TELUS Storm to sell for $299.99 on 3-year contract?

It seems like TELUS is feeling pressure to make up for the huge amounts of money it has been pouring into marketing the BlackBerry Storm over the past month or so. According to one of our sources, Telus is at least 97.38% set to sell the BlackBerry Storm on par with the high price they’re charging for the HTC Touch Pro. Starting at $649.99 with no contract and $599.99, $549.99, and $299.99 on contracts ranging from 1 to 3 years, Telus is sure to rake in at least a decent amount of cash just before the holidays. But is the price way too much to charge for a consumer device in a country where the economic projection has just shifted from “we’ll just avoid a recession” to “2009 isn’t going to be such a fun year”? If you ask us, yes, but that still isn’t going to stop a lot of mommies and daddies from putting a few of them under the tree this year. Just make sure you also get them a PC so they can upgrade the firmware – unless Telus plans to go with OTA updates like Verizon, m’kay?

Thanks, Riley!

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