** UPDATE: See...now this is why I'm reluctant to post Release Date rumors!!! The BG has now updated his post to say "We’re now hearing July 17th with the launch party on July 8th… go figure."
NOW THIS IS INTERESTING: APPARENTLY the BlackBerry 8820 JUST became available to order for dealers today. Outright cost is $549.99. THIS might just be the BlackBerry hitting stores next Wednesday. The BG's tipsters may have had the date right, just the device wrong. But who's gonna buy a BlackBerry 8820 now when the Bold is just around the corner??!?! I guess it's back to the BlackBerry Bold waiting game.... **
I've been reluctant to post on rumored BlackBerry Bold release dates as nearly every day I am receiving and reading different information on the subject. When it comes to Rogers, for a long time I have been hoping and believing we would see a June launch date. Then word came in last week (which seemed fairly concrete) that Rogers would formally unveil the BlackBerry Bold on July 15th in a series of launch parties and ultimately make it available to the public on July 27th.
Now the Boy Genius has dropped word (from two independent tipsters) that the BlackBerry Bold will launch on Rogers on JUNE 25th. I sure hope THIS information turns out to be true. One thing is for sure... I'll be waiting in line for my local Rogers outlet to open its doors next Wednesday!