There’s a rumor floating around the interweb that the BlackBerry Storm is headed to Rogers in time to be placed under the Christmas tree of thousands of Canadians. The rumor, based upon a phone call to a Customer Service Rep who said very confidently that there will be a touch screen BlackBerry for sale soon on Canada’s only GSM network, has some major flaws to it.
1) The Storm doesn’t have the 850/1900 MHz bands of HSDPA, something which Rogers insists all new flagship smartphones they carry have.
2) No Wi-Fi is a huge failure, especially because of the lack of 3G. Would you have thought twice about buying the original iPhone if it lacked Wi-Fi? $20 says you would have.
3) A customer service rep… Seriously? Remember the time they told you that you would get a $50 credit mailed out with your next bill as an “I’m sowwy” for an error they made? Bet you’re still waiting on that one.
Just to cover some BGR ass, if this rumor does pan out, it would be a failure of epic proportions for Rogers. It’d be like them releasing the first generation iPhone instead of the iPhone 3G.