Though this isn't from the dragons mouth, but it is something. Take it for what it is.
Herexxx8217;s our latest info on the BlackBerry Storm and the fate of the device on Verizonxxx8217;s network: it just went into technical acceptance at Verizon which usually takes around 3-4 weeks, and the device has been delayed internally by around 3-4 weeks while they work out the kinks (read: buggy and unresponsive) and polish it up. That puts us around a mid-November launch on Verizon
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