Rumor Mill: BlackBerry Storm will sell for $219

Verizon Wireless' launch date for Research In Motion's BlackBerry Storm is still uncertain, but preliminary pricing appears to have leaked. According to a screenshot of the prices,  the phone is retailing for $219 with a two-year contract.

The phone, the first touchscreen BlackBerry, will also sell for $289 with a one-year contract and $519 unsubsidized, according to a staging website screenshot that surfaced on Howard Forums. These prices are subject to change as the screenshot shows the webpage has yet to be completed evidenced by incorrect information describing the Storm's QWERTY keyboard.

Verizon has given no indication of when it will launch the Storm, though Nov. 16 has been rumored as a possible launch date.

RIM also released an online "User Guide" for the Storm that walks through operational how-to's as well as more complex processes.

For more:
- see this post
- see this post about the user guide
- see these Storm pictures

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