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BlackBerry Tour 9630 Announced for Sprint at $199.99

bbtourOn the GSM side of the equation, users have been able to enjoy the BlackBerry Bold 9000 and BlackBerry Curve 8900 (Javelin) for several months, but what about the CDMA crew? Sure, they get the BlackBerry Storm, but what about some new QWERTY hotness? Well, your time has finally come and it’s going on Tour to Sprint.

The BlackBerry 9630 Tour was officially confirmed for arrival at Sprint later on this summer, though the wireless carrier didn’t make any formal indication as to an exact date. Even so, “late summer” would have it coming in August at the latest, right? That’s not horrible.

In terms of pricing, Sprint also said that the BlackBerry Tour would be made available at $199.99, assuming that customers are willing to go through a $100 mail-in rebate and lock down to a new two-year contract.

The specs, in case you missed them, include a 480×360 display, 3.2 megapixel camera with image stabilization, GPS, Bluetooth, and 3.5mm headphone jack. Even though Sprint isn’t a GSM carrier, the Tour will gain international roaming via UMTS/HSDPA 2100, and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE.

What about a BlackBerry 9630 Tour for Verizon? We know it’s going there too, but the checkmark of a provider hasn’t firmed up a release date either. A mid-July launch is the current estimate.

Source: GadgetReview

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  • abcyesn

    Think of Blackberry Tour as the Storm with the 8900 screen (smaller than the Bold but higher resolution), and the Bold keyboard (slightly shrunk to fit the phone size) and some minor cosmetic changes. From the videos we have seen the bask of the inside looks exactly the same as the Storm.

    Sprint and Palm did a great job getting the words out there on the palm pre, verizon and rim needs to step up and spend some money on advertising this blackberry tour, what you guys think?

    share your views at http://www.BlackBerry-Tour.com a forum dedicated to the blackberry tour.