I'm on my 5th bb.
snhrph jr. uses my 4th one - 8310.
Mrs. snhrph was a long-time user of of all kinds of non-smart phones, but has had a wireless card for her IBM laptops and note-books for years. She did not even want to consider having a bb. Her comment was: "I do not want to be attached to my office any more than I already am!" (I kinda agree with that statement
This year I finally convinced her to give bb a try and she LOVES her 9700. So much so, that her IBM note-book stays home most of the time.