One of our sources has confirmed to us the reason for the BlackBerry Bold 9900’s delay. Some of you may have heard the rumor from BGR that the Bold 9900’s release was pushed to September. We have learned that a hardware issue was at fault for the delay. Although, we doubt the Bold 9900 will actually be delayed all the way until September. We’re still hopeful for an August release.

Many users who had evaluation units were sending them back to RIM, many times more than just one. At first, RIM thought it was a software issue. However, it turns out it was actually an issue with the printing on the circuit boards. Subsequently, this issue pushed back the release date for final production units. We’re told RIM has corrected this error, but we sure hope none of those misfit 9900’s and 9930’s make their way on to store shelves.