I'm not only new to the forum, but new to Blackberries too ! I just purchased my very first one even though I had doubts about the wisdom of doing so. I have to say I love it ! I have the VZW 8830 and so far I'm delighted with it. I just found the forums today, and this place is great ! I've already found some helpful info, which, for ex.ple, led to downloading Opera mini. So far so good. I look forward to getting to know you all and to learning all the ins and outs of my cool new gadget.