UPDATED: BlackBerry Bold Yanked In U.K.; On Hold In U.S.

— October 13, 2008

The BlackBerry Bold had all the makings of a hot item when it was announced in spring 2008. Lately, though, the Bold's future seems to be in limbo.

Late last week, U.K. mobile phone provider Orange suspended all shipments of the handsets there due to software problems, according to The Telegraph. The devices were pulled after some early customers reported glitches with the devices.

The Associated Press is reporting that AT&T's U.S. launch of the Bold is on hold pending more testing.
Meanwhile, Verizon has announced that it will offer the new BlackBerry Storm touchscreen smartphone in the U.S. beginning later this fall.
The Bold 9000 was announced with much fanfare in May 2008. It was reportedly due in the U.S. from AT&T on September 15, 2008, according to USA Today.

UPDATED OCTOBER 22, 2008
: Today, AT&T announced that the BlackBerry Bold will be available in the U.S. on November 4.

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