Vodafone pegs BlackBerry Storm for 14 November release

Vodafone is making a big song and dance today about the BlackBerry Storm, with a swanky launch event in central London and talk of why it's going to b

Vodafone is making a big song and dance today about the BlackBerry Storm, with a swanky launch event in central London and talk of why it's going to be the iPhone–beater everyone's been gagging for.

But behind all the hype there's one piece of bad news – the phone won't be heading to the UK until 14 November. That's a week later than email freaks and touchscreen fanatics had been led to believe, with Phones4U said to have devices for sale from tomorrow.

It's not all bad though – the phone's still coming and it's sure to offer you an awesome alternative to Apple's dominance. We've been having a play with one this morning, so keep 'em peeled for a hands–on video of the Storm in action later today.

And while you wait, remember to take a look at our hands–on snaps and feature telling you everything you need to know about the BlackBerry Storm.

Essentials

BlackBerry Storm

Price: £Free on contract

On sale: 14 November

Contact: RIM