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Old 10-18-2005, 05:35 PM   #41
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Anyone happen to know if the following holster will fit the 7100i?

http://www.eaccess-estore.com/store/...g.asp?item=217

My 7100i was just dropped off about 2 hours ago - once I get used to suretype I think I am really going to enjoy the phone. Although the holster is pretty much a joke.

As a side note, this was by far the easiest upgrade I have ever done through Nextel - and I switch phones as much as possible!
I dont think the case will fit due to the bottome be more squared on the 7100i and the 7100t is much more of a "V".

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Old 10-18-2005, 07:55 PM   #42
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Okay, all these posts and the pictures caused me to go to my local NRS store and pick up a 7100i. The guy at the store wouldn't even let me look at one unless I bought it.

Anyway, I am a happy owner thus far. I think I have everything transferred over from my 7520

Pros:
- lighter and narrower
- awesome screen and backlight...backlight comes on with any key press or track wheel scroll.
- DC button on side, easy adjustment of profiles and silent mode

Cons:
- Lame holster
- No cradle
- Screen shuts off when not in use (used to like viewing my 7520 in the holster on my desk to see if any new messages came in)
- Suretype -- I am getting used to this on each message, it will take me a while to learn....

I don't think I have anything new to add...but I will try using it as a modem when I get a chance.

Keep your input streaming in!
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Old 10-18-2005, 09:03 PM   #43
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Reading the post here, I'm not happy that I already upgraded. Bummer!

You guys are making me miss my BB7520 already even before I got my BB7100i.
I ordered mine just this afternoon and would probably sell it on eBay once I receive it.

martin_j001 the pictures were very helpful in making me decide if I want to keep my BB7520. I am keeping my 7520

I had the T-Mobile 7100t and it only lasted a day with me. Keys are too small for my fat digits .. and seeing the photo, I know I will feel the same way.

This is all DAWGS fault.. HAHAHA
(he knows I am blaming him) *giggles*
He asked me if I have heard about the new Nextel phone.. darn .. !

This chineseCATT should stop tailing this DAWG, before I get myself into trouble. LOL
 
Old 10-18-2005, 10:06 PM   #44
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so does anybody know what type of ringtones are able to be put into the 7100 i be it polyphonic, mp3, wav, or what

cause i had heard that the new os versionw ould be able to support the wav or mp3 formats but wasnt sure if it was one of those rumor things or the truth
the 8700 has supposedly been leaked that it supports MP3, although it may be ADP, as well. the wav file support comes in the form of the BES attachment conversion, in which the wav file is converted to a format that can be read/opened on the handheld - this is most likely ADP.
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Old 10-18-2005, 10:18 PM   #45
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I am a newbie to BBs. I picked up the 7100i this afternoon. So far, it is great. The only con I have so far is when you have it charging on the car charger, it is hard to use the direct connect button.
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Old 10-18-2005, 10:24 PM   #46
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this 7100i is a wonderful phone. just like everyone keeps saying getting a hang of the suretype sucks. it is definitely a smart upgrade from 7520 for me. has anyone heard of news on wav or mp3 ringtone on this thing?
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Old 10-18-2005, 11:04 PM   #47
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I have the 7100g from Cingular and it plays ringtones that would usually be classified as an mp3 but they are in a diff format. Anyway, can anyone tell me how the service has been since the merger with Sprint? I like the 7100i and really want PTT but just apprehensive about the service.
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Old 10-19-2005, 05:43 AM   #48
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Dont blame it on me lol... Dont sell it on ebay just send it to me lol Ill make 1 dollar a month payments
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Reading the post here, I'm not happy that I already upgraded. Bummer!

You guys are making me miss my BB7520 already even before I got my BB7100i.
I ordered mine just this afternoon and would probably sell it on eBay once I receive it.

martin_j001 the pictures were very helpful in making me decide if I want to keep my BB7520. I am keeping my 7520

I had the T-Mobile 7100t and it only lasted a day with me. Keys are too small for my fat digits .. and seeing the photo, I know I will feel the same way.

This is all DAWGS fault.. HAHAHA
(he knows I am blaming him) *giggles*
He asked me if I have heard about the new Nextel phone.. darn .. !

This chineseCATT should stop tailing this DAWG, before I get myself into trouble. LOL
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Old 10-19-2005, 07:22 AM   #49
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7100i supports midi and wav file ringtones. MP3 is not supported in this release
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Old 10-19-2005, 08:33 AM   #50
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Jnelson....if wav's are supported how do you load them...I was unsuccesssful loading anything but MIDI's

I like the phone..the suretype is better than I thought.

my only complaint is the holster
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Old 10-19-2005, 09:01 AM   #51
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Default 7520 vs 7100i - quick review

OK I have had mine for 24 hours now and it has been functional and I have been using it. Let me say that I use these devices for heavy email and moderate phone. Email is medical vocabulary. Mine has both BES and Internet email accounts enabled. I have 1100 addresses native to the device and around 1400 stored emails.

Pros

Screen
Speed (no hang times)
Size
Weight
Unbelievabely good suretype (I am really impressed with this even with a medical vocabulary)
Battery life
Fonts
Desktop manager speed and friendly messages


Cons

No findable handheld software available yet
Screen shuts off quickly
Poor holster (I have the leather one too and it is marginally better


OK, I though the 7520 was the cats meow. In fact it is. This is just a little better in my opinion. I am 48 years old and the clarity of this screen lets me use smaller fonts and to read more easily. I am very nervous about not having the handheld software yet but the change over took less than 45 minutes with all the account information and the very large backup file transfer from my 7520. Initially it takes about 45 minutes for this phone to register. Signal is the same as the 7520 even in crappy signal area.


Overall, I will keep it. For those who are scared of suretype, jump in. It is really no barrier. I suggest that you simply use it for a day and just do not compare it until you have used the 7100i for a full day. I am sold.

By the way the tones are lovely sounding.
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Old 10-19-2005, 09:07 AM   #52
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Why do you need the handheld software?
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Old 10-19-2005, 11:14 AM   #53
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Handheld software is listed now under the NXTL section of BlackBerry

https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads...B9D5EE16489088
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Old 10-19-2005, 10:55 PM   #54
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i was just wondering if the notification lights changes colors and will it also be a status light?


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Old 10-19-2005, 11:50 PM   #55
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The light does change when you get a message, as always, if you set it up that way.

On another note, with this aimed at exec's I would think they would have included a leather pouch instead of the cheap poc included. 12 hours of heavy usage today, playing around with it all day, and the battery is only at 50%. That's with heavy DC usage.
The only "con" I found with the email(off the BES) is the email lookup is in the address book function, not the messages area. I usually start emails, dc's and phone calls from here anyways, so it seems fairly easy for me, but others might be used to the 7520 usage. I do miss the shortcuts for phone, messages, calendar, etc. There's got to be a shortcuts coming for the main screen. The list view is worthless in my opinion. Durability wise, I don't think the 7100i would survive a fall to the concrete. I dropped my 7510 numerous times without any damage, but this just seems a little more cheaply constructed. Overall, very satisfied with the 7100i, of course, my work paid for mine. I would definitely choose the 7100 over the 7520. It's faster, clearer screen, and much more intuitive for me. Plus it reminds me more of my old Treo600.
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Originally Posted by dinlong
Anyone happen to know if the following holster will fit the 7100i?

http://www.eaccess-estore.com/store/...g.asp?item=217

My 7100i was just dropped off about 2 hours ago - once I get used to suretype I think I am really going to enjoy the phone. Although the holster is pretty much a joke.

As a side note, this was by far the easiest upgrade I have ever done through Nextel - and I switch phones as much as possible!
I'm not sure about that holster, it's designed for the 7100t and has the rounded bottom. The 7100i has a square bottom.
Right now, I'm using mine in a leather swivel case with a magnetic flap that I bought on eBay and that's working well.

And to throw in my 2 cents: I love this new BB! Suretype takes a little while to get used to, but after that, it's great! It has the 4.1 software, the form factor is really nice, it has the 7105t upgrades to the screen. Just a really nice device.
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Old 10-20-2005, 07:49 AM   #57
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I dont remember which sim is in the i730, but i used the one from my i830( 600 contacts), you put the sim card in and import the contacts from the sim to the 7100
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Old 10-20-2005, 09:05 AM   #58
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Anyone know if the BT sync works with the 7100i to the Desktop manager? I heard it was an option, going to pick up an adapter if it works...
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Yes, but you need SP3 installed on the BES, which will be released within the next 2 weeks.
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We don't use BES :(
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