Verizon Wireless is introducing the BlackBerry 7130e, the first BlackBerry handset that takes advantage of Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess service on the company’s CDMA EV-DO.
With Verizon Wireless’ new BroadbandAccess Connect pricing, the BlackBerry 7130e delivers all the popular e-mail and data capabilities available with the BlackBerry wireless platform and can also serve as a modem for customers who want to use the device to connect their laptop with Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess service.
The company says customers can use their BlackBerry 7130e as a modem for downloading large documents to a laptop at speeds averaging 400kbps to 700kbps (kilobits per second)
The new BlackBerry 7130e combines phone functionality with the known BlackBerry platform features, including support for ‘push-based’ wireless e-mail, Web browser, text messaging, personal organizer and other corporate data applications.
The handset offers features such as a large high resolution LCD screen that has been optimized for indoor and outdoor viewing, Bluetooth support for certain profiles, 64MB of flash memory, dedicated “send” and “end” phone keys, an intuitive user interface as well as the promise of an excellent battery life.
The BlackBerry 7130e also features the SureType keyboard technology from RIM. This keyboard type converges a wireless device keypad and a QWERTY keyboard to fit within the size of a traditional wireless phone form factor.
For corporate customers, BlackBerry Enterprise Server software tightly integrates with Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and Novell GroupWise and works with existing enterprise systems to enable secure, push-based, wireless access to e-mail and other corporate data. For individuals and smaller businesses, BlackBerry Internet Service allows users to access up to ten corporate and/or personal e-mail accounts (including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino and many popular ISP e-mail accounts) from a single device.