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Orange UK takes the BlackBerry Bold Off the Shelves

Orange UK, apparently, has pulled the sale of the BlackBerry Bold from its stores and are citing “software issues”.

MobileTechAddicts got hold of a leaked internal memo and have published the full text on the site. 

Internal Orange Statement on the Bold:”Following reports of software issues with the BlackBerry Bold handset across a variety of mobile operators, Orange has decided to act in the interest of its customers by suspending shipments of the device in the UK. We are currently awaiting feed back from RIM as to when an industry wide fix for these issues will be in place, and expect this suspension to be an interim measure.We apologise for any inconvenience this issue may cause you.”next stepsBlackBerry/RIM are doing everything they can to resolve this issue and will be completing full testing and validation to ensure future handsets do not have any quality issues.  This may take a couple of weeks so it’s up to us to do what’s best for our customers.

Interestingly, the exact cause/nature of the “software issues” is not known.

6 replies on “Orange UK takes the BlackBerry Bold Off the Shelves”

Funny. I amposting from a Bold now. Can barely render this page, but it does work.Tour comment here.

Funny. I amposting from a Bold now. Can barely render this page, but it does work.Tour comment here.

Funny. I amposting from a Bold now. Can barely render this page, but it does work.Tour comment here.

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