Summary: I just recently ordered this phone as a replacement for a Tour 9630 I've been using for a couple of years. I was reluctant to order it based on the mixed reviews. I was pleasantly surprised to find it is NEW, and has Verison embossed on the cover. I love the Blackberry brand and have been using them since they were introduced to the market. I am sure I will be pleased with my purchase. UPDATE 03-23......
Excerpt: I admit it, I used to shake my head in disdain every time I saw someone with a Blackberry but when it was time to renew my contract, I decided to switch phones as well. After much research I was torn between the Samsung Omnia and the BlackBerry Tour mainly because both offered email capabilities which was my #1 priority in choosing a phone.
Excerpt: The Blackberry Tour is a phone with more options than there is time to explore! The calendar, the email, the TV, the Facebook link all get regular use. I sometimes forget that it actually can be used for placing calls too! It is very easy to customize the set up of the phone so that the menu items that are of most importance to you are the quickest to reach. Pictures with the camera are crisp and sharp.
Excerpt: I have had this phone for about 6 months and I absolutly love it. The only knock on it is in the software that you have to set each individual contact ringer if you would like something other than a classic phone. Love the quality and the way it interacts with with my gmail account. Had the pearl before this and night and day difference.
Excerpt: I'm one of those people who isn't very good at figuring out phones. The blackberry tour is a great phone very easy to use. A lot easyier to use than my old blackberry. Also the camera is great. Takes wonderful pictures for a camera phone. Also you can use word documents on it so if you can't get to your office or need to finish a paper for class the tour allows you to do it. I recomend this phone to anyone looking for a new phone.
Excerpt: This phone got it all, i liked my storm phone except for the 2 main problems which were, slowwwww cuz of memory lag and touchscreen sucked. this blackberry storm was the perfect solution in both cases. The memory on this one is about 110+mb and the keyboard is pretty perfect. Also, the video/camera on this phone is awesome.
Excerpt: My previous phone I had for 5 years. you can only imagine what it looked like and what it did not do compared to the verizon blackberry tour. I started to do some investing as a hobby just some little money but I wanted to have the ability to go on the internet and check my investments.
The Blackberry Tour 9630 Smartphone is top of its class.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: When thinking about the realm of smartphones that are glutting the market today, one is hard pressed to find one without much of the same problems as the other competitors. After upgrading my Blackberry Curve 8330 Smartphone to the new Blackberry Tour 9630 Smartphone, I can honestly tell you that the Tour is the top of its class when it comes to smartphones. I am a college student, so I need reliability, organization, and entertainment.
The blackberry tour is the best phone I've ever had.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I love my blackberry tour. This phone does everything, and it's the perfect size. Anytime I hear someone talking about how they want or need a new phone, I always recommend this blackberry. There is no extra blackberry charge a month if you have Sprint. You just need the internet and you're set. Battery life on the blackberry tour is great, and it has a standby mode button, to save battery life when not in use.
Excerpt: I am extremily satisfied with my blackberry tour. It is durable, relaiable, and stylish. I would recommend blackberry to anybody looking to find a new phone. I had a blackberry pearl before my tour and was unsure if I would ever own another blackberry. However, when i went to upgrade my phone I couldnt resist another blackberry.