Sprint to match Verizon, launch BlackBerry Tour on July 12th

Sprint to match Verizon, launch BlackBerry Tour on July 12th
It looks like July 12th will be the launch date for the BlackBerry Tour 9630 for both Verizon and Sprint. While Sprint has not yet issued a press release, they have used the modern equivalent of Paul Revere riding on his horse to spread the message. In other words, they have used their Twitter account to announce that the carrier will match Big Red and release the Tour on Sunday, July 12th for $199.99 after rebate and a 2 year contract.

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source: BGR
Sprint to match Verizon, launch BlackBerry Tour on July 12th


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10 Comments

1. MadProfessor

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

I'm not a fan of either carrier, but it is good news for you cdma Crackberry addicts. Let's see who sells more in the first week.

2. MikeG77

Posts: 425; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

Can you say breach of contract!

6. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

What contract? It has been planned for both carriers for months.

8. MikeG77

Posts: 425; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

LOL no one can take a joke around here. What i meant by that statement is that VZW probably had some kind of agreement to release the Tour on 7/12 just like Sprint had an agreenment to release on 7/20. Im just curious why RIM all of sudden changes things to allow sprint the same launch date.

9. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I'm sure Sprint through an offer to Rim to be just as competative. I'm sure they don't care as long as they sell more units.

3. MikeG77

Posts: 425; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

It does'nt make any sense to me why Verizon is standing by and letting this happen.

5. VDubb

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 04, 2008

Right, because Verizon has complete control over what RIM does...

7. MikeG77

Posts: 425; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

LOL of course they dont.

10. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Obviously Verizon didn't have a contract with RIM that prevented Sprint from releasing the phone the same day. I don't see why this is so complicated.

4. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

yeah, gonna get it. cdma bold. nice.

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