So far, RIM's (Research in Motion) BlackBerry devices looked more like a PDA than a phone and was a kind of bulky. However, RIM will change this with its phone-styled BlackBerry 7100 series handsets, recently announced:
BlackBerry 7100 Series handsets provide the best combined wireless phone, email and data experience for users who prefer a smaller handset design. They offer complete BlackBerry functionality, wirelessly connecting users with important communications and information. The BlackBerry 7100t also puts top-of-the-line features, such as speakerphone, Bluetooth, polyphonic ringtones and an advanced call log, into a sleek and stylish handset.
- Instant Messaging
- Wireless Data Access
- Address book
- Internet Browser
- Memo Pad
- SureType, the new keyboard technology from Research In Motion
- Bluetooth hands-free headset and car kit support
- Bright, high resolution display
- Polyphonic ring tones to give your handset a distinctive personality
- Integrated attachment viewing for popular file formats
- Exceptional battery performance
- 32 MB of memory
- Dedicated send and end keys
- Quad-Band network support, allowing for international roaming between North America, Europe and Asia Pacific
Right now, the BlackBerry 7100t is planned to be released in the USA only and will be available through T-Mobile. It should become available during October and with a contract it's expected to cost around US$ 200.
Well, not a bad BlackBerry and the first one which I might like. However, since I'm still not using the RIM E-Mail service it's nothing for me but hey, if you are a RIM customer, this device looks good!
Cheers ~ Arne
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