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Hot-Selling BlackBerry Storm Back In Stock In Select Verizon Wireless Stores Friday — First Time Since November 21st Launch

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December 17, 2008

Ken Muche
Ken.Muche@VerizonWireless.com
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IRVINE, CA — The world's first touch screen BlackBerry® smartphone returns to select Verizon Wireless stores Friday 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. 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; multimedia capabilities like a full HTML browser and 3.2 megapixel camera for pictures and video; secure e-mail; replaceable battery; document editing capability; and V CAST Music with Rhapsody – is the fastest-selling device Verizon Wireless has ever launched.

The Storm returns to the following southern California stores tomorrow:
Beverly Connection
Brea
Burbank
Canyon Springs
Carlsbad
Carmel Mountain
Chino Hills
Del Mar
El Cajon
Glendale
Glendora
Hawthorne
Hemet
Huntington Beach
Irvine
La Habra
Laguna Niguel
Mission Valley Store
Montclair
Oxnard
Panorama City
Pasadena
Porter Ranch
Redlands
Santa Clarita
Santa Monica
Thousand Oaks
Victorville
West Covina
Woodland Hills
Ynez

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