Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8703e/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/104)
Well the IMing is the only part that might be a little weak for the 8830, but i would still take it over the sidekick. Have you considered the Helio Ocean? Its kind of a jack of all trades and does IM very well. However, i dont think u can beat the BB for email and organizing.