According to a rumor coming out of BGR, BlackBerry OS 126.96.36.199 for the Verizon BlackBerry Tour is coming soon. The hope is that this update will fix lag issues and problems some Tour users have experienced with the trackball.
For all of you BlackBerry theme developers that want to start creating BlackBerry themes for the Tour and the Curve 8520, Plazmic has updated Content Developer’s Kit 4.7 to support both devices. I am guessing that we will start seeing more BlackBerry Tour and Curve 8520 themes any minute now.
Plazmic CDK 4.7 is a free download and you can get it here…
Just a little over a week ago we heard that Verizon was pushing Slacker Radio to the BlackBerry Storm. It looks like Verizon BlackBerry Tour users are getting the same treatment. We haven’t seen a press release (yet) like we did when Verizon started pushing Slacker to the Storm, however, enough BlackBerry Tour users have told me that a new icon for Slacker has appeared on their device after rebooting it for me to believe that this is true.
By the by… For those of you that don’t want Slacker, the application is not actually pushed to you as it is just an icon for the installer. If you don’t want it, simply hide the icon once it appears.
If this story turns out to be true we will casually refer to Sprint as “Can’t Get Right”, because, well, they really don’t seem to be able to get it right.
How in the world did Sprint accidentally ship out a Verizon branded BlackBerry Tour in a Sprint box to a Sprint customer. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. This could have happened at RIMs’ warehouse. Could it really have though? This just seems like the kind of thing that could only happen to Sprint Can’t Get Right.
We are not quite sure when or how much it will cost, however, according to Cellular South’s Facebook page, they will carry the BlackBerry Tour 9630.
Although buzz in the blogosphere was pretty high, Verizon didn’t really hype up the release of the BlackBerry Tour 9630 this past Sunday. That didn’t, however, keep the company from selling between 275,000 and 300,00 of the devices in its first 24 hours.
It will be interesting to see what the Sprint numbers were.
The BlackBerry Tour 9630 is now available on Telus on a 3-year contract for $229.99 Canadian.
As you may already know, the BlackBerry Tour, on both Verizon and Sprint, went on sale today and there has been a lot of buzz surronding its release. Many Verizon subscribers see the Tour as a reprieve from the keyboard-less BlackBerry Storm that, up until recently, had more than its fair share of problems. Sprint users are just glad to see a new BlackBerry… It’s been well over a year since the BlackBerry Curve was released on Sprint.