AT&T not selling BlackBerry Bolds until Dakota arrives

AT&T not selling BlackBerry Bolds until Dakota arrives
Some time ago AT&T said it was closing out its BlackBerry Bolds (the 9000 and the 9700) from its shelves, which practically means there are few remaining Bold units available for sale in AT&T's line-up, since the second-largest carrier doesn't plan to obtain more.

This situation may change soon, though, since some rumours point that we are set to see the launch of the BlackBerry Dakota (believed to be the next Bold) as soon as early spring, although significant numbers of this phone are not expected to grace AT&T shelves before "very early summer".

Whether this is the reason only a small quantity of Bolds are available in the AT&T stores at present, or the second-largest US carrier is simply clearing out the dead wood, is up to debate. The BB Dakota is set to offer a 2.8-inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 640 and BlackBerry OS 6.1.

source: Fudzilla via BlackBerry OS

Related phones

Bold 9900
  • Display 2.8" 640 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1230 mAh(5.90h 3G talk time)



1. Das70

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

This will have a touch screen. But I bet Android users still come on here and say Blackberry is dead.

2. Saad073

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Just because a Blackberry has a touch screen doesn't automatically make it as good as Android, iOS, or WP7. That's been proven over and over again with the Storm, Storm2, and Torch. I'm hoping the Dakota will finally get it right with its more powerful specs. One of my friends has a Torch and despite it being slow I actually do like OS 6 and think it gets a lot right. But until BB can get its act together and streamline the performance of these phones, there's little to no support to back up your claim of the new Dakota being as good as those other OSes.

4. Das70

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

I agree about the touchscreen thing.(I was being a bit sarcastic) But android users are constantly bashing Blackberry for its look and lack of things like touchscreen, app store, faster processor etc. They choose to ignore things like the fact RIM has more than just its trademark blackberry look.(theres at least 3 or 4 more unique styles), battery life is usually awesome on Blackberrys and they are not data hogs like android phones.

7. LOL unregistered

Nor are they privacy sieves that force you to leak your personal data to the cloud or to Google's or Steve Jobs' wallet. RIM still lets you sync to your desktop and keep emails and other data as secure as you want.

8. LOL unregistered

Now Google is in bed with the NSA. Would you buy an Android phone and entrust your personal info to Google who's in bed with a spy agency?

3. LOL unregistered

This is a business phone, not a game-boy for the limp-wristed overgrown rugrat panty wastes who play all day and have no self-worth other than to show off their fanboi iphones and genuflect to Jobs instead of getting jobs. Don't think for a minute that their posts here are worth any more than the keyclicks spent plagiarizing and spellchecking

5. ps1001

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 14, 2010

the new dakota could be a game-changer for rim(and the users)... i guess time will tell...(and i hate the use of that sentence...)

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

BlackBerry Dakota isn't even a 3G device. it only runs on EDGE.

9. vdogBolduser unregistered

I agree - business phone. People who need a Blackberry or appreciate it for its function don't care if it has touch screen or dual core or stupid, useless apps. Dakota will be LTE ready for 4G. Do your research.

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