Good question LH. Not everybody likes Qwerty. SureType is easy to get used to and allows for a smaller phone with multiple letters on one key. I like both. Had ST with the 7105t, Qwerty with the 8703e and now back to ST with the 8100.
Don't know, but I can't wait. I have a 7130e and I love the keyboard. I much prefer this form factor than what I have seen so far on qwerty models. I don't want a camera, but an mp3 player would be great along with removable flash card.