When it rains it pours, and as a follow-up to the rough week Research In Motion had last week, here comes the flood. According to sources close to the matter, RIM in an attempt to get their products to the market quicker, are forcing some carriers to ignore their Technical Acceptance Phase, and approve lackluster/poor performing devices. Yeah, bugs and all! In addition to this madness, it’s being reported that “RIM is putting huge pressure on its internal engineers to deliver Technical Acceptance bundles even when there are serious problems with the OS. In short, RIM is pushing unfinished OS builds from its engineers to the carriers, and demanding that the carriers approve them.”
This cannot be the recipe for success. When your BlackBerry devices start giving you errors, random reboots, and having all kind of bugs and functionality issues, it can all probably be traced back to this. Yes, I know we’ll never know the full story behind this, but there’s always some truth in every rumor, right? The report goes on to tell the difference in Rogers releasing the BlackBerry Bold 9000 well before AT&T, due to the acceptance issue. For complete coverage of this, check out the post over at BGR.
By the way, RIM is planning to launch the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 in a few months! Still thinking about purchasing it knowing this information? Hit up the comments and let us know!