Originally Posted by IsleAquatica-NiuNiu
That's a hefty charger! I love it though...
I have the charging pod for my 8300. It's awesome.
I think I'll wait a bit longer before I go ordering a charger for the bold, I'd like to hear a release date first!
I have never seen a "charging pod" before. I use a practical, but not very stylish, USB based charging cradle for my current 8800.
Just to confirm, I was actually able to order the BB9000 charging pod yesterday. Since there was a glitch with the website, I ended up talking to a rep from Expansys on the phone. He confirmed that: a) the charging pod is a genuine RIM part, and b) that their system shows the product will be in their warehouse and available to ship this week.
My purpose in starting this thread was not to encourage everyone to rush out and buy accessories before the actual handset is available
My point is this: if RIM is actually releasing accessories to vendors right now, the the handset can't be too far off. I am optimistic we'll see it in August. And mine will have a nice RIM charger pod ready and waiting for it to go into