Big Red hits 1 million Storm units sold

Big Red hits 1 million Storm units sold
A few days ago, we informed you that the BlackBerry Storm has sold 500,000 units through Verizon for its first month on the shelves. According to Computerworld, which quotes Verizon officials, the current number of sold units now counts 1,000,000. Now this really gives us a proof that RIM’s product is heading for a profitable life-span.

Against all odds, having in mind the current economic threats, combined with the negative welcome that the Storm has went through, Verizon Wireless once again proves its appropriate marketing line, with a winner in its hands.

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source: Computerworld via CrackBerry

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42 Comments

1. Razeu187

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Wow, the only thing more astonishing to me than the 1 Million sold statement is the fact I actually read a positive "article" on phonearena.com regarding the Storm. I state this because phonearena.com is obviously Apple Iphone fan boys. Goes to show you that numbers don't lie.

3. The Godfather unregistered

took the post right out of my head LOL and this is just US numbers, worldwide we have sold over 2.6 million, which is what I was expecting for this device Best touch screen smartphone out there IMO.

4. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i think theres no reason they arent able to sell 1 million. its an awsome device.

5. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

hmmmm we?? as is you work for blackberry or VZW as I assure you VZW has not sold 2.6 Million

14. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

That would be VZW... not sure where the "we" comes into play either

22. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i dont work for verizon tho

30. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Just be happy for blackberry and Verizon. You guys don't always have to put a negative spin on everything.

2. Jango_Fred

Posts: 58; Member since: Dec 17, 2008

The numbers don't lie...but with the negative press the Storm has gotten, I am still surprised at the numbers. Bad product or not...if they can sell 1 million units, Kudos to them.

6. bigfanboyred

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

can you imagine the numbers Storm would of had if the economy was'nt the way it was...

12. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Also iPhones... and any other phone out there... thinking outside the outside of the box... ;)

25. bigfanboyred

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

LMAO... true... thanks for the check!

7. tribilinaNYC

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

I'm waiting for the BB Niagara. I'm still using my decrepit LG 8100 because I refuse to buy the Storm. I love VZW but I hate typing on the Storm. I've borrowed it from friends and it is seriously lackluster. It's not worth the investment. It doesn't cease to amaze me how belligerent people get when someone has a negative OPINION about the device. To the folks that get angry at a negative OPINION about BB, let me ask you this-Is BlackBerry putting food on your table? Are you getting a check? Why do you care whether someone favors one device over another? Granted, I would imagine that the people getting angry at subjective reviews are probably the "my life is soooo unfair" teenagers, but c'mon... Seriously folks, c'mon. I've seen my share of crazies, but wow!

9. willieg3

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

The problem I've seen and that I find frustrating is that when I come on here to read an objective review of a product that I am considering whether to buy or not I want to read about the facts, not someone's obnoxious opinion. A person's opinion is already told through the facts that they are reporting on. In the Blackberry Storm review the entire article was one big bash fest. Personally, after playing with the phone plenty of times I don't think it is nearly as bad as they make it out to be. I don't think its the best on the market, but it definately has its good sides and its bad sides. A lot of it comes down to personal preference. But I find it annoying when someone writes a review and the entire review is them bashing the phone and making fun of it.

19. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

well, actually, yes, the storm puts food on my table. i make more money off selling a storm than i do a samsung u340 by far! :) guess that killed that arguement.. go storm! LOL :)

40. tribilinaNYC

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

So, I take it you work for RIM since VZW employees make money off of the contracts, not the handsets...in which case, no, you wouldn't make money off of the samsung u340...there goes that argument...maybe you shouldn't write posts past your bedtime...

8. Mr Coolguy Face

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 20, 2009

WOW 7 storm posts in and nobody has posted anything about the device that I do not want to speak of for fear that this post also will be over run by fan boys ha ha ... Im impressed, looks like a new day here at Phonearena!!

11. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Wait for it, wait for it........ iPhone Can't wait to see where this one goes....

37. Big Red

Posts: 101; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

iThink we've heard enough about the iPhone.

38. The Spartan

Posts: 98; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

Please don't feed the iTrolls.

39. Big Red

Posts: 101; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

iDidn't

10. The Doc

Posts: 122; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

excited for my storm!

32. The Spartan

Posts: 98; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

HELL YEAH

13. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Are they going to post the 1.5 million mark and the 2 million mark too? Just curious :)

15. The Godfather unregistered

I was stating that world wide this device has sold 2.6 million units to date. And yes I am heavily vested into this product and VZW. And yes the Storm puts money in my pocket and food on my plate. Storm software .96 FTW

20. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

you mean .86? .90 just got released? im happy on .75 until something comes out officially without all the extra bugs (that i beleive they put in on purpose so people only get the official updates and not betas) my .75 works wonderfully.

31. The Spartan

Posts: 98; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

Here's to one million more, rock on BB, rock on! Hey, btw, Godfather, you know when any official software past .75 is coming out?

35. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the rumor mill that the next official will be the 1.0 and it should be pretty soon. no official dates, and im sure you will see it on this site, engadget,or crackberry before they tell us in VZW stores.

41. tribilinaNYC

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

You must have the mommy/daddy upgrade to the Storm OS. Has that version been officially released by VZW?

16. VDubb

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 04, 2008

Does this number take into account returns?

18. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Most definately not...

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