Verizon have confirmed that the BlackBerry Storm will launch in the US on Friday, November 21st. Priced from $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate, the RIM smartphone will require a minimum two-year agreement.
The Storm is a handset of firsts: not only is it RIM's first touchscreen device, using a system called ClickThrough, it's also Verizon's first 3G device capable of working worldwide. You can see our review roundup here.
With a 480 x 360 display, 1GB of integrated storage (and an 8GB card in the box), RIM are positioning the Storm not only as a messaging handset as they are known for, but as a media device as well. Verizon's information page about the Storm can be found here.
BLACKBERRY STORM AVAILABLE IN U.S. NOVEMBER 21 EXCLUSIVELY FROM VERIZON WIRELESS
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – The BlackBerry® Storm™ (model 9530) from Research In Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM) – the first touch screen BlackBerry smartphone with the world’s first “clickable” touch screen – will be available beginning Nov. 21 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. For additional details and specifications about the BlackBerry Storm, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/storm.
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