BlackBerry 8130 gets official

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BlackBerry 8130Well, here’s the official release, hot on the heels of Verizon’s teaser campaign. Heralded as the first CDMA BlackBerry Pearl, the 8130 will be packing high-speed EVDO, GPS, A2DP, a 3.5mm headphone jack, 2mpx camera with video capture and a whole new interface including a browser overhaul with streaming video support. We saw some UI upgrades not too long ago, which included media playlists and the BlackBerry 8130 will be where we see them first. As for video capture, I guess we can see where T-Mobile screwed up their BlackBerry 8320 description – it was the 8130 they were talking about. It’s cool, T-Mo, all the model numbers screw with our heads too. North American CDMA carriers will be seeing this puppy come November.

Specifications

Features Available
* Wireless email
* Organizer
* Browser
* Phone
* Camera
* Video Recording
* BlackBerry® Maps
* Media player
* Corporate data access 1
* SMS
* MMS 1
* GPS 1

Size and Weight
* 4.2″ (107mm) (Length)
* 1.97″ (50mm) (Width)
* .55″ (14mm) (Depth)
* Approximately 3.4 oz (96g) (Weight)

Data Input/Navigation
* Trackball
* SureType® QWERTY-style keyboard with SureType software (Keyboard)
* Keyboard backlighting

Voice Input/Output
* 3.5mm stereo headset capable
* Integrated earpiece/ microphone
* Built-in speakerphone
* Headset, hands-free and serial port profiles supported (Bluetooth® technology)

Display
* Font size (user selectable)
* Backlighting
* Light sensing screen

Notification
* MIDI ringtones
* Polyphonic ringtones
* MP3 ringtones
* Vibrate mode
* LED indicator

Approximate Battery Life
* 9 days standby time (Standby time)
* 220 minutes talk time (Talk time)

Memory
* Expandable memory – support for microSD card
* 64 MB (Flash memory)

Modem
* RIM® wireless modem

Email Integrations
* Works with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Microsoft® Exchange
* Works with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for IBM® Lotus® Domino®
* Works with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise®
* Integrates with an existing enterprise email account
* Integrates with existing personal email account
* Integrates with optional new device account

Accessories Included
* USB cable

Device Security
* Password protection and keyboard lock
* Support for AES or Triple DES encryption when integrated with BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 2
* Optional support for S/MIME

Wireless Network
* Dual-band 800/1900 Mhz CDMA2000 1X Ev-DO networks

1 Check with service provider for availability, roaming arrangements and service plans. Certain features outlined herein require a minimum version of BlackBerry software.
2 Support for Triple DES encryption is available for BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange and BlackBerry Enterprise Server for IBM Lotus Domino only.

  • Bradley

    Would be nice to see a broadband BlackBerry on AT&T…

  • Bradley

    Would be nice to see a broadband BlackBerry on AT&T…

  • Bradley

    Would be nice to see a broadband BlackBerry on AT&T…

  • bbva

    Any idea if this will support EVDO-REV A data connections?

  • bbva

    Any idea if this will support EVDO-REV A data connections?

  • http://jarrettharris.com/ TJarrett

    I know it is probably too early to tell, but any idea if the GPS on the VZW Pearl will be locked-down – limited to their Navigator service? I find the press releases from both BB and VZW fairly vague on this.

  • http://jarrettharris.com TJarrett

    I know it is probably too early to tell, but any idea if the GPS on the VZW Pearl will be locked-down – limited to their Navigator service? I find the press releases from both BB and VZW fairly vague on this.

  • http://www.eSchulte.com/ Mark

    Will Verizon’s 8130 have photo caller ID.

  • http://www.eSchulte.com/ Mark

    Will Verizon’s 8130 have photo caller ID.

  • http://www.eSchulte.com Mark

    Will Verizon’s 8130 have photo caller ID.