RIM Shrinks BlackBerry
Sep 8, 2004, 2:23 AM by (staff)
Research In Motion (RIM) today announced the BlackBerry 7100, a smaller, more phone-like device in the company's popular series of email-centric devices. To achieve the smaller size, the company has developed a new type of keypad with a 20-key layout that features two letters on most keys, along with new predictive text entry software called SureType. Unlike previous BlackBerry models, the 7100 will be marketed and priced for the mass market, with a $199.99 price tag. Other features of the 7100 include quad-band GSM, Bluetooth, and speakerphone. T-Mobile USA plans to begin selling the exclusive 7100t variant in October.
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New Blackberry Browser Capability Compared to Sidekick
Quad-band from T-Mobile? NOT!!
Let's just say that based on previous experience, this phone probably won't be quad-band AND from T-Mobile...
(personal commentary) Now if CINGULAR gets it, not only would it be quad-band, it would be UNLOCKED too!!
First off, T-Mobile is an internationally focused company vs say Cingular of Sprint or Verizon, while Cingular carries a very sma...
Svelteness = Better Sales and Usability.
Will other carriers ever get it?
the new keyboard
It's different, b...
Almost the ultimate phone.....
Methinks it's like buying a Renault Twingo & expecting both a V-12 turbo engine AND a GPS-driven navigation system. Not l...