I'm in the same boat, I LOVE my 8100, the sure type, size, everything is just what I'm looking for. I REALLY don't want to go back to a fully qwerty and I hated typing on the storm and I dislike flip phones. My contract is up and I'm hoping a new phone will come out that I can get a discount on a new phone w/ a new contract/renewal. I'm thinking about getting a newer pearl w/ gps, but I'd rather get a newer phone if the 8130 or whatever model isn't the "latest & greatest". Yes I too would love a better performing phone, or even a curve/bold w/ the sure type keyboard....is there any way to convert? I'm such a faster typer w/ the sure type.