7130e officially announced from Sprint

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The second BlackBerry device announcement this week, Sprint announced today the release of the BlackBerry 7130e. Major selling points for the 7130e include ‘phone as modem’ capabilities, a large memory upgrade over the 7100 BlackBerry and EV-DO network support. The device will retail for around 199 USD, after discount.

“The BlackBerry 7130e and Sprint Mobile Broadband service provide customers with a high-performance mobile solution in a slim and stylish design,” said Mark Guibert, vice president of corporate marketing at RIM. “It’s an exceptional choice for customers looking to upgrade their existing mobile phone with a new handset that’s both powerful and easy to use.”

More detailed specs after the jump.

Network: 800/1900 MHz cdmaOne™, CDMA2000® 1X and Ev-DO* network support
Memory: 64MB of flash memory, 16 Mb SRAM
Screen: 240×260 LCD
Keyboard: partial QWERTY with SureType Technology
Bluetooth: Headset support only
Modem support: yes (for use with laptops)
Dimensions: 117.4mm x 56.3mm x 22.6mm