BlackBerry Storm First-Look, First-Touch Events

By Kevin Michaluk on 14 Oct 2008 10:22 am
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Storm First Touch Events!

* Update: These are indeed "real" events that are being organized by various VZW regional teams. You can ignore the comments that say otherwise, though they do make for fun reading! Expect more regional events to pop up in the days ahead in your area. *

It seems the marketing team at Verizon isn't convinced the old adage Seeing is Believing does the Storm justice in and of itself, so a number of First-Look, First-Touch events are being scheduled in select markets across the USA so you can go and feel the Storm up in person :-)

Head on over to https://www.vzwsolutions.com/rsvp/ for more information and to register for any of the events. And if you live in Nebraska you can consider yourself lucky - with the first event scheduled for October 28th in Omaha you'll be among the first to see the Storm in LIVE and in Action!! The final event is scheduled for November 20th in Milwaukee. Last week we were hearing the Verizon Storm would become available the week of the 9th (that's a Sunday, so more like Monday the 10th). And if you look at how many events are scheduled for the 10th/11th/12th it kind of gives hope that there's some truth to this rumored date. So long as we don't have to wait until after the 20th!! It seems like a lot of major BlackBerry markets are missing on this list too... think NYC... LA... I wouldn't be suprirsed if we see more dates/events pop-up in the days ahead.

In other touchscreen BlackBerry news...the Storm made a BIG splash in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. You can check out the pic after the jump.

BlackBerry Storm in the Wall Stree Journal

BlackBerry Storm in the WSJ

[ via BBNews & BGR ]

Topics: News & Rumors

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87 comments

HROD

DOes this mean we wont see a release till after November 20?

:-(

Shame on you Verizon!!!

Anonymous

I second that, but I will go the extra mile and say...

FRAK YOU VERIZON !!!

Anonymous

Do we really need to use this language? I understand the anger/frustration, but how about keeping life in perspective here.

FEHE13Y

so i go into circuit city here in binghamton, ny this afternoon as a dude with a BB shirt is leaving. i went to the verizon kiosk as i have been doing in the last month or so to see what storm info i can get. the verizon chick said their BB rep just left and the storm is going to drop between the 10th and the 17th of nov. they also had an informal pre-order-like (don't have to pay anything) list going that doesn't guarantee a storm will be waiting with your name on it but that enough will be shipped to the store to accomodate those on the list.

i am not a gullable person and i don't trust people easily but this chick seemed real confident in what she was telling me.

idk if i believe it or not, just reporting on my experience today.

Valace2

If Jesus himself camed down from heaven and told me that it would be here next week I wouldn't believe him. Look I have done it, so have many others, it's all a load of crap now. One VZW employee told me two weeks, another told me Thanksgiving. We have all heard this or that from VZW employees. Stop with the postings about I heard this or that. These damn, First Touch Rah Rah Sis Boom Bah here is the Storm but HAHA you can't have it are a reality, and as someone else said they won't release something that they plan to flash in our damn faces all the way into late November early December. Face facts people we are SCREWED!!!

Anonymous

first off, if jesus came down to tell you about a phone, why would you not ask him to just give you the storm? better yet change the name to the BB heaven, and have GODLIKE features and be put on a GODlike service provider? haha

Valace2

Ya know according to some people that phone already exists. They call it the Iphone I think.

Armando Romo

Yes Buttttttttttt, unfortunately it (iPhone 3G) comes along with AT&T. Why do you need a cell phone? That’s to communicate and nothing has ever been worse for me than the great iPhone and AT&T.

Anonymous

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous

Yes, totally weak. Getting really tired of all this waiting, but what else am I going to do, switch to AT&T and get an Iphone? Right...I love the Iphone, but I'm not about to accept a crap network just to get it. Made that mistake long ago with the Razr...phone sucked and the network was even worse.

strhessed

I just got off the phone with a Verizon rep and she looked around and told me that Verizon DOES NOT have any event like this planned. My guess is that it's a scam to collect personal info.

strhessed

I also just got off the phone with the Hotel in Detroit that is supposed to be hosting the Nov 6th event and they have NO RECORD of it !!! Total hoax !!

Valace2

I talked to the folks down at Motorcity and after some digging the meeting coordinator spoke to the head caterer and the event is taking place on the 6th. I really wanted this to be a hoax but it F*#kin lookes pretty legit.

Anonymous

Can't wait to dump my xv6700.

xtrmcheeze

I had one... biggest mistake I ever made... yah it does everything, but it does it so badly, such a huge device with the worst keyboard in the world. Please tell me you're just stuck to your contract and waiting til it ends so you can use the "new every 2" deal...

leathernuts#WP

And here I thought we were only a couple weeks out to getting one of these, and then they show a "preview" dog and pony show on Nov 20TH!!!!!

chostett

Let's just hope this isn't a sign that the Storm won't be available until end of November. The suspense is starting to wear and get OLD! Come on Verizon!!! Let's go!!!!

rtfldbtng9th

no NYC, no west coast cities - but go ahead and have the first one in Omaha - that makes a lot of sense. Omaha is usually cutting edge in terms of trendy new technology. Verizon never ceases to amaze me with their stupidity - it is a miracle that they have the best network.

Anonymous

Actually Omaha is used for a lot of market research and it doesn't surprise me it would be there for one of the first stops, but the fact that there are no LA or NY stops I think makes this a load of crap

Anonymous

What About New York City?????

Anonymous

Well at this rate, I wouldn't put it past them to release it on Black Friday !! Verizon certainly knows how to anger the masses !!!

MsKiki

Ok I click on the link. I got all excited thinking up a plan already to take off of work to go to one of the events.

OMG...WTF??????

NOTHING IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA... OR CALIFORNIA!

Is this a joke or something? How could they not be doing an event like this is California but they are doing one in Omaha. Are you kidding me????

Anonymous

They started the pre-sale for the LG Voyager in early November (8th I believe), and then started selling it Nov. 21st, the day before Thanksgiving. That was their big phone for last year's holiday season, so maybe they are doing a similar release strategy this year with the Storm. That would justify these Nov. 2nd/9th dates as possible days they are going to start pre-sale, and that would line up perfectly with this First Look/First Touch event schedule ending a week before Thanksgiving.

Just my 2cents. I doubt they will have a phone for sale prior to their event being over, that would be bad marketing. My non-insider guess is they will start selling the phone Nov. 21st at the earliest.

VoltaicShock

The domain is registered to:

Administrative Contact , Technical Contact:
PATRICK, MICHAEL **
contactus@patricksolutions.com
955 W 3RD AVE
COLUMBUS, OH 43212
US
Phone: 6142550300
Fax: 6142550290

I don't think it's a real VZW site.

Here is the who is on verizonwireless.com:

Registrant:
Verizon Trademark Services LLC
Verizon Trademark Services LLC
1320 North Court House Road
Arlington VA 22201
US
domainlegalcontact@verizon.com +1.7033513164 Fax: +1.7033513669

Anonymous

Yeah, looks like a hoax. The SSL cert on the site is for the same company "Patrick Solutions". Several of the pages report "(c) 2007", other pages are broken. Many of the pages are just copies of each other.

I'm sure VZW will be laying down some hurt on this guy pretty soon.

eager2own

The same full page ad (as the WSJ) ran on page 3 of the Charlotte Observer -- I wonder if it was run on many or most of the major papers for business markets.

PS the domain name/registration is discussed at length in the 95xx forum

Beau79

Dear VZW Marketing Department...

Please leave your contact information. We'd like to give you a few words of advice.

They totally took the wind out of their marketing pulling this stupid move. Omaha? A 10 year old could name more important cities to launch such a 'revolutionary device"

Wait more than a month? This blows!

atkruz789

First of no Cali or NYC, WTF?!? Finally I am going to get my hands on this thing. I already got my confirmation for Detroit and got permission to bust out of work early to go and check it out. I am psyched to see it but also there is free food!!

If they let I will trade them for my curve on the spot! Maybe they will even give one away to some lucky visitor or are these the type of events where they give them out to people who visit? If it is the latter then I owe crackberry a huge sum of money...crap.

Valace2

Can't express to you all how much this SUCKS. I predicted a damn black friday release and now it appears very likely. Coming soon my ass!

stratman103

I don't know if I'm buying that this site is legit.

fatherfrog

This is probably some sort of scam. I happen to live in Omaha (no, not the biggest city) and there are Verizon wireless stores all over the place here. If this were for real they would just have it at a store and not waste money on a hotel. Just wanted to add two cents to the obvious fact that even Firefox marked the website as coming from Patrick Solutions.

Anonymous

The only reason I can think of that would make Verizon want to do these First Look events in smaller markets in the Midwest(Not Chicago) is because of the lack of general interest for phones of this caliber. They probably figure there is already a lot of interest in Cali & New York that people will buy it regardless of getting a "First Look". Just my thoughts...

Valace2

I am hoping that this may be a ruse by vzw. How does coming soon in anyway equal late Nov early Dec?? I am thinking a shock and awe release in two weeks.

Anonymous

this is a total scam. try clicking on 'home' and the thing just reloads. total scam and should be taken off this site. just look at the address - vzwsolutions? wtf is that? total bs crap take this fucking thing down, total scam on the readers of this site.

golfnut

So let me get this straight.The bold was highly anticipated for oh sooo looong and yet nothing. Everyone complains and whines endlessly. Still nothing at AT&T, by the way. And now the storm gets pushed out a little bit and everyone acts like the end of the world is near. STOP YOUR WHINING!!! It will come out when it comes out.No need for cursing,people. Grow up.

Valace2

Ok two major differences here. First the damn Bold is out. People in Canada and hell even here in the US (see lindsey Lohan article) are using the Bold. The Bold's delay in the US is AT&T's fault. With the Storm, it has been "COMING SOON". From the minute they launched that worthless teaser site it has been coming soon. On TV coming soon, in the damn newspaper coming soon. What they should be saying is it will be here sooner or later, or better yet whenever VZW damn well feels like it. My 1st amendment right gives me the right to bitch all I want. And in case you haven't read most of the posts in this thread the common emotion is great anger. If not for the wait, then the locations these damn VZW cheer sessions are gonna be held at. The whole thing is one big cluster F@&K and we are all stuck in it.

Skyys

Well according to some insiders, there is a release date set. But if it hasn't been announced and no one knows when it is, how can it be pushed back?

If anything, it's just the impatience in people that is coming out. If Verizon had announced months ago about a release date somewhere around the end of November, I don't think anyone would be b**ching and moaning about s**tty marketing and how Verizon or RIM is delaying the release.

CALM DOWN AND JUST WAIT! Your whining isn't going to make this phone come out any faster.

(This isn't directed at you golfnut. Just adding in.)

speede541

VZW Solutions is a local franchise, not Verizon, as posted by previous posters.

Navigate the site an put in your zip code to locate a local Verizon dealer. You'll get a blank screen.

Now go back and type in Omaha's zip code (68101). You'll get an Omaha name and number.

Just a local Verizon dealer trying to drum up some local interest.

I'd bet if he's planning on having Storms on hand for his event, they'll be funneling into the system and ready for release.

cmrcr12

I really dont think this shit is legit...the major cities aren't even on here..i think the storm will be releasedeither the 2nd or the 9th, Every time i go to the store over here in ny they tell me the first week, like the 2nd they say. Wasn't there a verizon employee that took a camera shot of his screen in the vzw store and it had the relesase dates of upcoming phones. The storm had the date we all thought. Plus there is alot of media coverage right now, its not gonna drag on for another month+

Anonymous

Get the iphone or get strung along by Blackberry and Verizon! My prediction is that the Storm will not hit the market until after the new year (same goes with the Bold from ATT). Or go with an inferior product like the G1 from T-Mobile. I got tired of waiting around for a new Blackberry phone and I finally brought an iphone. I am very satisfied with it.

cmrcr12

thats true but theres many commercials on tv and many ads all over the city and usually wen that happens its coming within like 2 or 3 weeks..ive only seen the bold by lookin on websites online.

Valace2

I am on a roll now. Tell ya what if ya don't like blackberries then just go away. I am happy for you and your iphone, but go somewhere else and talk about it.

Jmess

Serously this is Crackberry.com Not Ipeacofcrap.com, take your iphone somewhere else and stop acting 12 with your " F U's" we are here to get information and discuss fact not start internet Kiddy fights.

GooTz66

1 Day full page color add in the WSJ is approx $250,000 yes just 1 day! Talk about pumping dollars into the Storm, I cant wait!

StormTroopers

Tell me when there is a Boston event and then I will get excited.

scottlucky13

I emailed patrick solutions and this is the email i received. I also called verizon and they confirmed this is not fake.

from support
to xxxxxxxxx@gmail.com
date Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 7:58 AM
subject RE: scott has sent you an email from Patrick Solutions Contact.
mailed-by patricksolutions.com
hide details 7:58 AM (3 hours ago)

Reply

Scott, the site https://www.vzwsolutions.com/rsvp/ is an official event site for Verizon Wireless. We do host it and register the Verisign for this site but it is run by Verizon . If you have any further questions I can direct them to the appropriate account representative.

With Regards,

Vangie Roller

Patrick Solutions Inc. Support Team

Anonymous

Ok...so i just played with the phone for maybe 3 min or so and all i can say is AMAZING after playing with the phone i could not wait to see what the "click" was about just the most innovative thing ive ever seen its going to put many phones to shames the screen had a little lagg but word is, its not a finished model so UPDATEs are coming

attathomeguy

did a reverse trace on the vzwsolutions website vs verizonwireless.com

Whois Record

Registrant:
Verizon Trademark Services LLC
Verizon Trademark Services LLC
1320 North Court House Road
Arlington VA 22201
US
+1.7033513164 Fax: +1.7033513669

Domain Name: verizonwireless.com

Registrar Name: Markmonitor.com
Registrar Whois: whois.markmonitor.com
Registrar Homepage: http://www.markmonitor.com

Administrative Contact:
Domain Administrator
Verizon Trademark Services LLC
1320 North Court House Road
Arlington VA 22201
US
+1.7033513164 Fax: +1.7033513669
Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
DNS Admin -(AQKUABCKBO)
Verizon
919 Hidden Ridge
Irving TX 75038
US
+1.9492868585 Fax: +1.5094717731

Created on..............: 2000-03-02.
Expires on..............: 2009-03-02.
Record last updated on..: 2008-06-01.

Domain servers in listed order:

ns-orbg.verizonwireless.com
ns-dbln.verizonwireless.com
ns-irvn.verizonwireless.com

vzwsolutions.com

Whois Record

Registrant:
PATRICK, MICHAEL
Patrick Solutions Inc
955 W 3RD AVE
COLUMBUS, OH 43212
US

Domain Name: VZWSOLUTIONS.COM

Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
PATRICK, MICHAEL
Patrick Solutions Inc
955 W 3RD AVE
COLUMBUS, OH 43212
US
6142550300 fax: 6142550290

Record expires on 19-Jan-2012.
Record created on 19-Jan-2007.
Database last updated on 14-Oct-2008 12:36:44 EDT.

Domain servers in listed order:

NS39.WORLDNIC.COM 205.178.190.20
NS40.WORLDNIC.COM 205.178.144.20

something doesn't smell right

colossus_x

I took a different approach and contacted the sales dept. at the Embassy Suites in Columbus, OH and they confirmed that the "Verizon Thunder Event" is an event at that hotel on that day, at that time. It still may be a local franchise having the event but it was paid for by "Verizon" so something is happening that day. It will be interesting to see what others say about the events in other cities.

Valace2

VZWSolutions.com is legit talked with VZW. They don't however deal with this sort of event.VZW Solutions deals with VZW business customers? So I am slightly confused as to why everything would be setup thru them.

strhessed

Funny. When I talked to them about 45 min ago, they had not heard a thing about the events.

T. Trevor

Guys, I dont believe this is a hoax, got this email yesterday directly from our Verizon Rep, granted it only had our local location rather then every location listed above.

Tt

Anonymous

Registrant:
PATRICK, MICHAEL
Patrick Solutions Inc
955 W 3RD AVE
COLUMBUS, OH 43212
US

Domain Name: VZWSOLUTIONS.COM

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Promote your business to millions of viewers for only $1 a month
Learn how you can get an Enhanced Business Listing here for your domain name.
Learn more at http://www.NetworkSolutions.com/
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
PATRICK, MICHAEL contactus@patricksolutions.com
Patrick Solutions Inc
955 W 3RD AVE
COLUMBUS, OH 43212
US
6142550300 fax: 6142550290

Record expires on 19-Jan-2012.
Record created on 19-Jan-2007.
Database last updated on 14-Oct-2008 13:52:01 EDT.

Domain servers in listed order:

NS39.WORLDNIC.COM 205.178.190.20
NS40.WORLDNIC.COM 205.178.144.20

Valace2

I got ahold of the meetings coordinator at Motorcity in Detroit and she hadn't heard anything about this event she put me on hold to get ahold of the marketing dept and they had no clue. She took my info and told me she would get ahold of their head caterer and give me a call. Funny how the people hosting the event had no idea it is taking place.

Valace2

They called me back. God damnit. Its happening. This SUCKS!!!

infotechanalyst

I went to the local store today and talked to the manager who 1 was dumb and knew nothing which didn't surprise me that he knew nothing about the events. So i emailed corp. and then started calling the hotel. They said that it was an event being paid for by Verizon but they didn't have any other information. I have not heard back from corp. yet but being i am an analyst for there stock i don't think it will be long before i hear back with more details and maybe a soft release date but who knows.

Anonymous

Just got an email reply from our company's Verizon rep. and she said it is indeed legit. Which is cool for me since I live in Omaha. But sucks if the phone is still not coming out until after these events are over. She said they will be giving 1 or 2 away at the event here in Omaha.

TXBlade

Talked with a Verizon Corporate Accounts Manager Friday about the whole release of the storm, he informed me that they expected release on the 9th quickly following with or maybe the 2nd (November) this was last Friday. He also informed me that pricing would aggressively target the 4GB iPhone (i think he meant 8GB)

The dates and events above look very regional and maybe are just for one sales market (mid-west maybe)

It is getting kind of old reading all these comments acting like Verizon is delaying. Hell we probably wouldn't have even known about the device if there wasn't info leaked from inside sources.
Half the time there probably is not a delay with the devices, we just get inside info on them so soon that it seems like a long time before they hit the market.

Everyone needs to relax a little bit.

Valace2

You must be on crack if you think these leaka weren't planned. This was a marketing scheme that verizon has initiated and now f@&ked up with this damn tour

Anonymous

A while back when I was paying my Verizon bill at the store, I befriended a sales associate. I began to tell him about all the things I had read on this site and BGR (things like his Storm training, the bold, and just all things BB...we also talked about the iphone). He looked on his computer and said there wasn't any release information, but to take his card and that I could call him whenever. When the Storm was officially announced I texted the guy and asked him if he had any information on the release date. He texted me back saying that the release for the Storm was suppose to be somewhere between Nov 11-15 however, he thought that they were going to push the date back (as after the 15th). So if this is legit then it fits quite nicely with his time frame.

Jbairdjr

I just called the Omaha Mariott and they verified that the event is scheduled.

ferrarixp

anyone else notice how now if you go to vzw.com/storm, it redirects you to estore.vzw.com?

I think this means we are getting painfully close to the release date.....even if it is November X

eager2own

what i've noticed is that every time I hit refresh, there's a new theory on the release date based on the fact that someone heard from a friend who works part-time at a store next to a vzw dealer that . . .

Anonymous

Hey, I've heard all the rumors about the storm's release date but if you look at the new verizon rebate form the storm is nowhere on the list and the rebate form is from 10/14/08 - 11/14/08 https://infodoc.verizonwireless.com/ic_docs/32134_10_14_2008_47460Ver_EN...

Anonymous

btw, they probably picked these cities because there is less demand there than there is in cities such as ny or cali and it is easier to start vending the phones in states like Iowa so that when they finally to make enough of the phone they have enough to fulfill the demand in cities like ny or cali...they did this for the 8330

Jay L

So whats everyone's theory on the differing release dates from: "Verizon Sales Associate, Verizon Corporate Rep, Verizon Manager, RIM Rep, RIM Corporate Sales Consultant, Verizon Engineer, RIM Janitor.....etc etc etc"

Here's mine.... THEY ALL HAVE NO IDEA. I seriously just got done talking with my best friend who happens to be a Verizon Sales Rep. He is very good at his job which is selling phones. HE HAS NO IDEA about the storm or the release date anymore then we do. He always asks cause he knows I care, but he doesn't have concrete info. The reason is because Verizon does not give them concrete info. FYI though he was told NOV 2 for online/telesales and NOV 9 for stores. Its nonsense to keep posting rumors from Verizon and even RIM reps. Its all hearsay and has very little basis in fact.

The First Look First Touch events also IMO don't have an impact on when the phone is coming out. All the locations take place in the flyover states(no offense) and aren't exactly places you would first demo devices to the public. Its more then likely an effort to drum up business for the general public and businesses in that area. Many people aren't as up to date on phones like this, and want on hands on test run beyond the "strapped to a post store experience." Sales Reps don't have an hour to spend showing a phones in and outs to customers. This could be a good way for Verizon to show the phone off to those looking for a more hands on experience.

Bullykiller

My theory is that Verizon is a big bully in the schoolyard just taunting all the little kids who are scared of him. If the Storm is not out before the Omnia, I will be rockin that instead. I really want a Storm, but all the commercials and ads with no concrete release date are just getting really old and making me angry.

You people are hilarious. Half the people are complaining about how waiting for this phone is getting old and how Verizon is stringing you along.

The Verizon sign-up website launched a month ago promising to give you updates over email when they became available. No dates were promised.

The official press release for the phone was 5 days ago.

The Verizon commercials are getting old? They have been out barely a week. And the WSJ ad... was just yesterday.

The only reason you people are foaming at the mouth waiting for this thing the last several months is because you read websites that have information well before its public.

Leaked or not, Verizon has only officially promised this phone is coming soon for less than a month. There has been a real marketing push for only about the last 2 weeks. Get some perspective.

You people are stringing yourselves along all this time and blaming Verizon. Go outside, get some fresh air and a life. Be patient. If you don't obsess over these blogs everyday the time will go fast and you'll have your Storm before you know it.

Valace2

Ok first off I don't like being grouped into the "you people" group. You may or may not be refering to me, but I have been bitching alot today. First off, again you must be on crack if you think this stuff wasn't leaked intentionaly. Second where do you get, that they are saying "coming soon" and thinking less than a month. It's October 14th genius with their damn schedule in place, those stupid VZW cheer sessions don't end until the 20th of November. Now add on a few days after that to MAYBE release the damn thing, and I might be bad at math but thats more than a month. And I don't care about October 9th, they announced this thing back on Sept 17th when they posted that damn teaser site. So don't tell me that coming soon meens within a month. It's whenever the hell they want us to have it. So I guess we all sit and spin until they decide to give it to us.

Bullykiller

YOU are a douche-bag. If you have such a problem with people being on forums and bitching, hit the road, CAPTAIN DIPSHIT !!

Anonymous

Agree with Bullykiller... V2 is really a douche-bag and may I add...a little bitch.

Valace2

He was actually agreeing with me genius. And I don't like being called a douche-bag thats not very nice. And again I am not a bitch. I just like to bitch, so why don't you go and stuff yourself.

Valace2

IT'S ONLY FOR THEIR BUSINESS CLIENTS. I JUST TRIED TO REGISTER FOR THEIR GOD DAMN RAH RAH TOUR AND NOW THEY WANT YOU TO BE A BUSINESS CLIENT. THIS IS SUCH F#@KIN BULLSH%T. I AM SORRY FOR THE LANGUAGE BUT THIS IS INFURIATING!!!!!!!

GunboatSmith

Since VZW dropped the price of the Moto Q9C to $100, I'll be picking one up and heading to WMExperts.com. (How's that for cross-site promotion?)

Anonymous

Valace2....calm down and get a life!

ilovebb

I could not think of anything better than a FULL touch screen BB. But with that being said, I could never betray T-Mobile and go to Verizon. T-Mobile is too good to me. LOL. Best customer service, best plans, best rates. I'm just gonna have to wait for the Bold, which looks just as awesome btw.

Anonymous

You forgot to mention WORST service !!

Anonymous

I love the fact that on CrackBerry, comments can be posted and not moderated. It's amusing to read the comments more than the stories, especially when people are calling each other douche-bags. LOL.

Another reason why Pinstack is in the past for me and now I visit sites where you are actually ALLOWED to speak your mind.

Thanks CB Crew

Armando Romo

I have had the original iPhone and now the 3G. AT&T (never again) does not work well, but you probably already know that. For me what makes the iPhone is the clarity of the display. I have been to see the “Dare” (twice) and took the same photograph of my daughter with each phone and compared them side-by-side. Even though the Dare has 3.2 megapix the iPhone had a considerably crisper display. No one is commenting on the quality of the display on the “Storm”.
Any input. I will stand in line to get the Storm even if it’s only to get rid of AT&T.

Armando Romo

I have had the original iPhone and now the 3G. AT&T (never again) does not work well, but you probably already know that. For me what makes the iPhone is the clarity of the display. I have been to see the “Dare” (twice) and took the same photograph of my daughter with each phone and compared them side-by-side. Even though the Dare has 3.2 megapix the iPhone had a considerably crisper display. No one is commenting on the quality of the display on the “Storm”.
Any input. I will stand in line to get the Storm even if it’s only to get rid of AT&T.

Anonymous

Just got this in an email last night. This is for the Omaha event.

Dear Jeff,

Thank you for your interest in attending one of our upcoming Verizon Wireless Business Events.

We are very excited to share with you information regarding Verizon Wireless’ suite of Global products as well as introducing you to the new BlackBerry Storm.

Due to overwhelming response and limited seating, we are pursuing a change of venue in order to allow proper accommodation. This may necessitate a change in the event date for which you originally registered.

Please take a moment to check your registration information below.

For business verification reasons you must use your business email address when registering. No personal email addresses please. If you registered originally using a personal email address, please submit your business email address via www.VZWSolutions.com/rsvp.

A Verizon Wireless representative will be contacting you concerning your attendance at this Business Event and the appropriate dates. Please note, registering for this event does not guarantee attendance at this event.

Anonymous

Quit whining. It's simple marketing strategy. How long was the iphone blogged about before it actually came available? I think its brilliant of VZW....you have to create the buzz.

andrewpasek

I am beyond exited I went to the chicago event and won a storm! Rock on! I just wanted to share this with someone in my life who would care and you are it! Thank you! WAHOOOOOOO!