I'm very new to the BB - i don't even know what the intel proc line is (i'll learn tho...i've only had it for two days).... but the device has been around for ages... i mean, i can probably get better quality software for a RAZR. For example, most of the palm interfaces are as ugly and uninnovative as the BBs. But companies are out there makng the applications so much more usable.
I'm also surprised at the lack of any sort of usability design on the BBs applications. The palm's aren't so great either i guess but so many people have improved upon them in countleass ways. Has there ever been a screen/form as unusable as the one for making tasks? it's like it's 1985 all over again -- bring out the CRTs. There's no layout, no use of spacing or font sizes to make the form more intuitive to use. i'm not talking about anything fancy - your average Microwave has a better application interface.