A friend just sent me an interesting email where he has concluded that the BlackBerry Storm has an average retail value (ARV) of $499.
On the updated Verizon BlackBerry Storm page that we talked about yesterday, you will find a link to BlackBerry Storm Scavenger hunt where you could win one of 50 grand prizes that includes a BlackBerry Storm and a $50 Verizon gift card.
In the fine print Verizon states that the average retail value of the grand prize is $549. If it is safe to assume that a $50 Verizon gift card is actually worth $50 then you could also assume that the BlackBerry Storm is worth $499.
It’s amazing what you can find out when you read the fine print…
Check it out for yourself here…
I just saw this on IntoMobile but it looks like they have the price wrong.
$499 is steep, but I think we’ll be in the $199 – $299 range after all is said and done with rebates, etc. $499 would turn away many at launch, including myself.