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BlackBerry 7130g

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the battery and portability are overall positive. The screen and usability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the BlackBerry 7130g is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 29 reviews)

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Review: RIM BlackBerry 7130g & 7130c

 

Like the earlier 7100 series products, the two new models offer all the key features of the more PDA-like BlackBerrys such as the flagship 8700 series. They do voice, e-mail, text messaging and wireless data access, and include address book, Internet...

Bottom line: I could see little to complain about in this product - except perhaps the keyad/keyboard combo. The 7130g is a little sleeker, a little more elegant than predecessors and it includes some important upgrades. If you like the slimmer form...

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Review: RIM BlackBerry 7130g & 7130c

 

Both phones can be used for international roaming between North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific as they work on 850/900/1800/1900 MHz networks. The two phones differ only cosmetically - and very little there. The cosmetics of the g version is...

Bottom line: I could see little to complain about in this product - except perhaps the keyad/keyboard combo. The 7130g is a little sleeker, a little more elegant than predecessors and it includes some important upgrades. If you like the slimmer form...

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BlackBerry 7130g

 

The BlackBerry 7130g should be available in the UK from June 2006 onwards, presumably followed by O2 Germany shortly afterwards.

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Blackberry 7130G Cell Phone Review

 

The new BlackBerry 7130g Wireless Handset - uncompromising phone, email and browsing performance in a small, lightweight, business phone design that elegantly combines the industry's most advanced hardware, software and network technologies.

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

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RIM BlackBerry 7130g review

 

The latest BlackBerry is a candybar phone

p>Candybar form factor and shared keys POP or Exchange Server versions No better way to get email on the move</p

p>Only 64Mb of onboard memory</p

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RIM BlackBerry 7130g

 

BlackBerry devices have been well known for their business use, with excellent email capabilities thanks to a full on-board QWERTY keyboard. But the d...

Push email convenience, Aesthetically pleasing, Display, Battery life, Lightweight

SureType keyboard does take some time to master, less than perfect design for left handers, touch screen and stylus omission diminishes PDA appeal

The SureType keyboard maybe initially cause some frustration, but once you get used to it, this is another excellent BlackBerry unit. A smaller size and a far more pleasing design should make the 7130g appeal to an even wider audience than usual.

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Blackberry 7130g smartphone review

 

Beloved by celebs and stressed business types, the latest BlackBerry device is a slimed-down affair for the common man (or woman). Now you've got even less of an excuse for not taking the office every where you go. The latest BlackBerry offers pretty...

It’s slimmer then most recent RIM offerings; push email is fantastic

but also incredibly addictive; compressed keyboard takes lots of getting used to; not as easy to set up as people claim

Worthy addition to the BlackBerry family, especially if you like your handsets to have more standard proportions

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BlackBerry 7130g

 

The best BlackBerry handset that RIM has ever produced - simple as that.

PC ADVISOR - GOLD

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BlackBerry 7130g

 

Everyone at PC Advisor has had a gawp at the latest BlackBerry, and it would be fair to say reactions have been mixed.

If you want phone, email and contact functionality and a large screen for viewing messages, maps, websites and documents, then the 7130 is ideal. It isn't as fully featured as the iPaq hw6915 – which we've reviewed here – but its initial costs are lower.

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RIM BlackBerry 7130g

 

Sleeker than the original, this BlackBerry continues the messaging workhorse tradition we've come to expect.

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Product Specifications

The BlackBerry 7130g smartphone offers complete BlackBerry smartphone functionality and puts top-of-the-line features ¿ such as speakerphone, Bluetooth technology instant messaging and polyphonic and MP3 ring tones ¿ into a stylish, lightweight, phone-style device. Browsing the web, viewing attachments and running applications is faster than ever, thanks to a combination of state-of-the-art technologies, including the latest high-speed wireless networks and a powerful processor. You¿ll be wowed by the sleek design, fast performance, light-sensing screen and more.

Camera

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

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Data Transfer

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

Display

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

General Features

Design:Bar
Operating System:RIM
Operator:O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE
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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