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'Storm' Is Here — Broadcast-Quality Video, High-Resolution Photos Available At VerizonWireless.com

Images From Around the Country as Customers Crowd Verizon Wireless Stores to Buy BlackBerry Storm

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November 19, 2008

Tom Pica
Thomas.Pica@VerizonWireless.com
908-559-7516

WHO: Verizon Wireless, the only U.S. wireless company to offer the first touch screen BlackBerry smartphone with the world’s first “clickable” touch screen

WHAT: Broadcast-quality video and high-resolution still images of the first customers to purchase the BlackBerry® Storm™ smartphone on its first day of sale will be available for use by the media. Video and images are being captured at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores across the country.

WHERE: B-Roll and still images can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

WHEN: New B-Roll and images will be added today, Nov. 21, throughout the day as customers purchase their BlackBerry Storms.

BACKGROUND: The BlackBerry Storm (model 9530) from Research In Motion is exclusively available in the U.S. beginning today at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.

For information and details about the BlackBerry Storm, visit www.verizonwireless.com/storminfo.

Media interested in covering this event live at one of Verizon Wireless’ 2,400 Communications Stores should visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/news/contacts/index.html .htmland contact their local media representative.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 70.8 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 71,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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