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BlackBerry Bold has iPhone 3G issues?

It looks like the similarities between the BlackBerry Bold and Apple’s iPhone are stronger than we thought: according to one analyst who’s been tinkering with RIM’s latest, the device has been experiencing the same sort of 3G problems as its Apple rival.

Jim Suva of Citigroup wrote in a research note quoted by Barrons that:

We had a few occasional 3G signal dropping troubles at some locations especially on high-rises building streets & on our 34th floor (EDGE picked up immediately but slower internet speeds)

Suva also reckons that the Bold’s been delayed while RIM fixes the problems. 3G connection issues don’t bode well this late in the game, but top marks to RIM for sorting them out before the device hits the market, not after.

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