"Best Blackberry yet"4.0 starson by chall8
Pros: Form factor, keyboard, display, fast internet, e-mail, GPS
Cons: Browser could use work.
Summary: First off, given the phone I upgraded from (Blackberry 8700), it's amusing to me that so many are complaining about the Bold's size. For me it couldn't feel any better in my hand, so I think this is just a personal preference thing. A few months ago I had considered upgrading to the Curve, but it just felt too small. I also looked at the iPhone (a few times as I waited for the Bold to release), and while it's a beautiful phone it just felt a little too thin. Again a lot of this is just personal preference, but for a phone with a full keyboard I think the Bold is the perfect size.
Under the hood, the Bold's OS really isn't that different than my 2.5 year old 8700. Same menu structures, typical BB intuitive commands where you want them; but everything just looks a lot "snazzier". If you're a current BB user you won't necessarily be wowed, but you'll appreciate the cleaner look.
The display really is quite amazing. Email is still king. I haven't hooked up the GPS with a service yet (am deciding between Telnav ($10 per month through AT&T) or Garmin which has a one-time $99 program specifically for Blackberries).
The Internet is quite a bit quicker, too. If Web surfing is what you're really looking for in a mobile device then I'd probably consider an iPhone or other device. But for what I do on the Internet (catch up on news/sports when I have downtime such as when waiting in an airport, in a hotel, or maybe having lunch) the Bold is more than adequate (on a scale of 1-10, while I'd give my old 8700 a 5 or 6 I'd give the Bold a 7 or 8). The browser could still use some work, but again it's a step up from where I came from so I'm not complaining too much.
In summary, I've very pleased with the upgrade and think the Bold will serve me well for the next couple of years until the next generation is out.