"Great Blackberry"4.5 starson by fastfalling
Cons: Battery Life
Summary: I have had the tour for a little of two weeks. This is my 4th Blackberry and is my favorite by far. I have had the 8830 World, Curve, Storm and now the Tour.
Camera - Has the same MP as the storm but the quality is much better.
Screen ? The resolution wicked, very crisp and bright.
Menus ? They are much more user friendly. Reminds me of the Storm?s menus.
Size ? Sits between the Curve and the Bold. Very comfortable in the hand
Speed ? Almost as fast as the Bold and much faster then the other Blackberrys on Verizon Wireless.
Home screen dialing ? This is by far my favorite feature. You just starting typing the name or the number of the person that you want to call and the name pops up and you click to dial. No need to go to a phone app within the Tour (or any keypad blackberry for that matter).
Case profile switching ? No need to go to a meeting and remember to switch your Blackberry to vibrate. All you have to do is customize your profile to Silent when in case and to vibrate. Genius!
Verizen Customer Service ? When ever I have had an issue or question they have an answer. I have also been transferred directly to Blackberry Tech support when I had an issue with the desktop software. Verizon also called me back to make sure that the issues was solved. BIG fan of customer service.
Battery ? Is a little on the weak side. Lasts about ¾ of the day. This should improve with a device software update.
Battery Cover ? Is a little loose but not as bad as many are saying.
Start up Time ? Because data security is a hot button for RIM. I have been told that the long start time is because of security processes with the files on the device. When you do a battery pull or a soft reset it takes about 5 minutes for the phone to be up and running again.
With that said, this is a great phone. I still have a couple issues with 3rd party apps like Facebook (calendar sync issue) and Ubertwitter (not installing properly) but updates to the apps should solve the problems.
One way of extending the battery life is to turn off your connections when you know you are not going to have signal.
Syncs great with PCs and comes with Desktop software 5.0 which increases the speed of the sync process. Apple users not to fret, RIM is going to be releasing an Apple version of their desktop software in the 3rd quarter of the year.