I've always liked the Torch form factor. Large screen but in an overall compact design. And of course the Torch has the physical keyboard. Best of both worlds, IMHO. Alas, RIM never produced this model for either Sprint or Verizon.
There were rumors that the 9800 would get updated (it did - 9810) and would come to the CDMA carriers (it didn't). As is almost always the case, rumors turn out to be half true and half bullspit. The model Sprint eventually got was a no-keyboard model, the 9860, and judging by the poor reviews it was plagued with problems. They might call it a Torch model, but it's not the Torch I came to covet. This is more of a Storm/Bold hybrid.
Any other Sprint or Verizon users out there who are disappointed by this whole situation?