|Manufacturer||Research In Motion|
|Compatible networks||CDMA2000/EV-DO Rev. A 800/1900 MHz|
UMTS/HSPA: 2100 MHz
|Availability by region||July 12, 2009 (Verizon Wireless)|
July 12, 2009 (Sprint)
July 15, 2009 (Telus)
July 9, 2009 (Bell Mobility) 
August 20, 2009 (Alltel) 
October 27, 2009 (U.S. Cellular)
|Successor||BlackBerry Bold 9650|
|Form factor||Candybar smartphone|
|Mass||130 grams, 4.6 ounces|
|Operating system||BlackBerry OS 5.0|
|CPU||Qualcomm MSM7600 at 528 MHz|
|Memory||128 MB SDRAM|
|Storage||256 MB Flash memory|
|Removable storage||2 GB microSD card included; expandable up to 16 GB|
|Display||480×360 half VGA, 2.4" (built on 100μm pixel)|
|Rear camera||3.2 MP|
|Data inputs||Trackball, keyboard|
|Development status||Discontinued (2011)|
The BlackBerry Tour is a consumer smartphone developed by Research In Motion and is part of the 9600 device series. This high-end messaging phone combines the multimedia features of the Curve with the global roaming of the 8830 (with the addition of North American GSM / GPRS / EDGE capability), plus a higher-resolution display, 3.2 megapixel auto-focus camera, overseas 3G data and faster EVDO Rev. A data in the United States and Canada. Other key features include voice calling, video capture, a 3.5mm audio jack, a microSD slot, push email, a QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth, and GPS navigation. The BlackBerry Tour was released on July 12, 2009. In 2010, the 'Tour 2' refresh was re-branded as the Blackberry Bold 9650 when RIM decided to merge the GSM and CDMA2000 variants under the same brand.
The BlackBerry 9630 has the following features:
- 256 MB internal flash memory
- 3.2 Megapixel camera with flash (available without camera)
- aGPS - internal assisted GPS with extended ephemeris, BlackBerry Maps as standard
- MP3/WMA/AAC+ media player
- DivX/WMV/XViD/3GP video player
- Bluetooth v2.0, Bluetooth Stereo Audio via A2DP and AVRCP
- Browser - HTML browsing; view movies / video clips from websites built for mobile streaming; RSS feed support
- BlackBerry OS 5.0
Research In Motion (RIM) released BlackBerry OS 5.0 for the Tour in North America in April 2010, with the following improvements:
- Companies running BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 - originally released in May 2009 - saw several additional improvements on OS 5.0-equipped devices. They included follow-up flags for email messages; email folder management; the ability to view, edit, save or email documents from remote file shares; calendar appointment forwarding and attachment viewing; and wireless contact sync for multiple folders, distribution lists, and public and shared folder contacts.
- BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) 5.0
- Email and text messages with a stationary date header
- Threaded text messaging
- When sending pictures via email, MMS or BBM, an option to resize them to 1024×768, 800×600 or 640×480 was given.
- Forwarding calendar entries
- Updated BlackBerry Maps
- Users could set their default download folder, wallpaper, theme and reset the icon layout of a theme to its default layout from 'Homescreen Preferences'.
- If the device was running low on memory, a message would pop up that not only informed the user, but also recommended rarely used apps for deletion
- Users could decide whether to hear sounds when the device was booting up, shutting off, plugged in to charge, unplugged from charging, and when the battery was full or drained.
- Users could individually encrypt email PIN messages. The sender and receiver need to know the S/MIME encryption password.
Last officially released 5.0 operating systems
- Telus: 220.127.116.119
- SaskTel: 18.104.22.1689
- MTS Mobility: 22.214.171.1249
- Sprint: 126.96.36.1990
- Verizon Wireless: 188.8.131.525
CNET's Bonnie Cha criticised the BlackBerry Tour for lacking Wi-Fi and for not allowing applications to be downloaded to the memory card, but also praised its high-resolution display and QWERTY keyboard and concluded that it was a 'feature-rich and well-performing smartphone'.
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