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Old 10-10-2008, 10:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So we have this date, based on a 10/16 "Launch Party" in NYC on our hands, for possible availability on 10/16, or 10/17. Is this true to your knowledge, folks?? Please advise! ;)
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who knows...
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Nobody knows. It was supposed to be end of September, then October 2. Now, the 16th, 17th, 28th... maybe November 1. Maybe by Christmas. Maybe 1Q next year.
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I think it would be logical to assume that AT&T is doing everything they can to release it befor the Christmas shopping blitz. Would be nice if it comes next week. But I am not holding my breath any more.
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10/17? I'll take the over.
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And another AT&T launch party on the 30th... so why would AT&T launch the Bold on the 17th--before its remaining launch parties.

Doubtful.
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Agreed. I am thinking November if everything is ready. December isn't so far-fetched either, considering the history of this device with AT&T. I am very happy to have gotten a Rogers Bold... my stress level has dropped significantly!
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They can release it next year for all I care. Actually, they SHOULD wait till next year to make sure all the bugs are worked out.
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Hey folks,

So we have this date, based on a 10/16 "Launch Party" in NYC on our hands, for possible availability on 10/16, or 10/17. Is this true to your knowledge, folks?? Please advise! ;)
I agree with the guys upthread that we shouldn't expect a release until after the last launch party, which I understand is on the 30th of this month. But I also suspect that RIM and ATT don't want to have gone this far on the Bold, yet lose the Christmas shopping season on what is slated to be one of RIM's flagships. That puts the day at very early November.

My only question is why are the launch parties so far apart? If the device is ready for a launch party on the 16th (and by implication ready to be "launched"), why not start selling it immediately, instead of waiting 2 weeks or more (especially since RIM is getting pummeled in the stock market).

BTW, the 16th is perfect for me, as that is the date that my ATT contract allows me to reup with a discounted unit. Plus my old 8800 is getting balky with resentment at the overuse and abuse I've been giving it. I was figuring I was going to have to threaten ATT with jumping ship back this summer if they wouldn't discount my Bold.
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I think it would be logical to assume that AT&T is doing everything they can to release it befor the Christmas shopping blitz. Would be nice if it comes next week. But I am not holding my breath any more.
Well, that was the thought about the MUCH-delayed release of the Treo 750. It got released on January 6, 2007, when virtually all other carriers around the world had released it in September and October of 2006, ahead of the shopping season. This is the same nonsense with the BB Bold.

And what is with all of these "launch parties". I'll throw a party if AT&T will only just get it to me.

I started a poll in a different forum, in order to find out how happy/unhappy Canadians are with their Bold's on Rogers. It was overwhelming. Over 93% (and a lot of people voted) either LOVED the device (82%), and the rest at least LIKED it ok. They all said that the initial firmware had problems, but with the latest one, all seems to be very well up North!

Oh well...My Treo Pro is en route, and will either be delivered today, or Monday at the latest. That will be one NICE holdover device.
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My AT&T Corporate Account rep advised me the launch date is Monday October 27th.
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Put me down for Nov 3, just before election day.
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Are we starting a pool? Hm... I'm in for November 3 as well.
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i'll say christmas / sigh

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Do they allow her to use the Bold in rehab?
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I'll vote for that day, too. But only cuz it's my birthday.
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I'll vote for that day, too. But only cuz it's my birthday.
Hey, happy birthday! I say that now because I have a horrible memory. As a matter of fact, I forget what I was typing just now.
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Oct 17 ismy bday!
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Bold is officially launched in Pakistan.

Lucky us.

Really feeling bad for all those waiting for it to launch in USA.
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