The New Blackberry Tour from Verizon

Posted by David Chism | Wed, Jul 15, 2009

 The New Blackberry Tour from Verizon
BlBlackberry Tourack­ber­ry recent­ly came out with anoth­er new Black­ber­ry for Ver­i­zon cus­tomers. It is called the Black­ber­ry 9630 Tour. You are prob­a­bly won­der­ing why they would intro­duce a new non touch-screen when they came out with the beau­ti­ful look­ing Black­ber­ry Storm late last year. The main fea­ture of the Black­ber­ry Tour is that it is a world” phone. (This means you can trav­el in over 100 coun­tries and use this phone to make calls, send emails, search the web and text.) I believe it is replac­ing the 2 year old World Edi­tion” Black­ber­ry from Ver­i­zon. That too was a won­der­ful device but lacked the cam­era fea­ture. The Black­ber­ry Tour also looks very sim­i­lar to ATT’s Black­ber­ry Bold. The bold is a lit­tle eas­i­er to type on and has a bet­ter qual­i­ty screen than Ver­i­zon’s World Edi­tion and Curve. The new Tour device has a real­ly nice look and feel to it and has a sim­i­lar inter­face as the touch-screen Storm. The screen qual­i­ty is far supe­ri­or than the BB Curve too. If you own a Curve or World Edi­tion from Ver­i­zon, it will be very tempt­ing to break your con­tract and buy the new Tour once you get your hands on it. The typ­ing is eas­i­er, the screen qual­i­ty and has a 3.2 Mega Pix­el cam­era! The only down­side I can see to the Tour is the size! Why is the world would Black­ber­ry build a new phone this late in the game that is so heavy and bulky? It is almost the same size as the Black­ber­ry Storm, which has always looked way to big to me. Why do I think it is big? Because the iPhone’s thick­ness is half the size! If Research in Motion can cut their thick­ness in half, they will have a phone that might get clos­er to com­pet­ing with the appear­ance of the iPhone. How­ev­er, the appli­ca­tions on the iPhone are still far eas­i­er to use and don’t lock up as much as the Black­ber­ry. The Black­ber­ry still has a rough time with its brows­er, while the iPhone loads with ease. If you are a small busi­ness own­er and need help with your mobile devices, I’m hear to help. I can help decide what device might be best for you and your staff.

About David Chism

David Chism started his business out of a passion for helping small contracting businesses grow, be more profitable and become better known to their target clients. One lifelong hobby of David is using techie gadgets. So this blog is a place where he writes about technology, marketing ideas, just for fun (humor), personal thoughts on small business and more.


Subscribe to the Blog

Please provide a short summary of why you are reaching out today.