Blackberry Tour 9630 Is Your Global Research In Motion Smartphone

The Blackberry Tour 9630 is a great Research In Motion smartphone especially if you do a lot of travelling because this Blackberry phone works in over 185 countries. But aside from being an international device it has all the capabilities and functions of any Blackberry currently on the market.

You may be surprised to learn but this RIM Blackberry device had the code name of RIM Niagara and actually first became available in July 2009.There's a lot cover in this Blackberry review but I'm confident you'll like what you see, so let's get started by going over the internals.

What Powers The Blackberry Tour

To keep you running your Blackberry Tour comes equipped with a 528MHz Qualcomm MSM7600 CPU so you know you'll always have the power to get things done while on the go. Besides there is added storage too in the form of 256MB of RAM. If this is not enough for your needs RIM did not leave you hanging because there are several expansion slots available that include a microSD, microSDHC and TransFlash leading upto an addition 8GB. If you don't know what this all means you're not alone, just know you have enough storage and memory to do a lot on your Blackberry smartphone.

Right up there with power is the battery.

The Blackberry Tour 9630 comes with a removable 1400 mAh Lithium-ion battery so you will be in good hands. None of this "I need to carry a second batter or have a charger with me at all times." These are the things which can ruin any experience with a smartphone so you'll be happy to know you can make it through the day on this Blackberry phone.

The phone has a stand-by time of up to 336 hours and a talk time of up to 5 hours.

A Comfortably Sized Smart Phone

I don't know about you but carrying a brick in my pocket is not my ideal of a great smartphone and apparently RIM thinks the same too. The Blackberry Tour is proportionately sized very well. Matter of fact it has dimensions of 112 x 62 x 14.2 millimeters and weighs in at 130 grams.

These are definitely specs that make owning this Blackberry a pleasure.

A Starter Blackberry Device

Now if you're making the upgrade from a feature or dumb phone this is a great starting point and you will simply be amazed. But if you already own a smart phone this most likely is not the device for you as you'll see with the following specs which show that this Blackberry Tour hit retailers in 2009.

Your Blackberry Tour 9630 has a display of 65,000 colors and is sized at 480 x 360 pixels. The display measures 2.4-inches and has an approximately pixel density of 250 ppi.

How about navigating on your Blackberry? The Blackberry Tour comes with Research In Motion's iconic QWERTY keyboard and more importantly their Trackball. This is the bread and butter of any Blackberry and you will definitely find it on the Blackberry Tour 9630.

You'll have options when it comes to exactly what type of Blackberry Tour you purchase. This Blackberry phone comes either with or without a camera, the choice is yours. Here's a rundown on the specs you'll find if you opt for the smartphone equipped with the camera:

  • 3.15 MP rear-facing
  • Autofocus
  • LED flash
  • Geo-tagging
  • Video.

Key Features Literally

The Blackberry Tour 9630 has the full lineup of messaging options which consists of:

  • SMS
  • MMS
  • Email
  • IM.

And with the full QWERTY keyboard you'll be one of the fastest communicators in sending or responding to messages. Maybe you like to stay in touch with all your friends, family and contacts so you are going to fall in love with Blackberry Messenger aka BBM.

BBM is a great alternative to text messaging especially considering how it is free. Definitely cannot go wrong with BBM no matter what and the access to Blackberry Enterprise Server for corporate email is awesome too.

Here's a feature that can actually outdo certain smartphones that are come out after the Blackberry Tour and that is GPS navigation with turn-by-turn directions. I cannot say how often this has saved me in a pinch while driving. No longer do you have to scroll on your phone to update the next step to take, instead you have voice telling you what is coming next. You will reach your destination and it will all be a breeze when using the Blackberry Tour.

If you need to get work done on the go, you are going to be amazed at what you can do.

This Blackberry phone is a document editor for:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • PDF.

Again, I've been out and about running errands and getting things done when an important document has arrived that needed my immediate attention and I have to admit the document editor is a life saver. I could get right to work make the edits and send the improved document off using the Blackberry's push email technology.

All in all there is so much that you can do with your Blackberry Tour smartphone and is one I'd highly recommend. If you are lucky to have many stamps on your passport I'm sure you already know the convenience of having an international smart phone within your reach.

So go ahead and seriously consider this great phone.

Return from Blackberry Tour 9630 to Sprint Blackberry

Return from Blackberry Tour 9630 to Smartphone Consumer

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