Just seen on the Orange hand set product line up table is the Bold.
It appears the rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated.
Orange has some great great troubles with the Bold, leading to the RIM phone being pulled from its network. This was despite them being the very first UK network to carry the mobile.
After some updates to cure the woes behind the 2G and 3G switching, which it didn’t handel to well, its proudly back on the network. Hurrah!