BlackBerry 7130e launches from Sprint

May 31 2006 - 01:23 PM ET | Research In Motion, Sprint Nextel

blackberry 7130eSprint Nextel has launched the BlackBerry 7130e, one of the latest 3G enabled handsets from Research In Motion. Verizon Wireless has been carrying the handset since November.

Features of the BlackBerry 7130e include:

  • EV-DO (Sprint Mobile Broadband) with support for tethering
  • Bluetooth
  • QWERTY keyboard with SureType predictive text
  • Speakerphone
  • 64MB memory

The 7130e is availale now through business channels and should appear on Sprint's online webstore soon. It's selling for $199 after discounts. Sprint also announced that the BlackBerry 7250 is now EV-DO equipped. A software update to enable the technology will be made available to customers that purchased the device prior to May 1st.