The BlackBerry Tour provides dual mode functionality and so it is capable of supporting both GSM and CDMA networks. This makes the phone ideal for frequent flyers since there is no need to change SIM cards when going abroad. The Tour also provides support to 3G internationally.
The Tour has other impressive features like voice dialing, speaker phone, conference calling, smart dialing, speed dial and multimedia and text messaging. The phone address book also allows multiple number entries as well as email, home address, and job title descriptions. Although the Tour lacks Wi-Fi capability, there are other features that make up for it such as GPS and Bluetooth. The Tour can also be used as a wireless modem for the laptop.
The BlackBerry Tour, like all Blackberry phones, has e-mail functions. It can be synced with BlackBerry Enterprise, Microsoft Exchange, Novell GroupWise and IBM Lotus Notes to deliver corporate e-mails quickly. There is also the ability to open files such as PDF, GIF, JPEG, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files. There are also instant messaging clients like Yahoo Messenger, AIM, Google Talk and Windows Live. The phone even offers access to popular social networking sites like MySpace, Facebook and Flickr. The manufacturer has clearly recognized the growing popularity of these websites.
Aside from these preloaded applications, users can also add more BlackBerry apps from the BlackBerry App World. Apps can be browsed according to category, featured items, and most popular download. Some programs that can be downloaded include Weather Channel, radio stations and AP News.
The Tour also comes with an integrated media player capable of playing different video and music files.