"Solid construction, sleek design, best BlackBerry yet."4.5 starson by eaabrooks
Pros: I love this phone. It's strong, loud, has a great antenna and wi-fi capabilities, awesome battery life, gorgeous hi-res screen, effortless keyboard, small and compact, much-improved camera which takes great shots, and has incredible call quality.
Cons: My only problem with this phone is that the speaker is on the back side, so that if it's face up on the couch or on a soft surface, the ringtones and alerts become quite muffled. A phone like this practically requires a gel case and privacy screen.
Summary: Bottom line, I'm incredibly happy with this phone. Switching from my Tour 9630, everything feels like an upgrade. The trackpad rocks, the keyboard is so smooth, internal memory and processing is incredibly fast (including reboot time, SO much faster!!) and the external speaker has incredible sound for watching YouTube videos or just listening to some music in bed, and the headphone audio quality is better than my iPod. At the end of the day, this phone gets any and all jobs done. It serves as an incredibly useful business tool which I use for real estate, it's a multi-media powerhouse that can compete with nearly any other smartphone on the market, the GPS and new BlackBerry Maps rocks (turn-by-turn, mph, direction, etc), and its really great for instant messaging with fellow Berry users and non-users alike.
I love this phone!! And what's really fantastic is that BlackBerry doesn't undergo serious design or spec hauls, so this phone will be relevant and at the forefront for atleast the next year, whereas I'd be afraid to buy a new iPhone 4 because there's likely to be an iPhone 5 that'll render it obsolete in the not-too-distant future.
Gotta love the Berry. I highly recommend this phone.