BlackBerry Tour now available for pre-order at Verizon

RIM BlackBerry Tour

Verizon Wireless is now offering the upcoming BlackBerry Tour on pre-order. It is being offered for US$199.99 (after US$70 online discount) with a 2-year contract or US$269.99 with one-year contract (with the same online discount).

Pre-order shipments are expected to begin on July 13th, one day after it goes on sale both online and in stores.

The BlackBerry Tour is a world phone that comes with support for both CDMA and GSM-based bands – dual-band EV-DO Rev. A, quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and single-band (2100MHz) UMTS/HSDPA. It comes with a 2.44-inch half VGA+ (480 by 360 at 245ppi) display, 256MB of Flash memory, a built-in QWERTY thumb keyboard, built-in GPS (with geo-tagging support), Bluetooth 2.0 (with A2DP), a 3.5mm headphone jack, a 3.2MP camera with auto-focus, an SDHC card slot supporting cards up to 16GB, and a 1400mAh battery. It measures 112 by 62 by 14.2 millimeters and weighs 130g.

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