Thursday, October 30, 2008

Verizon’s BlackBerry Storm Launch Party

Verizon sponsored a pretty big event last night in LA to serve as the launch party for the BlackBerry Storm. While the Verizon phone itself doesn’t actually launch until Nov. 15, the event put four demo units in the hands of a few hundred lucky citizens in LA. Oh yea, did I mention the Foo Fighters were there as well? Sure, that might have boosted attendance a little (or a lot), but impressions of the phone were overall pretty high.

Ironically enough, there were very few actual BlackBerry users at the BlackBerry launch. Blogs noted a heavy dose of iPhones, BlackJacks and LG’s being used in line. I guess you can take that one of two ways: there aren’t very many BlackBerry users (which is highly unlikely considering it’s still the leading manufacuter in the U.S.) or, the more probable scenario, RIM has finally made a device to infiltrate the mainstream consumer market.

BoyGenius has the full report on the shindig with a complete suite of images to make you feel like you were actually there. Unfortunately, there’s no audio from the Foo Fighters concert, but we’ve included some YouTube-esque concert footage below so you can feel like you were there.

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