"Good if you understand what you're getting."3.0 starson by 30127cnet
Pros: Good screen, decent reception and decent call quality. Pocketable.
Cons: Plastic feel. The 2MP camera is only so-so even for low res. Even with bluetooth and GPS/WiFi turned off, battery life is a bit skimpy.
Summary: One mention I'll point out based on some previous comments is that the trackpad is adjustable, folks. Buried in the menu, you CAN adjust the sensitivity of this thing, so if it zips around too much for you, you can slow it down to meet your comfort level. Also, while the battery is still short regardless, remember, if you leave your WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth on when not using them, it kills the battery much more quickly.
That being said, yes, it's rather cheap feeling for a Blackberry, and once you factor in the Verizon contract fees, you're paying $100+ a month to use it. Alternate: If you are in a strong cell area, you can get this phone through Virgin Mobile as a non-contract phone. You do have to pay up to $300 for it, but you're paying less than half per month (compared to Verizon or AT&T) to use it - so it'll pay for itself. It makes the few flaws this phone has more tolerable. I'd recommend this phone if you go this route, but not so much if you do it at contract monthly prices.