Verizon cuts pricing on BlackBerry Storm to $49.99

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

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11 Comments

1. Vlondril

Posts: 91; Member since: Aug 22, 2009

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

6. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I hear the humidity level is good there too.

2. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 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)

3. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 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.

5. E-Z DUZ-IT

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 17, 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

7. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

9. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 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.

10. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 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.

11. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 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.

4. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

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

8. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Better late then never.

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