Why Didn't Verizon Announce The Storm 2 When RIM Did?

The BlackBerry Storm 2's had a pretty weird debut. The original launched with a ton of coordinated fanfare from Verizon and RIM, but this time around, it's a murky, limbo launch, basically announced by Walt Mossberg.

So what happened? Officially, the reason that Verizon hasn't announced the Storm 2 is that "it's not available yet", and when it is, they'll "share that like normal". O-kay. Unofficially, well, we just think it's weird. [Storm 2 Coverage on Giz]