Blackberry's new Bold 9000 mobile phone to be delayed till mid-August

Reports say that the forthcoming Blackberry Bold 9000 has been delayed because of issues regarding its battery and internal software. The new release date now looks likely to be mid-August.


There are also additional problems with the new mobile phone's design which relate the the device overheating.


According to the BGR website, the new design is 4.5 x 2.6 x 0.5in and weighs 4.7 ounces and includes a new QWERTY keyboard which RIM says updates the Curve keyboard. Based on a quad-band system, the Bold features HSDPA/UMTS support for fast data transfer plus 3G. The problem of giving this particular feature a decent battery life has provided some concern to the manufacturers, Research In Motion.


Other features include GPS, WiFi and a fast 624MHz Intel PXA270 processor. The Bold arrives with 128Mb of fast, flash memory plus 1Gb of onboard memory with a microSD/SDHC expansion slot. You also receive a 2MP camera with a video record ability plus 5x zoom.


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