“Look, Verizon, we all know the BlackBerry Bold 9650 is coming to The Network.. it hasn’t been a heavily guarded secret on your part. So what gives? It has been a month since the device was announced, Sprint has already released it, and you are yet to even announce it!! I will leave Verizon for Sprint if you don’t release it soon!”
Have you been saying comments like that? Are you frustrated at Verizon and/or RIM about the handling of the release of the 9650? I know I have heard my fair share of comments similar to these, I probably have even made some myself. At the end of the day, everyone just needs to take a deep breath. The fact of the matter is, Verizon hasn’t given us a release date let alone missed one. We know its coming, we just don’t know when. I can tell you that the warehouse we had previously shown you with no 9650′s in stock is still sitting at zero. It is common knowledge that Verizon has the strictest testing practice in the wireless industry, their testing is going to take some extra time. Also, don’t forget they have Skype and their PTT service to test on the device, Sprint did not. Take a deep breath guys, relax–the Bold 9650 will be released on Verizon soon enough.