Verizon BlackBerry Tour coming too: EVDO plus HSPA roaming

Jun 16, 2009
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Verizon isn't letting Sprint have all the BlackBerry Tour fun, and while there's no official press release as yet the smartphone has shown up on the carrier's site.  Tipped for a Verizon launch back in May, when the smartphone was spotted in the carrier's inventory system, there's no sign of a specific release date.

When it does land, it's expected to have the same specifications as the Sprint Tour 9630, with EVDO Rev.A for everyday use but also packing 2100MHz UMTS/HSPA and quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE for use when roaming.  Like most of Verizon's devices there's no WiFi, but you do get Bluetooth, GPS and a 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera.

There's also a microSD card slot, 3.5mm headphone jack and of course that full QWERTY keyboard and trackball.  No word on pricing, but given that Sprint's version is expected to retail at $199.99, the Verizon BlackBerry Tour is likely to show up with a similar tag.

[Thanks Tony!]


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