I love my BlackBerry. I have the 8350i right now but I am sick of direct connect. My mom is the ONLY reason I've stayed with it. I hate that no matter where I am, a booming voice can come out of nowhere.... especially since my sister swears like a sailor!
Has anyone switched from Nextel to Sprint? Are the 3G speeds noticeably faster? I love the Wi-Fi and I travel A LOT because I work for a rock band so the GPS is great! I heard that this phone has a tethered modem... I am taking online college courses so I thought that while on the road I could work while my friend who usually travels with me drives. A Sprint representative told me that since I already have the BlackBerry plan, I can activate the phone as a modem only during the months that I am traveling and turn it off when I am home. That's nice because it does cost extra. I love that the phone doesn't have a trackball. My 8350i has got lint or dust caught in it on many occasions. While it's fixable, it's annoying.
I'd love to know how everyone feels about the phone? Also, If you have it, did you find a nice protective case?? I want to make sure I get that right away. Within a week of getting the 8350i, the clip released and it fell. The phone was ok but it had a big scratch across the back.