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Verizon Now Offering Prepaid Data and Voice Plans for BlackBerry


Verizon has made their prepaid data plans official and they’re looking very affordable. For $30 per month, you get unlimited data which supports Verizon’s Curve 8330, 8530, Storm 9550, Tour 9630 and Bold 9650. The plans are all set to go live on September 28th, 2010. Verizon’s prepaid system also includes talk minutes for 25 cents per minute and 20 cents per text message.

More information about prepaid BlackBerry plans available from Verizon.

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TELUS BlackBerry Tour 9630 review, pics and comparisons



I’ve been playing around with the BlackBerry Tour 9630 on TELUS and I’ve put together my impressions, pics and some Bold and 8900 comparison points. This BlackBerry Tour is not a commercial unit, so while it’s running final code, it didn’t come with all the branded packaging – not that you would really care.

In general, this device is where the Curve 8900 meets the Bold. This is indicative of RIM’s latest device strategy of making hybrids to satisfy a gray area of customers, while working on the the more evolutionary devices which take longer to produce. This strategy is summed up as follows:

“You may not love every BlackBerry released by RIM, but rest assured there is a BlackBerry for everyone.”

Now let’s take a deeper look at this device.
Click through to see details and pics of the TELUS BlackBerry Tour 9630

BlackBerry Tour B-roll video shows basic device features


I just got this from the official RIM media page and it’s nothing all that exciting. It’s still worth posting in that it shows you a basic walkthrough of the device and its features. This video is likely meant for companies and carriers to use when creating ad and marketing material.

To enjoy the video, I suggest letting it buffer for a while, and then skipping at least a minute into the video. At the end, you can see the updated BlackBerry Maps application which looks very nice on the Tour.


BlackBerry Tour 9630 from Bell internal spec sheets leaked



MobileSyrup got the scoop on the BlackBerry Tour 9630 coming to Bell. The device will be launching mid-July, and the full internal spec sheet is available.

Although there are no pricing details available, but the device has got some really interesting network support:

  • Quad-band 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks
  • Single-band: 2100 MHz
  • UMTS/HSPA networks
  • Dual-Band: 800/1900 MHz
  • CDMA/EVDO Rev A networks

Click through for more details and internal spec sheets

BlackBerry Tour 9630 promo materials show up at Bell


BlackBerry Tour 9630

The BlackBerry Tour 9630 promo material is showing up at Bell locations and BGR got a pic. This means we’re fairly close to launch date. Although there is no official release date, this is telling us it’s going to be this summer.



(Rumor) BlackBerry Tour hitting Verizon in July


BlackBerry Niagara

The BlackBerry Niagara, now called the BlackBerry Tour, is rumored to hit Verizon in July. Pricing is expected to be $199 with a 2 year contract as well.

If this device is going to be announced at WES, it would be a considerable wait from announcement to release. Keep in mind that delays are always expected and mid-July to August is just as likely.

In any case, if you’re on Verizon, get ready for a sweet device launch this summer!