So, the word on the street is the Vodafone isn’t planning to charge you anything for the BlackBerry Storm if you sign up to an 18 month contract that would run you roughly $70 per month.
This should give the iPhone, which initially costs about $200 up front and roughly $65 per month, a real run for its money.
I’d be willing to bet that the question in the minds of many of you that are reading this post is…
Will The Verizon BlackBerry Storm Be Free?
Although Vodafone holds a 45% stake in Verizon my guess is that the Verizon BlackBerry Storm will cost at least the $199 that the iPhone costs and probably a bit more.
Vodafone has a new interactive BlackBerry Storm site up and all I can say is that the device looks pretty sweet.
RIM is calling it’s haptic feedback touchscreen technology ClickThrough and if it really has a touchy feely feel to it and if users who walk into Vodafone or Verizon store can really see themselves using it, RIM will have a real winner on their hands.
Vodafone has put up a BlackBerry Storm information page where you can sign up to be notified with BlackBerry Storm launch information as well as register you for a chance to win a free BlackBerry Storm.
I know that just said this yesterday, however, the BlackBerry Storm is on awfully good looking device.
UK based Storm Reviews has several really good quality pictures of the Vodafone BlackBerry Storm.
I especially like the full screen clock and the the landscape mode virtual keyboard which you can see after the jump.
The Wall Street Journal published this AM that the BlackBerry Thunder will be released by Vodafone and Verizon exclusively, according to their sources. Anticipated release will be in the third quarter of this year. RIM had no comment on the matter. WSJ also mentions the report from BGR, which all of us were aware of earlier this week. Is BlackBerry trying to steal someone’s ‘Thunder’? The ‘no comment’ approach only generates more talk and speculation, which everyone seems to enjoy. So, with that being said, shall we begin speculating?