But I think I'm going to take it back and get the Blackberry Pearl instead. I loved the rubber body and brushed metal front on the Dash
. It feels very solid. Unfortunately, Windows Mobile sucks. It doesn't integrate well with OS X, at least not without 3rd party software. I need a device which is a phone first, not fifth; the numeric buttons on the Dash are so tiny. I found the UI difficult to navigate. Common tasks require multiple clicks, and you have to look at the screen because the icons change depending on what you've used recently. I constantly click the wrong options. The Wi-Fi sounded compelling at first, but I'm not convinced it's very useful. You can't use Wi-Fi to talk, and Edge is plenty fast for phone-based browsing. I'd also prefer something a little more Java friendly.
I'm replacing my RAZR due to the clunkiness of its UI and lack of horsepower. I want a sanely designed UI and a phone which doesn't crash when I browse simple web pages. Easier texting also sounds nice; I noticed the Blackberry only puts 2 letters on each button instead of 3. Is the Pearl a good choice, or should I consider the Samsung Trace instead? The Trace looks simple and elegant, and it has a 6 hour talk time. I do like my pocket space.
Update: I can't find much on the Trace, but almost everything I read about the Pearl is positive. Pearl it is.