BlackBerry Tour In Esquire Photoshoot?!?

By Bla1ze on 4 Jun 2009 07:54 am EDT
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BlackBerry Tour In Photoshoot?!?

* Update from Kevin: This is fun. Scroll down (after the story break) and we have recreated the towel shot with a Curve 8900 and Tour 9630 side by side. It's definitely a Curve 8900 in the photo above (the angle at which the bottom of the phone slopes in is a bit longer/sharper and the keyboard frets are missing - that is a spaced out keyboard) but it's easy to see how it could be confused, especially when the photo is shrunk down and the keyboards are a bit more difficult to distinguish and the towel is covering up a bit of the corner of the phone. *

* Update: D'oh!!! Early morning blogging with no cup of coffee and these things can happen... UPON CLOSER inspection, that's actually a BlackBerry Curve 8900 in the photo. Though from that angle, it's fairly easy to confuse both devices. I guess it's wishful thinking... if you really, really want a 9630 then maybe that's what you see. We'll take a comparison photo and post it here shortly so we can all be educated. *

So we know the BlackBerry Tour is coming and coming soon. For many of us the wait is torture. But with the photo above things just got realllly cruel. In case you're a little distracted, just move your eyes up to the top right corner of the photo above and yes that is a BlackBerry Tour 9630 that has worked its way into an Esquire photoshoot!

The above picture of Bar Refaeli, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model was taken for a photo spread done by Esquire Magazine. So there you have it CrackBerry Nation... if you want a BlackBerry Tour prior to launch you just have to become a swimsuit model. Pretty simple, right? Big thanks to CB Member Renzi555 for sending this one is.

BlackBerry Curve 8900 vs. Tour on Towel

BlackBerry Curve 8900 vs. Tour 9630
left: BlackBerry Curve 8900; right: BlackBerry Tour 9630

Reader comments

BlackBerry Tour In Esquire Photoshoot?!?

22 Comments

Every time I look at that, I see an 8900. I could be wrong, but I don't really think that's a Tour...

Isn't the bezel on the Tour always at the same width, where the 8900 is wider at the bottom? This looks like an 8900 to me too.

in the pictured one, not like the tour in the side by side, I can shenanigans!!

But I'd give her my Bold to paint that body.... ok maybe not... but! ;)

The one on the right is definetly the tour. Look at the difference in the chrome bezel, and the COMPLETE keyboard difference. The tour is the curve and bold mixed which = Bold keyboard, and cuve body styling. The one on the right is not the 8900..

For a second there when you said you'd recreated the towel shot I thought I was going to scroll down & see a photo of Kevin in bikini bottoms....Phew ! ;)

thanks kevin for the new wallpaper on my iPhone. I told my girl im advertising for RIM when she saw it this morning im still laughing hahaha. great job Crackberry you guys freaking rock.

Is it just me but when I look at this picture, the phone is definitely NOT the first thing that catches my eye! Y'all need to get out of the office :)

As an Esquire subscriber, when I got this issue & was flipping thru the pages I have to admit, I never even noticed the phone. I love my Blackberry as much as the next person but come on guys, the bezel's wrong, no no, the angle of the pitch is off, it can't be that one it's this one. You've got to be kidding me. If this woman walks up, wearing nothing but paint & panties holding Zack Morris' old brick Motorola phone that will be good enough for me. Oh yeah, that's a Saved by the Bell reference!

The person who sent this picture in I would like to personally thank and then question. Thank you for sending in a photo of a hot girl. But are you serious about the phone? I didn't even notice it!

In full disclosure (and my defense)... I was looking at the page on a netbook and after the toolbars I had very little screen real estate. I had to scroll down to the bottom to hit next picture. As soon as I saw those hairy-ass arms I scrolled up immediately. All I saw was a big red H and a new Curve... I need a bigger screen for looking at these kinds of pictures...

Further proof to my argument that all of the full qwerty blackberries look the exact same. Even CrackBerry can't tell 'em apart!

Did anyone other than me notice the wide-spread use of the blackberry bold in USA network's new summer series - "Royal Pains"?

Was it the Bold with the huge wirting on the screne or was I dreaming?

Peace....