01-10-2005, 10:52 AM
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Better is a really subjective word... I will give you my opinion.
First off, I think we'll see 4.0 from a US carrier about the same time for both. There is a version of 4.0 for the 7290 from a Hong Kong carrier, but I have not tried it. Others have. Grapevine has it that there was a problem in the 4.0 code for the 7290 and 7100t and RIM had to fix it and have it recertified and retested.
It all depends on your needs; it you are going to don 75% (or more) e-mail, then get the 7290 - it is an e-mail centric device, with a decent phone. If you want a great phone with very good e-mail (with phone being the more important feature) then get the 7100t. I currently have a 7100t. But the 7290 is great.
I can't say which is better - it depends on what you want and need.