A little while back I reported on a report that Bold, RIM's next-generation BlackBerry, was set for a July launch on AT&T. That's how this whole blog rumor thing goes sometimes: we report on other people's reports while trying to scrape up some confirmations, denials, and additional details of our own.
Looks like that July ship date is now looking more like August - even mid-August according to Boy Genius Report. RIM showed Bold off at a press event in New York City Wednesday night (which I couldn't attend because I'm headed out to Montana for a wedding and mini-vacation, thankyouverymuch), and a RIM representative made it clear that the Bold was planned for an August launch all along.
"We didn't say anything about 'July' or 'August.' It will become available in August. So we're still on track for [availability] this summer," said Erik Van Drunen, RIM's PR manager, according to BetaNews.com. Van Drunen also denied knowledge of purported overheating problems with the device. "I don't know where that's coming from at all, but it's probably from somewhere in the blogosphere," he said.
Dang those bloggers.