| | My 2 cents
7100g phone is mediocre at best. I think the 8700 will be much better. You should confirm the 7130e is improved over the 7100. Also, the e can be tethered right now but you have to buy the data plan. 8700 can't be but my Cingular rep says it's in the works. Then there is the keyboard issue. I like many others want a full keyboard back. Sufan has it right. The convergence of the 7100 with the older models looks like a winner. I used an 8700 at a launch party and am waiting to get mine.