T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9700 Sorta ‘Confirmed’ for November 16th Release?


OK, so first we thought the T-Mobile BlackBerry Bold 9700 was coming November 16th. Then, a November 18th rumor reared its head. Now, it looks like the original rumor may have been spot-on, at least if you believe the latest info I gleaned from my bud David over at TMoNews. The latest puts the Bold 9700 on T-Mobile on the 16th again. This, from statement leaked out from T-Mobile’s internal systems:

BlackBerry Bold 9700 Launches November 16

This Holiday, T-Mobile is scheduled to launch the first 3G BlackBerry with Wi-Fi calling, the BlackBerry Bold 9700, on November 16. The Bold 9700 launched on November 9 in the Business channel only.

The sleek and powerful BlackBerry Bold 9700 features a next-generation (624 MHz) processor, 256 MB Flash memory, Built-in GPS, Visual Voice Mail, a 3.2 megapixel camera, full-QWERTY keyboard with an innovative touch-sensitive optical trackpad.

At any rate, take this for what it’s worth. It’s still all rumor. I’ve also heard rumblings that the Bold 9700 will be available on T-Mo for business customers ONLY on the 16th… with availability for everyone else on November 18th. That would kind of piece together the two rumors we’ve been hearing for some time. Whatever the case, both dates are almost here, and we’ll know the truth well before then. The truth is out there…

  • Bill K

    Its OUT! I just got the quote from Biz Sales Tmo. He stated on 11-09 they started selling them. (Tampa Mkt- which is 3G. so makes sense.)

  • Kareem Williams

    If I’m not mistaken, the BlackBerry Bold 9700 is available NOW for business customers.

  • Kuldeep Sangra

    I just rang T-Mobile to get my upgrade and they said they have the new bold for all customers and have done since Friday!!! and I am definitely not a business user!

  • Nat

    I just called tmobile for my upgrade and was told that they could give the pricing on the phone for an upgrade but that it wasn’t available until the 16th. So to “Kuldeep Sangra” if you were able to get it lucky you.

  • Jacki B

    I just spoke with T-Mobile Business Customer Care. I asked to order it and she said I couldn’t thru her, but she could provide a website or if I went thru my local Business Rep if I knew who that was. Luckily, I know my rep, so I can order it thru her. Apparently, this was available to Business Account customers only, as of yesterday (11/09). The girl mentioned that she was told the national release date was 11/16, while in her training on the Bold 9700 yesterday.

  • Rudy

    I was at a T-Mobile corporate store in the Issaquah/Redmond area (where T-Mobile USA is headquartered) yesterday and the rep mentioned it would be out to all customers on the 16th. I asked if this was a firm date and she said that the product was in fact in inventory.

  • Jack_Carter

    It is indeed available, just ordered mine from T-Mobile at approximately 9:48 A.M. It’s not available in the stores until November 16th though…..and no, i’m not a corporate customer. I love this company man, i swear i do.

  • Nycole

    Where is the best place to get an upgrade? I’m ready for my upgrade just in time to pick up this beautiful new phone!! I heard online, phone and stores sometimes have different prices. Does anyone have more information about this?

    Also I don’t want to change to these crazy new phone plans, we don’t have to if we don’t want to correct??

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