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Blackberry 7100v

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the battery and portability are generally positive. The usability and design also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the features and value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Blackberry 7100v is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 72 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Blackberry 7100v

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Blackberry 7100v from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Blackberry 7100v with Bluetooth & Handsfree (Quad Band version) by RIM - Vodafone Enterprise Package

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Blackberry 7100V Cell Phone Review

 

BlackBerry 7100 Series handsets provide the best combined wireless phone, email and data experience for users who prefer a smaller handset design. They offer complete BlackBerry functionality, wirelessly connecting users with important communications...

Form factor, sound quality, Constant access to email wherever you are.

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Blackberry 7100v

 

Even now, email remains the internet's killer application. So wouldn't it be rather compelling if you could receive it as soon as it's sent, just as quickly as you'd get an email at work or on broadband? We're email junkies ourselves. A few hours away...

Exceptional email functionality, Bluetooth compatibility, Choice of tariffs

Could be rather expensive, Keyboard an acquired taste, No Wi-Fi

One aspect of the phone that's not quite as intuitive is the keyboard. Yep, you're looking at it right, instead of a conventional phone keypad, the 7100v has a QWERTY keyboard by putting two-letters on a key

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Vodafone Blackberry 7100v review

 

Blackberry continues to do its own thing

p>Exceptional email functionality Bluetooth compatibility Choice of tariffs</p

p>Could be rather expensive Keyboard an acquired taste No Wi-Fi</p

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Vodafone Blackberry 7100v smartphone review

 

Blackberry's dominance in the push-email arena seems to be not letting up one bit, and its popular 7230 Qwerty keyboard based handset also seems to be finding its way onto the belts of business users around the world. So when Research in Motion,...

Clear screen, more mobile phone looking

Keys can be confusing at start, Emails only arrive every 15 minutes

Blackberry cracked it with the 7230, this version we are not so sure

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Vodafone BlackBerry 7100v

 

Limited Bluetooth connectivity and poor service provision (UK Vodafone)

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Vodafone 7100v BlackBerry Handset

 

With the 7100v you can get the BlackBerry mobile email client in a much smaller form factor than the original, but how many compromises have been made?

The 7100v is a good attempt to make a BlackBerry device smaller, so that it can be the only phone you have to carry. Unfortunately the usability has been compromised too much in order to achieve the smaller form factor, and more phone-like appearance....

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BlackBerry 7100v

 

Vodafone's BlackBerry 7100v is a fair mobile email device so long as you don't need to handle graphics, large spreadsheets or complex documents. But as a handheld/phone combo it's eclipsed by more capable Palm OS- and Windows Mobile-based offerings.

Supports both push and pull email ; Clear screen ; Good battery life ; Quad-band GSM/GPRS

Limited memory ; No expansion card slot ; Keyboard is awkward to use ; Lacks Wi-Fi

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BlackBerry 7100v

 

The original BlackBerry, which it appears almost half the population of the planet now owns, had a pager-style design befitting its role as a corporate email tool. With an eye on pulling in consumers...

The 7100v, which costs from nothing to £82.

The keyboard is a big drawback.

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Research In Motion - BlackBerry 7100v

 

If you think BlackBerry devices are all blue and square-ish, you are in for a surprise. Eager to appeal to as wide an audience as possible, and aware that the size and shape of traditional BlackBerry ...

The BlackBerry concept is great if you need access to e-mail all the time and don't need sophisticated handheld computing features. SureType was not that successful for us, but this reviewer comes from a keyboard-using background rather than a...

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Vodafone BlackBerry 7100v

 

Vodafone's BlackBerry 7100v is a fair mobile email device so long as you don't need to handle graphics, large spreadsheets or complex documents. But as a handheld/phone combo it's eclipsed by more capable Palm OS- and Windows Mobile-based offerings.

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Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus:Not Applicable
Built-in Camera: No
Built-in Flash:Not Applicable
Video Resolution in Pixel:Not Applicable

Configuration

Audio Formats : No
Audio Playback: No
AUDIOFORMATS: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: No
User Interface for Text:QWERTZ/QWERTY Keyboard
Video Client: No

Connectivity

A2DP: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer

EDGE: No
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: No
Technology:GSM/PCN

Display

Display Technology:Unknown
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:RIM
Operator:Not Applicable / O2 / Sim Free / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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