I haz cool phone

Today was the big day. Verizon Wireless **finally** released the Blackberry Storm into the wild and I wanted to check it out and, quite possibly buy one.

Which I did. But I don’t have it.

You see, it would appear that Verizon took a page out of the Apple playbook and only had 18 units delivered to my local store. They sold out by 8:00a. This is ok since I ended up getting a smokin’ deal!

The price for this new gadget is listed at $249 with a mail in rebate of $50. Since they were out of stock when I get there, they had an inconvenience fee of -$50, plus free overnight shipping. Plus, since they were out of stock and since I am what they call a VIP customer, I still get the rebate, but now it’s in store. No activation fee or anything else either.

This means that I ended up buying a new Blackberry Storm to have as my very own for only $149.00. Or, to put another way, the first 3 months of my data plan are covered. Not too shabby, not too shabby at all.

There is a chance I could get it on Saturday, but that is highly unlikely. Monday or Tuesday look like the day.

More when it arrives.

**Update**: Looks like I got in just in time.

By Don

Lead bottle washer at donburnside.com, host at whiteroofradio.com and tech guru for the MotoringFile family of sites.


  1. My RaZR battery swelled and practically exploded about 2 years ago, so I’ve been rockin’ the lgEnV.

    I guess I need to keep all y’all in the loop on my personal tech more. 😉

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