It’s good to see some sort of launch-related news that doesn’t include the word “delay.” Following on confirmation that the long-awaited Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 would be delayed even more than it already is, Boy Genius Report has it on a solid source that the BlackBerry Bold 9000 will finally be seeing the light of day in the US on October 2.
As expected, AT&T will be making BlackBerry Bold-dreams come true for business-suited BlackBerry fans itching to get their hands on Waterloo’s latest and greatest push-emailing smartphone. The “source” is apparently planted high up in AT&T’s command chain, and says that the No. 1 US wireless carrier is aiming for to get the BlackBerry Bold in stores by October 2.
The near-term launch could signal AT&T’s intent to have their 3G network shored up in time to accomodate the influx of BlackBerry Bold customers that will undoubtedly add more strain on a network that is speculated to be buckling under the pressure of iPhone 3G data requests.
We’ll keep an eye on this one, stay tuned.