If it's any help I have both! 8700v and 7130v. They are both brilliant. I think if anything the software in the 7130v is the most robust BB software I have ever used. The choice is a balance in my view: if you're a monster emailer then 8700 if you not then 7130v.
Me: I love the 7130v, it comes a very close second to the 8700 as an emailer (I like suretype) but for pocketability and everyday usage including weight it's a winner!
Originally Posted by la_user
I cross posted this in the 7100 forum
I have a choice to make in the next few days between a 7310g and an 8700g. I'm looking for some assistance fromthe experts here.
I currently use a 7100 and like the shape but the voice quality is awful. (microphone problems documented all over this forum)
Q. Is the 7130 any better in this area?
Can anyone comment about the benefits of either model versus the other beyond the obvious full qwerty kb. i.e.
Speed of operation
Speed of tethered EDGE modem (8700 can do this with mobishark)
Other non-obvious differences.
Thanks a lot