Previously known as BlackBerry Niagara, the BlackBerry Tour 9630 is now official, as RIM has just announced its upcoming availability in North America.
The Tour 9630 will be launched later this summer, by both Verizon and Sprint in the US, and probably by Bell and Telus in Canada.
Verizon didn’t unveil the new smartphone’s price, but it has launched a web page for it, accessible here.
Sprint made things a bit clearer, saying that the Tour 9630 will be available for $199 with a 2-yr contract agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate. The Sprint BlackBerry Tour web page is accessible here.
So, what does the Tour has to offer? Pretty much everything, except Wi-Fi.
Here are its mains specs and capabilities:
- Dual-band CDMA/EVDO Rev A (800/1900 MHz)
- Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
- 2100 MHz UMTS/HSPA
- 2.44 inch, 480 x 360 pixels TFT display with 65k colors (nope, it’s not a touchscreen)
- 35-key QWERTY keyboard
- GPS / A-GPS
- BlackBerry Maps
- Full HTML web browser
- DataViz Documents to Go
- Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP
- 3.5 mm headset jack
- Music, video players
- 3.2MP autofocus camera with image stabilization, flash and video recording
- 256MB internal flash memory
- microSD card support, up to 32GB
- 1400 mAh battery
- Talk time: up to 5 hours
- Standby time: up to 14 days
- 112 x 62 x 14.2 mm
- 130 g
As you can see, the BlackBerry Tour is a global smartphone, so you’ll be able to use it almost anywhere in the world.
Via Press release
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