So it finally appears that a May release for the successor to the BlackBerry Tour 9630 is official. An internal website where Bank of America employees can order new handsets shows the device listed as coming to Verizon in May. In addition to a May arrival the website also confirms that this new device is set to be a member of the Bold family. While the model number is still question it is exciting news nonetheless. I can easily see this new device taking the model number of 9750 to keep RIM’s naming convention in order but it has been rumored that this successor device will carry the number 9650. Since this new device is so similar to the Tour 9630 it could be sort of confusing to have two nearly identical phones using the same numbering convention within the 96xx family.
I am really hoping that this device receives an official announcement at the upcoming WES conference. Many BlackBerry fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of a successor to the BlackBerry Tour 9630 and deserve an official announcement along will all of the different features that this device will have. As a BlackBerry user myself I am especially excited to see this new Tour device when it is released next month. The BlackBerry Tour 9630 has been one of the better BlackBerry devices since its inception. I am expecting more of the same with its successor.
This new device is also expected to include BlackBerry’s new push to talk application. This new application was a recent big announcement for BlackBerry and it makes sense that it would be included with any new device that is going to hit the market.