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bc7 08-06-2008 11:59 PM

Maybe a Stupid Question but...
 
For those of you who have read my posts in the past probably know that I may ask a lot of stupid questions, well I apologize but here comes one more.

Why is it that RIM releases the Bold in all of these countries around the world, but it isn't being released in America? Obviously they have worked out whatever they needed to work out because people all around the world are purchasing this product, so why not release it here and have AT&T, and RIM make a boat load of cash?

John Clark 08-07-2008 12:01 AM

It has to do with the carriers, not RIM. The carriers need to accept the device and each carrier has different standards.

NickfromIL 08-07-2008 12:04 AM

And different lengths of testing

B R Y A N 08-07-2008 12:18 AM

they have them on the internet for about $800 :shock::shock:

JSanders 08-07-2008 12:24 AM

"They" who are selling them, all don't necessarily have them in stock to ship currently.

conker 08-07-2008 01:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bc7 (Post 1049683)
For those of you who have read my posts in the past probably know that I may ask a lot of stupid questions, well I apologize but here comes one more.

Why is it that RIM releases the Bold in all of these countries around the world, but it isn't being released in America? Obviously they have worked out whatever they needed to work out because people all around the world are purchasing this product, so why not release it here and have AT&T, and RIM make a boat load of cash?

I am glad you asked this question!

NJBlackBerry 08-07-2008 02:39 AM

I strongly urge you to contact your carrier and ask them this question!

bc7 08-07-2008 02:06 PM

Thanks for putting up with my stupidity. I figured that it was all dependent on the carriers, but that still doesn't make sense why AT&T wouldn't want to take my money from me, where as if I were in Germany T-Mobile would be happy to.

greggebhardt 08-07-2008 02:22 PM

Over all as hot as we American think we are with the latest hardware, we are far behind some other countries who's phone make ours look like two cans and a string!

The delay starts with the FCC and then it has to get thru carrier approval. As much as we want, AT&T will not delvier the Bold till it and they are ready. This is the way it has always been!

John Clark 08-07-2008 02:24 PM

Wirelessly posted (BB 11020)

And contrary to what you think when you talk to them they do have to train their CSR's on the devices.

NJBlackBerry 08-07-2008 03:31 PM

Just not well :-)

pnd4pnd 08-07-2008 03:41 PM

in the case of at&t, one reason - the 3g iphone....

fractured 08-07-2008 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by pnd4pnd (Post 1050663)
in the case of at&t, one reason - the 3g iphone....

...there you go.

djransom 08-07-2008 04:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pnd4pnd (Post 1050663)
in the case of at&t, one reason - the 3g iphone....

Pretty much. They're milking the iPhone for what it is and then they will deal with the Blackberry. I said this prior to the iPhone dropping and people thought I was crazy.

Dubdub 08-07-2008 05:22 PM

I think ATT delayed it because of the iPhone. They wanted to get all the mileage out of that while they could.

Blackberryer 08-07-2008 05:53 PM

I still can't believe people think the iPhone has caused the delay.

rambo47 08-07-2008 09:19 PM

The only stupid questions are unasked questions.

And the ones where folks ask how to get data features without buying a data plan. That just feakin' kills me.

bc7 08-08-2008 02:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rambo47 (Post 1051096)
The only stupid questions are unasked questions.

And the ones where folks ask how to get data features without buying a data plan. That just feakin' kills me.

LOL!


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