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BlackBerry Tour now available from Verizon Wireless
Posted: 10-Jul-2009 [Source: Verizon Wireless]

[The BlackBerry Tour 3G world phone will be available through Verizon Wireless retail outlets on July 12.]

Basking Ridge, NJ -- The highly anticipated global 3G BlackBerry® Tour(TM) from Research In Motion (RIM) is available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on July 12. The BlackBerry Tour is a 3G world phone, giving customers the option to make phone calls in 220 countries and to access e-mail and Internet in any of the 175 countries where Verizon Wireless provides data roaming services'

Verizon Wireless customers can visit to pre-order the BlackBerry Tour for $199.99 after a $70 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.

Following are key features and specifications on the BlackBerry Tour:

Network Support

* Quad-band: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks

* Single-band: 2100 MHz; UMTS/HSPA networks

* Dual-band: 800/1900 MHz; CDMA/EV-DO Revision A networks

* BlackBerry Tour comes with a pre-installed SIM Card


* HTML Web browsing

* Size: 4.4" (h) x 2.4 (w) x .6" (d)

* Weight (battery included): 4.58 oz.

* Memory: 256 MB internal flash memory; 256 MB RAM

* USB Port: enables charging and high-speed data synchronization via USB "A" to micro-USB "B" cable

* Power Adapter: +5V DC / 500 mA AC power adapter with interchangeable location specific plugs

* Battery: 1400 mAh removable/rechargeable cryptographic lithium cell

* Battery Life:

o Talk time: five hours

o Standby time: 14 days

* Keyboard: 35-key backlit QWERTY and Trackball navigation

* Display: High-resolution HVGA+ (480 x 360 pixels), 2.4" color, TFT LCD. Supports over 65k colors

* Voice:

o Input/Output integrated speaker and microphone

o Hands-free headset-capable

o Bluetooth® headset-capable

o Integrated hands-free speakerphone

*Ringtones: 32 polyphonic -- MIDI, .mp3

Bluetooth Capabilities (version 2.0)

*Supports mono/stereo headset, hands-free, phonebook access profile (PBAP), serial port profile supported, Bluetooth stereo audio (A2DP/AVCRP), and DUN

Stay in Touch

* Send and receive text and picture messages (SMS and MMS) * Enhanced Web Mail for AOL® Mail, Gmail(TM), Windows Live(TM) or Yahoo!® Mail * Open document and graphic attachments including JPEG, Adobe® PDF and Microsoft® Word, Microsoft® Excel® and Microsoft® PowerPoint® files * Edit Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint files * Instant messaging capabilities with Windows Live(TM) Messenger, Google Talk(TM), Yahoo!® Messenger, AOL® Instant Messenger(TM) or ICQ® applications built specifically for BlackBerry smartphones * Social networking for BlackBerry smartphones -- customers can access Facebook® for BlackBerry® smartphones; Flickr(TM) Photo Uploader for BlackBerry® smartphones; and MySpace® for BlackBerry® smartphones

Entertainment On The Go

* Media Player -- Customers can watch videos and listen to music

o Supported video formats: MPEG4 H.263, MPEG4 Part 2 Simple Profile, H.264, WMV

o Supported audio format support: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WMA ProPlus Bluetooth

o Built-in video recording

* Camera with Geo-Tagging capability -- allows customers to take photos with a 3.2 megapixel camera* with image stabilization, auto flash, auto focus and 2x digital zoom. Date, time and location stamp geo-tag supported by camera, BlackBerry Maps and Flickr

* BlackBerry® Media Sync -- allows customers to sync their desktop music files with their BlackBerry® smartphones * Mobile Streaming -- allows customers to access videos, music or even sports and news clips from Web sites built for mobile streaming

* Expandable Memory to 16 GB: pre-installed 2 GB microSD(TM) card*

* 3.5 mm stereo headset-capable

Browse, Shop and Buy

* BlackBerry App World(TM) -- customers can personalize their BlackBerry® smartphones with games, social networking, and personal productivity applications

Business Ready

* For small- to medium-sized businesses, Hosted BlackBerry® services and BlackBerry® Professional Software are designed to offer affordable solution options. For large organizations, BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution is designed to provide advanced security features and enterprise-grade functionality.

* A BlackBerry Tour without a camera will be available to enterprise customers. This version does not come with the 2 GB microSD card pre-installed or the stereo headset.


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