I am excited about this new phone, I think it's a good move on RIM's part to have developed a "multimedia" Blackberry.
Having gone from a 7290 --> 7100 --> 8700, I loved the suretype thing, until I went back to the 8700, now I can't stand suretype. Albeit a night and day difference from your average flip cell phone, I MUCH prefer a QWERTY keyboard.
Company will most likely buy one for me to play with, but inevitably I will give it to some gadget freak here who's department won't buy them one.
Glad you Suretype fans are getting a new device, hope you are as happy for us QWERTY fans when we get a new toy.
Have fun boys!