Orange UK drops BlackBerry Bold due to software issues

RIM BlackBerry Bold

Orange UK has stopped selling the BlackBerry Bold due to what it calls software issues. The move is temporary and will be in effect while RIM works on resolving the unspecified issues. The move was confirmed today in a leaked internal memo:

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. BlackBerry/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.

Could the same software glitches be the reason that AT&T has yet to start offering the BlackBerry Bold?

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