7130e officially announced from Sprint


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