A sure fire sign of a new device launch typically comes when the older model is clearanced - such is the case with the BlackBerry Storm. The popular touchscreen BlackBerry has been reduced to $49.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and new two-year agreement. Better yet, thanks to the BOGO promotion running at the moment, you can pick up a second BlackBerry of equal or lesser value for free. At the $149.99 pre-rebate price, free BlackBerry models include another Storm, 8830 World Edition, Curve 8330, Pearl Flip 8230, or 8703e (unfortunately, Tour's aren't included at the Storm's price point).
WIth a feature set encompassing Wi-Fi, a revised version of SurePress (or whatever RIM chooses to label it), and BlackBerry OS 5.0, the BlackBerry Storm 2 is slated to land on Big Red in October. At $49.99, is it worth picking up a nearly obsolete device, or would you rather wait for the revision?