Excerpt: I purchased the Blackberry Tour phone a few months ago and I would recommend this phone to other people. Overrall, the phone operates well. I can access the Internet, use my Sprint navigation, take pictures or record a video in a flash. It handles well and provides me with clear calling and no dropped calls. The only problem that I do have is the tiny keyboard and the limited battery life.
Excerpt: I was very excited when I got my blackberry, but when I started to use it, I was disappointing. I wanted the blackberry because of it's internet and e-mail. the e-mail part is good but the internet is slow and the screen is to small.
Excerpt: When I first purchased my Blackberry Tour, excited was an understatement since this was not only my first Blackberry, but also my first smartphone! The LG flip phone I had before was on its last leg and it was time for me to enter the world of BB! Well, the world of Blackberry isn't as sweet as I thought it was going to be.
Excerpt: I got my first smartphone, the Blackberry Tour, from work a few months ago. I had never had or even used a smartphone before and so was a bit overwhelmed at first, but will say that the Blackberry help desk customer service rep was extremely helpful and patient in teaching me the basics. This is my impression of the Blackberry: it is great for checking emails and text messages, but as a cell phone, it leaves much to be desired.
Excerpt: It's a smart phone. But it's not a toy. This should only be for people that want to get business done on the go. If you want to be able to read emails and be able to respond to them when you are mobilized and not at your desk, this is great. However, if you are looking for some fancy toy to amuse you, this is not it. It's multimedia capability is lacking. It shouldn't be your primary tool to watch videos and listen to movies. Oh also, the web browsing is horrendous.
Pros: The keyboard is nice and easy to type on. Beats touch screen keyboards in my opinion. The Screen is pretty clear. Not as nice as the iPhone or Android but it's easy to read. Relatively easy to use for making/taking calls, texting, email and chat.
Cons: The Camera leaves a bit to be desired for a phone of it's price. I've had $30 phones with better cameras than this. Advanced settings and menus are pretty tricky. The Scroll ball collects dirt and stops working. Certain apps crash the phone.
Summary: So I upgraded from the Curve 8320 after about 3 and a half years of using it. I expected this phone to have at least everything the Curve had and hopefully a few new things. After about 2 weeks I received the package (UPS's fault though). It's sleek, modern and flashy looking (if that matters). The texting conversations are collapsed which makes it a lot easier to see your previous messages to a person. Not so much scrolling through the entire inbox.