According to BlackBerry Zone, they have "strong release dates" for both the Vodafone 9520 version of the Storm 2, and the U.S. version, the 9550, coming to Verizon. The U.K. launch will take place in October while the U.S. will see the Storm 2 released in November, around the Black Friday shopping frenzy the day after Thanksgiving. Pricing is still unknown and we will also have to wait and see if RIM goes all out with the marketing budget like they did for the first-gen Storm last year when we saw contests, bus tours and parties.
RIM BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 Preliminary Specifications
RIM BlackBerry Storm 2 9520 Preliminary Specifications
source: TheBlackBerryZone via Crackberry