Vodafone has revised its launch timing for the BlackBerry Storm to ensure that it can meet ‘unprecedented demand’ from across Australia.
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Vodafone will email all prospective customers who have pre-registered for BlackBerry Storm, inviting them to complete their Storm purchase online. In addition to receiving an 8GB microSD card, online customers may also receive their device a day before the official in-store launch date of December 5.
Vodafone Australia’s CEO, Russell Hewitt said, “BlackBerry Storm has sparked the imagination and anticipation of Vodafone customers around the world. In the UK, we’ve been selling a Vodafone Storm every 13 seconds, and on the basis of demand from our pre-registration process, which is well into the thousands, we’re expecting demand to be just as hot here in Australia.”
Vodafone Australia has also announced that it would heavily subsidise the BlackBerry Storm in Australia to provide it to customers for $0 while offering Vodafone customers unlimited BlackBerry email and internet from as little as $69 per month.