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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 …

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hmmm

I work for a mobile operator on tech support and the GPRS only feature of the curve is a major bugbear for most customers, so this is a welcome move.

However, one cant help but wonder if the fact that its now a 9000-series phone, if the price is going to go up. The Bold, for the fact that its a technically inferior phone to the 8900 Curve, its over £100 more for the SIM free handset, so having the curve go 3G and 9000 series, just worries me is all

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One important difference

Is the keyboard. I hated the 8900 so much I got the bold instead, and have since had much better spelling!

THAT picture does not have the same keybd as the curve, but as the bold - this time in the nicer shell. I for one would take that over both the curve and the bold. (especially given that the ringer on my bold packed in today.)

Roll on the Tour pls....

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specs?

so basically a curve 8900 (amazing phone btw, unlike the poster further up I actually prefer it's keyboard to the bold), but with 3G?

I wouldn't personally pay more just to have 3G (GPRS gives me about 15kbs (on average, usually it varies between 9-17), for a mobile device that is sufficient for me...), but it's great that those who want it get the choice :o)

interested in seeing the full specs to compare it to the 8900 (yes, now that I have a phone I must of course lust after every other device out there and compare it to the one I have)

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