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BlackBerry 7130c review

9.7/10 AVG.
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9.7/10
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The BlackBerry 7130c currently has an Informr score of 9.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 13 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
No



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BlackBerry released the 7130c on June 8, 2006.


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BlackBerry backs up the 7130c with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The BlackBerry 7130c's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

Camera
No

This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.

Storage
64 MB

Internal memory is 64 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. BlackBerry's performance ratings are 8 days standby time.

BlackBerry 7130c Specs

Overview
Release date June 8, 2006
Regions available No
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System
Processor
Internal Storage 64 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.09 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Carrying case, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Software CD, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 8 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Black/SIlver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.5 x 5.5 x 1.9 cm (4.5 x 2.2 x 0.7 in)
Weight 120 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type SureType / 20-key
Navigation Type Scroll wheel
Predictive Text Entry SureType
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, Webmail
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, MSN
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
-
Additional Rear Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Yes
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): BlackBerry 7130g, 7130v, 7130

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User Reviews


Amazon

Relax, if you need email + outlook + phone --- this is it.

from Amazon
I've struggled with getting one piece of electronics that can just do it, keep me in touch with the email, handle all my calendar, phone book, etc. etc. that the Palm used to do.... and be a good quality phone. I had the 7100 and it came close, but really problematic phone quality made it half an answe...More
I've struggled with getting one piece of electronics that can just do it, keep me in touch with the email, handle all my calendar, phone book, etc. etc. that the Palm used to do.... and be a good quality phone. I had the 7100 and it came close, but really problematic phone quality made it half an answer. Had the Q and returned it same day. Now, the 7130 just.... does it. Blissfull Blackberry push email, easiest in business. Keyboard is no hassle to write on, I regularly type away while my partner only answers the shortest emails on her treo650. So don't be scared by the Suretype stuff, I'd pick it any day to keep the small form factor. Oh, plus, my partner never carries that Treo in her pocket, just too big, while this one is just small enough to always have in the jeans, whatever. And finally, they fixed the phone quality, so I can chat away there too (unlike on the 7100 when no one would talk to me). It just... works. Compare away until you die, but this is the perfect hit for anyone who's work-oriented and more mobile than fixed. Less
Yahoo

omg

from Yahoo
Pro: i dont kno wat this is Con: i dont kno wat this is im a kid, and its value is great u could get this phone for almost $200!!!!! my friends have one and i want one so badly!!!
Amazon

Cingular Vs. Tmobile

from Amazon
As a former 4 year customer of Tmobile, I was very pleased with the deal I got on here with this PDA. With Tmobile, I have been using the same phone for the last year. I wanted to upgrade to a PDA. I was willing to extend my contract, and the best they could do is give me $50 off on the Tmobile Dash...More
As a former 4 year customer of Tmobile, I was very pleased with the deal I got on here with this PDA. With Tmobile, I have been using the same phone for the last year. I wanted to upgrade to a PDA. I was willing to extend my contract, and the best they could do is give me $50 off on the Tmobile Dash. With Cingular, I have found a better rate plan, and I got a brand new PDA for free. Being a faithful customer doesn't always guarantee customer appreciation! Less
Yahoo

7130c is Awesome

from Yahoo
Pro: Size, screen, battery life, options Con: Suretype can be a pain until you get used to it. I've had my Blackberry 7130c for about a week now. It's awesome. Other than getting used to the SureType, the smartphone is easy to use. I've never owned a smartphone before, but I'm glad I chose this one....More
Pro: Size, screen, battery life, options Con: Suretype can be a pain until you get used to it. I've had my Blackberry 7130c for about a week now. It's awesome. Other than getting used to the SureType, the smartphone is easy to use. I've never owned a smartphone before, but I'm glad I chose this one. It's got great features. Cingular's Blackberry plan is quite expensive ($45 on top of a voice plan) which makes it expensive to operate, but it's worth it if you like to check your email, search the web etc. any time you like. This phone is definitely going to spoil me. I can't imagine having a regular cell phone again. Less
Amazon

Great device with a bug...

from Amazon
The time when I got this phone I was really happy with it. The phone was all I wanted it to be... It works great, good batery life, great fitures... But hey! wait before you buy this phone.. I used this phone for a couple of days it worked great and one day while going to work I decided to use the hand...More
The time when I got this phone I was really happy with it. The phone was all I wanted it to be... It works great, good batery life, great fitures... But hey! wait before you buy this phone.. I used this phone for a couple of days it worked great and one day while going to work I decided to use the handsfree while talking to a friend of mine. The moment I get plug the headsets the call gets droped. First I thought I pressed a key on mistake, I try it again. I reliased, its not me its the phone.. I called Amazon and kept them informed about it and they were quick in replacing the phone. I got my new phone and it has tghe same problem, it does not work either. Its basicaly a bug with 7130c, it does not work with a headset. So I recomend people who use the handsfree on regular basis, to be careful, other than that its a cool device. Nash Less
Amazon

Great Phone

from Amazon
I've had the 7130c for almost a week now, hands down it is a great phone! Now this is not a predominately PDA that just happens to be a phone. This is a phone with a great organization and email package implemented in it. I mention that because this should not be compared to a Palm Treo or even the Ci...More
I've had the 7130c for almost a week now, hands down it is a great phone! Now this is not a predominately PDA that just happens to be a phone. This is a phone with a great organization and email package implemented in it. I mention that because this should not be compared to a Palm Treo or even the Cingulr 8125. This phone is what I would say the bridge between the regular cell phones and perhaps the more PDA-centric phones out on the market. I never owned a PDA-phone or a BlackBerry. I've had a PDA in the past and most of my cell phones have been the flip-up variety, the last being a motorola V551. I can say that the 7130c has very strong characteristics of both. As a phone, I haven't had too much troubles except sometimes people may not be able to hear me clear. This is because I'm use to having the flip phones where the mic is directly at your mouth. I'm a very soft talker, a mumbler if you will, so I need to learn to adjust my inflection so that it goes into the mic, which sits a few inches from mouth with the phone to my ear. I tested the speaker phone and it's greats. The speaker is better than the V551 and is actually usable. The USB desktop-to-phone connection works flawlessly and fast. I was even able to download an OS with yahoo messenger already installed (cingular does not allow yahoo messenger to be used on the phone, but there is a work around). I have yahoo mail service on the phone so I get messages in real time. Tried Hotmail, which i use predominately, and found that it requires a subscription of 19.95 I believe, which is illogical. The suretype is easy and intuitive, it's very good if you are typing a professional message not so good when you want to just cyber-chat with your friends and use "ebonics" or shorter derivatives of the English language. The screen is very rich especially with different themes, the standard one makes the screen looks bland but it is much better than what the pictures show. SMS/MMS is what it is and it is very good, I like seeing what was previously written when i reply to a text message...something that wasn't on my previous phone. The web is good, I don't expect much from a phone so some pages are very hard to read but the regular sites you go to to check stocks, weather, sports scores etc etc work very well on the screen. No problems with battery life so far, I do recommend draining the battery and re-charging 3 times to break the lithium-ion battery in. I also think you can charge the unit VIA usb connection. Not too sure but I did notice when I had the unit plugged in to my computer that the charge icon lit up. I like the flashing LED at the top, might get on some peoples nerves as it constantly blinks but I find it gives the phone character. Just got lotus organizer as well, which I do recommned as it is the best for personal (not business) use of the phone. The phone comes with a case, usb cable, ear piece, and the desktop manager. I have not used the ear piece and probably will buy a bluetooth after I break the phone in some more. The case is okay, the only downfall is the belt clip is stiff. I almost broke a finger trying to put it on my belt. I also recommend buying scratch proof film to put over the phone. You can buy them from shieldguard. Cingular does not offer insurance on this phone, so you want to keep it in the best of health. 1 Year manufacturer warranty though. Less
Amazon

Excellent all around phone

from Amazon
For three months, i researched and researched and researched tons of phones looking for the perfect one. The one thing that i was looking for was a phone that had a loud volume and excellent call quality. I was so frustrated with other phones (razr, treo, nokia) that threw in a crappy camera and mp3...More
For three months, i researched and researched and researched tons of phones looking for the perfect one. The one thing that i was looking for was a phone that had a loud volume and excellent call quality. I was so frustrated with other phones (razr, treo, nokia) that threw in a crappy camera and mp3 player at the expense of sound quality and volume, which is what a phone is supposed to be for in the first place. The 7130c has the best sound quality that i have ever heard, it has barely ever dropped a call and i can hear everything in crystal clear detail. The menus and interent browsing are extremely organised, fast, and uncluttered, another thing that frsutrated be immensly with other phones. The internet is very fast, the ringtones sound great, and basically the whole phone is flawless. The only minor things that can be frustrating is sometimes the phone feels somewhat cheaply made, creaks a little bit, but not too much, and only sometimes. Another thing is that you cant do to much with attachments in media sources, such as video. To get pictures on your device, you must email them in the correct pixel format which can be a pain. Also, the backlight has three stages or automatic which adjusts to the light, but it can only default to the 2nd stage and i wish it could go to 3rd because it looks better. you have to press the backlight button to go to third stage. Besides those minor flaws, this phone is the best phone you will ever purchase and i highly recommend it. Less
Amazon

I LOVE it..

from Amazon
I was VERY weary of moving to a blackberry.. Boy I was wrong. This is the BEST.. Hands down.. Best phone I have ever owned.. Sound quality is great. email is perfect.. and it's SUPER fast.
Amazon

Best phone I've ever used

from Amazon
I got this phone for work and its by far the best phone I've ever used. First and foremost for me is the sound quality. I've used so many phones that were cool looking but had terrible sound quality like the Razr and the Treo. This one is actually a good sounding phone. In regards to email, blackberry...More
I got this phone for work and its by far the best phone I've ever used. First and foremost for me is the sound quality. I've used so many phones that were cool looking but had terrible sound quality like the Razr and the Treo. This one is actually a good sounding phone. In regards to email, blackberry is the best in the business. I find myself using my notebook less and less since I can respond to most emails on my blackberry. The suretype keyboard took about 30 minutes to get used to but now, I actually like it better than the normal keyboard. Since there are less keys, the spacing is quite good compared to other phones with full qwerty keyboards. Its also easier to type with one hand which is very convenient for me when I'm in the airport. The only drawback is the smaller screen, but you can't have it all. If you want a great phone with a very good email experience, get this phone. If you want something mostly for email, get the full sized Blackberry. If you want something that looks cool and does alot things poorly such as making phone calls, get a Treo. Less
Yahoo

Blows the Q Phone out of the water

from Yahoo
Pro: Very ergonomic, fast software, best battery life Con: No camera I have been shopping for a smart phone for a while. I looked at the Palm Trio and the new Motorola Q becaue 2 of my friends owned them. The Q is acquardly wide and the full querty keypad is too small to use effectively. Both the Palm...More
Pro: Very ergonomic, fast software, best battery life Con: No camera I have been shopping for a smart phone for a while. I looked at the Palm Trio and the new Motorola Q becaue 2 of my friends owned them. The Q is acquardly wide and the full querty keypad is too small to use effectively. Both the Palm and the Q also felt easy to break. The Blackberry 7130c on the other hand was a bizzarly perfect fit in the hand. The botto of the phone is very rounded and feels very comfortable. The software has turned out to be lightling fast and bug free and am completely shocked with the battery life. I talk a lot for business and handle between 50 to 75 emails a day, use the calendar religiously and am in general firing up the display every 1 or so minutes yet I can easily pull almost 2 full days of life on one charge with the slim battery! All motorola phones I used in the past were lucky to live for a day. I was also a bit sceptical about the 1/2 querty keypad but after 15 minutes fell in love with it. Bottom line on the keypad is to just simply pretend you are using a full querty and let the intelitype software do its job. The keys are big enough for any thumb to handle without falsing. All the full querty phones I have tried including the Q were prone to falsing and I don't have big thumbs. The reception is also the best I have ever had with a phone. I use to complain about Cingular phone service but I guess it was my old Motorola v600 that was bad. Another nice thing I found while surfing the blackberry website while waiting in an airport for a flight was that you can download a lot of custom ring tones and themes for free. Most other manufacturors continue to try to bleed you for money after the phone sale. I am absolutely so pleased with this product that I have actually spent the time to write my first review ever. Kudos to the Blackberry guys and gals for a fantastic product! PK Less