Originally Posted by rambo47
Unless AirVoice offers BlackBerry data plans, you won't get the service books to use WiFi. If you don't want to get a BlackBerry data plan or can't get one through your carrier then perhaps BlackBerry is not the right device for you.
The Nokia E71 is very BlackBerry-like as far as design. I used one on T-Mobile with only the $5.99/month T-Zones plan (data plan lite) and it was great. No need for anything specific to use WiFi either. BlackBerrys are unique animals and do not work like other cell phones. Because they were designed specifically to connect to RIM's data infrastructure through specific data plans there are few workarounds that don't suck. You can pick up a nice Nokia E71 for $50-$75, unlocked, and use it the way you want.
In that vein, there are also great Android sets with keyboards that can be scooped unlocked for that price.