RIMarkable reader Ben emailed us this morning informing us that his Verizon rep said that the BlackBerry 7130e is being discontinued.

We knew that this would happen eventually, however, we thought that it would be some time from now. The BlackBerry 7130e has been a personal favorite of mine since it’s release 2 and a half years ago.

If this rumor turns out to be true, a lot of BlackBerry users will be sad to see it go. Verizon can make everyone feel better, however, if they quickly come out with the BlackBerry Curve.