I know I've said this many times, but I can't say it enough. The end of this year really is starting to get exciting. Several big events are supposed to happen by the end of this year. RIM has already officially released the new version of BlackBerry Messenger. And OS 5.0 is expected by years end. None of which are as big as the launch of the BlackBerry Storm 2 (Odin).
Often times the best news comes in the early morning. BerryReview just received some very exciting news from their sources on possible release dates for the Verizon 9550 and Vodafone 9520. Vodafone is rumored to be launching the Blackberry Storm 9520 October 15. That's less than a week from now. While that may not seem likely, many people didn't think RIM was really going to release the new version of BBM this week.
Verizon is rumored to be getting the BlackBerry Storm 9550 on October 25. This too seems realistically too soon, though everyone is hoping the sooner the better. Some Best Buy stores are said to already have the Verizon 9550 even. That would surely reinforce the rumor of an October 25 release.
Now that you have read the good news, time for the some bad news. The sources also report that the U.S. will not be seeing the launch of the 9520. This is very sad for die hard GSM users. How is it that both the first, and second generation of a BlackBerry not be released on a GSM carrier? I'm quite disappointed and baffled by this news. Especially since the device is a touchscreen BlackBerry.