Thank you to both of you for your quick answers.
The i760 had great voice command, so I will be interested to see how it turns out with the BB.
I figured out the answers to #1 and #3, but I am still confused with the data plan.
To my understanding I can use a generic data plan. My current data plan is $20 for unlim data, 800txt and 100 pix which is great for me since I use about 700txt/month.
To my understanding, I can use this data plan, but I will not have the functionality of the BB services (bb browser, BIS, wireless install). This is not a problem because I will only use gmail imap and I do not use BIS.
Am I correct in my thinking?
I did read 8130 + Verizon - Data Plan, possible?