Today must be the day for BlackBerry releases as Alltel has today announced that they have added the BlackBerry 7130e to their lineup. This is in addition to announcements from KPN and Mobistar who also released new devices to their BlackBerry offerings.
The BlackBerry 7130e operates on Alltel’s Axcess Broadband EV-DO network which supports Internet access at speeds up to 2.4 Mbps, enabling users to quickly view large, graphic-rich content. I own a Verizon BlackBerry 7130e and one of my favorite features is the ability to use it as a broadband modem for my laptop, however, I didn’t gather if this is supported on the Alltel version.
The BlackBerry 7130e is available in Alltel retail stores for $299.99 with a two-year service agreement. Customers who add a postpaid voice calling plan when purchasing the BlackBerry 7130e will receive unlimited data service for $44.99 per month. The unlimited data plan includes national data roaming at no extra charge when using this device.