BlackBerry Storm 9530 owners to get early upgrade to Storm2 9550?

BlackBerry Storm 9530 owners to get early upgrade to Storm2 9550?
Verizon is not being a Scrooge at all if the tipster that told this story to BlackBerryOS is correct. The story is that Big Red will allow owners of the first-gen BlackBerry Storm 9530 to buy the Storm2 9550 at the subsidized price if he/she is willing to sign a 2 year contract extension. The price will be $179.99 after a $100 mail-in-rebate, and of course, your signature on the contract extension. As for when this promotion might start, it could be once the BOGO deal for the Storm2 ends in the next few days.

For those who need a refresher, the BlackBerry Storm2 9550 has some features left out in the original model including a vastly improved SurePress clicking virtual keyboard, faster browser, and the elimination of the gaps around the screen that allows light to sneak out in the 9530. On the 9550, the speaker is on the front and the newer model also is a little more streamlined than the original unit. Thanks to a firmware update by Verizon, both models run on the new 5.0 build of the BlackBerry OS. So early adapters, the ball could soon be in your court. Did the OS upgrade do the trick, or are you still dying to get your hands on the Storm2?

RIM BlackBerry Storm 9530 Specifications | Review
RIM BlackBerry Storm2 9550 Specifications | Review

source: BlackBerryOS

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