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So you've had your new BlackBerry Tour for a while now (or maybe only a few days!) and hopefully have already stumbled upon our First Five Must-Have Apps for the BlackBerry Tour article. Now that your new BlackBerry is loaded up with useful and fun apps, the next way to enhance your BlackBerry ownership experience is with accessories.
BlackBerry accessories come in many shapes and sizes and serve many different functions to help out get more out of your smartphone. Items like skins, cases and holsters help protect your BlackBerry in style and provide a means of carrying around your BlackBerry that suits the way you want to use it. Bluetooth headsets, speakerphones and stereo headphones allow you to go hands-free while talking or listening to music, while a bluetooth accessory like the BlackBerry Music Gateway allows you to play your BlackBerry's music on your home's stereo system. Extended life batteries help your BlackBerry go longer while a desktop stand or charging pod makes it easy to charge your device and turn it into an awesome bedside clock. And that's just scratching the surface....
Below you'll find many accessory ideas for your BlackBerry Tour. Like our Must-Have Apps article, we polled some of our contributors and moderators at CrackBerry.com to hear their favorites. If the accessory was available in our ShopCrackBerry.com store, we linked to it there so you can click through to learn more about it and if not, we linked to it elsewhere. Above each list we show an image of one accessory - the accessory pictured is the one listed in Bold. Keep in mind that their may be overlap between each list. If you notice that, then you realllly know that's a must-have accessory (ie. BlackBerry Tour Charging Pod!).
And while this article may be geared toward new BlackBerry Tour owners, the odds are at that the same accessory is available in a version for your device, be it a Storm, Bold, Curve 8900, older BlackBerry or even the new Curve 8520. You can always click on over to ShopCrackBerry.com, choose your BlackBerry model from the device selector tool, and click around to discover a whole world of options. Be sure to list your five favorite BlackBerry Accessories in the comments!
Kevin Michaluk, Founder & Fearless Leader of CrackBerry nation
I'm a bit of an accessory junky...so I'll give you my Top 10!
Adam Zeis - Editor, Forums Manager
Craig Johnston - Podcast Co-host
Al Sacco - Contributing Writer
And there you have it! Lots of accessory ideas for the new BlackBerry Tour owner to help you get the most out of your ownership experience. Again, this is just scratching the surface of what's available for your BlackBerry Tour or other BlackBerry smartphone, so be sure to jump over to ShopCrackBerry.com when you have a few moments and browse around. You may just find that little something something that makes owning your BlackBerry that much better. Keep in mind that with new devices like the Tour and Curve 8520 just hitting the market, that over the weeks and months ahead you'll see more and more new items hit. Be sure to check back often.
* Contest Reminder - Leave a comment to this post with YOUR Five Favorite BlackBerry Accessories. Contest ends this Sunday at Midnight PST. One winner will receive a $100 coupon from ShopCrackBerry.com. Be sure to list your five favorites! *