Verizon to launch the Tour in July and the Palm Pre in early 2010?

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Verizon to launch the Tour in July and the Palm Pre in early 2010?
The last time we bothered you about the much-rumored BlackBerry Tour was when we informed the smartphone was to come out in mid-August. However, another of our tipsters claims now the Tour may become available about a month earlier - sometime around July 13. The reason for his statement is that sales consultants have been e-mailed and asked whether they would want to carry the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 or the Tour, starting on the above-mentioned date. What’s more, our source also informs that e-mails about the Palm Pre have been sent as well. Similarly to what we’ve previously heard, it seems the Pre will launch on the carrier at the beginning of next year.

Meanwhile, Lowell McAdam, Verizon CEO, has said that customers of the carrier will be able to enjoy devices like the Palm Pre, the BlackBerry Tour and Storm 2 “over the next six months or so”.

BlackBerry Tour 9630 Preliminary Specifications
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Thanks go to our anonymous tipster.

source: BlackBerryCool

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1. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

how many times can one site post the same fing story. Verizon is not getting the pre. Retarted this is the most bias site I have ever read in my life.

3. VWZer

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 02, 2009

"Hmph. Darn it, I hate Verizon so much for getting the Pre, I'm just going to deny everything! LA LAL LA! Can't heeeeaar yoouu, I'm plugging my eeeeaaarrs! LA LA LA LAAA!!" Quit cryin'. Verizon is getting the Pre in due time.

4. bigfanboyred

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

how is it bias!?!?! mr. phoneguy- you sound like a seriously dumb-@$$. this website is just the messenger... they get the info and then pass it. if its iphone, bb, palm- it doesnt matter! there are plenty of other websites you can go to that arent "bias"... see yah!

10. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

The Palm Pre is coming to Verizon, I work for a chipset manafacturer. Palm buys from us. If it is Jan or not, I have no idea. There are a couple of chipsets that Palm is buying from us which leads me to believe the Pre on VZW will be global and the ATT verison will be the same minus the CDMA frequencies. Just like they did with the Storm 9500 and 9530, 9500 no CDMA frequency, 9530 has it added.

2. verizonguy

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 25, 2008

actually your wrong we are getting the pre,get a life rookie,

5. KingOfPhones

Posts: 41; Member since: May 04, 2008

looks amazing. if the iPhone comes to verizon, I really think verizon will have the best lineup.

12. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

eeeeew.... i don't want the iPhone to go to VZW... let the smug apple snobs keep their AT&T service.... VZW's biggest problem with the iphone was the lack of using an sd card for external memory, no interchangible battery, and no in-house technical support for the device... If apple were to budge on this, maybe vzw would get it. But seriously... i don't see what the big deal is with having a back-up battery and sd card... I know it won't look as pretty if you can take the battery out... but what is the big deal?

14. WKlingbeil

Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Well, that's because Apple is a communist company who has to have absolute domination over all of their products. I know little Apple fanboys will come out and say, "Well, it's their product, they do what they want with it." But when Microsoft does anything like that, they cry like you just stole their milk money.

16. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 2008

Kiltlifter leys start with a back up battery. The advantage in a back up battery if your phone ddies and no matter how careful someone is the battery will die on you if you dont have the abilty to use a back up battery you have to recharge the installed battery and until it is charged you without a phone. Second a sd card well to be able to have your pictures and media stored there if something happens to your phone nothing is lost. Third I dont know about you if I buy something at a place I would want to be able to go back to that place were I have my service if theres a problem. I would not want to go to a another place for service. Quite honestly I dont think that Apple will budge on that, and neither will VZW so I dont think we will be seeing the iphone in a Verizon store anytime soon, and to that who cares.

6. The Godfather unregistered

actually our data team in the NE Area are testing the Pre right now, it is really wicked although the keypad is seriously small and I dont know if I could give up on my BB habit....but VZW is already testing it so that sort of proves you wrong phone guy. sorry BB Storm FTW

8. belve14

Posts: 113; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

Actually im in the northeast and the only thing they are testing is a survey with the pre and the tour to see what there thoughts are. If im wrong they are testing sprints pre not their own...on top of that nothing is official so IF EVERYONE WOULD LOOK AT THE KEYWORDS OF EVERY ARTICLE THAT SAID THE PRE WAS COMING TO VERIZON IT SAYS EVERYTIME UNOFFICIAL! Get it together lol

7. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008


9. PL007

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 09, 2009

The Pre is definitely a nice Smartphone. I had a chance to use one for a little while in a Sprint store. The better Palm does, the better smartphones Palm will put out. Let's see what Rubinstein has planned for Palm. Going to VZW, AT&T and T-Mobile would be the best possible scenario for Palm. I am definitely looking forward to future devices, a bit skeptical of the EOS. Looks like a Centro, not impressed. Hopefully they can take a page from HTC and come up with a smartphone that looks like Touch HD but with WebOS.

13. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

don't knock the EOS... many people prefer the candybar style smartphone with a qwerty keypad. granted the pre is basically the same thing, but some people may not like the sliding mechanism and prefer the solid samsung-jack-like approach.

17. PL007

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 09, 2009

Don't get me wrong, I am not knocking candybar style smartphones. I just don't like the look of the EOS. Now I know its just a sketch and hopefully it looks better when it's finished. There are some really nice candybar smartphones like the BB 8520 for T-Mobile. The BB TOUR & BB BOLD are also good looking candybar smartphones to me as well. And yes the Samsung Jack is a very nice stylish smartphone. Those are nice and hopefully Palm takes a page from BB and Samsung on candybar style phones.

11. WKlingbeil

Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

I do like that survey though. "Would you like to sell the Tour or the Pearl Flip on July 13th?" Haha, it just intrigues me that a launch date would be decided based on whether or not employees feel like selling it. "Nah, I'd rather not sell the Tour, let's stick with basic phones, that's our safest bet."

15. The Next

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 17, 2009

It's not what the want to sell, but what they want to use for company phones.

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