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    Screen size on the Pearl vs 7130?

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    I'm considering a change from the 8700 to either the 7130, or Pearl. Is the Pearl screen the same size, or smaller than the 7130? Also, how much smaller are the keys? I would love the lighter weight and smaller size of the Pearl, but don't want a smaller screen size...

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    Re: Screen size on the Pearl vs 7130?

    7130 and 8100 are the same size. The keys on the Pearl aren't small, but they seem closer together, which makes it a little more difficult to type if you have big hands. The 8700 has the bigger screen.

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    Re: Screen size on the Pearl vs 7130?

    Thanks. I'll check it out tomorrow.

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    Re: Screen size on the Pearl vs 7130?

    I picked one up today. The form factor is Great, but the screen IS slightly smaller in height and width than the 7105/7130. The keys are the same size, but curved into the "smile" and jamed together. A couple of days will tell whether the improved suretype will make up for more typos with these keys. You gotta love the Multimedia and the scrool "pearl" is nice for moving quicker in screens than the standard thumb wheel.

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    Re: Screen size on the Pearl vs 7130?

    Well, after a couple of days of using both the 7130c and 8100 Pearl.... I'm going to have to keep the 7130c! The feature set is better on the pearl, but the keys are too close together for my big thumbs. The 7130c just "fits" my hands better.
    So, I now have a two day old Unlocked Pearl to go on Ebay. Anyone with a paypal account interested here first? PM me. I paid $350.00 (no contract) and $55.00 to unlock. The store won't take it back without 25% restock even if they don't notice that it is unlocked.

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    Re: Screen size on the Pearl vs 7130?

    Welcome aboard!

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    Re: Screen size on the Pearl vs 7130?

    thats cheap that they won't take it back!!! - I've exchanged several blackberrys with tmo for full price refund!!!

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    Re: Screen size on the Pearl vs 7130?

    I'm giving it a couple more days- It is a sezy Phone...

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    Re: Screen size on the Pearl vs 7130?

    Sorry, but the keys are too close together, the sound level (ringer and headset is 7200 like) is too low, and the screen is too small. I think that RIM reached the size reduction limits- and passed them with the Pearl. I won't use the music player (have a 60GB Ipod), and the camera is average. Enjoy your Pearls, guys and girls, it's sleak- but it's too small for my hands...

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