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.