I guess I'm the first poster that meets your criteria: I own the BlackBerry Curve and the iPod Touch. I love both devices, but if I could only have one of them, it'd be my Curve. It is the more productive of the two, and I can use its media functions if need be. However, being able to own both, if I'm in a WiFi spot and want to do some serious web browsing, the Safari browser with my iPod is hard to beat. Plus, I like to watch movies from time to time on my iPod, which I can't see myself doing a lot on my Curve. For moderate to heavy texting though, nothing supplants the hardware keyboard, in my experience. So between these two devices, I can do just about anything I want to do electronically, and with pleasure. I would go with the combo before I'd go with the iPhone, hands down.