Sprint Blackberry Tour NOT Available

June 30, 2009: Verizon announced the Blackberry Tour would be released on July 12,2009.

July 1, 2009: Sprint also announced the Tour would be available on their network the same day.

July 11,2009: I called Sprint’s Telesales and asked when the Tour is coming out and when they would be in the stores and was told, again, July 12, 2009.

July 12, 2009: Walked into a Sprint retail store and was told that they will not be getting any Tour’s until August 2nd.  The employee there said that no stores were getting them.

I called Sprint Telesales again and ordered it over the phone.  I was told I would receive it in 2 to 5 days.

July 13, 2009: My order on the websites switched to backordered status.  When I call back in, I am told that it would ship out in 2 to 5 more days “due to increased demand”.

July 15, 2009: Sprint updated my order status to, “While every attempt is made to fulfill orders first in and first out, a system issue earlier in the week resulted in some orders being shipped out of sequence. Our shipping commitment for the Tour remains 5 to 8 business days based on date of order.”

Does Sprint really have the phones ready or did they just push the launch date to compete with Verizon?

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