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Verizon ends Buy One Get One promotion - Storm and Curve reduced

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Verizon had an incredibly successful Buy One Get One promotion for BlackBerry devices but sadly it’s coming to an end. While today may be the official end date, Verizon will honor the BOGO promo through June 27th due to active advertising.

On the bright side, while the BOGO promotion is finished, BlackBerry devices that were under the BOGO promotion will be reduced by $50. This means great savings on the Curve and Storm.

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Co-CEO of RIM Mike Lazaridis confirms more touchscreen devices

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In an interview with Laptop magazine, co-CEO of RIM Mike Lazaridis said the company is planning more touch-screen BlackBerry devices and thinks its brand and push technology can help it weather the economic slowdown.

Although the BlackBerry Storm has got a lot of negative feedback, it was a crucial step for RIM to enter the consumer market with a touchscreen device. The SurePress technology took a new spin on touchscreen phones and it definitely helps the typing process.

“I think there’s some truth to the fact that these devices are becoming much more complicated, and of course we do a lot of testing every time before releasing these devices,” Lazaridis said about the Storm. “And I think it’s unfair. … That’s our first touch product, and you know nobody gets it perfect out the door. You know other companies were having problems with their first releases.”

Lazaridis also hinted that the company will be coming out with other touch-screen smartphones, but did not confirm reports that RIM is already planning a “Storm 2″ later this year that will have Wi-Fi and a new input method. Additionally, there’s speculation that the company is working on a BlackBerry that has a full QWERTY keyboard and a touch screen.

Here at BlackBerry Cool we know the Storm 2 is on its way. Whenever there is this much internet hype about something it usually happens. Plus, even if it isn’t called the Storm 2, from this interview as well as a host of rumors, we’re sure a Storm-like device will be hitting the market soon.

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New BlackBerry Storm software and special promotions

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We’ve got some great deals we’d like to call your attention to over at the BlackBerryCool store. If you’re looking for the best in BlackBerry software and accessories, we have everything the competition has and more. Our long list of affiliates and sponsors provides us with unique products that you won’t find on any other BlackBerry site.

Some of the gems you’ll find include: iBee Farting, Advanced Call Manager, Polyglotz, ShaverBerry, StormDice, ColorLight and more.
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Great deals: BlackBerry software and accessories

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We’ve got some great deals we’d like to call your attention to over at the BlackBerryCool store. If you’re looking for the best in BlackBerry software and accessories, we have everything the competition has and more. Our long list of affiliates and sponsors provides us with unique products that you won’t find on any other BlackBerry site.

Some of the gems you’ll find include: Case-Mate Backpack, OtterBox Push to Talk Defender Case, Seidio Innocell 2600mAh Extended Battery, Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: War of Two Cities, PhoneyFart and Mobile Bartender for BlackBerry.

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TELUS BlackBerry Storm appears on Future Shop site

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It looks like Future Shop is pricing the TELUS BlackBerry Storm 9350 at $649.99 on their site. Along with these new pricing details, they are also posting an “Estimated release date of December 18, 2008.” Is anyone taking?

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MySpace for BlackBerry - any legal issues?

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There has been no word about a Myspace app for the BlackBerry Storm. Facebook has managed to get its app pre-loaded on BlackBerry devices and I’m curious why Myspace has been left out. Here is a thought: Facebook has a non-compete clause with RIM, much in the same way that Coke and Pepsi will have non-compete clauses with restaurants and campuses. Does anybody know or care why there is no Myspace app for BlackBerry?

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Video of BrickBreaker on the BlackBerry Storm

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BrickBreaker, the classic comes-with-your-BlackBerry game, is on the Storm and here’s the video. The video is a little long but you get the point really quickly. BrickBreaker is back! In touch form!

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BlackBerry Storm updates: videos and possible release date

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According to BGR, the BlackBerry Storm will be in-stock November 16th at best Buy, but that isn’t necessarily a release date. Also, a ton of BlackBerry Storm videos have hit the Internet. I wasn’t able to embed them but you can check them all out on CrackBerry. The audio on these videos is really strange. For some reason, they decided to only play a fraction of the audio. I guess they were trying to be creative.

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Video of the Vodafone BlackBerry Storm in action

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Here is a video we got from CrackBerry. Although the video is a whopping 3 minutes long, it showcases all the features we’ve been looking forward to on the BlackBerry Storm. Something I’m curious about is the landscape keyboard: will it turn for everything? As Doug has mentioned before, I’m an iPhone user and one of the problems I have is that the keyboard will go landscape for Safari, but not SMS. I’ll add this to my giant list of problems with the iPhone. Anyways, this is a BlackBerry site and RIM knows its stuff, so I’m sure they’ve figured it out. Enjoy!

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Vodafone BlackBerry Storm commercial

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According to CrackBerry, the Storm will be officially announced tomorrow and the launch commercial is available on the web. There are plans right now to start shipping the device on the 28th, so hopefully this announcement gets people hyped enough to put in some orders.

What do you guys think of the ad? Personally, I think it’s a great commercial for introducing a typically enterprise driven device to consumers, but it could have showcased a few more features. I would have liked to see games and more focus on the browser. Also, a small demonstration of the cut and paste would have really turned on some potential users.

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