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BlackBerry OS 5.0 to be released for existing devices starting this week?

October 24th, 2009

While the launch of the BlackBerry Storm2 on Verizon is widely expected to take place on October 28th and the Bold 9700 is so close we can almost taste it, owners of current generation BlackBerry smartphones — the Pearl Flip 8220/8230, Curve 8330/8350i/8900, Bold 9000, Storm 9500/9530 and Tour 9630 — should be pleased to note that RIM is all set for the launch OS 5.0. Specific dates aren’t easily pinned down as it more or less depends on the device one has and the carrier one is with, but thanks to our connects we know, for example, that Verizon will be dropping for the OS 5.0 for the Storm 9530 tomorrow evening with a fall back date set for Monday.

Verizon cuts BlackBerry Storm pricing to $50

August 31st, 2009

It seems like only yesterday that Verizon gave the general public a first taste of the BlackBerry Storm, RIM’s first and currently only touchscreen phone. If you’re a late adopter, we have awesome news for you: Verizon has reduced the price of a brand spankin’ new Storm to just $49.99 on a 2-year contract. Oh, …

BlackBerry Storm teardown reveals $203 worth of parts

January 29th, 2009

According to iSuppli, the cool cats that live to shed insight on the total dollar value of components in electronic devices, RIM’s BlackBerry Storm has about $203 worth of mediocrity jammed into its bulky frame. Want some specifics? $15 for the SurePress screen, $35 for the Qualcomm MSM7600 and $13 for the 3.2 megapixel shooter. …

BlackBerry Storm unboxed!

November 17th, 2008

Gather around, kids, because you’re in for the most special of treats! In lieu of unboxing our very own BlackBerry Storm, we though we’d leave it to the real pros: the British working class! Enjoy the best BlackBerry Storm unboxing video. Ever. Read

BlackBerry Storm out now in the UK

November 14th, 2008

Finally some good news for our friends from in the land of tea, top hats and posh accents: the BlackBerry Storm is out and available for purchase through retail channels. Free on all contract-based tariffs over £35 a month, the Storm is reportedly flying off the shelves of High Street shops. If you were one …

Verizon Storm approximate pricing revealed from contest terms

November 5th, 2008

The nation’s soon-to-be largest wireless carrier has inadvertently shed some light on one of the biggest questions on the minds of anxious Storm fans across the country. Thanks to the contest terms and conditions regarding Verizon’s BlackBerry Storm scavenger hunt taking place in New York, it looks like the Approximate Retail Value (ARV) is set …

Vodafone announces BlackBerry Storm pricing

October 31st, 2008

If there’s one thing we can say about the Storm pricing Vodafone announced earlier today, it’s that the company definitely provides a nice wide range of options for customers with varied budgets. Don’t expect the same options stateside people, it’s just not our style. Our friends across the pond who pre-order the device online will …