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    Sprint's Tour will have WIFI next year

    For all you Sprint customers going out and buying the Tour on Sunday, you may want to wait.

    FierceWirelss reports that Sprint will release a Tour next year with Wireless. In this report Jeff Clemow, Sprint's Director of Business Product Marketing has said, "Sprint is embracing WiFi in all its major devices going forward".

    Read the full article here Sprint's BlackBerry Tour to sprout WiFi next year - FierceWireless
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    This is great news for Sprint customers. Now they will be able to get "service" on their phones :lmao:

    Great find and great post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    This is great news for Sprint customers. Now they will be able to get "service" on their phones :lmao:

    Great find and great post.
    i get plenty of service hone: lol but who wants to wait a year for a tour i could have sun-tues lol not i!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wowthatisrandom View Post
    i get plenty of service hone: lol but who wants to wait a year for a tour i could have sun-tues lol not i!
    you make a very valid point

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    Hmmm... more questions than answers with the "next year" Tour with WiFi. Will it have the same specs as the current tour coming out tomorrow or will it be an upgraded version? Maybe more RAM and possibly other user feedback related hardware or asthetic improvements? Either way, it's no question... I'll be getting the tour tomorrow. My 8830 WE is barely hanging on as it is.

    The WiFi issue with Verizon is even more perplexing. Why wouldn't verizon as a carrier not want to carry phones with user desired features like WiFi that every other carrier sells? That's always confused me. It's because of reasons like that, plus their beef with phones tethering is one of the reasons I remain a Sprint customer.

    Chad H.

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    Sprint wants to wait until WiMAX is fully rolled out before they put out this device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ausch View Post
    Sprint wants to wait until WiMAX is fully rolled out before they put out this device.
    I thought WiMax went the way of the dodo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wowthatisrandom View Post
    i get plenty of service hone: lol but who wants to wait a year for a tour i could have sun-tues lol not i!
    Where did you read a year? You wont be waiting a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallwaypd View Post
    Hmmm... more questions than answers with the "next year" Tour with WiFi. Will it have the same specs as the current tour coming out tomorrow or will it be an upgraded version? Maybe more RAM and possibly other user feedback related hardware or asthetic improvements? Either way, it's no question... I'll be getting the tour tomorrow. My 8830 WE is barely hanging on as it is.

    The WiFi issue with Verizon is even more perplexing. Why wouldn't verizon as a carrier not want to carry phones with user desired features like WiFi that every other carrier sells? That's always confused me. It's because of reasons like that, plus their beef with phones tethering is one of the reasons I remain a Sprint customer.

    Chad H.
    VZ and Sprint will be getting the same updated Tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ausch View Post
    Sprint wants to wait until WiMAX is fully rolled out before they put out this device.
    Thats a separate "designed" unit. Theres not one in pre-prod yet. The WiFi Tour will be out for Sprint, and it wont take a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    I thought WiMax went the way of the dodo.
    Sprint is hanging on to WiMax being their 4G network. Why they are doing this, when the majority of the world is going LTE is beyond me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radioguinea View Post
    Thats a separate "designed" unit. Theres not one in pre-prod yet. The WiFi Tour will be out for Sprint, and it wont take a year.
    If I remember correctly you corrected me and said we won't see a Tour type device with Wi-Fi a while back. Care to clear that up?

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    Wirelessly posted

    Quote Originally Posted by ausch
    Quote Originally Posted by radioguinea View Post
    Thats a separate "designed" unit. Theres not one in pre-prod yet. The WiFi Tour will be out for Sprint, and it wont take a year.
    If I remember correctly you corrected me and said we won't see a Tour type device with Wi-Fi a while back. Care to clear that up?
    Guys please play it nice

    To defend both of you: RIM is constantly changing things, so this may not have been the case a while back, and now is. We don't know all the internal processes and decisions that are going on. It may still change again.

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