I've got a blackberry bold (like the big 3G brother to the curve), and an iPhone.... I have two close friends who manage cell phone retail outlets, so I've always got the inside scoop... The latest Iphone (better camera, voice recognition, landscape typing, ect...) is coming out VERY soon... That will be extremely hard to beat. I prefer my iPhone to my blackberry for everything but emailing (push vs pull systems... google it) After about two weeks, you will be able to type as fast on the iPhone as the berry... I dated a girl with the aforementioned LG Dare... and it did many of the things the iPhone did, but with the available apps, it wasnt really even close... Best of luck!