Intrigued by the BlackBerry Bold 9900, with its new BBOS 7, but don’t feel like waiting any longer before you get the chance to pick up one for yourself? Make for the Great White North, then, as the 9900 appears to be launching early, with reports coming from people who have been able to already buy of handsets, in addition to updated availability appearing on several websites.
Check out the site for a retailer like Best Buy, and you may find the Bold 9900 already listed as up for sale. The phone’s page has its release date marked as today, August 9. Strangely, the page also states “this product is not available for shipping”, and there’s no mention of being able to pick it up in stores. Future Shop doesn’t have the smartphone available for order online, but its site does make it look like it’s for sale at retail locations.
Rogers stores apparently have stocks of the Bold 9900 on-hand, but aren’t supposed to be selling the handset just yet. A combination of luck and persistence might just pay off, though Kevin from CrackBerry was able to snag the four 9900s pictured above. The rest of us will have to keep waiting, though for not very much longer now.
Update: Rogers will officially start selling both the Bold 9900 and Torch 9810 on August 10.