BlackBerry 7290

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Community Level 1blartyguts


Blackberry 7290

Advantageseconomical (second hand), reliable, robust, easy to use

DisadvantagesIf you need a camera - then look elsewhere

"...the newer generation of shiny Blackberry phones, I decided to do some internet research into the second-hand market to see if there was something reasonable that would suit my needs. My needs were not trivial! I wanted an inexpensive but multi-functional handset. It had to have the potential to provide me with cheap international telephony, sms, instant messaging (the only way you can communicate with a teenager!!), e-mail and web browsing. As ..." Read review

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Community Level 1cplowman


I am a gadget freak - this is my favourite!

AdvantagesEmail constantly on! Very easy to set up!

DisadvantagesNone, really

"...I decided to get a Blackberry device, for email and web ONLY. I signed up with O2 for a Data Only tariff, at about £15 a month ex VAT. Aside from an initial confusion re: my new SIM card, the account was activated and my Blackberry 7290 burst into life! Setting it up was easier than breathing - simply log in to O2s special website, provide some details about your device (in particular the unique identifying number) and detail which email accounts/addresses ..." Read review

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Community Level 2secureinso...


Need email on the go? This is for you

Advantagesemail on the go, calender, address book, good battery, easy to use, good visible display


" take possesion of a Blackberry 7290 for only £99.99 on an 18 month contract with Vodafone I jumped at the chance. Included within the box was the Blackberry itself, the software disk, a plug socket charger and a USB cable for transferring data to the desktop PC. The cable also doubles up as a charger for the battery which needs charging for about 12 hours before using it the first time. Whilst charging it is advisable to read the instructions ..." Read review

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With the BlackBerry 7290 wireless handheld you'll benefit from all the features the BlackBerry solution has to offer - including phone, email, browser and organizer - in a small, lightweight handheld with a comfortable feel. And, with easy-to-use navigation and a QWERTY keyboard, staying connected is easier than ever.


MPN 240018-511, 7290, 240019-400, 240018-404, 240018-405, 240019-401, 240019-402, BLACKBERRY 7290, 240018-514, 240018-508, 240018-502, 240018-512, B7290B38, ONBN4503, B7290I, B7290B4, 7290Blue
Product Type BlackBerry smartphone
Form Factor Full keyboard
Width 7.5 cm, 7.4 cm
Depth 2.2 cm, 2.3 cm
Height 11.3 cm, 11.4 cm
Weight 139 g
Body Colour Blue


Technology GSM
Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)
Service Provider T-Mobile, Not specified, Vodafone, Orange
Operating System BlackBerry Handheld Software
Input Device(s) Keyboard, QWERTY
Phone Navigation Buttons Trackwheel
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Application Software Address Book, Memo Pad, Calculator, Calendar, Tasks, WAP Browser, Messages, Alarm, Phone, BrickBreaker, Compose

Messaging & internet

Cellular Messaging Services SMS


Data Transmission GPRS
Wireless Interface Bluetooth
Communication Features Mobile Email client

Phone features

Phone Functions Vibrating alert


ROM 32 MB - Flash


Type LCD display
Display Resolution 240 x 160 pixels
Colour Depth 65,536 colours
Display Indicators GPRS indicator, signal strength, home zone, roaming, battery meter
Technology TFT reflective


Connector Type Headset jack ¦ USB


Technology Lithium Ion, Lithium
Run Time Details Talk - up to 240 min ¦ Standby - up to 216 hrs


Compliant Standards UL 60950, IC
Included Accessories Power adapter , headset, holster, power adapter

Environmental parameters

Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 50 °C


Listed on Ciao since 10/01/2006

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