The Blackberry Storm is expected to be released on Nov. 21 for $199 -- the same price point as Apple's ( AAPL) popular iPhone. Shares of Amazon ( AMZN) were down 3.8% to $39.98 after Banc of America cut its earnings estimates on the company for the year. It now expects a profit of $1.28 a share, down from $1.36 a share. Although the firm maintains a buy rating on the stock, it lowered its price target to $72 from $80 in light of a deteriorating economy. "We anticipate that demand for large screen TV's and other higher ASP-consumer electronics will continue to be weak in this environment," Banc of America analyst Brian Pitz wrote in his research. "And note, AMZN has already warned of weakness in higher-ASP flat-panel TV sales." Shares of Sprint-Nextel ( S) were soaring on Thursday, by 14.9% to $2.24 . The company is
offering voluntary buyouts to employees as a way to cut down on expenses.