Relax, if you need email + outlook + phone --- this is it.
19 January 2007
Summary: I've struggled with getting one piece of electronics that can just do it, keep me in touch with the email, handle all my calendar, phone book, etc. etc. that the Palm used to do.... and be a good quality phone. I had the 7100 and it came close, but really problematic phone quality made it half an answer. Had the Q and returned it same day. Now, the 7130 just.... does it. Blissfull Blackberry push email, easiest in business.
Summary: As a former 4 year customer of Tmobile, I was very pleased with the deal I got on here with this PDA. With Tmobile, I have been using the same phone for the last year. I wanted to upgrade to a PDA. I was willing to extend my contract, and the best they could do is give me $50 off on the Tmobile Dash. With Cingular, I have found a better rate plan, and I got a brand new PDA for free. Being a faithful customer doesn't always guarantee customer appreciation!
Summary: I've had the 7130c for almost a week now, hands down it is a great phone! Now this is not a predominately PDA that just happens to be a phone. This is a phone with a great organization and email package implemented in it. I mention that because this should not be compared to a Palm Treo or even the Cingulr 8125. This phone is what I would say the bridge between the regular cell phones and perhaps the more PDA-centric phones out on the market.
Summary: For three months, i researched and researched and researched tons of phones looking for the perfect one. The one thing that i was looking for was a phone that had a loud volume and excellent call quality. I was so frustrated with other phones (razr, treo, nokia) that threw in a crappy camera and mp3 player at the expense of sound quality and volume, which is what a phone is supposed to be for in the first place.
Summary: I got this phone for work and its by far the best phone I've ever used. First and foremost for me is the sound quality. I've used so many phones that were cool looking but had terrible sound quality like the Razr and the Treo. This one is actually a good sounding phone. In regards to email, blackberry is the best in the business. I find myself using my notebook less and less since I can respond to most emails on my blackberry.
Summary: The last phone I had was the Sony Ericson 500z. A great phone but I wanted to upgrade because I wanted a PDA organizer that was a bigger then what my old phone had to offer and I did not want to lug around another organizer. So after looking at HP, PALM, and a few others I checked out the reviews of what they all had to offer and after reading up on the Blackberry 7130c I went to get it. It was one of the best purchases that I could have made.
Summary: I was originally interested in the Blackberry because it is one of the few devices with Bluetooth capability and NO CAMERA!! Many of us who actually use phones (including smartphones) for business have been repeatedly forced to leave these multimedia toys in the car befor entering a courthouse, high tech lab or many other locations that do not allow cameras. Treos and most CE machines suffer the same fate. The camera-free Blackberry is a godsend.
Summary: I have always been a fan of the Palm Treo line, but when upgrade time came around this time I opted to go with the BlackBerry 7130c from Cingular. Honestly, I couldn't be much happier. It took a bit of work to get the SIM activated, but once done it's been smooth sailing since then. With the BlackBerry Internet Service I can check up to 10 of my own POP/IMAPv4 accounts, and the web browsing is about as good as one could expect from a small screen.