- You definitely want to go with Jive Talk. The built in AIM client has limitations, the most annoying of which is that your contacts must be in the "mobile" folder or they won't appear on your device. Jive Talk supports all of the major clients too.
- Get insurance! I have a thread on here that discusses the pros and cons. Admittedly, a slight majority of the users don't carry insurance. However, if you are going to pay full retail, you want to have the insurance for at least the first year or so. The warranty only covers malfunctions. You can add it if you already bought it by the time you read this (not sure if you buy it private party though).
- I have many friends who have the Sidekick. The Curve is far superior!
<><><><><><><><><><><><> Life after Pearl is Curved... then there's a STORM!