I think the screen and form factor are the two things that come to mind. The EVDO would be similar. I really prefer the full keyboard due to the shortcuts and the larger screen. Check out my tips. Look at the 7100 ones and compare them to the 8700 ones. You will see the home screen application shortcuts are missing on the 71xx. This frustrated me more than suretype. Also you can compose an email from the homescreen now on the 8700. Shortcuts, I am obsessed as least on a BB.
Originally Posted by rohardi
If verizon came out with an 8700, what benifits would it have over the 7130e. Asid from the keyboard? Would it be worth it to upgade? And is it to early to answer these questions?