RIM and Rogers officially announced today the launch of the BlackBerry 7130g on the Canadian carrier. Well they certainly took their sweet time, didn’t they? If it had been any longer, BlackBerry Cool would have sent Ted Rogers a very impolite email. Key features of the 7130g include EDGE network support, SureType QWERTY keypad, and 8700-style memory and processor speed. Why don’t you read some hands-on impressions about the device?
â€œRIM and Rogers Wireless have enjoyed a long history of bringing compelling, feature rich BlackBerry solutions to customers,â€ said Don Morrison, Chief Operating Officer at Research In Motion. â€œThe introduction of the BlackBerry 7130g on Rogersâ€™ high speed EDGE network further demonstrates our commitment to providing an outstanding user experience to customers who want a great phone together with advanced data features in a sleek and attractive handset.â€
Network: Quad-band support on 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, GSM/GPRS and EDGE networks
Memory: 64 MB Flash memory, 16 MB SRAM
Keyboard: partial QWERTY with SureType
CPU: Intel PXA901 312 MHz processor
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0 support
Modem support: yes (for use with laptops)
Dimensions: 11.5cm x 5.6cm x 1.8cm
Battery Life: Up to 18 days (432 hours) standby and 4 hours talktime
Here’s the pricing for the device. Note that the 3-year plan number announced in the press release has dropped significantly (150 CAD) from what they have listed on their site.
No term $499.99
1 Year $499.99
2 Year $449.99
3 Year $249.99**
**With activation on select voice and data plans.