OS update now available for Verizon Tours

By on November 19, 2009 at 7:00 PM.

OS update now available for Verizon Tours

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Not too much to say here other than an OS update for the Verizon BlackBerry Tour 9630, 4.7.1.61, has started to trickle out. Although it’s already available to download from Verizon’s website and through BlackBerry Desktop Manager, we’ve been told that a handful of users will receive on-device update notifications throughout the night with general OTA availability tomorrow. No change log has been released. Let’s just hope that it’s not much longer until OS 5.0 drops for your beloved tuh tuh tuh TOUR (yeah, we remember).

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BlackBerry Tour Review: Part 2

By on July 7, 2009 at 4:39 PM.

BlackBerry Tour Review: Part 2

My, my, what a long road we’ve traveled. We’re back at it just like we promised. We combed through the BlackBerry Tour we had a while ago, but now that we have a Verizon unit in hand it’s a whole new ball game. We’re writing this review without looking at or referring to the previous Part 1 we did, so if some of it is a little similar in some places, it’s just because those parts of the device have not changed. Read on to get a glimpse of what we thought about the BlackBerry Tour for Verizon!

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BlackBerry 9630 Review: Part 1

By on April 18, 2009 at 12:03 PM.

BlackBerry 9630 Review: Part 1

We’ve been playing with it non-stop all weekend. We’ve tastelessly shown it off with a dash of hood on video. But the review is now finally ready. We decided to split this into two parts, one now and one right before launch. That way no one will see things that aren’t final and vice-versa. It will also be a nice way to keep track of what’s changed/been modified. We’ll also do something new here… if you have any questions, drop them in the comments and we’ll edit the post and answer them in the Q&A section of the review!

UPDATE: We’re re-posting this review with all photos. Enjoy!

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BlackBerry 9630 is the Niagara, Verizon World Edition?

By on February 27, 2009 at 4:02 PM.

BlackBerry 9630 is the Niagara, Verizon World Edition?

So… we’ve just got word from a really trusted source, dropping bombs all around on the BlackBerry “Niagara”. First off, the model number we’re told is the BlackBerry 9630, not 8930 or 9030, or anything like that. Second, the phone will definitely be a Verizon World Edition with support for CDMA 1x, EV-DO Rev. A, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, and UMTS, though we’d bet the UMTS band is going to be 2100MHz only. The last of the big news won’t surprise any Verizon-haters, but this bad beast is not going to have Wi-Fi. Oh man, they never learn, do they? To recap everything for you slow pokes:

  • The OS actually we’re told is 4.7.1 (but possibly, possibly, be OS 5.0 depending on launch date).
  • No Wi-Fi.
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support along with WCDMA support (bands not specified, but most likely 2100MHz).
  • CDMA 1x/EV-DO Rev. A device.
  • Release date unknown, but we’d say May/June if we had to bet.
  • 3.2 megapixel camera (though we heard a rumor there might be a camera-less version, but that’s unconfirmed).
  • The web browser supports JavaScript 1.6 (not huge news, but at least the browser is slowly improving).

Now how many of you are going to buy one of these things when they are released? We think a whole lot of people are.

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