Black BlackBerry Bold 9900 launches in the UK on September 15, white version a month later

The BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 represents RIM’s effort to reinvent the classic BlackBerry form factor by making the display a touchscreen – just like, say, the Nokia E6. Unlike the Nokia E6 however, the BlackBerry 9900 seems like it’s very far away from hitting the streets.

In the UK, for example, we’ve heard that Vodafone and Three will carry the device, and it’s also turned up at Expansys (a well known UK retailer) in the form of a product page with no price and no shipping date announced.

Today though we have some good news and some bad news for those of you in the UK anxious to buy the Bold 9900. The good news is that we now have a semi-official release date to speak of. The bad news? It’s September 15.

Amazon UK has listed the BlackBerry Bold 9900, both a black version as well as a white version. The former will be out on September 15, while the latter will be shipping on October 15. They will both cost a pretty steep £549.99, but the black phone will launch a whole month before the white one for some reason.

Anyway, even September is more than two months away, and that’s a very, very long time in the mobile world. It remains to be seen if the interest in the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 will last that long, or it will perhaps slowly die down outside of the corporate space. So if you’re among those who’d like to get one of these, you’ll probably have to be a very patient individual not to go for something else in the mean time. A test of loyalty to RIM, incidentally.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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