Following the Verizon announcement, Sprint has also announced the forthcoming launch of the BlackBerry Tour smartphone.
The device will feature CDMA EVDO Rev. A access for domestic use while the Sprint version will offer international 3G access with it being unlocked to facilitate multiple carrier SIMs for the lowest cost along with quadband GSM/EDGE access.
The rest of the feature set consists of a 480 x 360 display, trackball navigation, QWERTY keyboard, corporate and personal email with attachment viewer, calendar, integrated address book and microSDHC expansion slot.
The Tour also features a 3.2 MP camera with variable zoom, auto focus, flash and image stabilization. Pre-loaded applications include the Sprint Music Store, Sprint TV, Sprint NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile, media player, 3.5 mm stereo headset jack, and Bluetooth with stereo audio support.
As with all BlackBerry devices on Sprint, the Tour features a built-in GPS transceiver and supports Sprint Navigation. The Tour will be priced at $349.99 after new 2 year agreement before an additional $100 mail-in rebate and $50 instant rebate, bringing the total to $199.99.