"the carrier has just revealed that it'll be launching the latest rendition of the Bold -- the 9700 -- on Monday, November 16 for $200 on contract."
They should fire the marketing folks at Tmobile. Why bother "revealing" the launch without also telling people that it's out. Zero update at the Tmobile website. You can still sign up to be notified of the release.
I think I received 3 unsolicited notifications on the impending release of the myTouch 3G.
My guess is Tmobile is technically beating AT&T on the release, but doesn't have many units available the first week. I'm going to try for one early in the week.