RIM announces BlackBerry Tour with CDMA/GSM support, no WiFi

Summary:Today, RIM announced and confirmed all the rumors regarding the BlackBerry Tour device that will be coming to North American CDMA carriers this summer. CrackBerry.com has a full hands-on review that gives you all the details on this latest messaging device from RIM. Verizon Wireless has their BlackBerry Tour site up and running.

Today, RIM announced and confirmed all the rumors regarding the BlackBerry Tour device that will be coming to North American CDMA carriers this summer. CrackBerry.com has a full hands-on review that gives you all the details on this latest messaging device from RIM. Verizon Wireless has their BlackBerry Tour site up and running. You can now also check out Sprint's BB Tour site.

The Tour is a replacement for the BlackBerry 8830 World Edition and also comes with a SIM card slot, along with its CDMA radio, so you can use it with Sprint or Verizon in the US and then travel around the world with a SIM card. Support is provided for GSM 3G on the 2100 MHz frequency and EDGE on the quad-band GSM networks (850/900/1800/2100 MHz).

Some of the highlights of the BlackBerry Tour include a 480x360 high resolution display, 3.2 megapixel camera with image stabilization and auto focus, and 256MB Flash ROM integrated memory. All the other standard high end specs are in there too, except for WiFi. I know there are fast wireless data networks on the carriers, but WiFi can be helpful too while traveling and expect that from all high-end smartphones today.

There are no pricing details yet on the device with availability slated for sometime this summer.

Topics: BlackBerry, Security, Smartphones, Verizon, Wi-Fi

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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