I think they could have delivered it quicker. I agree that AT&T or RIM never gave a date so they can't be late but AT&T customers are/were used to being on the cutting edge with new devices.
While I can understand why Canada could/should be first, when I read that Chile was releasing . . . I am sorry but what ever the reason, the AT&T earlier release of the Bold did not match their agenda. We can all argue and guess what that agenda is but not one of us know the truth!
It sounds like it is going to be introduced in the next month, or so and I know everyone is going to enjoy. The Bold is truely amazing.