AT&T BlackBerry Bold still in testing, according to RIM
posted by PhoneArena Team / Oct 04, 2008, 7:41 AM
Lazaridis, in a statement to The Associated Press, explained AT&T's testing process. "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." In an additional statement, he said that he wasn't concerned about any launch difficulties. "We're very meticulous about what our product does," he said.
AT&T, as usual, didn't say much. Company spokesman Mark Siegel would not confirm that the Bold was still in testing, but would only confirm that it would come out this year.
Source: Yahoo Finance via BGR
ATT a great company..... eh maybe..... The 3G is sporadic at best!!... Yet another reason to go to VZW!!! (Oh and the Blackberry Storm we all know kills the bold)
posted on Oct 04, 2008, 11:34 AM 0
The Storm kills the bold?? It has a click-touchscreen, and it's the first of its kind. Let's wait until the products release before we decide which one's better. Maybe you mean, it looks and sounds like its going to kill the Bold. The more of a believeable statement even though its an opinion.
posted on Oct 04, 2008, 1:13 PM 0
I couldn't agree with you more, but as long as this site is filled with VZW fanboys and salespeople, this kind of thing will continue. 99% of these guys haven't even had a Storm in their hands yet and it's already the best Blackberry ever. It kills the Bold and the iphone hands down. The crazy thing is it is quite possible that the Storm WILL be that good, but to claim it is at this point destroys your credibility among anyone with half a brain.
posted on Oct 04, 2008, 2:55 PM 0
First off..... Shut up cause your wrong. Second I have the storm right now in my hand. It is amazing. I never refered to the iphone you twit. I can't stand people who use this forum just to trash on VZW. Ask JD power assoc. about VZW compared to att. Enough said Truley though the storm is sweet, and you will agree once you have had one in hand.
posted on Oct 04, 2008, 3:52 PM 0
Oh and by the way RIM was not planning on making a 3G blackberry for att due to there 3G issues (See iphone problems) But as we all know money talks. So we wonder why the bold has been delayed some many times... (not on rogers or other international carriers of course) ITS ATT! not that hard to grasp.
posted on Oct 04, 2008, 3:57 PM 0
Posts: 40; Member since: May 07, 2008
There is a GSM/UMTS version of the Storm (9500) coming also. Given the UMTS (3G) bands (850/1900/2100), it seems to be destined for AT&T (plus international). About Verizon vs. AT&T - I used to have Verizon back in the "dark old days" when I was simply an ignorant consumer. For one thing, the more you know about cellular phones and service, the more likely you are to use a GSM provider (AT&T or T-Mobile); but even before I fully appreciated these differences, I was fed up with various aspects of VZWs operations. For one thing, compare unlimited internet access: With AT&T (using my unlocked Nokia N95) is $15/month; with Verizon it is more like $50. Plus, it is not really the same "internet", since with Verizon you can only use crippled devices that don't allow you to run things like, say, 3rd party applications such as Nokia Internet Radio, Nokia Maps, etc... Any GSM (+UMTS) network will give you much more freedom than what you have with either Verizon, Alltel, Sprint, etc..
posted on Oct 06, 2008, 7:20 AM 0
well im friends w a rim rep taht works in my area and ive played w the storm and the bold...lemme tell u the STORM BLOWSSSSSSSSSSSS its the worst attempt at a touchscreen device ive ever seen...the touch on the voyager is better and that one was terrible so before u go posting rediculous stuff to make ur self feel better get ur info str moron
posted on Oct 07, 2008, 2:45 PM 0
Maybe AT&T is trying to hold off on releasing the BOLD until VZW releases the STORM...to steal some of its thunder (wow, pun not intended). Both devices are so different, I don't think it would be fair to compare them as equals - do we compare the Curve to the iPhone? I think the Bold will appeal to the traditional, business-minded Blackberry users and the Storm will appeal more to the consumer users (ie existing Pearl and iPhone?). Just my 2 cents...either way, both will be flippin great!
posted on Oct 04, 2008, 2:27 PM 0
the reason that the bold isnt relesased yet is because RIM is perfectionists...they downt wanna release a product that sucks hense the iphone...look what happened when apple didnt push their release back and just threw it out without really testing it the thing blowssss now that the new software is out its better and as soon as the bold is relaeased it will be sickkk
posted on Oct 07, 2008, 2:48 PM 0
ATT failed to deliver on their promises to improve their 3g coverage area before the launch and now they are scrambling to get their act together before VZW releases the first true I Phone competition with the BB Storm. VZW has the upper hand in the 3g coverage obviously and ATT made no improvements on their end to justify making this device exclusive for so many months on their network since consumers will soon find out how a TRUE 3G network works on a BB. Trust me, this is far from over. ATT is about to lose their exclsuivity on their precious I Phone as well, VZW is indeed working with Apple to produce a CDMA I Phone , scheduled to release in 2nd quarter 2009.
posted on Oct 04, 2008, 2:33 PM 0
Could very well be a CDMA iphone if VZW doesn't mind allowing their customers to use itunes instead of their music services. It WOULD be fun to watch all the VZW fan boys who have been trashing the iphone since it came out suddenly reverse their point of view.
posted on Oct 04, 2008, 3:01 PM 0
then switch see you back on the network in 30 days i did it 3 weeks later sold my iphone cause it sucked not the phone i loved the phone but not the network although i did like that my minutes would roll over but whats the sense when you cant get service to use them
posted on Oct 04, 2008, 8:40 PM 0
i guess you don't read much, considering Verizon did NOT and i repeat did NOT cripple the GPS on the storm, it is fully unlocked GPS, that even includes a-GPS, so please understand what your talking about before you start the trash talk!
posted on Oct 05, 2008, 1:01 AM 0
Why do VZW folks trash AT&T, AT&T folks trash VZW? Bottomline, they're the same company, in a sense, providing the same service. AT&T only has 3G coverage in cities, VZW provides 3G coverage only in cities (you want proof, go to VZW.com coverage map, and click VCast mobile TV or Prepay, and it will tell you true VZW coverage that the company owns, not roaming). Pisses me off when people diss this company or that company. Every cell phone company has some holes in their coverage, cuz it would bankrupt them if they had to provide perfect 3G coverage in every square inch of the country [Cost-benefit analysis anybody?]. AT&T is better in one place, while VZW is better in another. So, for a guy from Oklahoma [City], better to go with AT&T, cuz Verizon "does not provide service in that area" (that's from their website), which seems to contradict what they claim from their coverage map, blanketing the whole state. [And don't diss OK either, all you fellas rush to that state when there's oil, and walk way and diss when you use it all up].
posted on Oct 04, 2008, 5:00 PM 0
Who cares? the Bold will be grat and the Storm as well. I feel the Storm will be better and we all know it will be better then the iphone. For does who dont know Apple first went to Verizon with the Iphone and sence they wanted to much control over everything Verizon said no and used ATT as a SECOND choise. It really does not matter because the storm will be better and because in 2009 the iphone is coming to Verizon anyway. and in closing Verizon is the best but they are expensive and they do criple most phones but they still work better then any ATT, Tmobile or definitely Sprint!
posted on Oct 04, 2008, 5:11 PM 0
Also Verizon just purchased ALLTEL that makes the coverage EVEN BETTER then it is and specially even in rural areas of the U.S.A
posted on Oct 04, 2008, 5:15 PM 0
i get like 2 bars on my vzw phone in my house my wifess att phone is searching for service and my friends alltell phone gets full service i cant wait till they takeover and i get full service in my house but wait i still get 3g service here in southern alabama my wifes att phone dosent even know what 3g is lol
posted on Oct 04, 2008, 8:45 PM 0
doenst make sense that they are still testing this phone. i know a couple of people who have the bold already because they work for a company who tests these kinds of products and they said everything seems to be fine. dont know what the delay is
posted on Oct 04, 2008, 11:32 PM 0
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