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

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.

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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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  • They are probably "saving" the Wi-Fi for the Storm 2. (nt)

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    IT_Guy_z
  • RE: RIM announces BlackBerry Tour with CDMA/GSM support, no WiFi

    Think of Blackberry Tour as the Storm with the 8900 screen (smaller than the Bold but higher resolution), and the Bold keyboard (slightly shrunk to fit the phone size) and some minor cosmetic changes. From the videos we have seen the bask of the inside looks exactly the same as the Storm.


    Sprint and Palm did a great job getting the words out there on the palm pre, verizon and rim needs to step up and spend some money on advertising this blackberry tour, what you guys think?

    share your views at http://www.BlackBerry-Tour.com a forum dedicated to the blackberry tour.
    coolfx35
  • RE: RIM announces BlackBerry Tour with CDMA/GSM support, no WiFi

    No WIFI is a deal breaker for me, even with the superior coverage by VZW here in the Northeast. Why on earth would VZW do that? I will stick with my so so AT&T service on GSM and the much loved and used WIFI. If VZW had the WIFI enabled on this Tour I would be in line on the first day. Too bad Verizon, you blew it big time.
    NH Plumber
  • RE: RIM announces BlackBerry Tour with CDMA/GSM support, no WiFi

    what the heck CDMA network did to you RIM? why is there not a single one blackberry has WIFI?
    sonics