BlackBerry Storm Launches on Bell

Not to be outdone by Telus, Bell launched the BlackBerry Storm yesterday (press release after the jump). The device was apparently available in the Greater Toronto Area yesterday and should be available across Canada today.

You'll want to start calling around to your local Telus stores first thing this morning if you hope to secure one of these bad boys for yourself. Telus sold out their first batch within hours yesterday, and as you can see from the image above, The Bell website is already showing the Storm has being out of stock with early January as the new expected date. Good luck hunting one down today!


BlackBerry Storm launches at Bell Mobility

First touch-screen BlackBerry smartphone available today Features
world-roaming, access to mobile TV, videos and radio

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell today announced that the
BlackBerry(R) Storm(TM) smartphone, the first BlackBerry(R) smartphone to
feature a touch-screen, is available today at select Bell Mobility stores in
the Greater Toronto Area and will be widely available tomorrow at stores
nationally. The BlackBerry Storm delivers innovative new features and fast
performance with the many benefits for which BlackBerry smartphones are known
- exceptional wireless email capabilities, premium phone features and
multimedia, full HTML Internet access and support for a wide range of mobile
data applications.

"Smartphones just got better at Bell as earlier today we sold our first
BlackBerry Storm. Bell is offering an unbeatable 3G BlackBerry line up with
the addition of the BlackBerry Storm. The BlackBerry Storm delivers a robust
combination of multimedia capabilities, improved business tools and
international roaming capability - all supported on the proven and trusted
BlackBerry platform, and all available with a few simple taps of the screen,"
said Wade Oosterman, President of Bell Mobility and Chief Brand Officer for

The BlackBerry Storm smartphone's stunning 3.25" display with high
definition-like picture quality features the unique SurePress(TM) technology
that depresses ever so slightly when pressed, giving customers tactile
feedback and making navigation and typing more precise. It also automatically
adjusts to offer portrait and landscape views, along with a rich multimedia
experience that includes a full HTML browser, expandable memory up to 16GB
(8GB micro SDHC card is included), and a video-capable 3.2 megapixel camera
with built-in flash, autofocus and a photo uploader that makes posting pics to
Flickr a snap.

Bell mobile data services

Bell makes the BlackBerry Storm an even more powerful multimedia
smartphone with a rich TV, video and radio experience. Bell Live TV and video
provides full episodes and highlights with exclusive content from HBO, CTV and
many others. With over 90 commercial free radio stations, including exclusive
content from Sirius Satellite Radio, the Bell Media Player provides access to
popular radio stations in various genres including Pop, Urban and Comedy.
The BlackBerry Storm supports personal and corporate e-mail, text (SMS)
and instant (IM) messaging and easy access to popular social networking sites.

Other features include:

  • BlackBerry(R) Internet Service, BlackBerry(R) Professional Software and BlackBerry(R) Enterprise Server support
  • The ability to edit Microsoft(R) Word, Excel and PowerPoint files directly on the handset
  • Built-in GPS that supports location-based applications and services

The best of both worlds

The BlackBerry Storm smartphone is the latest in dual mode HSPA/EVDO
devices from Bell that offers users the best of both 3G worlds. In North
America, customers benefit from the EVDO network, the continent's largest and
fastest high speed mobile data network. When travelling internationally, users
can take advantage of the BlackBerry Storm smartphone's global GSM and HSPA
roaming capability.

The BlackBerry Storm is now available at select Bell Mobility stores in
the Greater Toronto Area and will be widely available at locations nationally
and online at tomorrow for as low as $249.95 on a three-year contract
with a minimum $45 per month voice and data plan.

About Bell

Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers with
solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services,
wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and voice
over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications technology
(ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual Chief
Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Bell is
proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Telecommunications
Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bell is
wholly owned by BCE Inc. For information on Bell's products and services,
please visit For corporate information on BCE, please visit