I know that this sounds like a broken record, but, AT&T is still testing the BlackBerry Bold.
“RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis said Thursday that the phone is still undergoing the certification process in which AT&T tests all new handsets to make sure they work well on its wireless network.”
For those of you that haven’t been following, AT&T’s implementation of 3G is about as bad as it possibly could be. Apparently they decided not to take a look at the rest of earth to see how other carriers have successfully implemented and run 3G over the passed several years.
At the end of the day, consumers really could care less about why or where the blame lies for all of the BlackBerry Bold delays. All that I know is it has been over a year since a new BlackBerry device has been released. Different variants and colors on the same device don’t count.
There is no official word on when the Bold will finally appear on AT&T’s network. “This year” is all that we have to go by.
I wonder if the Verizon BlackBerry Storm will make it out first?
Anything to the rumor that the iPhone uses 20x the data it should with its “ping pong” implementation and hasn’t left any room for the Bold.
I’ve been following this and haven’t seen anything about AT&T screwing up its implementation… Please point us to evidence.
By letting the release of the Bold slip so much, now when it is released it might be overshadowed by the BB Storm release anyway.
It will be a real coup for VZW to come out with the Storm before ATT launches the Bold.
As for this rumor about the iPhone hogging data, I don’t buy it. If the Bold uses so much less bandwidth, what’s the problem anyway? You see you can turn that number around and argue that the Bold should have no problems if it uses 1/20 the data bandwidth. At that rate, adding a few more weeks of iPhone sales should pose more problems to a crowded network than the Bold would.
However, I doubt that statistic is true anyway…it seems kind of fishy to me.
I predict the Storm will be out before the Bold and will capture all the media. There is really nothing special about the Bold anyway and its too damn big!
Bought the 3g iPhone 2day. All the blackberry delays cost them atleast 1 crackberry customer.
By the time the Bold is released on ATT it very well may seem to be yesterday’s news. The world of technology moves very fast, and RIM/ATT has botched this release about as bad as can be imagined.
I imagine Verizon is plenty happy about this.
I’m happily waiting for the Storm on Verizon. Done with at&t, as a matter in fact there service is terrible over the last 6 months anyway. Goin back, and stayin with Verizon for good. Bold is such old news, especially when the rest of the world has had it for a couple of months already…
Careful RIM, your being replaced.
iPhone smashes sales goals, AT&T rakes in subscribers
“That gives AT&T a net gain of 8.4 million subscribers.”
One in three iPhone 3G customers ditch their carriers
“Defectors from Verizon led the charge to the iPhone 3G, with 47 percent of those switchers; T-Mobile followed at 24 percent and Sprint grabbed the bronze at 19 percent.”
“During the June through August period, the iPhone 3G was the top-seller in the smartphone category, beating out competition from RIM and Palm. According to NPD, the iPhone 3G has boosted the iPhone’s market share from 11 percent before the new model’s introduction to 17 percent as of the end of August.”