Despite some spotty call quality issues, the RIM BlackBerry 8703e for Sprint is a great messaging device offering reliable e-mail delivery, a full QWERTY keyboard, a gorgeous screen, and EV-DO support.
The RIM BlackBerry 8703e for Sprint is similar to the Verizon version of the phone, offering a full QWERTY keyboard, a bright screen, and of course, push e-mail. Unlike the Verizon model, the Sprint-branded 8703e comes with an instant-messaging client, though it's the proprietary BlackBerry Messenger. Its call quality was OK. On both ends, conversations were mostly clear though there was a slight muffled tone. Activating the speakerphone yielded similar results. For more information about the smart phone's design and features, please read our review of the RIM BlackBerry 8703e for Verizon Wireless.