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Hot-Selling BlackBerry® Storm™ Back In Stock In Select Stores In The Southwest On Friday

First availability on store shelves in the Southwest since November 21st launch

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December 17, 2008

Jenny Weaver
Jenny.Weaver@VerizonWireless.com
480-763-6321

CHANDLER, AZ — The world’s first touch screen BlackBerry® smart phone returns to select Verizon Wireless stores on Friday, Dec. 19, in Arizona, New Mexico, Southern Nevada and Utah just in time for the holidays. The new shipment of BlackBerry Storm devices is significant, but supplies will still be limited.

The Storm sold out on launch day (Nov. 21) in nearly all U.S. stores, including Verizon Wireless retail outlets in the Southwest. To keep up with demand, Verizon Wireless has been filling orders by shipping the device directly to customers as new units become available. While orders can still be direct-shipped, the company made an extra effort to get limited quantities in stock Friday at the stores seeing the greatest demand.

The Storm – with a large, clickable touch screen keyboard; multi-media capabilities like a full HTML browser, 3.2 megapixel camera for pictures and video; secure email; replaceable battery; document editing capability; and V CAST Music with Rhapsody – is the fastest-selling device Verizon Wireless has ever launched. A global device, it operates on the largest and most reliable 3G network in the U.S.

The Storm returns to the following stores in the Southwest on Friday, December 19:

Arizona

Central Phoenix

  • 1615 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix
  • 10810 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix

East Valley

  • 16447 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
  • 1935 S. Val Vista, Mesa
  • 800 N. 54th St., Chandler

West Valley

  • 7608 W. Bell Rd., Glendale
  • 13050 W. Rancho Santa Fe Blvd., Avondale

Yuma

  • 1418 S. Yuma Palms Pkwy.

New Mexico

Albuquerque

  • 4411 San Mateo Blvd. NE
  • 2201 Louisiana Blvd.
  • 9935 Coors Blvd.

Santa Fe

  • 3530 Zafarano Drive

Southern Nevada

Las Vegas

  • 8780 W. Charleston Blvd.
  • 9985 South Eastern Avenue

Utah

St. George

  •   473 River Road

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