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BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 Not Coming until August?



It looks like a release of RIM’s freshly announced BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 aka the BlackBerry Bold Touch won’t be launching any time soon as it apparently has been delayed until sometime during the month of August.

BlackBerry Bold 9900

Two days ago at its BlackBerry World conference, RIM announced the highly anticipated device but failed to give it a release date only saying that it would come at some point this summer.  Speculation has rested on either June or July as probable launch months.

Well, it looks like RIM is going to be waiting until the very last part of summer to push this thing out onto shelves with the original launch of the device getting delayed for unspecified reasons.  Not good if you were hoping to get your hands on this device in the near future.

If that wasn’t enough bad news, it also looks like the BlackBerry Touch, the BlackBerry Torch 2 and the BlackBerry Curve Touch won’t be announced until October when RIM’s DevCon conference rolls around.

T-Mobile is the only carrier to confirm that it will be carrying the new BlackBerry Bold.

(Via BGR)



  1. Mark

    05/05/2011 at 4:09 am

    I love my Blackerry…But RIMM is so far behind the 8 ball you wonder if they will ever compete again. By the time they release their new phones, they are obsolete. Lame….

    • moose8415

      05/05/2011 at 8:31 pm

      yeah I understand, my wife has a adroid and have a storm 2 she just up graded while im waiting for the new cool stuff RIM has coming out, but dang seems like their always pushing it off to a later date by then their two step behind becasue apple or android has upgraded. what a headache BB has caused me.

  2. jdubs

    05/23/2011 at 4:47 pm

    I believe that RIM is producing a very competitive phone in the BB Bold 9900 model.   720p video recording is standard.  5 megapixel camera doesn’t match up to the rumored 8 megapixel from Apple in the iPhone 4s or the one currently residing in some Android phones, but nonetheless is a decent camera.  The idea of a touchscreen and a BB 9000 like keyboard, without a slide out?  I’m in.  The 9000 sported the best keyboard out there.  Very happy that this new one will be slightly bigger.  NFC technology will be equipped too.  I think this phone will do just fine. 

    • Jordan

      06/21/2011 at 4:42 pm

      I’ve always believed that Iphone is way advanced than Blackberry phones. I am planning to get a Blackberry bold touch when it comes out coz it looks pretty sleek if you know what I mean. Iphone plans are way expensive which holds me back from buying it and blackberry has the bbm feature which I happen to like very much :D

  3. Zill_boom

    06/12/2011 at 11:22 pm

    I think they wanna realease it as close as the iphone 5 gets realeased just for a little competion and to see who gets the better sale

    • Anonymous

      06/13/2011 at 7:25 pm

      No way if that’s the case its all over for rim. Rim just cant compete with the Ipone AKA Phone eater, if thats the case then blackberry would be just that a  phone fruit to be eaten lol  

  4. Anonymous

    06/13/2011 at 7:44 pm

    Rim just doesnt understand its not about catching up its about beating your competition. Blackberry is a smart phone, corporate phone, business phone, a computer, so it should be just that,such as full remote access to your computer from your blackberry, at least 30gig HD, Full personal assitant, outlook view, ect. and if Rim cant do that then stock shares will continue to go down. such an ugly turnout for a beautiful company. o well when that happens at least we will still have the iphone its not a blackberry but it will do lol.

  5. Jabber032011

    06/15/2011 at 2:30 pm

    Blackberry is the only phone (including new windows phones) that syncs with my Outlook (tasks, emails, calendar, & contacts) flawlessly.  This is my #1 priority in a phone since I rely on Outlook for everything.  I tried the droid and it was horrible even with companion link app and toodelo.  So I can’t wait for this phone!  I just don’t understand why these other companies don’t do a better job with Outlook not that hard to get right.  It’s funny that windows phones are not as good either.

  6. Guest

    07/10/2011 at 6:25 pm

    I am beginning to get really impatient and frustrated waiting for this phone to come out! I don’t understand why Blackberry would make an announcement on a phone that they know people have been waiting for but not release at least an estimated date of release… I am about to turn away from the Blackberry if they keep playing games with their loyal customers!

  7. Guest

    07/11/2011 at 8:32 pm

    why cant they say the release date? need a a new phone asap but unsure whether to purchase BB bold which will be outdated in weeks

  8. guest

    07/24/2011 at 5:42 am

    I sure hope it comes out soon my bb bold 9700 is a total pos Ive had 2 of them fixed many times and they keep having the same problems. I use these phones for work and have tried using the Iphone but is just isnt practical in the business setting… I hope it come out in August because my current bb is on it way out the door and if nothing new comes out soon I guess I will be forced to get a Iphone…

  9. meman

    07/30/2011 at 6:05 am

    i want it to come on verizon but i doubt it

    • Guest

      07/31/2011 at 12:10 am

      It is… Its going to be the 9930 which is the same exact thing but different number…

  10. Lool No

    07/30/2011 at 10:09 am

    i really want that phone but i cant wait and its a lot of  money so i think im just going to get blackberry 9300

  11. Vespinowork

    08/04/2011 at 4:59 am

    Well my 8900 is on its last leg been waiting on this for some time now…..wife is using htc hd7 , and my spare work phone is an old g1 that still out does my 8900 and the hd7…my wife is disappointed in the hd7, i love my bb and also am getting inpatient since my 8900 is really having some major issues the screen has white lines accross the top so trying to be patient as possible cant wait hoping it comes out quick since it is now august and still hasnt hit the market…..;-{

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