The 7100 series BlackBerry is available from nearly every provider.
Each phone includes the typical BlackBerry applications such as web browser, SMS, email, phone, MMS and SureType keyboard technologies to deliver a full and complete BlackBerry experience, but in a smaller, more traditional cell phone package.
TMobile has introduced the 7105t for their application. It is a 32MB SureType phone with speakerphone, bluetooth, attachment viewing and a host of other features built in. It is a quad-band GSM phone with an intensive international presence.
The TMobile 7100t was replaced with the 7105t. It is a GSM/GPRS 32MB SureType phone (condensed QWERTY with 2 letters per key) with speakerphone, bluetooth, attachment viewing and a host of other features built in. It is a quad-band GSM phone. The keyboard is not as tactile as the the 7105t since the keys are flat. According to RIM’s support site OS 4.0.2 is the final BlackBerry Device Software [OS] version supported
Nextel has the 7100i in their lineup of BlackBerry devices. It uses the same SureType technology of other 7100 series BlackBerries and also adds Nextel’s PTT [Push-To-Talk] long-distance digital walkie-talkie service. Support for GPS location-based services and polyphonic ring tones comes as an added bonus. Nextel has also upped the storage limit with the 7100i by including 64MB of RAM along with the standard applications and Bluetooth to make it another great product in the BlackBerry family.
Cingular’s 7100g shares many of the same features as TMobile’s 7105t such as the integrated speakerphone, quad-band GSM technology and Bluetooth, but in a new and exciting package. This 32MB loaded BlackBerry with integrated SureType technology is more than up to par with the rest of the 7100 lineup and is a great addition to the family.
The newest Blackberry, the 7130g upgrades the performance and look of the previous 7100 BlackBerries by integrating top-of-the-line features such as an improved speakerphone, instant messaging and polyphonic ringtones all in a stylish new package. Browsing the web, viewing attachments and applications run faster than ever thanks to an upgraded processor and EDGE capabilities over the GSM/GPRS network. SureType has also been upgraded to support the very familiar QWERTY, QWERTZ or AZAERTY keyboard combinations. As always, Bluetooth-enabled support allows a variety of headsets to be connected for excellent hands-free operation.
Verizon and Sprint have chosen to jump into the 7100 game with the sleek 7130e. As with all the 7100 series BlackBerries, the very familiar and easy to use QWERTY typing experience is available through the SureType application included with each BlackBerry. An upgraded display and Ev-DO network capabilities allow for a browsing experience never before achieved with the BlackBerry technology. Support as a wireless modem for your laptop or PC is even included standard with this model allowing internet access nearly anywhere.
Cingular’s newest quad-band 7130c incurs a sleek new design to highlight it’s already outstanding improvements in performance. As with other 7130 models, EDGE capabilities over the GSM/GPRS give unparalleled online performance worldwide. Improved polyphonic ringtone support means you can finally get your favorite MP3 format ringtones loaded to truly personalize your BlackBerry. 64MB of onboard RAM also ensures you will always have ample space for applications, attachments and even that occasional game of poker while sitting in the airport terminal.