BlackBerry Tour

Sprint BlackBerry Tour confirmed for the Summer

Sprint BlackBerry Tour confirmed for the Summer

After months of leaks regarding the handset, Sprint has announced that they will be offering the BlackBerry Tour.  Packed with EVDO Rev.A and 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus, the Tour also has 2100MHz UMTS/HSPA and quadband GSM for international roaming use; it's expected to arrive "later this summer" in the US.

 

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BlackBerry Tour 9630 specs leak: Arrives in Canada mid-July

BlackBerry Tour 9630 specs leak: Arrives in Canada mid-July

It looks, judging by these images, like someone has been faxing something they shouldn't have, but when the leak is a detailed spec-sheet for the BlackBerry Tour 9630 we won't quibble over it coming on thermal paper.  According to MobileSyrup's source, the Tour 9630 will arrive on Canadian carrier Bell in mid-July, bringing with it an HVGA 480 x 360 display, 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera with flash, quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 2100MHz UMTS/HSPA and 800/1900MHz EVDO Rev.A.

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BlackBerry Tour 9630 spotted in Verizon inventory

BlackBerry Tour 9630 spotted in Verizon inventory

The BlackBerry Tour 9630 has made an appearance in Verizon's internal inventory systems, although according to the tipster the smartphones themselves are not yet in stock.  Expected to go on sale as of July 13th, the BlackBerry Tour is believed to sit underneath the BlackBerry Bold in terms of range position, with a price tag of $199 with a two-year contract

As for specifications, RIM are yet to make anything official but the Tour 9630 is believed to be a cross between their Curve and Bold handsets.  It will have EVDO Rev.A connectivity, together with quadband GSM for global roaming, a 480 x 320 display and a 3.2-megapixel camera with video recording capabilities.

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