While many of us are still holding out for our BlackBerry Bold 9700's to get BlackBerry 6, it seems TELUS is already moving beyond that and prepping the release of the BlackBerry Bold 9780 for an expected launch date of October 21st. Information suggests they have even reached the point where they have put the BlackBerry Bold 9700 on their EOL (End of Life) list.

As well, the above video shows that the devices are already floating around out there, TELUS branded, flashed and have been in field testing for quite some time now. While we'll take the launch date with a grain of salt for now, it does seem fitting that an October - November release date would be the most beneficial to carriers as they head into the holiday season.

Source: Mobile Syrup, TheCellularGuru