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    Storm to be discontinued?

    woha...can not believe, what I am reading here, Storm to be discontinued soon? To be replaced by what?

    RIM Hit by Storm Concerns | Technology | Financial Articles & Investing News | TheStreet.com

    "Investors and analysts said there was speculation among traders about a report that indicated orders for the Storm were cut or cancelled."

    "The rumor of cancellations could also be a sign that Verizon is making room for a new device"


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    Storm 1.... Not storms overall! They already got rid of it! The Mom and pop cell company's like Inland are picking it up.
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    I have to agree with Jason on this. What probably happened was this... This following statement was made in public "the storm 1 has been completely discontinued, we are burning through stock, and fru stock and then moving on" which turned into "VERIZON is discontinuing the storm! They are no longer going to sell blackberry(on somesites)" I would have to say this was reference only to the storm 1

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    ya id have to agree with jason and jnespa, the rumors would translate that into the storm line itself is being discontinued. discontinuing the storm and not hearing any leaks of a replacement is hard to believe

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    First car phones, then pagers, now this!? :11:

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    I doubt the 9550 is part of this. And, when a #2 of any device is launched it's only a matter of time until stock is depleted, the item is not re-ordered, and it's discontinued. It's the nature of the industry.

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    Yeah but the storm would be a sad loss for very few.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TemperamentalMan View Post
    I doubt the 9550 is part of this. And, when a #2 of any device is launched it's only a matter of time until stock is depleted, the item is not re-ordered, and it's discontinued. It's the nature of the industry.
    I agree. Once the Storm 2 came out...why would VZW continue stocking the Storm 1. I wouldn't be that surprised if RIM was decided to stop producing a Storm 1...whats the purpose of having both ?

    ...my 2 cents...

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    Same story, different site:
    Verizon To Boot RIM’s BlackBerry Storm – Reports : Rumor Blames Device’s High Return Rates

    Both articles seem to imply that Verizon will be tossing both Storm versions. Any Big Red insiders on here to offer some insight in where this story came from and what it actually means?
    Last edited by send2steph; 02-24-2010 at 09:55 AM. Reason: Whoo-hoo! Finally over 50!

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    Quote Originally Posted by send2steph View Post
    Same story, different site:
    Verizon To Boot RIM’s BlackBerry Storm – Reports : Rumor Blames Device’s High Return Rates

    Both articles seem to imply that Verizon will be tossing both Storm versions. Any Big Red insiders on here to offer some insight in where this story came from and what it actually means?
    Read the earlier post I made about the wording be all switched around, this isnt true.

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    This would not make me very happy since I just bought my Storm 2 on the 14th. I actually like my phone very much but don't want to have a phone they decided to dump. Tech support through Verizon would suck.

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    Seems to be S1 (and some other devices) only.

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    Wow they were still selling the 8830?

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    Thanks guys for posting our article. How about a thanks in the post huh?

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    Did you look at the bottom right? Where we always put the source of the article?

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    so if my storm1 for some odd reason "broke" id get a S2?

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    irony...i have been getting tired of my storm 1, i cracked it slightly and kept using it, then today it hit my desk here at work and cracked again, now its juuust about unusable, filed a claim getting a new one tomorrow..wonder if it will be an S2??!?!?! yea right waaay to early

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    Thank you for the article. I was surprised the 8830 and 8330 lasted as long as it did
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    Truthfully I was hoping the rumor of dropping the storm line was true. I bhave 9 lines on T-Mo in which i get incredible rates I but I was hoping T-mo USA could pick it like Euorope although do love my 8900!

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    It would make perfect sense to drop a device that has been "upgraded" to another level. Such is the case with the storm 1. Why would Big Red keep that on the shelf if there was a "better" model to have customers trade up to? This way, if your device breaks before the contract is up, you'll have to sign up for another two years, it makes perfect business sense, even if it makes no sense to real people.
    As for the pearl flip, wow! I'm surprised it made it this long.... (MHO, of course...)
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