Oodles of BlackBerry 9000 info: BlackBerry Bold, Announcements, Partners left in the lurch?

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BlackBerry 9000The days leading up to WES are always an exciting time for BlackBerry users, with juicy rumors and sneak peaks scattering across the Internet every year. Of course, you can count on us to not let the BBCool Nation down, with no less than 3 BlackBerry 9000 rumors!

First, to the name: CrackBerry is reporting with certainty that the BlackBerry 9000′s series name will officially be the BlackBerry Bold, citing sources and comments on Engadget posts. However, the granddaddy of all BlackBerry rumors, the Boy Genius, isn’t so quick to pull the trigger on this juicy little tidbit, noting that the domain name is registered by a ‘shady Canadian company.’ A quick domain registration search shows that while blackberry9000.com and even blackberry9130.com are registered by CSC Corporate Domains (same goes for the BlackBerry Curve and Pearl sites), the blackberrybold.com domain is registered by DOTSTER (more details after the jump). Does this indicate a hoax or is RIM trying to be sneaky?

UPDATE: BBCool reader Knight points out that blackberrybold.com now redirects to www.blackberry.com/blackberrybold/. Looks like Bold is here to stay, folks.

Of course, like we told you yesterday, according to BG, we’ll all know soon enough, because the BlackBerry 9000 will be officially announced on Monday, May 12th, the first day of WES. BG says that RIM will have booths on display demoing the device, with RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis giving a keynote presentation. I cannot wait to see that, folks.

The last piece of info we have is coming from our own sources, which tell us that RIM sent out emails to all partners with instructions to NOT bring their 9000 to WES. Apparently, this is for two reasons: 1.) not all partners already have the device, and RIM doesn’t want to foster any jealousy. 2.) Of those that do have the device, RIM can’t be sure they are using the most recent revision of the hardware/OS, and thus don’t want half-baked BlackBerrys making the rounds in Orlando. Sorry partners!

BLACKBERRY BOLD

Registrant:
c/o BLACKBERRYBOLD.COM
P.O. Box 821650
Vancouver, WA 98682
US

Registrar: DOTSTER
Domain Name: BLACKBERRYBOLD.COM
Created on: 07-MAR-08
Expires on: 07-MAR-09
Last Updated on: 07-MAR-08

Administrative Contact:
wQOnh5@privacypost.com
c/o BLACKBERRYBOLD.COM
P.O. Box 821650
Vancouver, WA 98682
US
+1.360-449-5933

Technical Contact:
mvSEw9@privacypost.com
c/o BLACKBERRYBOLD.COM
P.O. Box 821650
Vancouver, WA 98682
US
+1.360-449-5933

Domain servers in listed order:
NS2.NILL.NET
PARKING.NILL.NET

Current Registrar: DOTSTER, INC.
IP Address: 216.38.100.47 (ARIN & RIPE IP search)
IP Location: US(UNITED STATES)-CALIFORNIA-SAN FRANCISCO

BLACKBERRY 9000

Registrant:
Discreet Registration Services
Domain Administrator
RR2 South Ohio
Yarmouth County, NS B0W3E0
CA
admin@internationaladmin.com
+1.9027465201 Fax: +1.9027465201

Domain Name: BLACKBERRY9000.COM
Registrar of Record: Corporate Domains, Inc.

Administrative Contact:
Discreet Registration Services
Domain Administrator
RR2 South Ohio
Yarmouth County, NS B0W3E0
CA
admin@internationaladmin.com
+1.9027465201 Fax: +1.9027465201
Technical Contact:
Discreet Registration Services
Domain Administrator
RR2 South Ohio
Yarmouth County, NS B0W3E0
CA
admin@internationaladmin.com
+1.9027465201 Fax: +1.9027465201

Domain servers in listed order:

DNS1.CSCDNS.NET
DNS2.CSCDNS.NET

Created on…………..: 03-Jan-08
Expires on…………..: 20-Dec-09
Record last updated on..: 29-Jan-08

Current Registrar: CSC CORPORATE DOMAINS, INC.
IP Address: 1.1.1.1 (ARIN & RIPE IP search)
IP Location: