Alltel Picks Up RIM's BlackBerry Tour: $199 With 1-Year Contract
The same CDMA-ready 3G Tour that can be purchased on America's biggest two CDMA operators is also making a beeline for Alltel shelves (while they're still blue, anyway). As with the other carriers, Alltel's Tour also features a 2.44" display, 3.2MP camera, video recording, a PowerPoint reader, multimedia player and a microSD/SDHC card slot.
It also boasts a full QWERTY keyboard, 3.5mm headphone jack, 256MB of flash memory and support for the BlackBerry App World. The BlackBerry Tour 9630 smartphone is available for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and with a 1-year service contract, but if you like the idea of getting a phone with such a short contract, you best act soon. Once Alltel becomes a fully owned part of Verizon Wireless, we'd bet this option vanishes completely.