For the first time ever, every major carrier in the US actually has smartphones worth buying, meaning you don't have to break up to get a good phone. Here's the best phones on each one, along with the best deals.
Bored with just talking about their microthin Bluetooth headsets, MoGo has started screwing them to things. For example: BlackBerrys! Now you can buy a headset with an adorable little backpack for your Curve and Javelin, and soon, Bold and Tour.
If you woke up this morning dreaming about some random dude disassembling the new BlackBerry Tour on video while a corny 1990's Will Smith political thriller movie-inspired soundtrack played in the background, know this: It wasn't a dream!
As promised, the BlackBerry Tour went on sale today at Sprint and Verizon for $199, with contract. The wonderful lack of carrier exclusivity surrounding a smartphone launch feels good. [Sprint, Verizon]
While announcing the company's intention to release an updated version of the BlackBerry Tour with WiFi next year, a Sprint spokesman let slip that WiFi will also be present "in all its major devices going forward." Big win!
Here's something for our hefty "WTF, Verizon?" file: The BlackBerry Tour, soon to be Verizon's top phone, cannot be pre-ordered by existing customers under contract who want to upgrade. What's worse, upgrades may be blocked even after the phone's release.
Verizon isn't the only carrier getting the Blackberry Tour on July 12th; Sprint is also getting it on the same day. Just like at Verizon, it'll be $200 with a new contract. Can you feel the excitement in the air? I can.
We suspected this before, but now we've got a confirmation in the form of a pre-order page: Verizon is getting the BlackBerry Tour on July 12th, at a $200 price point. Now, Verizon users, go forth and pre-order. [Verizon]