While it goes without saying that the BlackBerry Storm is going to be one of the hottest handsets this holiday season in Canada, Telus wants everyone to know that if they’re planning on either giving or receiving a Telus Storm on Christmas Day that it must be ordered no later than December 17th. A launch date hasn’t been officially announced, but there is a lot of buzz on the interwebs pointing to a release this Friday (the 12th) or Monday (the 15th).
Update: It looks like Telus is soft-launching the Storm because we’re hearing that the full-scale launch has been delayed until January due to RIM’s failure to deliver adequate levels of stock (estimates say Telus has 2,500 units for all of Canada). As a result, those stores with stock will be able to sell the device to new clients only so that Telus will be able to brag about a Stormy Christmas. But since a hell of a lot of people are going to be left out on this one Telus is offering the following promotions:
- $0 LG Dare, $0 Blackberry Pearl, $49 Blackberry Curve
- Promotional pricing is now available on voice plans of $25 or more
- Sweet Deal 25 ($17.50) now eligible for promotional pricing of data devices