Industry Updates

BlackBerry Storm Launches; Draws Lines

Verizon Wireless released the new BlackBerry Storm in the US on Friday, but lacked sufficient devices to satisfy the immediate demand.

“Hundreds of people lined up at some Verizon Wireless stores on Friday to buy the BlackBerry Storm, the first touch-screen phone from Research In Motion that aims to compete with Apple’s iPhone.

More than 200 people had waited at a Verizon store in mid-town Manhattan early in the morning, many of whom were turned away after it ran out of the new phones less than an hour after opening at 8 a.m. The angry customers caused a ruckus and police came to restore order.”

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