The secret is out. At least on this blog first.
The much-anticipated and highly teased Blackberry Storm will hit U.S. stores on Friday, November 21, according to a Verizon Wireless spokesperson I talked to yesterday.
Specs: touchscreen (no keyboard) with a tactile click response, music player, 3.2 megapixel camera, full HTML browser.
I didn’t get a price point but Internet rumors place it around $225 with a two-year service plan from VZW. I’m expecting my sneak preview demo review unit any day now so keep checking back.
UPDATE: Confirmed. Just received an official press release.
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – The BlackBerry® Storm™ (model 9530) from Research In Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM) – the first touch screen BlackBerry smartphone with the world’s first “clickable” touch screen – will be available beginning Nov. 21 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at http://www.verizonwireless.com/ for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.