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BlackBerry Storm drops to $100 ahead of sequel

updated 04:05 pm EDT, Mon July 20, 2009

Verizon drops Storm price

Verizon Wireless has dropped the two-year contract price of its touchscreen BlackBerry Storm handset to just $100, down from $150, indicating the provider is likely clearing inventory for the Storm's successor. The existing handset is considered a rough equal to the iPhone with 3G, a 480x320 touchscreen and GPS. It's nonetheless been criticized for the absence of Wi-Fi, initial flaws in its software and a click-down screen meant to simulate physical button presses but which can slow down actual input.

Ship dates for the Storm 2, also called the BlackBerry 9550, are unknown but believed to be set for October or November. The handset is expected to offer the same dual-mode CDMA and GSM support, touchscreen display and 3.2-megapixel camera but to add Wi-Fi and run BlackBerry OS 5.0.



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