The BlackBerries are ripe and ready for release.
AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega confirmed on the AT&T third quarter earnings conference call this morning that the carrier would be releasing Research In Motion's BlackBerry Bold on Nov. 4. Speculation had swirled around a possible Oct. 27 launch date, but de le Vega said that would be pushed back by a week. The phone will be sold for $299.99 with a two-year contract and after a mail-in rebate.
The long awaited Bold has been the subject of numerous delays and false starts. The phone was supposed to launch in the summer, and then was pushed back to the fall and then was further delayed because RIM reportedly wanted to make sure the phone worked properly on AT&T's 3G HSPA network.
In other BlackBerry news, the blog Berry Reporter posted a Best Buy screenshot that has the Storm, which is being launched by Verizon Wireless, ready for a launch date of Nov. 16 with a list price of $699.99, before it is subsidized. Verizon has not confirmed when it will release the Storm.
- see this official release
- see this Berry Reporter post
- see these Bold pictures
- see these Storm pictures
RIM: AT&T still testing BlackBerry Bold
Verizon's launch of Blackberry Storm delayed until November