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Old 04-13-2006, 10:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently use a Nextel 7520. I like the smaller form factor of the 7100i. Can anyone tell me the pros / cons of each? I think of switching to the 7100i
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You may want to check out this link. It allows you to compare many devices side by side

http://www.blackberry.com/compare/index.do

We have a mix of 7520s and 7130s, and 7100s. I've deployed a few of the 7100s over the past couple of months and I like my 7520 better.
  • Keys farther apart for my fat fingers
  • No multitap for typing - I hate needing to hit a key twice to type one letter
Having said that, the screens on the 7100s appear to be a bit brighter and at the risk of sounding shallow, I have to say it's got a 'sexier' feel in the hand. If you send a lot of e-mail, stick with a model that's got the full keyboard. It not, the 7100 is nice. If I had to give up my 7520, I'd go with a 7130. Just my 2 cents...

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The first thing I noticed when I made the same switch was the clarity of the screen - the resolution is 100x better than the 7520. Some other things I like are:
- Smaller device, more phone-like
- Dedicated send/end buttons on the front of the device
- The light goes off automatically to help save the battery, but will come on with a button press or wheel scroll.
- SureType is great - no need to hit a key twice for a character (except for password fields)

I was a very speedy typist with the 7520, and the SureType of the 7100i took me about 20 minutes to get used to. Just have to proofread before sending messages.

If you are a technical person and adjust to new stuff quickly, I highly recommend it.
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i have the 7100t for tmo and recently got 7520. i like the size and got used to the predictive typing , but the 7520 is great also. just depends on what your looking for in a phone i guess. if u want a smaller size then go with 7100. u will get used to it and like it
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and yup the screen is ALOT better on 7100
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I like my 7520 better.I like the pda style and the full keyboard.The screen is fine for me ...its just a phone screen not a pc screen.Just my >02
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its all about the keyboard.. i cant stomach that multi tap typing..
/me has a 7520

depending on where i am, like sitting down i do the thumbs style
(if i drop it, it falls in my lap)

or standing up.. i do the one finger typing style, so my other hand has a good grip
(dont want to see the berry take a swan dive)

the only thing i dont like is the direct connect button..
im a left handed DC guy.. my index finger wants to rest on the escape key!
HAHAHA that sucks..
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