I’m not sure if RIM and AT&T will ever be able to launch the BlackBerry Bold in a timely matter, it always seems there is something new to prolong the delay of the highly anticipated AT&T BlackBerry Bold 9000.
Recently, RIM Co-CEO, Mike Lazaridis, said that the BlackBerry Bold is still undergoing 3G connectivity tests to make sure all is well when they finally release it. RIM and AT&T both want to make sure the official release goes as smoothly as possible and they do not suffer similar 3G network problems like the iPhone 3G experienced.
The BlackBerry Bold had been scheduled to go on sale as early as the summer. When AT&T spokesman Mark Siegel was asked to confirm that the Bold was still undergoing tests, he didn’t have much to say other than that it will be available sometime this year. So for all of you who are still eagerly awaiting the day it is released, it should only take a few more months at most…hopefully.
Lazaridis had this to say to the Associated Press:
“There’s great scrutiny, as you might know, on that network and a certain device. So I guess everyone wants to be sure on every last test. We’re very meticulous about what our product does.”
Hopefully, AT&T and RIM can agree on a launch date and stick by their word.