Anybody who dare think or say that the passion for BlackBerry is waning need not look further than the reader comments on our Petition to AT&T to Release the BlackBerry Bold 9900. AT&T... you seriously need to read them. It's clear that AT&T CUSTOMERS WANT THEIR BLACKBERRY BOLD 9900s and by not having it released you are losing out!!
On this week's CrackBerry Podcast, we discussed the petition and half-seriously/half-jokingly decided that September 17th would be the day we take to the streets and do some good 'ole fashioned smartphone picketing to bring more real-world attention to our cause if we hadn't received a received word on a release date by then. That's all we're looking for AT&T, just a little better communication about the BlackBerry Bold 9900. Better than a release date we'd like to see it released SOON of course, but I think a lot of us would be happier right now if we just knew when it would become available.
I'm still struggling with a reason of why it hasn't been released seeing as Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile are all selling the 9930/9900, but at this point I don't even care. The most likely reasoning is actually a positive one -- that AT&T is pushing their exclusive of the Torch 9810 for only $49.99, which is a GREAT DEAL (so thank you for that AT&T). I know quite a few Torch 9800 owners now who have gone ahead and upgraded to the 9810 because of this deal and they're loving it. But I just hate seeing people jonesing for a new BlackBerry any longer than they need to, and I think to a lot of people the Bold 9900 is distinctly different than the Torch 9810.
In the meantime, the petition is still going strong at the link below (and by leaving a petition comment you'll be entered to win an AT&T BlackBerry Bold 9900 when it gets released) so be sure to jump over to the petition and have your voice heard.Read / Sign the AT&T BlackBerry Bold 9900 Petition