BlackBerry Bold 9730 was nothing more than a typo
Yesterday, we showed you how easy it is to spread a rumour and have blogs that thrive on it, publish details of it.
Sometimes though, unannounced - and unintentional - device leaks are nothing new in the tech world but it doesn’t stop many from publishing regardless, without checking.
That’s what seems to be the case with the BlackBerry Bold 9730, a phone that appeared unheralded on Research in Motion’s App World Vendor Portal.
The BlackBerry Bold 9730 was listed on site, though the reference was later taken down.
The 9730 appeared alongside nine existing BlackBerry Bold devices, though no other info – specs, release date, etc. – was revealed on the site.
It wouldn’t be the first time a new BlackBerry device has been prematurely leaked. The BlackBerry Curve 9320 must have been one of the worst kept secrets in the Tech Industry.
But based on a statement from RIM, it could be the BlackBerry Bold 9730 might not exist at all.
A “typo gone viral”
It seems an intern at RIM headquarters in Ontario is due a stern talking-to.
Meanwhile, RIM has clarified to Engadget that the Bold 9730 leak is a “typo gone viral” – the listing was meant to be for the BlackBerry Curve 9370 all along.
Rapid Berry has confirmed with Research in Motion that this is indeed the case.