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    Hey everybody,

    I'm not trying to stir the pot. Let me start by saying I love my 8703e, and am VERY pro RIM/Blackberry.

    That being said.....
    I saw some presale prices on this device at like 600.00 or so. If it is expected to be an IPhone killer they need to get the price closer to the IPhone. Now, I realize that these might just be places trying to take advantage of folks. I guess the only fair thing to do is to wait until the actual Verizon launch. Does anyone know if what I'm seeing at $600 is right? It would seem to make sense after the price they released the 9000 for (which I think some people took issue with).

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    I am still trying to figure out a verified price for the Storm. With an upgrade discount I see it being around $200 ish give or take. With out an upgrade discount available i could see it being $600 ish. Best Buy is looking at $699 from what I understand.

    Keep in mind, the BlackBerry 8830 (vzw) is still $519 if outside of two year upgrade.
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    Gotcha. So maybe with a 2yr. contract it will be much less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain6497 View Post
    Hey everybody,

    I'm not trying to stir the pot. Let me start by saying I love my 8703e, and am VERY pro RIM/Blackberry.

    That being said.....
    I saw some presale prices on this device at like 600.00 or so. If it is expected to be an IPhone killer they need to get the price closer to the IPhone. Now, I realize that these might just be places trying to take advantage of folks. I guess the only fair thing to do is to wait until the actual Verizon launch. Does anyone know if what I'm seeing at $600 is right? It would seem to make sense after the price they released the 9000 for (which I think some people took issue with).
    What you are seeing is pure speculation period. No basis of fact, no chance of being the correct number. We will only know once Verizon publishes the price. $600? Not even close... it will certainly be lower than that.


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    Someone i work with here has a fiance' in a Verizon call center, he said that she said that the rumor floating around the VZW call center is $400ish for full retail. I just want a valid set in stone price from Verizon before I go crazy lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by j llama View Post
    Someone i work with here has a fiance' in a Verizon call center, he said that she said that the rumor floating around the VZW call center is $400ish for full retail. I just want a valid set in stone price from Verizon before I go crazy lol
    Unofficially, that falls in line with my understanding of it's upcoming price. With 2 year contract $249.00.
    Time will tell.


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    I agree. We need to wait until we hear it "from the horse's mouth". I'm sure everyone has been somewhat excited about the new release. I'll probably wind up waiting to get it for a while. The 8703 is a solid workhorse, so I have most of what I need. Although, my wife has a curve, and I have been a little envious lately of some of the features it has. I really just want to see the touchscreen. It might be a deal breaker for me if I can't get used to it. There is something to be said for real buttons. I like what I have seen of the interface so far though.

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    Yeah, some have posted ads from Bestbuy for an unlocked Storm at around $650. I don't think anyone has prices with a contract. Figure ATT does the iPhone for $199/299 with contract and they pay Apple about $200/phone upfront, so that's what Apple sells 'em for to ATT. There are no unlocked iPhones anymore, the originals were $600. Unlocked Bolds going for $650 in Canada, probably $300 ATT with contract next week. So Vzn can't be asking much more for a Storm, maybe the same.
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    Hopefully. I am sick of hearing how great the iphone is when Blackberry's products are really the best. I have to say though.....I am an Apple fan (their computers).

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain6497 View Post
    I am sick of hearing how great the iphone is when Blackberry's products are really the best. I have to say though.....I am an Apple fan (their computers).
    I'm with you 100%.


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    Looks like we're getting close!! I spoke to Verizon today, and while they didn't have an official date they said they thought it would be in the next 2 weeks. I thought maybe they had released it b/c I got an email asking me to experience it myself or something like that....got my hopes up.

    I can't wait to see the new keyboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain6497 View Post
    Looks like we're getting close!! I spoke to Verizon today, and while they didn't have an official date they said they thought it would be in the next 2 weeks. I thought maybe they had released it b/c I got an email asking me to experience it myself or something like that....got my hopes up.

    I can't wait to see the new keyboard.
    Latest from my VZW insider is the latest OS was sent from RIM late Monday 11/3 which had fixes for lagged screen operation from portrait to landscape, along with other minor OS problems VZW wants resolved.

    If this OS fixes the remaining issues, VZW will announce the release date within 10 days. Let's hope its the one!

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    I saw one tonight. The software was updated while I sat there, and there wasn't a bad lag, but there were several times I switched it, and it didn't switch.

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    Just read this earlier today.... this early adopter doesn't agree... WARNING, very lengthy article...

    http://digg.com/apple/Why_the_BlackB..._iPhone_killer

    Right now I'm hesitant about getting the Storm

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    I realize now how much I love my 8703. I wish the bold was on verizon....people talk about the javelin. Maybe one day......

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