We’ve known for some time now that the BlackBerry Storm would be coming to Telus Mobility and we’ve heard all sorts of rumors about how much it would cost. Now those rumors can be laid to rest, because Telus has come forth with the official pricing information.
Canadians will soon be able to enjoy the first touchscreen BlackBerry from Research in Motion. This is pretty much right on schedule, because everyone was saying that this phone would hit store shelves somewhere around the middle of December. As you know, the BlackBerry Storm does not have a physical keyboard, so you’ll have to rely on the virtual QWERTY and SureType displayed on the clicking touchscreen.
If you latch yourself onto a three-year service agreement that involves a voice, email and data plan of at least $40 a month, you will be given the privilege of buying the BlackBerry Storm for $249.99. This is a promotional price that will last until Christmas Day. After that, we’re not sure if the asking price will go up or down… or stay the same.
Included in that price is a free 8GB memory card that comes preloaded with music and videos by Stars, Broken Social Scene, The Stills, Constantines, Kevin Drew, Jason Collet and Brendan Canning.
If you’d prefer to get a shorter contract, Telus will sell you the BlackBerry Storm for $450 or $550 with a two-year or one-year contract instead. If you prefer to go sans service agreement altogether, the Storm will run you a cool $599.99. You’ll want to make up your mind soon if you want the Storm in time for the holidays, because they’ll surely be short on stock. The full rollout doesn’t even happen until January.