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BlackBerry Storm Launch Crashes Verizon Network
[November 21, 2008]

BlackBerry Storm Launch Crashes Verizon Network


Originally posted on VoIP & Gadgets Blog, here: http://blog.tmcnet.com/blog/tom-keating/mobile-phones/blackberry-storm-launch-crashes-verizon-network.asp.

blackberrystorm_device_headon.jpg I was on the phone with TMC's (News - Alert) Verizon representative to discuss changing our mobile phone plans. The Verizon (News - Alert) rep told me it was bad timing since their entire intranet ordering system had completely crashed as a result of the Blackberry Storm launch. Looks like the Storm is having a tremendously successful launch.

Heck, hundreds of people lined up at Verizon Wireless stores today across the U.S. to buy the BlackBerry (News - Alert) Storm, the first touch-screen phone from Research In Motion.




According to Reuters, more than 200 people had waited at a Verizon store in mid-town Manhattan but were turned away after it ran out of the new phones less than an hour after opening. The angry customers were seen wielding pitchforks and torches until the police came to restore order. No really...



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