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BlackBerry 7130e

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the sound and design are generally positive. The connectivity and usability also get good feedback, but there are some critical opinions about the features and camera.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry 7130e is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for BlackBerry 7130e

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of BlackBerry 7130e from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: RIM Blackberry 7130e Bluetooth SureType 3G CDMA Smartphone (Sprint, B Stock)

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RIM Blackberry 7130e

 

The 7130e is one of the few BlackBerry devices that lacks a QWERTY keyboard--and we miss it.

Compatible with multiple e-mail clients, Supports speedy EvDO network

Lacks a camera, Poor call quality

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RIM Blackberry 7130E Phone

 

There's plenty to like about RIM's BlackBerry 7130e, especially its roomy screen, its compatibility with multiple e-mail clients, and its broadband-level data connections. Unfortunately, this standard cell phone also has some major flaws, especially...

Compatible with multiple e-mail clients Supports speedy EvDO network

Lacks a camera Poor call quality

If you want a BlackBerry and can live without broadband speed, consider choosing a different model, such as the 8700c or the 7250. At $300 (as of April 7, 2006, with a two-year Verizon contract), the 7130e is too pricey for its mediocre call performance

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BlackBerry 7130e Cell Phone

 

Photograph: Chris Manners

Compatible with multiple e-mail clients ; Supports speedy EvDO network

Lacks a camera ; Poor call quality

With word recognition software and a roomy screen, the 7130e is an affordable standard/PDA phone in-betweener.

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BlackBerry 7130e

 

Verizon Wireless brings broadband speeds to mobile e-mail's gold standard.

EV-DO access for fast data and browsing Bright, vivid display • Zoom/enhance for viewing image attachments • Can be used as a laptop modem

Short talk time Expensive unlimited-use data • No instant messaging

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BlackBerry 7130e (Verizon Wireless)

 

Like the rest of the BlackBerry 7100 series, the RIM BlackBerry 7130e sports a design that's more cell phone than PDA. It resembles an oversize candy bar phone (4.6 by 2.2 by 0.9 inches), but it is relatively light (4.7 ounces) and feels good in the...

The sleek RIM BlackBerry 7130e boasts a bright, sharp display, a speakerphone, and integrated Bluetooth. The smart phone is also compatible with Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes, and BlackBerry servers, and it can access up to 10 POP3/IMAP e-mail accounts

The SureType technology found on the RIM BlackBerry 7130e takes some practice, and it doesn't come equipped with an instant-messaging client

Despite a couple of shortcomings, the RIM BlackBerry 7130e offers Verizon Wireless customers a user-friendly smart phone with solid call quality.

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BlackBerry 7130e

 

The 7130e's faults are those of all BlackBerrys: no voice dialing, limited Bluetooth, and poor multimedia and gaming capabilities compared with other handhelds such as the Treo 650. But those issues usually don't matter to RIM's e-mail-focused customers.

EV-DO high-speed data. Bright color screen

No voice dialing. Mediocre battery life

The 7130e offers a bright and speedy way to check e-mail, surf the Web, and, best of all, hook up your laptop to Verizon's EV-DO network.

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Blackberry 7130e Smart Phone

 

Broadband Internet capability, huge display, auto on/off, and Bluetooth

Should come in a flip version too

This is my first Blackberry but I am very impressed with its performance, quality, and the way it is built.

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Blackberry 7130e

 

You are never offline with this Black-baby...

  Broadband Internet capability, huge display, auto on/off, and Bluetooth...

  Should come in a flip version too...

  This is my first Blackberry but I am very impressed with its performance, quality, and the way it is built.

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Review: RIM BlackBerry 7130e - A Worthy, Fast Follow Up

 

The device comes with a built-in speakerphone which performed comparably to other BlackBerry models. It is Bluetooth capable and ready to pair with a wireless headset. The removal, rechargeable battery provides over 3 hours of talk time and 8 days of...

It comes with a PC application called VZAccess that handles all the gory details for you. All you have to do is enter your wireless number and click connect and after a few seconds you'll be sharing your EV-DO connection on your PC. The only downside...

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Review: RIM BlackBerry 7130e - A Worthy, Fast Follow Up

 

The device comes with a built-in speakerphone which performed comparably to other BlackBerry models. It is Bluetooth capable and ready to pair with a wireless headset. The removal, rechargeable battery provides over 3 hours of talk time and 8 days of...

The device comes with a built-in speakerphone which performed comparably to other BlackBerry models. It is Bluetooth capable and ready to pair with a wireless headset. The removal, rechargeable battery provides over 3 hours of talk time and 8 days of...

Product Specifications

With the BlackBerry 7130e, you enjoy the total integrated wireless experience in a sleek and stylish design. The BlackBerry 7130e puts top-of-the-line features, such as, speakerphone, Bluetooth technology, instant messaging, polyphonic ringtones and Ev-DO technology for fast email, application and browser speeds, into a sleek and stylish handset. You can compose messages quickly with SureType technology, which combines a traditional phone keypad and familiar QWERTY keyboard for a familiar dialing and typing experience.

Battery

Capacity:1000mAh/900mAh
Standby Time (PB):192hours
Talk Time (PB):180minutes
Technology:Lithium

CE Input Device

Type:Keyboard

Cellular

Band:CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:CDMA2000 1X
Type:BlackBerry / BlackBerry smartphone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth

Communicator Features

Operating System:BlackBerry Handheld Software

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:4.6in
Weight:4.7oz
Width:2.2in

Display

Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Research In Motion
Model:7130e
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:BlackBerry
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