The official launch date of BlackBerry Tour via Verizon will be July 12th and this is official info we’re talking about. The handset will be available for $199 both online and in stores with a 2 year contract.

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Pre-orders for the phone have already started and we remind you that Tour comes with 3G support, a 3.2 megapixel camera, 256MB of internal memory, GPS, BlackBerry Maps and a 35 key backlit QWERTY keyboard.

There’s a trackball on the front side of the device, plus a 1400 mAh battery on board, that provides 5 hours of talk time and 14 days of standby.

[via BGR]