no luck.

  • Richard

    @Pete

    Thanks for the info, I have had a feeling that they will release a few every day online, and I will check again tomorrow at 9:00am to see if they add more. I have been refreshing all day while working with no luck.

  • PC

    Did anyone get one here in Vancouver?

  • PC

    Did anyone get one here in Vancouver?

  • Dawn

    @PC

    I wasn’t able to get my hands on one yesterday. I was talking to Telus Loyaly department and I don’t think it allowed him to back order. I called around to some stores and they all said no. Interestinly, I called the FutureShop in Coquitlam and they said they hadn’t received any yet (maybe he missed it).

    I’m still trying to track one down too. My existing phone’s battery is dying and my charger is broken.

  • Dawn

    @PC

    I wasn’t able to get my hands on one yesterday. I was talking to Telus Loyaly department and I don’t think it allowed him to back order. I called around to some stores and they all said no. Interestinly, I called the FutureShop in Coquitlam and they said they hadn’t received any yet (maybe he missed it).

    I’m still trying to track one down too. My existing phone’s battery is dying and my charger is broken.

  • PC

    @Dawn

    Excellent. Goodluck Acquiring one!

  • PC

    @Dawn

    Excellent. Goodluck Acquiring one!