I remember seeing an earlier picture of this model that was relatively close to this. It was a lot smaller, so the details were harder to make out. Either way, I'm anxious for this device and I only hope that a Canadian provider is also interesting in picking-up the device at the same time as Nextel (specifically, Telus).
Thanks for the link. I hope this is out soon. I hate carrying an iDEN phone and a Blackberry and the 7520 is far too bulky to sit comfortably in a pocket.
The rubber bottom may help with some of the holster problems that a lot of people have mentioned about the other 7100 models. This is just speculation though, it doesn't make a lot of sense that it would be there for drop protection.
I might go to one of these, since I find myself just reading my emails and not responding as much as i used to. Plus it will fit in my pocket and thats kinda what I want, I have used SureType before and yes it did suck, but I can get used to it just like I did a QWERTY.
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Ewwww... My friend has a BB with SureType and I haaaaaaaate it. It's very awkward to get used to because it's neither a full keyboard nor just a standard cell phone keypad (which im more accustomed to than even the SureType). It rides in the middle of both worlds I'm familiar with and I just don't even care to learn how to rip on it.
suretype is easy enough to get used to, i promise. its hard for me to type on a 7290 handheld, these days. i will have to comment that, assuming thats a real picture, that is perhaps the ugliest of the 7100 series handhelds...
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Seems that many people use the suretype for about a month and then go back. Interesting concept but the 7100i would also have to contain the much improved screen - if it washes out in sunlight the device is as good as DOA to Nextel people..