Verizon continues to botch BlackBerry Storm 2 launch

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Verizon_Storm 2

Today, Verizon posted an image of the BlackBerry Storm 2 on their site which allowed you to see the device in full 360. As of, 12PM EST, the image is no longer available. The file has likely been moved because it was discovered by the Internet.

The BlackBerry Storm 2 may be one of the most important devices for Verizon in terms of sales and revenue, and they are treating the launch with a total lack of organization. Rather than continue to post images, take them down when they’re found, show the device to students and pass the launch scoop to another carrier, perhaps they should just announce it already.

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  • Aaron

    Verizon is really sucking when it comes to the Storm 2. It seems like they would do a better job with solid marketing leading up to the day they announce it. I want a Storm 2, but I don’t know how much I want Verizon.

  • Aaron

    Verizon is really sucking when it comes to the Storm 2. It seems like they would do a better job with solid marketing leading up to the day they announce it. I want a Storm 2, but I don’t know how much I want Verizon.

  • Wannabe BlackBerry “experts” b

    Since when in posting a picture of a phone, that everyone has already seen, and realizing the error then removing it a botched launch? It is the morons that run these fan sites and the idiots that believe everything that they read on them that create the botches! It is the same idiots and morons that complain about delays before the launch dates are released. And the same idiots and morons that beg and plea for a release THEN complain that they launched too soon because of bugs in the software. Give it a rest folks, I am sure that there is something more interesting to talk about other than a PHONE that has yet to release.

  • Wannabe BlackBerry “experts” botch the truth

    Since when in posting a picture of a phone, that everyone has already seen, and realizing the error then removing it a botched launch? It is the morons that run these fan sites and the idiots that believe everything that they read on them that create the botches! It is the same idiots and morons that complain about delays before the launch dates are released. And the same idiots and morons that beg and plea for a release THEN complain that they launched too soon because of bugs in the software. Give it a rest folks, I am sure that there is something more interesting to talk about other than a PHONE that has yet to release.

  • http://iablog.sybase.com/tslee tom s.

    too busy promoting the hell out of the Droid?

  • http://iablog.sybase.com/tslee tom s.

    too busy promoting the hell out of the Droid?

  • CJ

    @ the commenter that said “Wannabe BlackBerry “experts” botch the truth”

    Amen! Your observations are spot on. This continued dissection of the Storm2 launch was merely annoying but it has now gone firmly into the absurd.

  • CJ

    @ the commenter that said “Wannabe BlackBerry “experts” botch the truth”

    Amen! Your observations are spot on. This continued dissection of the Storm2 launch was merely annoying but it has now gone firmly into the absurd.

  • R.Parks

    I can’t believe you are backing Verizon. They have been pitiful with their support (hampered by Verizon administration) and launch programs for the Storm 1, and now the Storm 2. It seems evident to me that Verizon has delayed launching the new Storm so they can take advantage of the holiday season, and nothing more. There is no reason why Vodaphone is releasing the Storm 2 ahead of Verizon. This technical approval baloney is so obvious as to be infuriating. I am fed up with Verizon (but not their tech services) and will drop the service when they drop CDMA, which will be within a year or so to cash in on the GSM (LTE 4G) customer base.

  • R.Parks

    I can’t believe you are backing Verizon. They have been pitiful with their support (hampered by Verizon administration) and launch programs for the Storm 1, and now the Storm 2. It seems evident to me that Verizon has delayed launching the new Storm so they can take advantage of the holiday season, and nothing more. There is no reason why Vodaphone is releasing the Storm 2 ahead of Verizon. This technical approval baloney is so obvious as to be infuriating. I am fed up with Verizon (but not their tech services) and will drop the service when they drop CDMA, which will be within a year or so to cash in on the GSM (LTE 4G) customer base.

  • R.Parks

    By the way, the release date for the Verizon Storm 2 is supposed to be 11/24

  • R.Parks

    By the way, the release date for the Verizon Storm 2 is supposed to be 11/24

  • Wannabe BlackBerry “experts” b

    @ R. Parks – Where do you get your info? Once again, an idiot that believes everything they read/hear on these gossip rag web sites. The date has been set by VZW for the 28th, BUT that has yet to be confirmed by RIM or Verizon. As far as Vodaphone goes I don’t think they have announced a date either.

    You may want to check up on your CDMA to LTE change over as well. Seems like you are a little misinformed there too..

  • Wannabe BlackBerry “experts” b

    @ R. Parks – Where do you get your info? Once again, an idiot that believes everything they read/hear on these gossip rag web sites. The date has been set by VZW for the 28th, BUT that has yet to be confirmed by RIM or Verizon. As far as Vodaphone goes I don’t think they have announced a date either.

    You may want to check up on your CDMA to LTE change over as well. Seems like you are a little misinformed there too..

  • Wannabe BlackBerry “experts” botch the truth

    @ R. Parks – Where do you get your info? Once again, an idiot that believes everything they read/hear on these gossip rag web sites. The date has been set by VZW for the 28th, BUT that has yet to be confirmed by RIM or Verizon. As far as Vodaphone goes I don’t think they have announced a date either.

    You may want to check up on your CDMA to LTE change over as well. Seems like you are a little misinformed there too..

  • R.Parks

    Where do you get off calling anyone an idiot? Obviously it is you who have not been following the pronouncements of Verizon with regard to the LTE system switch. Now, as for my statement concerning the release date for the Verizon Storm 2 of November 24th, I stated ‘supposed to be’ as relayed to me by someone in the Storm Tech Team. Whether or not the date is true or will be changed again is up to Verizon of course, but it seems logical to me that they would rather release the device on a Saturday (24th) rather than on a Wednesday (28th) for the sake of numbers.

  • R.Parks

    Where do you get off calling anyone an idiot? Obviously it is you who have not been following the pronouncements of Verizon with regard to the LTE system switch. Now, as for my statement concerning the release date for the Verizon Storm 2 of November 24th, I stated ‘supposed to be’ as relayed to me by someone in the Storm Tech Team. Whether or not the date is true or will be changed again is up to Verizon of course, but it seems logical to me that they would rather release the device on a Saturday (24th) rather than on a Wednesday (28th) for the sake of numbers.

  • R.Parks

    Upon reflection, I thought I might give you the courtesy of at least one site discussing the LTE rollout. It is at: http://www.engadget.com/2009/09/25/verizon-lte-rollout-to-be-as-close-to-all-at-once-as-possible?icid=sphere_blogsmith_inpage_engadget.

  • R.Parks

    Upon reflection, I thought I might give you the courtesy of at least one site discussing the LTE rollout. It is at: http://www.engadget.com/2009/09/25/verizon-lte-rollout-to-be-as-close-to-all-at-once-as-possible?icid=sphere_blogsmith_inpage_engadget.

  • R.Parks

    The information I was given regarding the Storm 2 launch was incorrect. It looks as if they will be releasing them this weekend. I apologize for relaying the inaccuracy.

  • R.Parks

    The information I was given regarding the Storm 2 launch was incorrect. It looks as if they will be releasing them this weekend. I apologize for relaying the inaccuracy.

  • Wannabe BlackBerry “experts” b

    As you stated ”I am fed up with Verizon (but not their tech services) and will drop the service when they drop CDMA, which will be within a year or so to cash in on the GSM (LTE 4G) customer base.”

    Even the link that you posted contradicts your statement. Go back a reread it. It clearly states that LTE will work alongside the CDMA network. The higher ups at Verizon have been saying from day 1 that the CDMA voice network will not be going anywhere anytime soon.

    I will also take your mention of their tech services as a personal compliment since I am part of that great team!

  • Wannabe BlackBerry “experts” botch the truth

    As you stated ”I am fed up with Verizon (but not their tech services) and will drop the service when they drop CDMA, which will be within a year or so to cash in on the GSM (LTE 4G) customer base.”

    Even the link that you posted contradicts your statement. Go back a reread it. It clearly states that LTE will work alongside the CDMA network. The higher ups at Verizon have been saying from day 1 that the CDMA voice network will not be going anywhere anytime soon.

    I will also take your mention of their tech services as a personal compliment since I am part of that great team!

  • R.Parks

    The information on the LTE switchover was correct relative to the marketing strategy concerning the devolvement of Verizon and Vodaphone into one compatible business plan. You are correct in the technical sense, as there was such a great expenditure of resources with CDMA that there will be a residual market for that technology as currently deployed for some time. Furthermore, there seems to be some indication of success in a standard compliant data package handover scheme from LTE to CDMA. If this is true, it would introduce a system able to take advantage of the network qualities of CDMA with the speed of LTE. This can be referenced at http://www.engadget.com/2009/08/25/lg-and-nortel-complete-first-legit-lte-cdma-handover-verizon-sw/. The Verizon technical team is first rate; I hope that they might ascend to a level where their corporate input rises above that of marketing in choosing and releasing technology.

  • R.Parks

    The information on the LTE switchover was correct relative to the marketing strategy concerning the devolvement of Verizon and Vodaphone into one compatible business plan. You are correct in the technical sense, as there was such a great expenditure of resources with CDMA that there will be a residual market for that technology as currently deployed for some time. Furthermore, there seems to be some indication of success in a standard compliant data package handover scheme from LTE to CDMA. If this is true, it would introduce a system able to take advantage of the network qualities of CDMA with the speed of LTE. This can be referenced at http://www.engadget.com/2009/08/25/lg-and-nortel-complete-first-legit-lte-cdma-handover-verizon-sw/. The Verizon technical team is first rate; I hope that they might ascend to a level where their corporate input rises above that of marketing in choosing and releasing technology.