Vodafone taking pre-orders for BlackBerry Storm, still no release date

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Reminiscent of the iPhone 3G launch, but still without an actual release date, Vodafone is now taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Storm 9500.

Presumably it’s expecting a lot of pent-up demand for RIM’s new consumer-friendly handset, but it would be nice to know when exactly it’s arriving here.

What we do know is that, if you want it for free, it will cost you a minimum of £40 per month on an 18-month contract, or £35 per month on a two year contract. All plans seem to come with unlimited texts, but unlimited email and Internet usage appear to only be available on higher tariffs.

Other plans include a range between £15 and £35 per month, where the handset will then cost anywhere from £300 to £500, depending on contract length.

Confusing? Of course, it’s a telecoms company. You can see all the details for yourself here.

Or just go and buy an iPhone instead…

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Andy Merrett

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