Originally Posted by PPCMD
How long was the Moto Q9h up on the AT&T site before it launched. How many rumored release dates were there that AT&T missed? If that is any indication then I don't expect it out in 30-45 days. Don't get me wrong, I have cash and want one now but that doesn't mean its going to happen.
I don't disagree with you that our desire for the device might be driving what we believe and don't believe about a possible release date. However, I'm not sure how much sense it makes to trumpet the device with all this fanfare when it's not due to be released for another two to three months. It would make more sense for RIM to try and capitalize on all the free publicity their announcement generated by releasing the product relatively soon.
Also, if they're hoping to make inroads into the consumer market, I would think they'd want to beat Apple to the punch. Once the iPhone 2 is announced, nothing RIM (or any manufacturer for that matter) trumpets will have much media impact.