More Wi-Fi smartphones from Sprint and Verizon


A good smartphone wouldn’t be that good without a Wi-Fi – well at least for those people who complained about the lack of Wi-fi for the RIM BlackBerry Tour 9630.

Sprint will amend this by requiring all of its future smartphones to have Wi-Fi capabilities, and that includes a release of a Wi-Fi-enabled BlackBerry Tour next year.

Jeff Clemow, Sprint’s director of business product marketing, said in an interview that they released the current version of the Tour to bring its lineup up to date.

Verizon Wireless also is working with RIM to bring more Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones to their lineup. They will also be releasing the BlackBerry Tour starting today for $199.99 but refused to comment as to whether a release of a Wi-Fi-capable one is on the works.