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Blackberry 8703e

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and responsiveness are on the whole positive. The usability and value for money are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed views on the apps and battery, and many are critical about the sound and camera.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Blackberry 8703e is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Blackberry 8703e

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Blackberry 8703e from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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48% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BlackBerry 8703e PDA Smartphone in Mint Condition for Verizon Wireless with No ContractBlackBerry 8703e Phone (Sprint PCS)RIM Blackberry 8703 8703e CDMA PDA Phone Verizon NICE

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RIM BlackBerry 8703e

 

This all-business phone offers impressive e-mail features, but it lacks a camera and a media player.

Offers easy access to e-mail, Supports EvDO networks for fast access

Lacks a camera, Lacks access to IM networks

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BlackBerry 8703e PDA Phone

 

RIM's business-oriented PDA phones have had the market sewn up since the release of the original Inter@ctive pager 950 in 1998. Today, the BlackBerry is a refined and honed business machine that few professionals can do without.

Offers easy access to e-mail ; Supports EvDO networks for fast access

Lacks a camera ; Lacks access to IM networks

This all-business device offers impressive e-mail features and works well as a phone, but it lacks a camera and media player.

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BlackBerry 8703e (Verizon Wireless)

 

Design As the saying goes, if it ain't broke, don't fix it, and this certainly applies to the design of the entire BlackBerry 8700 series. Similar to its GSM cousin, the BlackBerry 8700g, the RIM BlackBerry 8703e sports a nice and compact form factor...

The RIM BlackBerry 8703e is EV-DO capable and supports up to 10 e-mail accounts with real-time delivery. The 8703e also boasts a sharp screen, a full QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth 2.0, and a speakerphone.

The RIM BlackBerry 8703e for Verizon does not include any instant-messaging clients and occasionally suffered from muffled call quality.

Despite some spotty call quality, the RIM BlackBerry 8703e for Verizon Wireless is a great messaging device offering reliable e-mail delivery, a full QWERTY keyboard, a gorgeous screen, and EV-DO support.

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BlackBerry 8703e

 

The 8703e is the last of its breed: It will probably be the last BlackBerry with a trackwheel. While we wait for the QWERTY-equipped version of the BlackBerry Pearl sometime this year, the 8703e is bargain-priced, at just $199 after rebates from Sprint...

Sleek form factor. Comfortable keyboard. EV-DO data speeds. Great voice quality

No Wi-Fi, camera, or music player. Some built-in apps feel outdated

An e-mail whiz, the 8703e serves as the workhorse of the BlackBerry line and does its job with aplomb.

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BlackBerry 8703e (Sprint)

 

The RIM BlackBerry 8703e for Sprint is similar to the Verizon version of the phone, offering a full QWERTY keyboard, a bright screen, and of course, push e-mail. Unlike the Verizon model, the Sprint-branded 8703e comes with an instant-messaging client,...

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Blackberry 8703e

 

My Black-baby just got better...

Broadband Internet capability, bigger display, auto on/off, full keypad, and Bluetooth

The device is a bit wide ; this is more an annoyance than a con

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

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Blackberry 8703e Smart Phone

 

Broadband Internet capability, bigger display, auto on/off, full keypad, and Bluetooth

The device is a bit wide; this is more an annoyance than a con

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

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Blackberry 8700 Cell Phone Review - Traditional QWERTY - Blackberry - Manufacturer - Reviews - WirelessInfo.com - Cell Phone Reviews and Wireless Plan

 

The Blackberry 8703e is a good example of RIM's philosophy for phones. Make things simple, make things dependable. Although the 8703e is beaten out by many phones on individual features, even including things like messaging, the overall package makes...

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RIM BlackBerry 8703e

 

The 8703e refines the formula that made BlackBerry a top choice among mobile business professionals.

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BlackBerry 8703e

 

BlackBerry's 8700 series has been a hit with power email users who want always-on, real-time access to their email on the go.  Research In Motion initially released the 8700 in GSM-only configurations, but recently brought the handheld's roomy but...

Product Specifications

The BlackBerry 8703e Wireless Handheld makes it easy to stay connected while on the go. You get uncompromising e-mail, browsing and voice performance in one thin, stylish, lightweight handheld with a full QWERTY keyboard. The BlackBerry 8703e operates on high speed wireless networks and provides functionality, including e-mail, phone, web browsing, text messaging (SMS and MMS) and organizer applications. With Ev-DO technology, the BlackBerry 8703e offers users a rich wireless experience, providing fast e-mail, application and browser speeds. It even allows users to connect their laptop or desktop computer to the Internet, using the device as a tethered modem - so they don't need to carry a wireless PC card.

Battery

Capacity:1100mAh
Standby Time (PB):192hours/480hours
Talk Time (PB):198minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

CE Input Device

Type:Keyboard

Cellular

Band:CDMA 800/1900
Combined with:With digital player
Integrated Components:Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified/Sprint
Technology:CDMA
Type:BlackBerry / BlackBerry smartphone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Communicator Features

Operating System:BlackBerry Handheld Software

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.8in
Height:4.3in
Weight:4.8oz
Width:2.8in

Display

Type:LCD display

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Manufacturer:Research In Motion
Model:8703e
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:BlackBerry
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