I've had this phone for about two years and have no intention of switching in the near future. I have sampled all the Blackberrys on the market and none suit me better than this slim phone that I can easily handle and text from with one hand. Besides it fits securely in my front pocket like a small wallet.
I have tried the Iphone and am not crazy with the touch screen which my fat fingers have a difficult time with. All the advanced apps do nothing for me that I can't do with my laptop.
I really like the Blackberry Messenger feature. I am told that I can easily chat with any other Blackberry (if I input the device's PIN) anywhere in the world regardless of the network reception (or non-reception) of my local provider.
Call me old fashioned but I still only use my phone for talk and text. For alot of other things it is amazing what you can do with the text feature by texting Google.
If I were to upgrade I may choose another Blackberry Pearl with slightly wider keys. Otherwise I think I will stick with this phone for awhile.