Launch delay of BlackBerry Bold causes cancellation of AT&T product training

Launch delay of BlackBerry Bold causes cancellation of AT&T product training
The BlackBerry Bold drama continues! Boy Genius Report has obtained information stating that AT&T's version of the BlackBerry Bold has been pushed back yet again, and training will be canceled as a result. According to the tipster, the phone was scheduled for launch on October 2nd, followed by AT&T product training on October 7th. The information states that the phone has been delayed due to the operating system, however it is a bit strange, considering that several carriers have launched the device across several countries without problem. Launch parties are scheduled for mid-October, so we imagine it will launch sooner or later. At this point, it's all a guessing game!

The following is the e-mail that was sent to BGR:

As you are aware, with the anticipated launch of the 3G AT&T BlackBerry Bold, RIM has committed to hold training sessions in over 40 cities. A large number of these sessions were to take place this and next week. Due to the continued uncertainty of the device launch date, we will work with RIM to reschedule these sessions to a later date. Any representatives that have registered will be informed by email of the schedule change. No action is required from your part.

Rescheduling the training to align with a final technical acceptance for BlackBerry Bold launch will ensure that:

a) the training material can cover all the feature functionality that will be on this device at launch (at this time we don’t have clarity on the status of all features).

b) handouts can be given to Dealers to reinforce the material covered

c) we will be able to provide attendees with a general availability date

c) the delivery of the material will be within one - two weeks of launch to ensure content retention and ability to practice what they learn in the field

d) the desired 30 person per session registration/attendance is achieved (training in the last week of a sales month at the end of a sales quarter should be avoided if possible)

Please let me know if any questions.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Source: BGR


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