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Old 08-15-2006, 08:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've got verizon and the 7130e and I'm happy with it and it is my first BB but maybe wanted to venture into another model? Do you think the traditional shape / full keyboard of the 8703 will be better than the 7130e overall?
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As someone who had a 7100g but moved to the 8700c I think you'll appreciate the 8703 more than the 7130. I love having the QWERTY keyboard and larger screen. If you type a lot of emails, it sure cuts down on headaches.
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the 7130e as you already may know has Suretype which is just as good as a QWERTY keyboard IMO and others. Size is the main factor in determining which one is better for you. How you plan to use it as a phone is another consideration (ie:no headset w/8700 will feel and look like a piece of toast next to your ear but if your using a headset then shouldn't be an issue for you). I personally like my 7130e and don't mind the once in a blue moon extra keystrokes.

BTW, I also used to have the 7230 and didn't mind going to a smaller keyboard.
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I've got verizon and the 7130e and I'm happy with it and it is my first BB but maybe wanted to venture into another model? Do you think the traditional shape / full keyboard of the 8703 will be better than the 7130e overall?
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I have and currently use a 7130e, but I also purchased an 8700r from Rogers because I wanted to see the difference. Although I truly enjoyed the larger screen on the 8700r, I did not like the full qwerty keyboard because I found the keys to be too small.

Within a week I sent the 8700r back and have stuck with my 7130e. I just like the form factor better...feels better in my hand, and the clarity of sound during calls is excellent.

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I have and currently use a 7130e, but I also purchased an 8700r from Rogers because I wanted to see the difference. Although I truly enjoyed the larger screen on the 8700r, I did not like the full qwerty keyboard because I found the keys to be too small.

Within a week I sent the 8700r back and have stuck with my 7130e. I just like the form factor better...feels better in my hand, and the clarity of sound during calls is excellent.

Nick

yea the clarity of the sound on the 7130e is really good!
but im sure in a couple months ill get the 8703e, @ least ill still have the 7130e as back up though!!
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