Research In Motion co-CEO Mike Lazaridis said that RIM's BlackBerry Bold was delayed because the company wanted to make sure it works properly on AT&T's 3G HSPA network. The handset maker wants to avoid connectivity problems that allegedly plagued Apple's iPhone 3G when it launched in July.
The device has been in RIM's pipeline for months, and a summer launch was pushed back into the fall. No specific launch date has been announced, and last week word leaked that the device was being held because of possible concerns about the its operating system.
Lazaridis told the AP that the Bold is still being tested and going through AT&T's certification process to make sure it works on AT&T's network. "There's great scrutiny, as you might know, on that network and a certain device," Lazaridis said. "So I guess everyone wants to be sure on every last test."
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