BlackBerry Tour appears in a Verizon rebate sheet
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RIM BlackBerry Tour 9630 Preliminary Specifications
1. ascoolasu (Posts: 3; Member since: 25 Jun 2009)
Doesn't look like the Omnia II is on this list!! Bummer!!!
2. theman414 (Posts: 130; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)
Your not really excited about the Omnia are you?
3. bigfanboyred (Posts: 141; Member since: 17 Jan 2009)
drooling....... cant wait for the tour to come out! its gonna be bb best device. (until the next device comes out) tuh-tuh-tour!!! doesnt matter if it doesnt have wifi when you have vzw! 3g everwhere. & wifi drains your battery! never used wifi on my omnia...
10. sprntfanboi02 (Posts: 41; Member since: 25 Jun 2009)
oh wow another blackberry phone, i bet its exactlly the same as the last blackberry phone that came out and the next one.....every blackberry is exactly the same....the same apps, the same UI, and the same old crap
15. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)
Wow sounds like sprint....the tour is going to bring a lot of VZW activity, Probably more than the Pre...
17. phone_queen30 (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Apr 2008)
Yah! You really have no clue what your talking about do you?
4. theman414 (Posts: 130; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)
I think the Tour is going to be a good one
5. phonedude (Posts: 16; Member since: 05 Mar 2009)
I hope the Tour OS runs smother/better than the Storm's. Don't get me wrong, I like my storm but I'm expecting more out of the Tour. BB pretty much always hits a homerun with their devices, which is why so many expectations were let down by sub-par software of the Storm.
7. vzw fanman (Posts: 1968; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
my never freezes like it use to... the only time i take the battery out is if like the app memory is below 10 or because i drop it and it flys out.
6. jskrenes (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
The only advantage wifi has is the ability to circumvent international roaming charges. Otherwise VZW 3G is just as fast and even1x isn't terribly slow.
8. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)
looks like the curve 8900? looks pretty sick
11. midnightboom (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Jun 2009)
Can someone explain for me? The rebate sheet still shows the 8130. But according to Verizon reps, the 8130 has been discontinued. Is it still available?
13. jherz6 (Posts: 215; Member since: 23 May 2008)
Hey Fanman your right it was a funny screen name, and if people dont like blackberries well the choice is obvious, dont buy one. Wifi so what. A BB battery drains fast enough so why on earth do something to have it drain even faster? Agreed with VZW who needs wifi?, especially with 4g or lte hiting the street.
14. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)
I hope Verizon finally adds WiFi to their Blackberry's. Cell coverage at my house is limited and the only person able to make a call at my house consistently is a friend of mine with the Curve 8900 with WiFi calling from TMobile. I feel that most WiFi connections are a lot faster then any 3g coverage, but that's irrelevant to me. WiFi should be available for people living in area's with bad cell coverage. I did purchase a Verizon Network Extender which has been nothing but problems. Half the time it can't connect to Verizon's network and when it does connect my calls cut in and out, the Verizon network is probably overloaded. I'd think it was my Internet connection, but the VOIP that I had before and my friend's WiFi calling don't have the same issues. (I have a 20mb cable internet plan that clocks 12mb down / 4mb up, it should be able to handle a Network Extender.) Conclusion: Verizon should add Wifi to their Blackberry's. Turn off the WiFi on your phone if you want to save your battery, but Verizon should make it available for people who need/want it. It doesn't hurt Verizon, they require a data plan with a Blackberry anyway.
16. TannisLC (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Jun 2009)
A $70 rebate plus a $50 credit? It's gonna be awesome!!