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Storm pricing and release date are set

Storm pricing and release date are set
With the holiday season almost upon us, Verizon today disclosed that the highly anticipated Blackberry Storm will be available on Nov 21st and will have a price of $199 with a 2-year contract (after $50 rebate). Not only were E-Mails sent to everyone who registered on the Storm Pre-Launch site, but the site was also updated with interactive demos showcasing different features of the device. With all the attention that the Storm is getting, Verizon is expecting it to be a major seller this season, and at $199, it would be the same price as the LG Dare which isn't even a smartphone.

source: Verizon Wireless

Storm pricing and release date are set

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. (unregistered)


iphone who?

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 15:38

11. (unregistered)


oh you know iphone.. remember them? they are the number 1 smart phone on the market. and storm isnt gonna take its seat.

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 15:42

13. (unregistered)


The iphone is popular among teens who want to blast their music while they text their friends in the middle of math class. The Blackberry Storm however is an innovative touch screen device that people in the business field can find useful and professional.

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 16:13

16. (unregistered)


which means you wont be getting the storm

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 16:19

19. (unregistered)


yeah, i think the storm will sell much better, no one cares about the iphone, get over it the design hasent changed since like 1 year and 5 months. except for the back.

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 16:41

23. (unregistered)


LOL...nice comeback....number 13 got owned!

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 18:11

31. (unregistered)


o i know the iphone. its that thing that needs to update twice a month with the slow internet speeds oo i know the iphone i know

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 18:49

36. vzw fanboy (unregistered)


the iphone interface iss sooooo boring. i think the storm will appeal to all age groups

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 18:50

37. (unregistered)


iphone isnt a smartphone! jeez!!!!!

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 21:23

45. (unregistered)


Are you kidding.. The storm is foreveryone. It has Rim's simple easy to use OS. An does everything. The thing is high quality merch. You dare not say it's only for biz ppl only. This phone covers all the bases and then some. Please understand that it is the BEST PHONE EVERY!!! (Hopefully) No really though.. Izzl Phone Kizzl.. FO SHIZZL!!

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 21:35

49. (unregistered)


1. The iPhone is NOT a smartphone. 2. why does everyone hate it? WOW. How mature of you to completely just flat out say you hate EVERYTHING about the phone. That is so stupid. Ths iPhone's touch screen is amazing, it is a high quality product. And for people who have iPods, majority of the people I know, it is convenient to have your iPod be in your phone, so you can just carry around on device. That is not to say the iPhone is perfect, but it is immature to say everything about it sucks. IT is a good phone. As for the Storm, yes it is going to be amazing. but here is the question: Why does one phone have to be better than the other? I mean, sure they are competition, but seriously, chill out.

posted on 14 Nov 2008, 06:05

62. blackberry storm (unregistered)


sure you just keep telling yourself that number 11! ha

posted on 14 Nov 2008, 08:09

65. (unregistered)


ur all tools

posted on 14 Nov 2008, 10:38

71. (unregistered)


and you can put itunes on a blackberry btw

posted on 14 Nov 2008, 10:57

73. (unregistered)


I also agree that it's not a smartphone, but the iPhone was recently named the number 1 "smartphone" in terms of customer satisfaction with business users... go figure. I'm with you though, why does it matter so much? they're cell phones.. I just flat out love technology. Why hate on a cell phone?

posted on 14 Nov 2008, 13:24

77. (unregistered)


Actually RIM controls approx. 10%of the Smart phone market where as Apple is sitting around 1%. Good try though. I have an iPod touch and a VZW Blackberry curve, the best of both worlds: Apple product and the RIM/ Verizon network.

posted on 14 Nov 2008, 15:15

83. (unregistered)


correct!

posted on 14 Nov 2008, 15:17

84. (unregistered)


Not trying to insult you or anything, but that survey was bull, it went for existing business customers who already have smartphones, so they may not even use it as a smartphone. On top of that most companies will only use BB due to encryptions in they're server, so better security and better email support. Why do you think Government employees can only get BB?

posted on 15 Nov 2008, 02:07

94. (unregistered)


omg~~i can believe people are still hoping this to be the iphone killer~~have u guys ever seen the video demo of this things b4, and it was the official video from RIM its self~~the interface lag like hell~~i not saying that this will be a bad phone, and the actual retail ver MAY not lag like that, but still, dont hope for too much until u touch it urself, u people are not really hoping a good phone, u are just trying to get some reason to blahs the iphone, which is a stupid thing to do.

posted on 15 Nov 2008, 08:52

98. (unregistered)


Dude. Almost EVERY phone can hold your music and be a mp3 player. It's nothing new with the Iphone.

posted on 15 Nov 2008, 09:44

100. (unregistered)


I guess you missed the recent JD Power survey where they compared products for business users and Apple's iphone beat out RIM. As far as innovation goes, as much as I hate Apple and the iphone, that product has pushed the industry forward more than any other....ever. So even though I will never carry one, I am thankful that it came out because the selection of phones has become so much better since it's inception.

posted on 17 Nov 2008, 09:54

112. (unregistered)


Well first of all, for all the AT&T/iPhone groupies...let's not forget that the almighty Iphone was offered to VZW first but VZW rejected the device b/c they didn't want to become Apple's b**ch. Of course the desperate ATT/Cingular...probably soon to be called Apple Wireless...broke the bank to get exclusivity of this device. None of you iPhone supporters talk about that reality tho. The iPhone is the only phone in AT&T's lineup that is even relevent...the Tilt sucked, the Blackjack is worthless and the LG Shine (?)...please AT&T..try again. Second, comparing the iPhone to a Blackberry is like comparing a Honda Accord to a BMW. They're two diff. class of devices. Let's be truthful for a minute...the iPhone pretty much kills every touchscreen phone in the aspect of web browsing and crystal clear resolution on the screen. But let's also be truthful about LG being the first brand to initiate a non-PDA touchscreen phone with the LG Prada. The Storm isn't meant to be a "iPhone Killer" tho...it's almost like Blackberry doesn't have to b/c the phone is so much more capable than the iPhone. But AT&T is getting the Touch Diamond Pro that may be the revival to their phone line-up. So that will make 2 devices. But to be honest with you...Apple Inc. does make a nice product. With the iPod Touch who needs an iPhone?

posted on 17 Nov 2008, 11:39

113. (unregistered)


Your not to knowlegable are you. Hold on ill use easy terms for you... your dumb. its the number 1 mp3 player that plays YouTube, and happends to have a phone attached to it, granted the device is cool, but BlackBerry OPTOMIZES the buisness world, and the buisness world makes up 60-70% of all cell phone carriers. 90% of that 60-70% have a BlackBerry NOT an iPhone. The Storm will take its seat. It Will.

posted on 17 Nov 2008, 17:56

118. (unregistered)


what are you talking about? your a retard the iphone is a business phone dipshit, more business consumers have iphones than teens. if a teen wants a loud touch phone, the get one for half an iphoness price, plus no data package. which an iphone requires.

posted on 17 Nov 2008, 18:00

119. (unregistered)


have any of you ever even used an iphone b4? cuz you pretty much have it all wrong, it is a business related phone. AND a multimedia phone. thats why is supports microsoft exchange. second, this is APLLE we are talking about OFCOURSE they are going to make another generation of iphones, adn it will make up for the differences between the iphone 3g, and the storm.

posted on 17 Nov 2008, 18:03

120. (unregistered)


it was new with the iphone, since its the first PHONE with an IPOD and a touchscreen ipod nonetheless.

posted on 17 Nov 2008, 18:06

121. (unregistered)


ok first off, att has a BETTER lineup than vzw with the 4q phones coming up, second apple DID goto att first 3rd, att still has BB, icluding the BOLD. which looks awesome btw. i would seriously prefer a bold over a storm cuz it still has that amazing feature that i couldnt not live without, BUTTONS.

posted on 17 Nov 2008, 18:53

122. (unregistered)


ok, first off, sorry, wrong, if you really checked out the lineups verizon is better. Second, wrong again, apple went to verizon first, I mean really dude, where are you getting your info? and 3rd.. did you just say the bold was better than the storm? I mean really? dude....... DUDE.....

posted on 18 Nov 2008, 15:11

125. (unregistered)


lol keep thinking that, since it must be what makes you sleep well at night 149

posted on 18 Nov 2008, 19:12

128. (unregistered)


that's your response to 149? you didn't even responde with where you get your info or anything. Seems to me you something to help make you sleep at night. Maybe a blanky or a nightlight?

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 14:34

2. (unregistered)


Does Storm support multiple language?? Asian - Korean??

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 21:25

46. (unregistered)


Yes it supports mulit languages. Have fun finding the download on rims webpage though.. lol

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 14:37

3. (unregistered)


what about the price with out contract??

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 14:47

4. (unregistered)


529.99

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 14:48

5. (unregistered)


probably like 400 or something like that

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 15:06

8. luvinlunch (unregistered)


One arm and one leg

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 15:35

10. (unregistered)


if it's the same price as the dare then 349-430 aargh i might have to add another line to my fucking contract just to get this

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 21:36

50. (unregistered)


a lot

posted on 15 Nov 2008, 13:26

103. (unregistered)


instead of thinking you have to add a line see if you can get an early upgrade. 1yr early upgrades for all lines over 59.99.

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 14:56

6. (unregistered)


thats kinda cool. a touch screen blackbery. but personaly i would wait till next year to buy it so people can find out all the bugs and shit thats wrong wit it.

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 15:04

7. (unregistered)


No need to wait, I have used blackberry equipment for the last 5 years and there are never any bugs with their devices. RIM takes the time to get the product right the first time. This is the main reason why we have waited an additional 3-4 months since the "so-called" original release date. So in my opinion get it now while you can and pick up the hottest and best phone out there.

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 15:21

9. (unregistered)


First of all, Blackberry product is great but there are always bugs with any device! take a look at the Blackberry pearl. Not only did the trackball break or just not work after a while, but the phone also froze A LOT!!! Every phone has a bug to it...so if i were you, i would wait to het this phone. Yes it is cool and the touchscreen is awesome, but remember that you also have to get an additional data package of $30 a month, that is if you don't already have a smart phone.

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 15:43

14. vzw fanboy (unregistered)


i got the voyager back in january and the same voyager now is the same back then. the updates fix the bugs

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 16:55

25. (unregistered)


Verizon was thinking about releasing the phone back in june, but they decided against cause they did want work out all the bugs before it went on sale. This thing has been used and abused and fixed time and time again so all the bugs have been worked out. You'll be good to go getting a new one.

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 21:27

47. (unregistered)


Guess what. Phone's like Voyager, Dare, ect... Will be requiering the data package!! NO, not the $30 one. The $15 ones.. suck for youz. ROCKS for MEEZ!

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 21:38

51. (unregistered)


that is not to say there won't be ANY bugs. What if all the phones have complete failure, than darn, you should've waited for all the problems to be fixed. It is smart to wait, because with such a high tech, mass produced product, there is always that chance of problems.

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 22:48

57. (unregistered)


Umm.. Ya, an if you wait. Once all the "BUGS" are "FIXED" there will be a new phone for you to go crazy over and wonder if you should get that. BUT WAIT!! All the "BUGS" are "FIXED" in the old out dated one.. Lol, then you will just end up going with the new one anyways.. Geez, smatie.. No, seriously though.. EVEN PHONES THAT HAVE BEEN OUT AND "FIXED" STILL HAVE ISSUES! Get over it an buy the dang storm.. You know you want it.. An if you don't get it; all the other kids on the block with their new cool phone's with or without problems. AN YOU WON'T!! You think Verizon would let their brand new MONSTER MONEY MAKING PHONE go to crap. NO? Would any company.. IPHONE!! G3!!?? NO! They get their fixes out ASAP! That's it.. Ya, tard..

posted on 14 Nov 2008, 10:39

72. (unregistered)


I played with it for a few hours and i havent found any glitches as of yet

posted on 14 Nov 2008, 13:27

78. (unregistered)


Finally.

posted on 14 Nov 2008, 15:10

82. (unregistered)


do you work for vzw??? obviously not because i do....and the 15$ pack is for V-pack which is an OPTIONAL feature and they are not requiring that you have that feature on your plan...only that you are on a nationwide plan so you can use the full html browser ...If i were you i would make sure i know what i'm talking about before i post it on a phone forum! aparently it Sucks for you...

posted on 14 Nov 2008, 15:56

85. (unregistered)


Actually, it is nice because, finally, all PDA's will require a data package, so no more customers who want a phone for the calendar and/or contact management without e-mail and web. If the same goes for devices like the Dare or the Voyager with Vcast requirement or even better, a premuim plan requirement, that just means more data sales that are less likely to charge back right? It will make your life as a Rep a lot easier. Just sayin... you really dont know who you are talking to here.

posted on 15 Nov 2008, 21:48

106. (unregistered)


wow, you work for verizon. I know your a sales person on the bottom because they will be requiring it in the coming months.. ok noob #99..

posted on 16 Nov 2008, 22:10

110. atlantaguy (unregistered)


"it sucks for you"..... Are they hiring TWELVE YEAR OLDS now at Verizon? Who talks like that??

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 15:38

12. Crazydude1405 (Posts: 3; Member since: 10 Apr 2008)


I WON THIS PHONE IN THE NYC STORM HUNT!

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 15:53

15. (unregistered)


i have a good idea how about a cell phone company put out a smartphone and have the service free. would that make everyone happy???? how about giving away free phones or how about car dealerships selling you the car and giving you the gas free for a lifetime .... that would be greaaaat!!!!!! lets all be realistic here you buy a pda, smartphone , pocket pc whatever you want to call em.. you have to need this device for email and internet access therefore you would pay the extra money for the service or you just dont need the service hence dont need the device. stop complianing about the pricing of the services its getting boring and sounds like you guys are all under the age of 13 with no job and no money. remember there is a reason high speed internet is not the same price as dial up. you get what you pay for. stop acting like a bunch of divorced wives talking about thier xhusbands new girlfriend.

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 16:13

17. FELLOW VZW REP (unregistered)


:) I WOULD HAVE TO AGREE, PLEASE STOP BUYING TOUR TEN YR OLD KIDS BLACK BERRIES....

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 16:15

18. (unregistered)


1st of all, for those talking about Verizon, need to get a life, if you're so opinionated, then go work for a company so you can write reviews, not one company will ever be perfect. Look at Sprint, great plans, but guess what, THEY JUST WENT THROUGH A LAWSUIT ABOUT ETF! Some company can have good prices on phone, but crappy coverage, some vise-versa, and some just plain ol' crappy. 2nd, those complaining about Storm not having WiFi, need to get a better paying job so you can afford a data plan rather than just smooching off other people's unsecured network, or having to pay for hotspots, FREE WIFI's AREN'T EVERYWHERE. Besides, I know Verizon's mandating everyone with smartphone to get a data plan, but guess what, they're also remodeling their data plan to bundle with unlimited messaging, so shut your pie hole. Granted, although I'm a Verizon customer, yet there are certain features/benefits I'm not happy with, but then again, that's everyone who doesn't get what they WANT. BTW, if you don't travel internationally, Verizon do have the best 3G network and most coverage in the U.S. Those disagrees and are iPhone lovers...what was the most recent headline? iPhone 3G coverage isn't what it makes to be? Might work good for you because maybe you don't travel around, if that's the case, then good for you. 3rd, those complaining about not having QWERTY keyboard, guess what? That's call evolution, eventually all cell phones won't have actual keyboard to type on, then what? you're stuck with house phone...or are you willing to keep your phone from the 1800's, or the one like Zack Morris had in Save By The Bell? People complain and complain, if you don't like it, don't buy it. What RIM's doing is call taking a chance, and a very good chance at that, and that's exactly what every company's doing. You are right, won't be like another iPhone, but guess what, nothing can be duplicated, but only imitated. You bet I will be at the store on the 21st and get myself a new RIM Storm, especially just in time for my upgrade. If there's a bug, so beat it, but from what I can recall, RIM rarely had any software issues.

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 18:04

30. (unregistered)


Great email you said it all and I agree.... this will separate the men from the boys... LOL or adults from kids, women form girls etc.. The Storm is the the way to go there is no other I to will be there to get my storm and I don't worry about all that other stuff.

posted on 13 Nov 2008, 21:34

48. (unregistered)


wow, write a book dude. The thing you wrote was crazy long..

posted on 14 Nov 2008, 09:23

69. (unregistered)


well DUDE! fyi every carrier was involved with a lawsuit over ETF in cali. Sprint was just another company to prorate etfs..... T-mobile still doenst and anytime you ask them a question they require a 2 yr contract but we dont hear people hating on T-mo they are the worst. Sprint like VZW only makes you renew if you get discounted equipment. Another thing if you want to take your hard earned money in the time of an economic crisis and give it to a company that comparitively has Identical service to sprint( barring roaming agreements) Identical.. I have worked for both companies and I cannot stress IDENTICAL service enough than so be it. At least Sprint recognizes that it doesnt need to charge absorbant fees to provide the same quality of service... Go ahead waste your money with Big red they are only using to profit off of you the consumer. If anybody really understood the economics of wireless then you would all shut your holes....... 99.99 unlim everthing !!! or 165 for the same service = 65*24 = 1560 wasted dollars over the course of two years per line..... Go ahead Waste your money for cripled devices on a network that is really no better than anybody else. There is no perfect carrier every single one has its issues but then again I post on Phonearean therefore I am all and knowing not the fact that I have spent years in the wireless industry and have seen ups and downs with all carriers. ........ Good Day

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