Blackberry Storm price dropping in response to iPhone
Prices on the Blackberry Storm are dropping, with the first official announcement of a price cut to $99 by Verizon in the U.S. Neither Telus or Bell have yet announced a price cut for their Storms yet, but are expected to shortly, as it is traditional to slash a phone's price after its one-year anniversary.
The price drop is being pushed by Research In Motion as a way to respond to the price cuts Apple gave on the first-generation iPhones after releasing their new 3GS versions. With rumours flying that the iPhone is going to come to Bell and Telus in the near future, the phone competition is getting fierce.
All this activity comes in the wake of confirmation that there will be a Blackberry Storm 2 released sometime in October or November.
The new Storm 9550 is expected to have more solid hardware, Wi-Fi and to fix a number of the problems customers encountered with the clickable touch screen that made its debut on the first edition of the device. The Storm was a popular seller despite complaints from some reviewers about buggy software.