Three UK changes BlackBerry Bold 9900 coming soon date

Three UK Bold 9900
By DJ Reyes on 28 Jun 2011 11:23 am EDT
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A couple of weeks ago we told you that Three UK stated the release date (listed on their coming soon page) for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 was due on the network in August. Upon revisiting this same page however, the date has been changed to September, further fueling the uncertainly on the exact release date of the much anticipated device. Jump onto the Carphone Warehouse coming page and you'll find that they've given a more vague "Expected August" release date - noting the ‘expected due date is subject to change without notice'.

On another note, the SIM free price has been confirmed as £399, which sounds just about right as the Bold 9780/9700 were priced in that range too. You can also find the BlackBerry Bold 9900 available for pre-order already on such sites as Expansys.

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Source: Phones Review

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Three UK changes BlackBerry Bold 9900 coming soon date

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Why would they release it here first? Sure it would be nice, but RIM still has good marketshare in Canada due to brand loyalty and 3 year contracts. It would make much better sense to release this somewhere where marketshare is on a fast decline to stop the bleeding.

Cmon carriers. We're dying for this phone already. Pump this thing out like a liposuction.
My Bold 9000 has been screeching for a retirement!

Three changed the date to September the day after Crackberry reported them as showing August.. Its been September for 2-3 weeks?

IMHO RIM has a terrible product strategy in terms of their releasing the Bold 9900 to the market too late with too much uncertainty. If they are to release the device this late it would be soon be overwhelmed by the release of iPhone 4GS and 5G. Frankly I'm getting a bit frustrated by this delay.