Yeah, it's all compromises. I say the blackberry is fast enough, and it is for me.
If you are choosing a device for specific purposesn the choice is easy. It may not be blackberry, but it should be easy to decide what meets your needs.
But if you want the "best" then you are asking about culture and style and such. And it is hard to be cool sometimes, isn't it.
The real cool is getting what does the job at the least cost to you and not caring how it looks. Then you'll be ahead of the curve on cool.