Originally Posted by thejlw
I'm trying to determine which one to get...what are the primary pro's / con's of each of these BB's ?
whats up ... i too went back and forth with these 2 and finally decided on the 8700c .... or i should properly say , i went for the 8700c before even the 7130e or 7130c officially went out for sale ..... i think ? don't quote me . but one major difference i noticed is that unless i'm mistaken isn't the 7130e for sprint CDMA network and the 7130c for cingular GSM ? that would also mean you have to decide if international travel is a must for you and since most of the world uses GSM ...... there's your decision making help . i absolutely love the look and feel personally of the 7130e from sprint and after acually holding it , i must say if feels truly like a BB with tons of features like : SMS , MMS , and EV-DO support for use with the SPrint POwer NEtwork . now the 7130e has EDGE and GSM network which you can use overseas with any SIM card if unllocked and provides you with a truly Global phone rather than just a US BB only . some things to debate or sure .... basically if your USA BOUND ONLY and you would EV-DO support then the 7130e is best , but for international BB use and EDGE support , the 7130c would be the " sensable " option " .
just my .02 .