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Blackberry Bold 9000 delayed until mid-August: software and battery issues

According to some reports it has been said that the Blackberry Bold 9000 release date has been delayed and could be looking at seeing it released mid-August.

Research in Motion (RIM) has expected to delay the release due to software issues and battery life problems, this is a major set back because many customers are waiting for this phone, there are also problems of overheating and these are some of the main reasons for the delay, annoying as they are we say it is a good thing really, I mean come on would you like to buy a great looking Blackberry Bold 9000 which does not work properly. The release was supposed to be in July on AT&T but as usual no confirmation from RIM on this news.

If they sort this problem out then all good, but further delays will just tick people right off, good of them to fix a problem rather than sell us bad working mobile phones. Is the Blackberry mobile phone something you would love to have, just a recap on the specs for you, they include 4.5 inches tall, 2.6 inches wide and half an inch thick with a weight of just 4.7 ounces, and incorporates a new QWERTY keyboard which RIM likens to that of a modernised Curve keyboard. The Bold/900 is a quad-band handset GSM 850/900/1800/and 1900, and also has HSDPA/UMTS support, One of RIM’s reasons for delaying the BlackBerry Bold/9000 was that they needed a battery that would handle the 3G technology. While other features in the BlackBerry Bold/9000 are built in GPS, Bluetooth 2.0 with full A2DP support, and integrated WiFi. The BlackBerry Bold/9000 unlike previous BlackBerry’s which are powered by a 312MHz processor, is run by a 624MHz Intel PXA270 processor for a smoother and faster experience.

The BlackBerry Bold/9000 also has 128MB flash memory along with a 1GB onboard memory, supplemented by a microSD/SDHC expansion port. While multimedia is taken care of firstly by an improved web browser which gives the user the option to view webpage’s in full desktop HTML style or simple as a mobile version, there is a trackball for ease of navigation which also act like a cursor. The camera is a 2 megapixel with video recording function with up to 5X zoom, while the BlackBerry Bold/9000’s music player supports numerous formats such as WMV3, DivX4, AAC, WMA and MP3 files, and comes with a 3.5 headphone jack.

Source – BGR