In an internal memo to employees, Orange announced that it has suspended the sale of Blackberry Bold handsets citing “software issues” as the reason for the suspension. The suspension is an interim measure while RIM attempts an industry wide fix. Sounds like AT&T is not the only carrier having problems with this disaster known as the Bold. At least AT&T was savvy enough to wait to release the handset instead of saddling their customers with this pile of garbage highly problematic device.
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 apologize 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.
So… yeah. Exactly.