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. It has a fresher OS, newer web browser and a media player that supports more codecs. You get the same excellent push email and IM experience, and for the business users, the Tour offers many levels of security.
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 BlackBerry App World. Very good looking.
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.
Excerpt: Targeting the business professional always on the go, whether it’s across the ocean or across town, Canada-based Research In Motion released the first global 3G BlackBerry into the wild. Sharing design features with last year’s Bold and Storm , the Tour marries everything BlackBerry devices are known for with the best Verizon data speeds we’ve seen.
Pros: Rock-solid e-mail, fast web browsing, outstanding battery life, numerous high-quality free apps
Cons: Heavy, trackball has tendency to stick, no Wi-Fi, slow startup, low quality speaker for music
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. You get a very good keyboard, a zippy processor, excellent call quality, and strong data performance, not to mention RIM’s trademark push e-mail goodness. BlackBerry fans looking to upgrade will be happy with this device.
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. Lets run through some of the specs to show just how much of a punch the BlackBerry 9630 packs. The 2.4” screen is glorious.
Conclusion: BlackBerry Tour 9630 is equipped with the media player that includes moderate features and simple usability. Music files can be arranged as per genres, albums and artists. Playlists and album arts are also supported that can be created by the users any time. Repeat and Shuffle are the other options of the media player. The player is compatible with audio formats such as MP3, WMA, WMA ProPlus, AAC, AAC+ and eAAC+.
Pros: good call quality, Good display
Cons: Lack of Wi Fi, Keyboard not up to the mark, Poor stereo headphones