Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Tour specs and features


The launch of the BlackBerry Tour on Verizon (and Sprint) will commence this coming Sunday, July 12. And to mark the occasion, Verizon has sent out a full “feature and spec” sheet for the Great White North device. Don’t ask me why, but they did. So, in case you were wondering about the Tour, please feel free to read on.

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/EV-DO Revision A networks

· BlackBerry Tour comes with a pre-installed SIM Card


· HTML Web browsing

· Size: 4.4” (h) x 2.4 (w) x .6” (d)

· Weight (battery included): 4.58 oz.

· Memory: 256 MB internal flash memory; 256 MB RAM

· USB Port: enables charging and high-speed data synchronization via USB “A” to micro-USB “B” cable

· Power Adapter: +5V DC / 500 mA AC power adapter with interchangeable location specific plugs

· Battery: 1400 mAh removable/rechargeable cryptographic lithium cell

· Battery Life:

o Talk time: five hours

o Standby time: 14 days

· Keyboard: 35-key backlit QWERTY and Trackball navigation

· Display: High-resolution HVGA+ (480 x 360 pixels), 2.4” color, TFT LCD. Supports over 65k colors

· Voice:

o Input/Output integrated speaker and microphone

o Hands-free headset-capable

o Bluetooth® headset-capable

o Integrated hands-free speakerphone

· Ringtones: 32 polyphonic – MIDI, .mp3

Bluetooth Capabilities (version 2.0)

· Supports mono/stereo headset, hands-free, phonebook access profile (PBAP), serial port profile supported, Bluetooth stereo audio (A2DP/AVCRP), and DUN

Stay in Touch

· Send and receive text and picture messages (SMS and MMS)

· Enhanced Web Mail for AOL® Mail, Gmail™, Windows Live™ or Yahoo!® Mail

· Open document and graphic attachments including JPEG, Adobe® PDF and Microsoft® Word, Microsoft® Excel® and Microsoft® PowerPoint® files

· Edit Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint files

· Instant messaging capabilities with Windows Live™ Messenger, Google Talk™, Yahoo!® Messenger, AOL® Instant Messenger™ or ICQ® applications built specifically for BlackBerry smartphones

· Social networking for BlackBerry smartphones – customers can access Facebook® for BlackBerry® smartphones; Flickr™ Photo Uploader for BlackBerry® smartphones; and MySpace® for BlackBerry® smartphones

Entertainment On The Go

· Media Player – Customers can watch videos and listen to music

o Supported video formats: MPEG4 H.263, MPEG4 Part 2 Simple Profile, H.264, WMV

o Supported audio format support: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WMA ProPlus Bluetooth

o Built-in video recording

· Camera with Geo-Tagging capability – allows customers to take photos with a 3.2 megapixel camera* with image stabilization, auto flash, auto focus and 2x digital zoom. Date, time and location stamp geo-tag supported by camera, BlackBerry Maps and Flickr

· BlackBerry® Media Sync – allows customers to sync their desktop music files with their BlackBerry® smartphones

· Mobile Streaming – allows customers to access videos, music or even sports and news clips from Web sites built for mobile streaming

· Expandable Memory to 16 GB: pre-installed 2 GB microSD™ card*

· 3.5 mm stereo headset-capable

Browse, Shop and Buy

· BlackBerry App World™ – customers can personalize their BlackBerry® smartphones with games, social networking, and personal productivity applications

Business Ready

· For small- to medium-sized businesses, Hosted BlackBerry® services and BlackBerry® Professional Software are designed to offer affordable solution options. For large organizations, BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution is designed to provide advanced security features and enterprise-grade functionality.

* A BlackBerry Tour without a camera will be available to enterprise customers. This version does not come with the 2 GB microSD card pre-installed or the stereo headset.

Verizon Wireless Features

· V CAST Music with Rhapsody – customers can choose from more than 4 million songs to download over the air; get the master copy of the songs on their PCs; and sync favorite tracks, albums and playlists from their PCs to their phones using a USB cable

· VZ NavigatorSM-capable – customers can get audible turn-by-turn directions to more than 15 million points of interest and share the directions with others and BlackBerry Maps

· Visual Voice Mail to help customers prioritize their messages

· Mobile Broadband Connect-capable – allows customers to use the device as a modem to connect to Verizon Wireless’ high-speed network with a qualifying Nationwide plan