UPDATE:BlackBerry Tour launch info to be released tomorrow by Verizon Wireless?

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UPDATE:BlackBerry Tour launch info to be released tomorrow by Verizon Wireless?
If Verizon is going to be selling the BlackBerry Tour in July as we've reported, it would make sense that some sort of announcement giving out a launch date needs to be made soon. How about REAL soon? How about...say...Tuesday? According to a new source at BGR, Big Red is expected to announce tomorrow a release date for the handset and perhaps pricing info will be made known as well.

With all of the new handsets expected to be released in the next few weeks, it would make sense for the carrier to strike while the iron is hot. A mild buzz has been generated around this device, and not just among the usual BlackBerry fanboys. If an announcement is made by Verizon, you can expect the web site at www.verizonwireless.com/tour to go live.

BlackBerry Tour 9630 Preliminary Specifications

source: BGR



*UPDATE*
As of midnight, the web site is now up and running with a place for you to sign-up to receive more information on the phone and get an invitation to pre-order the Tour. No mention has been made about whether or not there is a touchscreen or SurePress technology on the device. *Update* The official specs reveal that the Tour will not have a touchscreen.

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11 Comments

1. Manny09

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

its 12:04 a.m......and the site is up! cant wait to find out more info on the Tour

2. asears08

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 16, 2009

Dimensions: 4.4 inches high by 2.4 in. wide by 0.6 in. deep, and weighs 5.2 ounces. Screen: 480x360 Design: Bold Style keyboard, 3.2 MP camera, trackball 528 mhz processor

9. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

The phone also works in 2100Mhz spectrum UMTS and HSPA. Which this site and BGR didn't seem to mention. So it should work fine in Japan just like the Storm does.

3. asears08

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 16, 2009

Oh yeah, no wi-fi

4. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

-Whaaaaaat....!!! What is RIM doing?

6. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

it does have WI-FI at least the Sprint version does. It is apparent that Big Red is locking it down. I had the opportunity to use the device in early april. It is the fastest BB to date.

8. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Yes it does not have Wifi and neither does the sprint version. They are both Identical. Seems like you work for Sprint or something, cause you will say or do anything to try to make them look good/better, because you bash ATT and VZW at almost any chance you get.

10. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

I am not a basher respectively. The unit I had the opportunity to use was using wifi, it must have been taken out. My mistake

11. Mayday3420

Posts: 61; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

that's because sprint sucks and if you have the sprint verision then you should know it does not have wifi so it's obvious you are bashing. If you're going to bash at least make it true like how much sprint's service sucks.

5. curve014

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 16, 2009

7. dphins82

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

OMG! This phone is so hot. I am so sick of my curve. I can't wait till this comes out so I can get something new. Wish it had come out early last month because my curve didn't work at all in Aruba.

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