corey, i DID answer the question. whats your point? most of the things you named, no i do not do myself. why do something that i can happily have someone else do for me. maybe i pay for it, maybe i dont. there is waaayyy too much hostility here....BTW it took me an extended tim to reply (again) because I have a life. one that is NOT connected to a PC of any sort...i switched to a blackberry from a sidekick. yes, with a sidekick you still had to allow the OTA updates to complete. however, you not NEED to be at a PC to do so. i thought i was upgrading with the blackberry, but if it takes more work on my part for it to operate correctly, it is more of a setback for me.