Lines for the Storm
In Knoxville TN it is a bit on the cool side. 7:30 AM and the mercury was pegged at 31 degrees with the occasional flurry blowing around. Not the best weather for line standing but yet there they were:
And what were these people standing in line for? Hot coffee? Nope, they were standing in line outside the Turkey Creek Verizon to get the BlackBerry Storm. The store presumably opens at 8 and I didn’t ask when the first person got there but unless something has seriously changed since the last time I got a phone from Verizon the twentieth guy in that line won’t be home in time for dinner. Line standing is always a good indicator that something has caught the imagination of at least a few people so clearly these folks really want an iPhone but are tied to Verizon. At least that is what one person who intends to get a Storm today related to me.
If you want a little perspective this line was nothing compared to the iPhone lines on the original release date and positively paltry compared to the lines on the release of the iPhone 3G. n the other hand no one stands in line for the KRAZR so the Storm is going to go over pretty big.
You’ve been trimmed and tweeted. Going to see if there is line at CO-OP in Ashland City. http://tr.im/1cqm @ http://tr.im/1cqx!
i work accross from at&t and upstairs from an apple store and NEITHER of them had more than 10 people in line for either the 1st or 2nd phone
What’s your point huck?
Are you saying everyone else lied about iPhone?
The lines for an iPhone at a Dallas store lasted, I’m guessing, 4 weeks or more - I don’t know exactly, but I drive past that store on my way to work and there were always lines waiting to get an iPhone. I thought that was just amazing.