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| | I concur!
I've been using PDA's and smartphones from WAY BACK. Cut my teeth on some old casio organizers and sharp wizards...
More recently, I've been using PocketPC phones and they're o.k. When my company migrated off Verizon to Cingular, I had to get a new smartphone and decided to try the pearl.
Wow -- I am very impressed. It's SO small/light. The bb applications are fast and efficient. I love the unified inbox approach that bb uses, and this thing is rock solid stable. I easily get through a day of heavy email/phone use on a single charge. I had to soft reset my pocketpc and palm phones every couple of days 'cause they'd freeze or start behaving strangely, and the pocketPC device battery life was poor.
This phone is terrific at for one-handed operation, and I really like the feel of the keys. I've only been using sure-type for a little over a week, and I'm ~80% of the speed/accuracy of a full/mini keyboard. I expect I'll hit 100% (or faster) within another week or two.
My only complaint: My company uses BES policies to lock-down the device. Can't install new apps and can't get to a lot of websites I like. Fortunately, I loaded the key 3rd party apps I need (bible, splashID, etc.) before deploying BES. IT doesn't have this ability with the Palm and PocketPC devices we use...
Kudos to bb on a job well done -- I think I'm a convert!