The news comes courtesy of ElectricPig, who've uncovered word from the chaps at Carphone Warehouse that they'll be selling the device exclusively. There's no word on who the carrier will be as yet, but seeing as the Bold was on Orange, it's safe to assume its successor will be heading the same way.
Sadly, it's not quite as cool as the Bold, lacking 3G, but it does come with a full QWERTY keyboard, 256MB of on board storage and a 480x360 high–res screen.
RIM has yet to make any official comment, but as news of the Storm was out in the open months ahead of an official announcement, it's safe to assume they'll only spill the beans once it's already up for sale.
On sale: December
Contact: Carphone Warehouse