Verizon wasn’t the only U.S. based carrier to release a new BlackBerry this morning. Sprint too has released the BlackBerry Tour 9630. You can pick one online or in the store for $199 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new 2-year activation.
The BlackBerry Tour is now available online to Bell customers for $249.95 on a three year contract and will be available in stores starting tomorrow, July 11th.
Read the full press release after the jump.
We have been able to pre-order the BlackBerry Tour onVerizon’s website since June 30th, however, if you can’t wait to have your device shipped to you a few days after the 12th and want to actually pick yourself up a Tour on day one, Best Buy is taking pre-orders with a $50 deposit that guarantees that you will be able to pick a device up on Sunday.
If you are looking to get yourself a BlackBerry Tour and are new to Verizon, Wirefly is offering the device to new Verizon subscribers for $179.99, $20 less than getting it direct. The real deal, however, may be for existing Verizon customers.
If you are already a Verizon customer you can get yourself the BlackBerry Tour for $199.99… Even possibly if you aren’t eligible for an upgrade. This is a full $290 less than the $489.99 that Verizon is charging.
There is a lot of fine print that you should read thouroghly before you get in on this but if you are one of those BlackBerry users that just has to have the latest device whenever it comes out, this deal just may be for you.
Check the deal out over on Wirefly…
You may have heard that initially, the BlackBerry Tour wasn’t available for pre-order to existing Verizon subscribers. Well, it looks like after all the fustration that decision caused, Verizon has changed their toon. Verizon subscribers will soon be able to upgrade or purchase the BlackBerry Tour om the Verizon BlackBerry Tour Pre-Order Site.
For all of you Verizon BlackBerry users still using the BlackBerry 8800 because it was the last BlackBerry not to have a camera, we’ve got some news for you. The new Verizon BlackBerry Tour comes in a variant without a camera.
The Blackberry Tour 9630 without camera is also available for pre-order and will cost you the same $199 on a two-year contract that its camera-bearing counterpart does.
We’ve known, unofficially, for a few days now that the Verizon BlackBerry Tour would be available July 12th for $199. Now it is official…
You can now pre-order the Verizon BlackBerry Tour here…