1. Marcjcd's Avatar
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    [I]Why cant Rogers release the BlackBerry Bold?, Aug 20

    Troubling news is coming from Rogers regarding the much-anticipated, highly-overpriced BlackBerry Bold. Today we received notification from our Rogers rep. that late Bold shipments have delayed a full release until the end of August. A quick call to local Rogers stores in our area confirmed that while sales information is in their system, they still have no devices in stock. This news, of course, comes a mere hours before the official launch date of August 21st that Rogers announced earlier this week. Compounding this delay is the fact that as of Sunday, August 17th, Rogers employees were still being told that the Bold would quietly drop on the 19th; upon arriving at work, employees were then informed of the new 21st launch date.

    So what is the reason for the delays? Noted BlackBerry insider Jibi points to last-minute OS updates as the culprit, and mentions the 28th as a potential release date, falling in line with what weve heard. One would hope that Rogers is taking the time to consider their pricing plan for the Bold, but with Rogers salespeople telling us that the Bold is showing up in their system for $600 on a two year contract (!), I wouldnt hold your breath.

    So whats the net result of all this confusion? The BlackBerry Bold, RIMs newest flagship device, may or may not be in a Rogers store near you on the day of its official release. If it is there, you will have to pay far more than most would deem reasonable for it. In other words, FAIL.
    08-20-08 10:09 PM
  2. ilyo's Avatar
    I noticed this as well...

    like many of us who have been on the roller coaster of bold release dates...it sure is getting tiresome...my 8703e has been on it's last leg's for months haha
    08-20-08 10:11 PM
  3. sarfrazfamily's Avatar
    Well It's 1110pm now and according to Rogers (I went there today) they will have it available tomorrow. also there are several corporate accts that are saying they ordered it today and within 3-5 days it will be delivered. so I dont think it is delayed past the 21st from what I understand. And as far as the 600 price tag its for the no contract price the 3yr is 399 from what I read!
    08-20-08 10:12 PM