New BlackBerry Bold release dates have hit the Internet, and it looks like some carriers will be making their customers wait a bit.
According to info obtained by BlackBerryNews.com, release dates for different carriers will be as follows:
- July 29 – Rogers
- August 1 – Vodafone UK
- August 4 – T-Mobile Germany
- September 1 (or later) – AT&T
- Sometime in September – O2
Their info says that the Rogers and T-Mobile Germany dates are firm, while the others may slip a bit. In the UK, Vodafone won’t officially say anything except that it will launch before November 1, so the August 1 date is a rumor.
UK cell carrier O2 recently began a pre-order program for the upcoming iPhone 3G to allow current customers a shot at securing one before it releases on Friday.
Apparently response was VERY high and the 16GB version quickly sold out and the 8GB version followed before long.
Any still interested in getting an iPhone 3G from O2 is told to “Come back on 10 July for more information.”
Maybe more stock will be made available? We’ll see, I suppose.
To watch the page for yourself check it out here.
According to an O2 memo Engadget managed to get their hands on, both the 8GB iPhone and iPod Touch models have reached end-of-life in the UK.
“Due to the highly successful sales of the Apple 8GB I-Phone [sic], supply chain have today run out of stock & will not be replenishing stock of this product as it has now gone end of life.”
That’s not a 100-percent guarantee that a new 3G iPhone will be coming soon but it seems pretty close.