BlackBerry 7130e
Safety and Product Information
Safety and Product Information
BlackBerry 7130e™: model number - RAV20CW
Last revised: 22 September 2005
Part number: MAT-10280-001rev.002
Print specification: PRINTSPEC-002
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Safety information
Please read these safety and operation instructions before using the BlackBerry® device or any accessories provided
with the device. Retain these instructions for future use.
In some countries there may be restrictions on using Bluetooth®-enabled and encrypted devices. Check with your local
Electrical safety
Charge the BlackBerry device using only the USB cable ASY-06610-001, Travel charger ASY-04078-001, ASY-07559001, or ASY-07040-001, Automotive charger ASY-04195-00, or other charging accessory provided or specifically
approved by Research In Motion Limited (RIM) for use with this device. Any approval from RIM under this document
must be in writing and must be from a person authorized to provide such approval. Use of any other accessory might
invalidate any warranty provided with the device and might be dangerous.
Use the charging accessories provided with the device or any other approved charging accessories only from the type of
power source indicated on the marking label. Before using any power supply, verify that the mains voltage is in
accordance with the voltage printed on the power supply.
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or convenience receptacles as this might result in a risk of fire or electric
shock. To reduce the risk of damage to the cord or the plug, pull the plug rather than the cord when you disconnect the
charging accessory from the wall outlet or convenience receptacle.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles and the point
where the power cord connects to the device. Unplug charging accessories during lightning storms or when unused for
long periods of time.
Do not use charging accessories outside or in any area exposed to the elements.
Refer to the documentation that came with the device for more information on inserting the lithium-ion battery and
connecting the power supply.
Battery safety and disposal
The BlackBerry device contains a removable lithium-ion battery. Do not dispose of either the device or the lithium-ion
battery in a fire. Dispose of the lithium-ion battery in accordance with the laws and regulations in your area governing
disposal of such cell types.
The lithium-ion battery might present a fire or chemical burn hazard if mistreated. Do not disassemble, crush, or
puncture the lithium-ion battery. Do not heat the lithium-ion battery above 60°C (140°F). Do not allow metal objects
to contact the battery terminals.
Use only the lithium-ion battery that RIM specifies for use with your particular device model. Using any other lithiumion battery might invalidate any warranty provided with the device and might present a risk of fire or explosion.
When this icon appears on your BlackBerry device, the lithium-ion battery is not inserted or an invalid lithiumion battery is inserted. If you have inserted an invalid lithium-ion battery, remove it immediately and insert the
lithium-ion battery that RIM specifies for use with your particular device model. If you have inserted the
lithium-ion battery that is specified for use with your particular device model, remove and reinsert the lithiumion battery. Verify that the battery connectors align with the connectors on your device.
Device disposal
The BlackBerry device should not be placed in household waste bins. Please check local regulations for
information on the disposal of electronic products in your area.
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Driving safety
Check the laws and regulations regarding the use of wireless devices in the areas where you drive. Always obey them.
Also, if using the BlackBerry device in your car, please use the following minimum guidelines:
• Give your full attention to driving; driving safely is your first responsibility.
• Use hands-free operation if it is available.
• Pull off the road and park before making or answering a phone call.
RIM recommends that you do not use the BlackBerry device while driving. Instead, consider having a passenger in the
vehicle use the device for you, or find a safe location to stop your vehicle prior to using the device.
Store the device safely before driving your vehicle. Do not use any charging accessory as a means of storing the device
while you are in a vehicle. If your vehicle is equipped with an air bag, do not place the device or other objects above the
air bag, or in the air bag deployment area. If in-vehicle wireless equipment is improperly stored or installed, and the air
bag inflates, serious injury could result.
Radio frequency (RF) signals might affect improperly installed or inadequately shielded electronic systems in motor
vehicles. Check with the manufacturer or its representative regarding your vehicle. If any equipment has been added to
your vehicle, you should also consult the manufacturer of that equipment for information on RF signals.
Use only those accessories approved by RIM. Using any accessories not approved by RIM for use with this particular
BlackBerry device model might invalidate any approval or warranty applicable to the device, might result in the nonoperation of the device, and might be dangerous.
Antenna care
Use only the supplied integral antenna. Unauthorized antenna modifications, or attachments could damage the
BlackBerry device and might violate U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations.
Operating and storage temperatures
Situate the BlackBerry device or device accessories away from heat sources, such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
If you are not going to use the device for more than two weeks, turn the device power off, remove the battery, and
follow the operating and storage temperatures listed below:
Device operating
Device storage
32 to 122°F (0 to 50°C)
50 to 86°F (10 to 30°C)
Travel charger operating
Travel charger storage
32 to 113°F (0 to 45°C)
-22 to 167°F (-30 to 75°C)
Interference with electronic equipment
Most modern electronic equipment is shielded from RF signals. However, certain electronic equipment might not be
shielded against the RF signals from the BlackBerry device.
Pacemakers: Consult a physician or the manufacturer of your pacemaker if you have any questions regarding the effect
of RF signals on your pacemaker. If you have a pacemaker, verify that you are using the device in accordance with the
safety requirements associated with your particular pacemaker, which might include the following:
• Always keep the device more than 7 inches (20 cm) from the pacemaker when the device is turned on.
• Do not carry the device in your breast pocket.
• When using the phone on the device, use the ear opposite the pacemaker for making and receiving calls to minimize
the potential interference.
• If you have any reason to suspect that interference is taking place, turn the BlackBerry device radio and the
Bluetooth radio off immediately.
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Hearing aids: Some digital wireless devices may interfere with some hearing aids. In the event of such interference,
consult your service provider or contact the manufacturer of your hearing aid to discuss alternatives.
Other medical devices: If you use any other personal medical device, consult the manufacturer of your device to
determine if they are adequately shielded from external RF energy. Your physician may be able to assist you in
obtaining this information.
Health care facilities: Turn the BlackBerry device radio and the Bluetooth radio off in health care facilities when any
regulations posted in these areas instruct you to do so. Hospitals or health care facilities may be using equipment that
could be sensitive to external RF energy.
Aircraft: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and FCC regulations prohibit using the radio of wireless devices while in
the air. Turn the BlackBerry device radio and the Bluetooth radio off before boarding an aircraft. The effect of using the
BlackBerry device radio or the Bluetooth radio in an aircraft is unknown. Such use might affect aircraft instrumentation,
communication and performance, might disrupt the network, might otherwise be dangerous to the operation of the
aircraft, and might be illegal. With the BlackBerry device radio and Bluetooth radio off, only use non-radio based device
applications in accordance with airline regulations for electronic devices.
Dangerous areas
Potentially explosive atmospheres: Turn the BlackBerry device radio and the Bluetooth radio off when in any area with
a potentially explosive atmosphere, and obey all signs and instructions. Sparks in such areas could cause an explosion
or fire resulting in bodily injury or even death.
Areas with a potentially explosive atmosphere are often, but not always, clearly marked. They include fueling areas such
as gasoline or petrol stations; below deck on boats; fuel or chemical transfer or storage facilities; vehicles using liquefied
petroleum gas (such as propane or butane); areas where the air contains chemicals or particles, such as grain, dust, or
metal powders; and any other area where you would normally be advised to turn off your vehicle engine.
If available, do not use the phone on the device to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak. Leave the area and, if the
phone is available and active on the device, make the call from a safe location.
Blasting areas: To avoid interfering with blasting operations, turn the BlackBerry device radio and the Bluetooth radio
off when in a “blasting area” or in areas posted: “Turn off two-way radio”. Obey all signs and instructions.
Only qualified service personnel should perform repairs to the BlackBerry device. Disconnect the power supply cables
from the computer or electrical outlet and refer the device or charging accessory for service to qualified service
personnel if any of the following situations occur:
• the power supply cord, plug, or connector is damaged
• liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the device or charging accessory
• the device or charging accessory has been exposed to rain or water
• the device or charging accessory becomes very hot to the touch
• the device or charging accessory has been dropped or damaged in any way
• the device or charging accessory does not operate normally by following the instructions in the user documentation
• the device or charging accessory exhibits a distinct change in performance
Do not attempt to disassemble the device or any charging accessory.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, adjust only those controls that are covered in the user documentation for the
device. An improper adjustment of other controls might cause damage and will often require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the device, charging accessory, or any other accessory to normal operation.
Failure to observe all safety instructions contained in the user documentation for the device will void the Limited
Warranty and might lead to suspension or denial of services to the offender, legal action, or both.
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Additional safety guidelines
Speakerphone: The BlackBerry device is equipped with a speakerphone that can generate audio levels loud enough for
phone call operation while holding the device at an arm's length from your head. When using your device
speakerphone, never hold the device to your ear. Serious and permanent hearing damage could occur.
Liquids and foreign objects: Never push objects of any kind into the BlackBerry device or device accessories through
openings as this action might short circuit parts and cause a fire or electric shock. Do not use the device or device
accessories near water (for example, near a bathtub or a sink, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool). Never spill
liquid of any kind on the device or device accessories.
Stability: Do not place the device or device accessory on any unstable surface. It could fall, thereby potentially causing
serious injury to a person and serious damage to the device or device accessory. Take care when using the device with
any charging accessories to route the power cord in a way that reduces the risk of injury to others, such as by tripping or
Cleaning: Do not use liquid, aerosol cleaners, or solvents on or near the device or device accessory. Clean only with a
soft dry cloth. Disconnect any cables from the computer and unplug any charging accessories from the electrical outlet
before cleaning either the device or the charging accessory.
Compliance information
Exposure to radio frequency signals
The BlackBerry device radio is a low power radio transmitter and receiver. When the device radio is on, it receives and
also sends out RF signals. The device complies with FCC and Industry Canada (IC) guidelines respecting safety levels of
RF exposure for wireless devices, which in turn are consistent with the following safety standards previously set by
Canadian, U.S., and international standards bodies:
• ANSI/IEEE C95.1, 1999, IEEE Standard for Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency
Electromagnetic Fields, 3 kHz to 300 GHz
• National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) Report 86, 1986, Biological Effects and
Exposure Criteria for Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields
• Health Canada, Safety Code 6, 1999, Limits of Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields in the
Frequency Range from 3 kHz to 300 GHz
• International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), 1998, Guidelines for limiting exposure to
time-varying electric, magnetic, and electromagnetic fields (up to 300 GHz)
To maintain compliance with FCC and IC RF exposure guidelines when carrying the device on your body, use only RIMsupplied or approved accessories, or accessories that contain no metallic components and provide a separation distance
from the body of at least 15 mm (0.60 inches). Use of accessories that are not expressly approved by RIM might violate
FCC and IC RF exposure guidelines and might void any warranty applicable to the device. When carrying the device
while the device radio is on, use the specific RIM-approved holster that has been tested for compliance. For data
operation (when you do not use a RIM-approved, body-worn accessory and are not holding the device at the ear),
position the device at least 15 mm (0.60 inches) from the body.
Specific absorption rate data
The BlackBerry device is a radio transmitter and receiver. It is designed and manufactured not to exceed the emission
limits for exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the U.S.
Government and Industry Canada of the Canadian Government (IC). These limits are part of comprehensive guidelines
and establish permitted levels of RF energy for the general population. The guidelines are based on standards that were
developed by independent scientific organizations through periodic and thorough evaluation of scientific studies. The
standards include a substantial safety margin designed to assure the safety of all persons, regardless of age and health.
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The exposure standard for wireless devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or
SAR. The SAR limit set by the FCC/IC is 1.6W/kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions
specified by the FCC/IC with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands.
Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR level of the device while operating
can be well below the maximum value. This is because the device is designed to operate at multiple power levels so as
to use only the power required to reach the network. In general, the closer you are to a wireless base station antenna,
the lower the power output.
Before a wireless device model is available for sale to the public, it must be tested and certified to the FCC and IC that
it does not exceed the limit established by the government-adopted requirement for safe exposure under the
recommendations of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). The tests are
performed in positions and locations (for example, at the ear and worn on the body) as required by the FCC, IC and for
each model.
The highest SAR values for each device model when tested for use at the ear is outlined below:
BlackBerry 7130e™
1 g SAR (W/kg)
The highest SAR values for each device model when worn on the body, in an approved holster or carrying case, is
outlined below:
BlackBerry 7130e™
1 g SAR (W/kg)
Body-worn measurements differ among wireless device and phone models, depending upon available accessories and
FCC and IC requirements. While there may be differences between the SAR levels of various wireless devices and at
various positions, they all meet the government requirement for safe exposure.
The FCC has granted an Equipment Authorization for this wireless device model with all reported SAR levels evaluated
as in compliance with the FCC RF emission guidelines. SAR information on this wireless device model is on file with the
FCC and can be found under the Display Grant section of http:// after searching on FCC ID
L6ARAV20CW. Additional information on Specific Absorption Rates (SAR) can be found on the Cellular
Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA) web-site at
* In the United States and Canada, the SAR limit for mobile devices used by the public is 1.6 watts/kg (W/kg)
averaged over one gram of tissue for the body or head (4.0 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue for the extremities
- hands, wrists, ankles and feet). The standard incorporates a substantial margin of safety to give additional protection
for the public and to account for any variations in measurements.
The long-term characteristics or the possible physiological effects of Radio Frequency Electromagnetic fields have not
been evaluated by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL).
FCC compliance statement (USA)
FCC Class B Part 15
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Warning: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
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This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, may cause interference harmful to radio communications.
There is no guarantee, however, that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio or TV technician for help.
US Information Concerning the Federal Communications Commission
(“FCC”) Requirements for Hearing Aid Compatibility with Wireless Devices
Background Information
When wireless devices are used near hearing devices (such as hearing aids and cochlear implants), users may detect a
buzzing, humming, or whining noise. Some hearing devices are more immune than others to this interference, and
wireless devices also vary in the amount of interference they generate.
The wireless telephone industry has developed ratings to assist hearing device users in finding wireless devices that may
be compatible with their hearing devices. Not all wireless devices have been rated. Wireless devices that are rated will
have the rating displayed on their box together with other relevant approval markings.
The ratings are not guarantees. Results will vary depending on the user’s hearing device and hearing loss. If your
hearing device is vulnerable to interference you may not be able to use a rated wireless device successfully.
Consulting with your hearing health professional and testing the wireless device with your hearing device is the best
way to evaluate it for your personal needs.
How the Ratings Work
M-Ratings: Wireless devices rated M3 or M4 meet FCC requirements and are likely to generate less interference to
hearing devices than wireless devices that are not labeled. M4 is the better/higher of the two ratings.
T-Ratings: Wireless devices rated T3 or T4 meet FCC requirements and are likely to be more usable with a hearing
device’s telecoil (“T Switch” or “Telephone Switch”) than unrated wireless devices. T4 is the better/higher of the two
ratings. (Note that not all hearing devices have telecoils in them).
Hearing devices may also be measured for immunity to this type of interference. Your hearing device manufacturer or
hearing health professional may help you find results for your hearing device. The more immune your hearing aid is,
the less likely you are to experience interference noise from wireless devices.
For additional information about the FCC's actions with regard to hearing aid compatible wireless devices and other
steps the FCC has taken to ensure that individuals with disabilities have access to telecommunications services, please
go to:
Industry Canada certification
This device complies with Industry Canada RSS 129, RSS 133 and RSS 210 under certification number 2503ARAV20CW.
Class B compliance
This device complies with the Class B limits for radio noise emissions as set out in the interference-causing equipment
standard entitled “Digital Apparatus,” ICES-003 of Industry Canada.
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Additional regulatory conformance
Specific details about compliance to the following standard and regulatory body may be obtained from Research In
• Underwriters Laboratories UL60950 requirements for Canada and the United States
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Product information
Mechanical properties
Size (L x W x H)
Approximately 133g (4.7 oz) including battery
117.4 x 56.3 x 22.6 mm (4.6 x 2.2 x 0.9 in)
64 MB flash memory, 16 MB SRAM
Removable, rechargeable lithium-ion cell
USB compatible port for data synchronization and charging
Radio specifications
BlackBerry 7130e™
Dual-band support
800/1900 MHz CDMA
CDMA2000® 1X/cdmaOne™, EVDO
Power class
Class 3 (Cell band), Class 2 (PCS band)
Transmitting frequency
Cell 824.70 to 848.31 MHz, PCS 1851.25 to 1908.75 MHz
Receiving frequency
Cell 869.70 to 893.31 MHz, PCS 1931.25 to 1988.75 MHz, A-GPS E911: 1575 MHz
Bluetooth Radio
Single-band support
ISM 2.4 GHz
Power class
Bluetooth class 2 (2.5 mW)
Transmitting and receiving
2402 to 2480 MHz