I had the same experience as the poster. I went into the ATT store and tried out the display. Wanted so bad to leave my 8700 and purchase the Curve. But the keyboard was horrible in comparison to the 8700. I mean the keys were so small and felt really cramped. I came home dissappointed and pulled the rag out and polished off the old 8700. Didn't realize what I had. Kind of like I was taking my trusted baby for granted. All is well now, me and my trusted 8700 have a better understanding.