I think the SideKick has the best keyboard in the industry. It has dedicated number keys, and the spacing and arrangement of the keys are perfect. When I switched to BlackBerry, I took a large step backward, as far as that was concerned. The BlackBerry has other advantages over the SideKick, but the keyboard isn't one of them. Of course, the "cost" of such a comfortable keyboard as the SideKick's is that it has to be in landscape orientation. Given the limitations of portrait orientation, I think BlackBerry's keyboards are about as good as can be expected. After two and a half years using a BlackBerry, I'm very comfortable with the keyboard, in tandem with massively loaded auto-text. But I'd never say it's as good as the Sidekick's.