BlackBerry's new Tour smartphone, angled as a "global" effort that can be used across 200 countries, has gone up for pre-order in the US.

Two American operators have been confirmed as due to offer the handset, but it's Vodafone-backed Verizon, over Sprint, that's first to reveal details.

The Tour will cost $199.99 on a 2-year plan with Verizon and it will be available for purchase both online and in stores from 12 July.

The Tour boasts GPS, a 3.2-megapixel camera with video and flash, a 3.5mm audio jack, A2DP Bluetooth and microSD support up to 32GB. There's no Wi-Fi.

Details of what Sprint will be asking for the new phone, or any plans to bring the handset to the UK, are yet to be revealed.