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Global launch for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is being pushed later to September?

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Global launch for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is being pushed later to September?
Officially unveiled to the world early last month, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is surely expected to make some waves for RIM since it combines a tried and true form factor with touchscreen functionality, but now it appears that we’ll all need to wait even further to purchase one.

Initially, it was revealed that the smartphone would be available through a variety of carriers around the world sometime this “summer,” however, the case may no longer be that particular way. Instead, reports are seeping in hinting that the handset is going to be missing that target date and will launch in September. Come to think of it, that’s approximately a window of 4 months separating an official announcement and the actual release.

Taking into account that we haven’t seen any relatively new RIM smartphones of late, this latest unraveling places more strain on RIM’s competitiveness in the market. Summer is indeed going to be scorching, as the competition from all sides are sure to present us some worthy alternatives, that may lessen RIM’s prestige.

source: BGR

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posted on 03 Jun 2011, 13:47 1

1. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


If this is the case, Sorry RIM but you've only got the little bit of corporate supply that still believes in you to sell too. Whether it be Android, iOS, or WP7/8 you're being swept under the rug and forgotten about.

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 14:25

2. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)


This is like watching a fish that washed up on the beach. The fish just keeps flopping around getting further and further away from the water with every flop. This is a long, slow, agonizing death for RIM and it's even more painful for former RIM fans such as myself. Hope they can get a clue and turn things around.

posted on 03 Jun 2011, 21:57

3. mavricxx (Posts: 11; Member since: 26 Apr 2011)


I really hope the delay of phones is due to upgrades. I really want to see a Dual-Core processor, front facing cam, 1gb RAM and HDMI. At the very least they should add the dual core processor so we can be assured that we'll be able to upgrade to QNX later on.

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