Verizon BlackBerry Storm 3 (9570): Are You Disappointed with Cancellation?

The BlackBerry Storm 3 (9570) now been cancelled by Verizon, and we would love to know if you are disappointed with this decision.

The reason Verizon does not want the BlackBerry Storm 3 is down to the fact it is basically the Storm 2 with not a lot of differences, as CrackBerry would say “It’s too close to the BlackBerry Storm 2 and not enough of an upgrade to make it to the Verizon line up of BlackBerry smartphones”.

Engadget has a list of Verizon news and this was right at the top of their list, however even though Verizon has taken the Storm 3 of its list they are updating the likes of the BlackBerry Tour, Curve 3G and Bold 9650 for known problems.

The Tour will apparently have the 5.0 OS update whereas the Bold and Curve mentioned above will have the BlackBerry 6 if speculations are correct.

Please let us know if you think Verizon has made the right decision with the BlackBerry Storm 3 (9570) cancellation.


11 thoughts on “Verizon BlackBerry Storm 3 (9570): Are You Disappointed with Cancellation?”

  1. Quietstorm says:

    I agree. Verizon is better than that. Verizon in my opinion has good customer service and they have gone beyond the call of duty to make sure that I was happy after returning 3 Storms. I have sent messages to RIM and Iam yet to receive a response. Im a Blackberry fan. But mediocracy will not be tolerated…Im glad Verizon has sent this strong message

  2. Tom says:

    My Verizon contract now gives me a free replacement of my Storm 1 (which has had lots of problems). Unless I get quick news that there is something coming for a customer who likes Verizon & Blackberry, I will either be electing ATT & the Torch or ATT & the IPhone. I would have stayed with Verizon for the Storm 3.

  3. John says:

    I am very disappointed that Verizon cancelled the Storm 3, I have had the Storm 1 for so long and was really looking forward to the "supposed" Hot Spot capabilities of the Storm 3 and more storage.

  4. EKD says:

    VZ made the right decision with cancellation of the Storm 3. RIM should go back to the drawing board and develop a phone with hardware specs that can at least match those of the top tier Droids. I.e. 1GHz processor, minimum of 512MB RAM, AND 8GB internal storage for speed, in addition to microSD storage expansion. Get rid of the SurePress screen too! What a disaster!

    RIM is digging their own grave by releasing phones in 2010 with hardware specs from 2008. RIM, you should releasing blackberries that will blow the competition away, sort of like the upcoming Playbook….

  5. Toby Moore says:

    Not sure of difference between 2 & 3 … I lhave had the Storm 2 from the beginning and whould like a upgrade but not the same 2 warmed over. Dissapointed that RIM doesn't move for better upgrade for 3.

  6. eestubbs104 says:

    I am dissappoint not so much with Verizon as I am with RIM, the maker of BlackBerry phones. I have owned BlackBerry cell phones for the last 5 years. I guess RIM doesn't feel the need to compete with the bigger screens and faster phone being marketed now, i.e., iPhones and cell phones operating on the Android OS. I am currently eligible for a early upgrade and My contract is up at the end of the year with Verizon. If I do stay with Verizon, I will be dropping the BlackBerry Storm that I currently own and unless there is a great improvement over the BlackBerry Storm 3 that they just canceled.
    I really hope that Verizon will come out with a better cell phone than what's on the market. I liked something along the lines of the Droid X, with the Android 2.2 already installed and with the google search included. I just want bigger and faster. Let go Verizon, your service in my area is great, now let's make the phone greater.

  7. Brian Clark says:

    RIM needs to step it up. In order to get a piece of the market going foward…they need to introduce a product ahead of the game…not continously a year behind…..

  8. Juergen says:

    I was hoping for the storm 3 to be released sometime in the speculated November or December. Even if it were to just be an upgrade for the storm 2 and not an entirely new phone, I would be happy. The apple phone (I won't say its name) had the 3gs to run between the second and third/fourth generation; it wasn't a completely new phone but it still was considered as a new gen. in the line up.

    Granted I was really looking forward for the storm 4 but that is still some time off from now. I would have considered the storm 3 if it were released this fall or even early next year, I have had great success with my storm 2 so I guess that I'll have to wait for the 3 or 4 like everyone else. At least we will know that it's a good phone with all of the development time that they have spent with it.

  9. Ted says:

    just moved from BB curve 8330 to droid 2 and not nearly as thrilled as i thought I would be. Im a huge emailer, and I was just looking on the web to see what blackberries VZW had coming up, and was disappointed to see that apparently the only one in the pipeline got canceled. VZW needs the Torch, or at least something comparable!

  10. guest says:

    I think its a mistake, I was waiting for the storm 3, and now that its not happening I am getting rid of my storm 2 for a new phone…not sure which yet. If the storm 3 came out I would have stayed with Blackberry.

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