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