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Old 06-30-2006, 11:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The main reason i've been sticking with the 7100i is because i was under the impression that nextel was the only service that offered "push" email. A feature that is supposed to help the battery life out alot. But reading the 7130e info it says it offers push too. Is this new for sprint???

I guess my main concern is, is the 7130e pretty much the exact same thing as the 7100i except with a much faster internet browser and the ability to use the phone for a modem?? Thanks

Anyone with personal experience with the 2 please share your likes/dislikes.
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Huh? Every BlackBerry comes with push e-mail. Nextel has Push to talk - but every Blackberry since the beginning has had push e-mail.

I'll let a 7130e customer give you differences, but you are confused about push e-mail. They ALL have push e-mail.
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i'm the proud owner of a Sprint 7130e for a little over 2 weeks and it works great for me. This PUSH technology is a Blackberry feature like the previous stated. Everything works fine for me.
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Huh? Every BlackBerry comes with push e-mail. Nextel has Push to talk - but every Blackberry since the beginning has had push e-mail.

I'll let a 7130e customer give you differences, but you are confused about push e-mail. They ALL have push e-mail.
I may be confused. I was under the impression that all the other companies blackberries would be constantly checking the servers or whatever to see if there were any new emails and the constant communication with the servers would kill the battery life. I could be confusing this with some other pda type phone.
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Yup, you must be confusing it with something else. All BlackBerrys are push e-mail.
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The main reason i've been sticking with the 7100i is because i was under the impression that nextel was the only service that offered "push" email. A feature that is supposed to help the battery life out alot. But reading the 7130e info it says it offers push too. Is this new for sprint???

I guess my main concern is, is the 7130e pretty much the exact same thing as the 7100i except with a much faster internet browser and the ability to use the phone for a modem?? Thanks

Anyone with personal experience with the 2 please share your likes/dislikes.
I made the same switch about a month ago. Very impressed with the 7130e so far. Have not had a single issue with it. I can give you my short pro/cons list for switching.

Pros: EVDO much faster once a page has started to load. Seems to take little bit for that to start though.
The case seems to be a bit tougher to me.
Vastly better coverage in the Dallas/Fort Worth area then Nextel provides

Cons: No PTT ( I now carry 2 phones)
No Telenav.

I keep everything in Outlook so switching devices with info was a breeze.
Only had a couple of third party apps that I just re-installed with the activation codes from those companies. Total set-up for the switch was about 20 mins.
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No Telenav.
I've never used Telenav before but I heard it's pretty good. Google maps seems to be ok, have you tried it? If so, whats the difference?
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I've had my 7130e since Wednesday and so far I am quite pleased. I am getting modem (download) speeds with it that are not much slower than my crappy DSL connection at home.
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I've never used Telenav before but I heard it's pretty good. Google maps seems to be ok, have you tried it? If so, whats the difference?
Telenav is built in GPS based with a map interface. Includes real time driving directions and a auto finder thatís maps your from your current location to your destination. From what Iíve used Google maps for on the BB is just simple mapping software. Still works great just not GPS which tells you when to turn via voice and picture. I guess itís the lazy personís way of getting around
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Telenav is built in GPS based with a map interface. Includes real time driving directions and a auto finder thatís maps your from your current location to your destination. From what Iíve used Google maps for on the BB is just simple mapping software. Still works great just not GPS which tells you when to turn via voice and picture. I guess itís the lazy personís way of getting around
Oh wow, i'm glad you brought that up. I completely forgot telenav was nextel exclusive. That sucks cause i've had telenav so long i'm kinda stuck on it.
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry7100i/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/103)

I have a 7100i. But if I didn't need DC I would be on a 8700.
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Telenav is built in GPS based with a map interface. Includes real time driving directions and a auto finder thatís maps your from your current location to your destination. From what Iíve used Google maps for on the BB is just simple mapping software. Still works great just not GPS which tells you when to turn via voice and picture. I guess itís the lazy personís way of getting around
cool, thanks for the breakdown. hopefully it'll be available in the near future then or by some 3rd party software.
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