A new addition to the BlackBerry family of mobile phones has been announced. Research In Motion (RIM) has launched their new Blackberry phone – the BlackBerry Tour 9360.
the BlackBerry Tour 9360 offers 3G support for fast web browsing and will allow users to use it as mobile broadband dongle by harnessing its tethering capability.
Other key features of the BlackBerry Tour smartphone include:
* 3.2 MP camera with flash, variable zoom, image stabilization, autofocus and video recording*
* Full HTML web browser, including support for streaming audio and video (RTSP)
* Advanced media player for videos, pictures and music, a 3.5 mm stereo headset jack and support for the Bluetooth® Stereo Audio Profile (A2DP/AVCRP)
* 256MB Flash memory
* Expandable memory via hot swappable microSD/SDHC memory card slot, supporting cards of up to 16 GB today and expected to support next generation 32GB cards when available
* Built-in GPS with support for geotagging, BlackBerry® Maps and other location based applications and services
* BlackBerry® Media Sync allows customers to quickly and easily synch music from iTunes® and Windows Media Player with the smartphone**
* Premium phone features including voice activated dialing, enhanced background noise cancellation, a low-distortion speakerphone, and Bluetooth (2.0) support for hands-free use with headsets, car kits, stereo headsets and other Bluetooth peripherals
* Preloaded DataViz® Documents to Go®, allowing users to edit Microsoft® Word, Excel and PowerPoint files directly on the handset
* Easy mobile access to Facebook®, MySpace and Flickr®, as well as popular instant messaging services including BlackBerry® Messenger, Yahoo!® IM, AIM®, Google Talk and Windows Live Messenger™
* Support for BlackBerry App World™, featuring a broad and growing catalog of third-party mobile applications developed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones. Categories include travel, productivity, entertainment, games, social networking & sharing, news & weather, and more
* BlackBerry® Internet Service allows access to up to 10 supported personal and corporate email accounts, including most popular ISP email accounts
* BlackBerry® Enterprise Server provides advanced security and IT administration features within IBM® Lotus® Domino®, Microsoft® Exchange and Novell® GroupWise® environments
* Removable and rechargeable 1400 mAhr battery for 5 hours of talk time and 14 days of standby time
The BlackBerry Tour 9630 runs on 3G EV-DO Rev, 3G UMTS/HSPA, or quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM network for abroad use. This latest BlackBerry smartphone features SMS text messaging, MMS, IM clients, social networking apps, email solutions, built-in GPS, multimedia apps, and a cool Bold-like QWERTY keyboard.
The BlackBerry Tour 9630 release date is still unknown, but RIM says it should be out this summer for $199 at Sprint and Verizon.