NHL BlackBerry Storm 9530s on the Way to Bell!!!

NHL BlackBerry Storm Coming to Bell
By Kevin Michaluk on 12 Mar 2009 05:10 pm
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Big News for Hockey Fans!! It seems the BlackBerry Storm will soon be available with a more sporting touch to Canadians on Bell, coming in NHL team stylings. No word on release dates just yet, but we'll give you the updates as we learn more.

What do you think folks? Cool? Something you'd buy? Is this the start of a trend for BlackBerry? Are we going to start seeing carriers release RIM smartphones with licensed branding? NHL, NBA, NFL, Formula 1... Gucci, Prada... maybe a Louis Vuitton BlackBerry? Drop your thoughts in the comments.

* Update: Here's what's written in the text accompanying the device photos:

  • 249.95* 3yr term (699.95 no term)
  • 3G BLACKBERRY STORM 9530 SMARTPHONE
  • Bonus: preloaded NHL SD card with behind the scenes videos and career highlights.
  • GPS Nav
  • Touch screen qwerty keyboard that clicks as you type
  • HD like picture quality that changes from portrait to landscape
  • Live TV, radio, video, email, internet,3.2 megapixel camera and more
  • Works around the world
  • Free NHL Skin 

It also looks like Bell is going to hold a contest to celebrate the release of their NHL BlackBerry Storm promo as well:

Subscribe to Unlimited NHL for as low as 8 dollars a month before April 12, 2009 and you will be automatically entered for a chance to win a Stanley cup price pack including:

  • Round trip airfare for two to an NHL Stanley cup final team city
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 2 tickets to a NHL Stanley cup final game
  • $500 dollars canadian spending money 

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30 comments

mlsanders

If BlackBerry made a burnt orange one with a UT Longhorn on it, I'd buy it for sure!

FRoStYisGoD

I live in Canada and would definitely get one of these skins, if i already didnt get a storm. Hopefully they come out with them so i get buy me some maple leafs skin

cpuking2009

canada has so few NHL teams any ways what is everyone going to get a canucks or red wings phone? (go red wings!)

mnokia

Don't we have like 5 teams...And last time I checked, the Detroit Red Wings were an american team, hence residing in Detroit, Michigan.....hmmm

sheerheartattack

Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks. Furthermore, out of the top five NHL teams by Stanley Cups, three are Canadian.

ipod skips

Yep, Canada clearly rules the NHL. The best team resides in the US, however. :P

evilJaze#CB

Don't forget the Phoenix Coyotes (Winnipeg Jets) and the Colorado Avalance (Quebec Nordiques)!!

Please present your passport at the border for confiscation.

michiganroots

You can bet your octopi I'd be all over this if I wasn't (A) using AT&T as my carrier or (B) RIM had themselves a 9500 Storm.

This is one of those moments where you Canucks got a leg up on us Yanks. Good Job Bell! You made this native Michigander jealous.

C'Mon AT&T...get on this! I need my Hockeytown Edition Storm with Stanley Cup SD card in time for the Finals!!!

flea620

If this was on verizon and there was a buffalo one. i'd be all over it.

FEHE13Y

don't get me wrong. i love buffalo. great town. i'm a UB alum. but i live in binghamton. somehow we're in the sabres market and they always black out ranger games for sabre games. i'm closer to MSG than HSBC. not to mention they play sabre games on msg network. they should really bring back empire network for hockey season so RJ can have his squealfest on his own network and i can bask and the warming glow of sam rosen and joe micheletti.

but i digress.

AMERICAN HOCKEY FANS UNITE

LET'S GO RANGERS

gatewayad

the ad above says live TV

Buckmyah

great idea, Canada is dominated by one sport, hockey. Im gonna guess that 75% of Canadians who have or are getting a storm will get an NHL skin. If the skins are available to buy separate from the phone, im getting one the day they come out. GO SABRES!

bighap

They say Canadians are born with skates on. This is why it is a Canada only thing. Most American's could give a sh*t less about hockey.

flea620

hey. Im american and hockey is the ONLY sport. thank you. =p
haha

USCAlum

Please say a Pittsburgh Penguins edition will be coming out in the states in April when i get my storm!!!!

FEHE13Y

it'll probably come with a bottle of Crosby Tears Screen Cleaner

blakeberry

Why not? It's a product for sell. If this helps, then great. For those of us American's in the minority who play hockey and kids play hockey, etc. etc., it is just good to see the great sport from Canada getting some publicity with a top notch product.

tcransone

I would be down with this. Shame it is only for the folks in the Great White North. Us poor slobs here in the US will have to make due with our black Storms.

prince-ali

I would just like to make a small correction, the storm on a 3 year term and a data plan is actually $199.95. I work at Bell and I'm pretty sure the price was dropped down $50 (from 249.95) on March 6th.

Smiley88

Who cares about the NHL skin. Just go and get a custom theme.
So my Telus Storm doesnt have "HD like picture quality that changes from portrait to landscape"?? WTF does this mean?

shiftmx72

man , i want those racing stripes on my storm!!!

Hiatus69

Ok i dont remember live tv and radio being part of my storm. Is this just 9500????? or do they put that if u get apps? And what app has live TV?

Hiatus69

Thats even a 9530 like my verizon phone!

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I wonder how much the NHL paid to have RIM do this because we all know that Ball-Silly's money is no good at the league office. Here we have a guy who is passionate about hockey and wants to save a team but the commissioner would rather the league fold.

I have a seidio case but if this was available in the states I would think about it. Of course if someone starts selling the parts I would definitely get a Flyers battery door.

Crosby Sucks 29 teams fans think so. :)

captainrotten

I think this is a good idea and a good step to other similar sponsorships. People like having the feeling of owning a unique device. Look at how many people like pink phones or get ColorWare done to their BB.

Also, I want a Penguins one.

BootsMcGavin#CB

I totally wish these skins were available to current Storm owners outside of Canada cause I would rock a Sabres skin. I dig the striping on the front.

evilJaze#CB

I never thought I would live to see the day that an advertisment showed the Habs, Sens and Oilers but NOT THE LEAFS!!

I am very happy *sniff*.

GO NOT LEAFS!!

Polychrome

Sooooooo.....

What happens if two of these puppies get into a fight?

@

I am not sure but I am almost positive the Habs phone will scurry and get out of the situation as soon as possible, either that or cheat. :)

Flyers game them a nice exist. Blame that on the Penguins as they tanked the last game of the year to prevent playing them in the first round.:)