We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,258 News Articles

Orange to drop BlackBerry Bold completely

Report: Software updates doesn't fix handset

Orange is reportedly considering dropping the BlackBerry Bold from its handset line-up after a series of problems with the device.

The telecom company initially suspended shipments of the handset in October last year, in the hope that handset manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) could solve the problems with a number of software updates. However, BlackBerry Bold users are still experiencing a number of issues, including call dropping and poor reception.

BlackBerry Bold review

BlackBerry Storm review

Research in Motion has also faced a barrage of critiscsm over its latest handset - the BlackBerry Storm. Slowness and poor sound quality were among the problems citied by users. Even actor and technology enthusiast Stephen Fry revealed his hatred of the device with an online rant last year.

Visit Mobile Advisor for the latest mobile phone news, reviews, tips & tricks, as well as PC Advisor's unique Apple iPhone 3G Spotlight

While Orange refused to comment on the speculation, RIM told The Guardian: "The BlackBerry Bold 9000 smartphone is available to Orange customers both in-store and online via its website".

See also: RIM tackling BlackBerry Storm shortage


IDG UK Sites

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review: A better deal than the Z3 and most smartphones

IDG UK Sites

Why people aren't upgrading to iOS 8: new features are for power users, not the average Joe

IDG UK Sites

Framestore recreates ancient China for Mr Bean's martial arts misadventure

IDG UK Sites

iPad Air 2 review: Insanely fast and alarmingly thin. Speed tests, camera tests and more