I got to play with one today. I'm not a big fan of bb, but I have to carry one for work, so I've toyed with the idea of a 9700 + iPod touch rather than my current setup of 3GS + curve 8320. The 9700 actually impressed me, which is not usually the reaction I have to blackberries. Unfortunately, I thought it was really weak in surprising area - the keyboard. There were both a bold 9000 and a curve 8900 on display next to the 9700, and the 9700's keyboard was easily the hardest to use of the 3 (the 9000's keyboard is by far the best physical kb I've ever used on a phone, and the 8900's is pretty good but not equal to the bold 1). In fact, it was really pretty uncomfortable. Disappointing, given the phone it's replacing. But I guess that's how they got the bold down to a curve-esque form factor rather than the very wide form of the first bold. So even tho the bold 2 is otherwise my favorite bb yet (touchpad is a HUGE improvement over the ball), the kb is a dealbreaker for me. I'll stick with my 3gs/curve and hope someday I can use an iPhone at work. Anyone else get a chance to check out the bold 2 yet?