BlackBerry Bold Release Delayed

According to the workplace rumormill, the BlackBerry Bold release has been delayed until mid-August. Apparently some issues arose with low battery life and overheating. RIM is working out those kinks.

It says a lot about them to fix a problem rather than sell a bad phone. I’ve always liked the “CrackBerries” and am deciding on whether to get the new iPhone or the Bold.

Just a recap on the specs for you, they include 4.5 inches tall, 2.6 inches wide and half an inch thick with a weight of just 4.7 ounces and incorporates a new QWERTY keyboard which RIM likens to that of a modernised Curve keyboard. It is a quad-band handset GSM 850/900/1800/and 1900, and also has HSDPA/UMTS support, built in GPS, Bluetooth 2.0 with full A2DP support, and integrated Wi-Fi. It is powered by a 312MHz processor and is run by a 624MHz Intel PXA270 processor for a smoother and faster experience.

It also sports 128MB flash memory along with a 1GB on board memory, supplemented by a microSD/SDHC expansion port. Multimedia is taken care of firstly by an improved web browser which gives the user the option to view web pages in full desktop HTML style or simple mobile version, there is a trackball for ease of navigation. The camera is a 2 megapixel with video recording function and up to 5X zoom. The music player supports numerous formats such as WMV3, DivX4, AAC, WMA and MP3 files, and comes with a 3.5 headphone jack.

So how about you? BlackBerry Bold or iPhone?