According to a trusted TechnoBuffalo source, the new touch BlackBerry Bold 9900 will hit Rogers’ network up in Canada, August 9th. There was no word on pricing, but, is starting to look more and more like new BlackBerry devices will be announced very soon.
touch BlackBerry Bold
It’s looks like the next generation of BlackBerry devices are nearing their long awaited launch dates as the the touch BlackBerry Bold 9930 has been detailed in video on Verizon’s website. RIM, via the official @BlackBerry Twitter account, yesterday announced that new BlackBerry 7 devices would be announced today, so, I hope will see a video of the BlackBerry 9960 a bit later today…
Even though the touch BlackBerry Bold 9900 was the only next-generation officially announced back at BlackBerry World 2011 this past May, several new BlackBerry 7 devices or in the works, and, it looks like they will be officially announced tommorow, July 26th at an event RIM is calling #BB7FanNight.
A leaked Sprint End User Fulfillment Device Availability Report shows estimated launch dates of several next generation BlackBerry devices coming over the next couple of months. The touch BlackBerry Bold 9930 and the, yet to be officially announced, BlackBerry Torch 9850 both are slated to be released on August 21st. Just a few weeks later the BlackBerry Curve 9350, which, hasn’t been officially announced either, will be released September 9th.
One of the last hurdles new mobile devices have jump over before going on sale in the United States is getting FCC approval. The new touch BlackBerry Bold 9900 has just won FCC approval, so, it shouldn’t be too long before that device goes on sale. The touch Bold 9900 still needs to meet carrier acceptance, however, there is no regulatory reason why devices couldn’t be sold right now.
Research in Motion has already said that they are going to miss the back to school shopping season with the new touch BlackBerry Bold, so, I still don’t expect to see the device until the August/September time frame.