Just when I was about to give up on AT&T to release the Blackberry Bold this year. They finally have given us an official date in their latest press release. AT&T plans to drop the long awaited BlackBerry Bold on November 4,2008. There is still some speculation to the reason why the Bold was delayed for so long but let’s put all that behind and just hope they will keep their promise.Â
NEW YORK (AP) – AT&T Inc. says that the new flagship BlackBerry model that was initially expected this summer, the Bold 9000, will go on sale Nov. 4.
Ralph de la Vega, head of AT&T’s consumer business, supplied the launch date on the company’s third-quarter earnings conference call Wednesday.
When BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion Ltd. revealed the model in May, it said it would go on sale this summer. The Bold 9000 did launch in some overseas markets, but not in the U.S. The apparent delay hurt RIM shares over the summer.
Early in October, RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis that the Bold was still being tested by AT&T, and implied that the carrier was being extra careful after widely publicized problems with Apple Inc.’s latest iPhone.