Alltel has announced that Research in Motion's BlackBerry Tour is now available on its network. Consumers can acquire the handset in Alltel stores or on the carrier's Web site. The phone will retail for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate. Alltel customers will have to select a Smart Choice plan, which starts at $69.99, according to Mobile Magazine.
Phone Magazine says the device is ideal for frequent travelers due to the fact that the Tour is compatible with 3G networks in the U.S. and abroad. Other features of the handset include a QWERTY keyboard, 3.2 megapixel camera, GPS and Bluetooth 2.0.