TELUS Mobility just launched its national Wireless High Speed Network in 5 major urban areas across Canada and will offer typical download speeds of 400 to 700 kilobits per second.
The BlackBerry 7130e will be the first BlackBerry device on the TELUS network to take advantage of these speeds when it comes out later this year. The really cool thing is that you can tether your 7130e to your laptop to use it as a high speed modem.
The BlackBerry 7130e(tm) will offer complete BlackBerry functionality including support for phone, e-mail, Internet, text messaging, organizer and data applications, all in a compact traditional wireless phone form factor. The BlackBerry 7130e can also be used as a tethered modem to connect laptops to the Internet over TELUS Mobility’s Wireless High Speed network. The BlackBerry 7130e will be available to TELUS Mobility clients later this year.
I cannot wait until Verizon releases the BlackBerry 7130e here in the U.S. How cool will be to be able to kill an hour or two playing World of WarCraft while delayed in a plane on the tarmac for 2 hours?