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Verizon cuts pricing on BlackBerry Storm to $49.99

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Verizon cuts pricing on BlackBerry Storm to $49.99
Clearing inventory just before introducing the BlackBerry Storm 2, Verizon made another deep cut in the price of the original model. The first touchscreen 'Berry is now just $49.99 at Verizon, with a two-year contract. In addition, if you buy the 9530, you can get a second BlackBerry free, choosing from a list that includes the 8830 World Edition, Curve 8330 in silver or pink, Pearl Flip 8230, 8703e or you can just grab a second Storm.

For those of you who have been under a rock for a few months, the BlackBerry Storm 2 is expected to launch in October and just made an appearance in Verizon's inventory system as we reported. The 9550 is expected to feature Wi-Fi, an improved SurePress typing system that may or may not use Piezo technology, and a 5.0 BlackBerry OS build.

RIM BlackBerry Storm 2 9550 Preliminary Specifications

source: VerizonWireless
Verizon cuts pricing on BlackBerry Storm to $49.99

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. Vlondril (Posts: 91; Member since: 22 Aug 2009)


i havent been under a rock....i was visiting my family on the planet pluto....it was warm this time of year.....

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 09:44

6. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


I hear the humidity level is good there too.

posted on 30 Aug 2009, 11:21

2. trentsinmypants (Posts: 313; Member since: 29 Jan 2009)


I'd say that if you're looking for a new BB phone, spring for the BB tour and then get the VZW Netbook for free! :) (At least thats the current promo in the West Area)

posted on 30 Aug 2009, 14:32

3. ICanAffordVZW (Posts: 123; Member since: 15 Dec 2008)


I wouldnt say that VZW is cutting the price of the Storm to make room for a storm 2. They cut the price on every blackberry, not just the storm.

posted on 31 Aug 2009, 13:27

5. E-Z DUZ-IT (Posts: 36; Member since: 17 Mar 2009)


More than likely to justify it's actions with out looking so desperate. Not even a year. That's gonna piss off a lot people. The wifi is the only improvement other than style. Better pray for the screen to work well this time, and the OS. Who gives a shit. Good luck. BB

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 09:48

7. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


I think the BB Storm was a failure, although some people do like the phone. Blackberry has always been in the corporate phone market and this was their first attempt to break into a slightly different customer base. That said, I hope to see Blackberry stand by it's loyal users that purchased the original Storm. We were the 'beta users" and unfortunately the phone didn't do everything we expected.

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 18:04

9. ICanAffordVZW (Posts: 123; Member since: 15 Dec 2008)


I am a huge BB advocate, even back in my days of selling, but I have to agree that the Storm was and is a disappointment. While most returns due to "my phone is messed up," is user error, RIM's first shot at making a touch screen phone was a failure.

posted on 02 Sep 2009, 15:36

10. jherz6 (Posts: 215; Member since: 23 May 2008)


The phone being messed up is hardly the truth, its all user error. You and I both know that a BB can be a learning experience for new users. Quite honestly these people were expecting an iphone and they didnt get a toy they got a solid device.

posted on 04 Sep 2009, 10:48

11. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


I disagree 100% with this statement. I've owned 7 Blackberry's and was not fond of this phone. I do feel the phone was designed to be used by non-business customers, but it was not marketed that way in my opinion. As for the issues, the sounds quality was horrible, the keyboard wasn't easy to use for larger emails / texts, the phone locked up on a regular basis (I don't leave applications running, I reboot my phone once a day, etc...), when changing to functions such as the phone I would see an extreme lag, etc... The phone had a lot of issues. Some people are happy with the phone and they should continue using it, but I feel the phone was a failure for Blackberry. Blackberry sold a lot of units and probably did well financially, but they tarnished their reputation. I think people will be more hesitant before buying another touch screen Blackberry. That said, I don't think I'll buy another touch screen phone unless it has a physical keyboard. This is due to preference and the number of emails / texts I send a day.

posted on 31 Aug 2009, 03:09

4. sinfulta (Posts: 268; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Uh... Little late on the news. It's been this price since the 25th.

posted on 01 Sep 2009, 09:48

8. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


Better late then never.

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