RIM planning to unveil only the Bold Touch at BlackBerry World?

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| April 22, 2011

BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 Dakota Montana

To say that there have been several BlackBerry leaks lately would be an understatement, with a handful of unannounced products posing for all kinds of photos and videos. Up until now, the expectation was that RIM would reveal all of these 'Berrys at their BlackBerry World event next month, but now it sounds like that may not be the case. According to two different sources speaking with BGR, RIM made the last minute decision to only unveil the BlackBerry Bold Touch, aka Dakota/Montana, at BlackBerry World, which takes place from May 3rd-5th.

Considering that most of the recently-leaked BlackBerrys are rumored to be launching sometime in the next six months or so, it's not really clear why RIM would make the decision to only show off one handset. Sure, the Bold Touch is arguably the most high-end, flagship-type smartphone that we've seen from RIM lately, but with so many 'Berry addicts in one place and so much attention focused on BlackBerry World, why wouldn't RIM pull out all the stops and show us everything it has to offer? That's tough to say unless you're a RIM employee, but what we do know is that, whatever happens at BlackBerry World next month, we'll be bringing you all of the news as it breaks. Stay tuned.