Best Buy BlackBerry Storm 9550 SKU Inventory Update; October 25th In Stock Date Still Looking Good

BlackBerry Storm 9550 in Best Buy's Inventory system
By Kevin Michaluk on 5 Oct 2009 09:59 am EDT
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Last week BGR posted a capture showing that the SKU for the BlackBerry Storm 9550 mock-up device was already in Best Buy's inventory systems, and we followed up showing the SKU for the actual device. Both of SKUs showed at in stock date of October 25th.

However, soon after those posts went live we received emails from a few more Best Buy tipsters letting us know that the Best Buy's inventory systems were no longer showing anything related to the Storm 9550 under the item numbers which were referred to in the posted images. Were the originals photoshops? Or did Best Buy just change things up after seeing them hit the web?

The answer is that it was the latter, as we have new images for both the mock-up BlackBerry Storm 9550 and the actual device (class 317 and class 327) which once again show the info for the new BlackBerry Storm. This time the device model is listed as BBY7LD, but it's definitely the new Storm and is still showing an October 25th in stock date. So for all the Storm 2 chasers out there, things are looking good - the fact they're playing hiding games with the device is a great sign!

Best Buy BlackBerry Storm 9550 Mock

Topics: News & Rumors

14 comments

viperray23

But has the FCC approved the phone yet. I thought that was an important step first.

chudson85

I personally dont wanna see any more hype about this damn phone! until
1. release date announcement or
2. acknowledgment of this devices existence is put out!!!

Just my 2 cents

kyroguy

Criticize me for being retarded but how do we know based on the info in this screenshot that this is "definitely the new storm"? I certainly agree that it is probably the new storm, but definitely...

gatorboi352

Sweet. Day one purchase thru amazonwireless.com for me! I don't know why, but for some reason I am able to upgrade/extend my contract through AW yet not thru the actual Verizon store...

Oh well, rather not deal with the knucklehead in-store sales reps anyways!

Acousticfish

Several people though amazon was gonna let them upgrade early to a new tour and were very disappointed when Amazon checked with Verizon to see if the customers were upgrade eligible. I hope it works out but if I were you I would make like a boy scout and be prepared.

chriscook.sv

Well i was looking through some threads yesterday and there was some hubub about whether the storm is now free with upgrade or still $50 with BOGO offer. Well i was browsing amazonwireless and found that it seem the old storm is now free.

here is the link:
http://wireless.amazon.com/BlackBerry-Storm-Phone-Verizon-Wireless/dp/B0...

Zeldo

Don't look around the internet then.

Just my 2 cents

chudson85

Haha funny your not gonna make me mad with that statement Lame A$$ lol

SenorBlues

I don't care how good the hardware is, I wouldn't touch this thing with a ten foot pole until they dramatically improve the OS. Based on how often they improved the Storm 1 OS, I'm guessing that'll happen sometime in the year 2012.

tnewton3

So does this mean the storm II gsm version is as close? And didn't they improve the OS for the II?

Also probably couldn't bail out on at&t. Love the company.

attathomeguy

The UPC code is correct and so that makes this page and date look ever more legit.

crazy4bbtour

I saw on here a couple of days ago regarding the screen shots of the Storm 2 emulator but I havent been back at work. Getting ready for work now to check it out myself. I do want to let everyone know though that if it is in the Verizon Wireless equipment guide, then it will be out in two weeks. It happened with the Tour and it should happen here. Oct 25th is roughly two weeks so it can be legit. I'm speaking hypothetically because I havent seen it yet. Will post again on my lunch break!!!!! Not getting the phone, already have the Tour. But, you never know =)

chriscook.sv

I walked past my local verizon store and they had a new sign that said buy any new BB and get one of equal or lesser value free. I feel like this may be the BOGO replacement and is in anticipation for the BB Storm 2.

I thought it was new... but it could have just missed it...

I also have a question: does Verizon allow pre-ordering?

booboolala2000

So does this mean a Legit Verizon Storm 5.0 update is due at or around the same time. Not that it matters with all the leaks and everything.