Feeds

RIM announces BlackBerry Tour

A smartphone, not a roadtrip

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

Research in Motion (RIM) has launched the latest update to its BlackBerry collection, unveiling a smartphone called, simply, Tour.

BlackBerry_Tour

RIM's BlackBerry Tour: Curveball?

Despite looking like an exact replica of the existing BlackBerry Curve – and sporting almost identical measurements – Tour’s main draw is its 3G connectivity, at least according to RIM.

It’s worth noting that Tour – also known as the 9630 - supports CDMA networks in North America, and UMTS/HSPA networks all over the place.

Tour’s equipped with a 3.2Mp camera, which works alongside a flash, image stabilisation and variable zoom. Video capture’s also possible. For displaying content, the Tour has a 2.4in, 480 x 360 display.

Integrated GPS hook-up into BlackBerry Maps, while the technology will also help geo-tag the locations of your Tour-snapped photos.

All content is recorded onto Micro SD memory cards of up to 16GB – but one isn’t bundled with the phone. Bluetooth 2.0 provides an alternative method of moving data off of your Tour, RIM added.

Business-grade applications are supported, such as Microsoft Word and Excel, are supported by Tour. But if you want to let your hair down then plug your cans into the 3.5mm headphone jack and entertain yourself with music sync'ed from iTunes or video content from Windows Media Player.

The BlackBerry Tour smartphone will be available in North America this summer, but plans for a UK rollout haven’t been announced. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
Reg man looks through a Glass, darkly: Google's toy ploy or killer tech specs?
Tip: Put the shades on and you'll look less of a spanner
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
Tim Cook in Applerexia fears: New MacBook THINNER THAN EVER
'Supply chain sources' give up the goss on new iLappy
prev story

Whitepapers

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup
Learn why inSync received the highest overall rating from Druva and is the top choice for the mobile workforce.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.