$99 BlackBerry Storm Now, or Indefinite Wait for Storm 2 and +$100?
So here the dilemma… My BlackBerry Curve went on the fritz and I decided “what the heck, let’s see about upgrading rather than just replacing!” I’ve been looking at the Storm for some time and, now that it’s grown past it’s initial release problems, it seems to be a stable system.
As it turns out, Verizon is now selling them for $99 because the Storm 2 is due out “soon” – likely November, but nobody really knows.
The improvements seem to be:
-WiFi (not a huge deal for me)
-More application memory (potentially appealing)
-Tighter screen (I don’t think I’d dislike the current one though)
Most hardware and software seems to be about the same though.
So the question is this – do I hold out for the newest one, which will cost me $199, require a couple to several month wait and have (likely) only minor improvements, or spend the $99 now to get the current version?
My fear is, given that RIM hasn’t really confirmed any features, that there will be something remarkably wonderful in the new one that I didn’t anticipate and I’m going to kick myself for not waiting. But is it worth the extra $100? Would I be just as happy with the current Storm at the better price? Should I not worry about it, because there will always be a new, better gadget on the horizon?
Would love to hear from people who have genuine input, not just people who love to bash BlackBerry and hold up the iPhone as their lord and savior.
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