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UPDATE:Now Official: BlackBerry Tour to be released by Verizon on July 12th; pre-orders accepted now

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UPDATE:Now Official: BlackBerry Tour to be released by Verizon on July 12th; pre-orders accepted now
As expected, Verizon has announced that it will be launching the BlackBerry Tour 9630 on July 12th, although pre-orders are being accepted now. The price tag is exactly what we expected, $199.99 with a two year contract. The Tour is a 3G capable World Phone device without Wi-Fi connectivity. If Wi-Fi is a deal breaker for you, a leaked copy of the Verizon BlackBerry Road Map shows that all 'Berry models released by the carrier after the Tour will offer it. Some of the features on the handset include a 3.2MP camera with AF and video capture, 3.5mm audio jack, GPS, a 35 button QWERTY keyboard and a trackball.

As we previously reported, after Verizon goes ahead on the 12th of next month, the next launch of the Tour is expected to be by Bell on July 15th, followed by Sprint's version on July 20th.

RIM BlackBerry Tour 9630 Specifications

source: Verizon
UPDATE:Now Official: BlackBerry Tour to be released by Verizon on July 12th; pre-orders accepted now


*UPDATE*
The BlackBerry Tour is dominating the news right now. It appears as though a fourth carrier will be offering the device as Crackberry has been able to get their hands on pictures of an Alltel branded 9630. No word on launch date or pricing info.

source: Crackberry
UPDATE:Now Official: BlackBerry Tour to be released by Verizon on July 12th; pre-orders accepted now



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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. yahyah30 (Posts: 13; Member since: 23 May 2009)


why pre order online when you would get it 3 days later then if you pre ordered or waited at the store

posted on 30 Jun 2009, 07:13

2. Osukaru (Posts: 68; Member since: 02 Jul 2008)


No need to wait for MIR

posted on 30 Jun 2009, 10:30

3. sprntfanboi02 (Posts: 41; Member since: 25 Jun 2009)


no need to wait for this phone at all, its the same as every other blackberry

posted on 30 Jun 2009, 15:59

4. Osukaru (Posts: 68; Member since: 02 Jul 2008)


Sort of, Higher Resolution Screem I like hte form factor better than any ohter one available from VZW, Runs on Rev A and has Full Keyboard unlike storm...... So not really same as any ohter blackberry, and if spec sheet is correct it also says Standalone GPS as well as Assisted GPS which may mean no need for cell service to use.... I think im the first to notice this on spec sheet

posted on 30 Jun 2009, 16:23

5. yahyah30 (Posts: 13; Member since: 23 May 2009)


you cant pre order if your not a new customer or if your not adding a line

posted on 30 Jun 2009, 17:26

6. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


Corporate Pricing hasn't been released yet and I'm not sure it's worth pre-ordering. Although I hate my Storm I think I'll wait till the initial reviews come out before I buy it.

posted on 30 Jun 2009, 17:53

7. kc812 (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Jun 2009)


Corporate pricing will be the same for the first few months at least. They should have pre-ordering for current customers working by tomorrow am

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