According to BGR, which is usually right about this kind of stuff, the BlackBerry 9000 will be officially announced by Research in Motion May 12th, the first day of WES down in Orlando Florida.

To be clear, the BlackBerry 9000 is being announced… Not released. If RIM follows suite, this thing will probably come out first on AT&T anywhere from a few weeks to a few months later.

Maybe we should go ahead and start the “How long with it take the BlackBerry 9000 to come out on Verizon?” thread now so we can get a jump start on what most probably will be a very popular post if past history is a good indication of things.