Sprint BlackBerry Tour also coming July 12

A day after Verizon's announcement, Sprint reveals that it will also offer the RIM BlackBerry Tour on July 12.

RIM BlackBerry Tour
Sprint RIM BlackBerry Tour Sprint

Well, well, looky here. Just one day after Verizon Wireless announced a July 12 availability date for the RIM BlackBerry Tour 9630, Sprint has responded and said it, too, will start selling its version of the BlackBerry Tour on July 12 for $199.99 with a two-year contract and a $100 mail-in rebate. How's that for a little friendly competition?

Sprint's model will also offer world-roaming capabilities with voice coverage in 185 countries and e-mail and Web browsing in nearly 150 countries. The carrier also touted easy access to social-networking sites, such as Flickr, MySpace, and Facebook.

Other features of the phone include a 480x360 pixel-resolution display, integrated GPS, Bluetooth, 256MB built-in memory, and a microSD expansion slot. We're still waiting to hear back from Sprint about whether it will offer a version sans camera, like Verizon will.

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