Conclusion: For the BlackBerry 8830 or the Curve 8330 users, the BlackBerry Tour 9630 is the logical upgrade. The processor is twice as fast and memory more than doubled from the BlackBerry Curve 8330. The Tour gets the new styling and looks great for a BlackBerry.
Pros: New software and styling. Excellent messaging experience and strong application selection., Faster processor and more memory, new OS including a new version of the web browser and media player, outstanding email and IM experience, good selection of bundled software and available downloads from Bl...
Cons: Camera takes mediocre pictures. Battery life could be better., Call quality isn't as good as the Bold, camera takes so-so pictures, and no Wi-Fi.
Summary: The BlackBerry Tour is easily the best smart phone on Verizon Wireless, and we actually prefer it's compact design to the beefier BlackBerry Bold. We would have liked integrated Wi-Fi, and perhaps access to V Cast TV, but overall the Tour is a winner.
Excerpt: The long-awaited BlackBerry Tour has arrived, and to much deserved fanfare. The Tour is the CDMA version of the Bold, successfully building on the strengths of prior models, and features a number of improvements and enhancements. This is a world-capable phone with a built-in SIM card.
The BlackBerry Tour 9630 delivers the best of the Bold and of the Curve 8900, but it lacks one vital feature: Wi-Fi.
Good Gear Guide.au
15 October 2009
Summary: The BlackBerry Tour delivers exactly what users expect from a BlackBerry: an excellent keyboard; a slick design; and a hearty, messaging-friendly operating system. But the lack of Wi-Fi is at this point seems unforgivable in a business-class smartphone.
Pros: Bright and crisp display, well-designed keyboard
Summary: The Research in Motion BlackBerry Tour is RIM's new CDMA BlackBerry device. The BlackBerry Tour 9630 melds the best of the BlackBerry Bold and the BlackBerry Curve 8900 into one slick package.