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Research in Motion (RIM) will release the BlackBerry 7130e with EVDO support: Verizon Wireless has been selling the BlackBerry 7250 which works on Verizon’s lower-speed 1xRTT network, but this new device is a phone, Web browser, and email device that uses RIM’s push email system. Early this year, I reviewed a new Verizon Wireless EVDO phone that compared unfavorably to a BlackBerry for keyboard and simplicity. This fills that niche neatly. This phone already appeared in Canada on Bell Canada’s EVDO network.
The phone is $300 with a two-year commitment. The pricing is complicated: you can get BlackBerry-only plans and BlackBerry plus voice, with different pricing for the high-speed network add-on. It’s roughly $80 a month to $95 per month because the EVDO pricing is highly discounted for higher-level voice plans.
Posted by Glennf at November 22, 2005 8:10 PM
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