Review Of RIM Blackberry Tour 9630 Smartphone (Verizon Wireless)Cell Phones — on July 6, 2009 at 10:17 pm | 2 Comments
Yummy: There are loads of goodies of the phone like the unique world roaming capabilities along with some of the necessitate multimedia like Bluetooth, GPS and 3.2 mega pixel camera. The phone is largely appreciated with a great mixture of sharp display and easy to use compact QWERTY keyboard.
Oops: Along with all these features, Wi-Fi would have been a good company. Web browser is also not that competent. Application saving and camera shutters are also pinching points.
Battery: 5 hours full talk time
Our verdict: A fantastic phone with fabulous as well as fastest performance and also it is one of the Verizon Wireless’ smart phones that are best using option for the business class and also for the messaging fitters.
The RIM Blackberry is one of the most awaited phones as those who once get used with the Blackberry can never get shifted to anything else in the world. The latest arrived RIM Blackberry Tour 9630 can really prove a big crowd puller. The most innovated and enabling feature to the business class and people is the newly added feature of 3G world roaming capabilities that was not available with the RIM Blackberry 8830. The word “advanced version” is truly and successfully handled by the Tour 9630 as in all the segments it is being improved with a dynamic vision to the oldies.
Despite of lacking of Wi-Fi, the phone has so many outrageous dimensions that you can never make a thought of comparing pros and cons, it’s just cons that has captured the minds. We feel no grudge to consider and rate this phone as one of the strongest and smartest phone Verizon Wireless can offer to the entire class of the world.
Along with the quality, the rates are also the awesome ones costing just $199.99 with a special offer of two year contract and after a $70 mail in rebate.
Tour 9630 seems to be the cocktail of RIM Blackberry Curve 8900 and the RIM Blackberry Bold. Features and qualities of both the phones are smartly and superbly inherited in the latest version. The size of the phone hasn’t much difference than its elder brother, Curve 8900. The black beauty is 4.4 inches tall and 2.4 inches wider by 0.6 inch thick with 4.5 ounce weight. The designers have still managed the size of your pocket. Phone is also are durable than the other models of Blackberry.
The tour has a sweet and splendid screen of 2.4 inches diagonally and it shows 65,536 colors at a 480×360-pixel resolution. This resolution is enough to make the image vibrant and crispy.
Marvelous Menu design
The straightforward navigation keys and the easy adaptable functions are the specialty of the Tour 9630. Also the UI is pretty straight forward. Menu arrangement and the icon rearrangements are solely in the hands of the users.
As usual the Talk and End keys are below the display. Other keys found in the same line are the menu shortcut, a back button, and a trackball navigator.
A tremendous 35 key QWERTY keyboard is the specialty of the Tour 9630. The keys are rectangular and slight ridge with a white backlights and red highlighted words and numbers are the striking feature even in the darker environments. Typing text with the Tour 9630 is a pleasure and comfort as all the keys are at the distance that is technically feasible for typing.
Beauty of Buttons
The lock and mute buttons on the top of the device and a volume rocker, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a micro USB port on the right are placed nicely enough to make the phone adorable. The clear and classy camera and flash are located on the backside of the phone and behind the battery cover; there is housing for SIM card and micro SD expansion slots.
Pack jam package
The RIM Blackberry tour 9630 is pack with the package of a load of accessories including a travel charger, three international adapters, a USB cable, a stereo headset, a 2GB micro SD card, a SIM card, a swivel holster, a Global Support Kit, a software CD, and reference material. So, the deal makes you done with all the accessories required.
There are some fascinating features sailing with the phones increasing beauty of the phone.
- Dual mode functionality with world roaming capabilities
- Automatic switching between CDMA and GSM networks.
- Seamless international roaming with the same number
- Supportive voice coverage to 2100MHz UMTS/HSDPA band
- Voice coverage in 220 countries and data coverage in 175 countries.
Outstanding other features
Beside these special features there are other usual features with a superior quality like a speakerphone, voice-activated dialing, smart dialing, conference calling, speed dial, and text and multimedia messaging. The phone book is available with a limited memory with room of e-mail addresses, work and home address, job title, and more. If you want Caller ID, you can attach a contact photo, group ID, or a custom ring tone.
Bay of Bluetooth
The phone has its own specialty with Bluetooth 2.0 with support for wireless headsets, stereo Bluetooth, hands-free kits, phone book access, serial port, and dial-up networking. Tour also can be used as a wireless modem for your laptop.
The flow of facilities on the Tour 9630 is not finished yet as GPS is also onboard. The black beauty is enriched with the facilities of Both satellites and cellular triangulation to find your position and can provide navigation via several methods. The GPS mails you Blackberry Maps, where you can get maps, text-based turn-by-turn instructions, and search for local businesses.
Enrich with E mails
You can never imagine a Blackberry without e-mail services. The Blackberry Tour can sync with your company’s Blackberry Enterprise server, with support for Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino, or Novell GroupWise, to deliver corporate e-mail in real time. Tour 9630 has attachments for opening Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Corel WordPerfect, PDF, JPEG, GIF, and more.
Other management tools like a Calendar, a task list, a memo pad, a voice recorder, a calculator also are included with Facebook, My Space, and Flickr on the Blackberry Tour for easy access. The only drawback is that like the T-Mobile G1, application can not be saved to the micro SD car and they should be directed to the phone’s main memory which is just 256 MB.
There is an in built media player including MP3, WMA, WMA Pro plus Bluetooth AAC, AAC+, and eAAC+ files, and MPEG4, WMV, and H.264 video clips. The expansion slot can be extended up to 16 GB cards.
The Blackberry Tour has a splendid feature of 3.2-megapixel camera with 2x zoom, auto focus, flash, video recording and image stabilizer. Video quality is awesome. The camera is the top using feature for the enterprises whose workplace bans camera phones as Verizon also offers a camera less version.
So, these are the sample features of the black beauty Blackberry Tour 9630. It would be truly surprising if you can steal your heart from this marvelous miracle of mechanism.