Looking for advice, not attempting to start a flame war. I've had my pearl for about 6 months and it was definitely love at first site. But I've become increasingly frustrated with RIM's unwillingness to add basic functionality to the music player capabilities. First, stereo BT. When I purchased my pearl it was advertised as being capable of playing stereo BT. Come to find out that that was a lie. A2DP support is required. I guess I should have known that, but being a non-techie, that was simply a distinction I was incapable of making. Next, an inability to create playlists. One of the primary motivations behind my pearl purchase was to have a truly converged device that would allow my to retire my Nano. Now I certainly didn't expect the pearl to have all the functionality of a dedicated music player, but never in my wildest dreams did I think something as basic as creating playlist would not be included. Definitely my fault! (BTW, tried the D5 solution but was underwhelmed).
I knew that getting my IT department to allow me to use the pearl to replace my corporate BB for email and network access was a longshot. As such, I rarely use the device for email. Telephone and music player, though I must admit that I text much more with this device as I have fallen in love with how great the word recognition software works.
I'm thinking of replacing the pearl with the Samsung a727 Samsung SGH-A727 (AT&T) Reviews. Cell Phones Reviews by CNET.
In addition to the 2 complaints I've detailed above, the Samsung has a form factor that is slightly more to my liking (though not enough to make me switch). It's slightly lighter, thinner, and longer.
Given what I use the pearl for, I was hoping for advice/suggestions from this community. Pros, cons, opinions, etc.