BlackBerry Tour to have a touchscreen?

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BlackBerry Tour to have a touchscreen?
One of our tipsters has just let us know that the long-rumored BlackBerry Tour 9030 actually combines a QWERTY keyboard with a touch-sensitive screen, much like one other rumored smart phone of the same the manufacturer – the BlackBerry Magnum. Like it or not, the screen seems to utilize the SurePress technology, used in the first Storm, although it caused some negative feedback. Probably this is why RIM CEO Lazaridis said there would be more SurePress phones, although the Storm 2 is not one of them. Still, a trackball and the much loved BlackBerry QWERTY will be both on board, so the touchscreen will not be your only option to operate the device. Check its preliminary specifications to find out more info!

RIM BlackBerry Tour 9030 Preliminary Specifications

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13 Comments

1. jibara81

Posts: 18; Member since: May 07, 2009

i shoud get thus phone its for verizon right

6. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i went from the voyager to my storm and it was the best upgrade of my life...make sure you're comfortable with the blackberry interface. :-)

10. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 2008

I agree with you fanman, I was a diehard lg fan for the longest but when the BB 8830 came out I decided to change and glad I did. I now have the storm and its the best upgrade I've made also. I think the problems people have been having with the storm are not the device its the interface. I'm more than interested in seeing what the Odin aka storm 2 will have to bring to the table.

2. BigRed83

Posts: 144; Member since: May 19, 2008

Yes, the Tour is coming to verizon. There is no timetable yet for the release date; but it is SPECULATED for a July 13th release date. We will see...

3. poppany75

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 25, 2008

Will the tour with touchscreen come to Sprint?

4. secondcor517

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 06, 2008

i'm calling shenanigans! if it were going to have a touchscreen wouldn't there have been some other news or rumors about it? i'll believe it when i see it.

5. slinky317

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

The Tour is the 9630, not the 9030. Also, a spec sheet on this phone was already leaked from Bell with no mention of a touchscreen. So either Phone Arena totally got this story wrong... or they just got the Tour part wrong, and there's another Blackberry (9030) that has a touchscreen and physical keyboard/trackball. Now THAT would be interesting.

9. secondcor517

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 06, 2008

good eye slinky317!

7. tshow84

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

i heard from a verizon account manager that this rumor is true...that was 2 weeks ago...he also called it the niagara which i believe is/was the 9630. and whats with all this 9030 shenanigans? where did that number come from?

8. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

i dunno, looking at the picture on the spec sheet it does look like it has the suretouch screen.

11. Blazeralb

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 11, 2009

if this is true i will be very happy an scoop this up first day available. Fingers crossed

12. yourmom07

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 07, 2009

THE NIAGRA IS ACTUALLY SUPPOSED TO BE GOING TO SPRINT

13. secondcor517

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 06, 2008

the niagra is a codename for the Tour

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