I'm a fan of Blackberry, have a 9700 for work, and have a choice for a personal phone. I would loved to try this slider out since I'm a "real keyboard" kind of guy. The Bold 9000 still has the best stereo speakers on a cell phone ever! However, by not getting this out within 15-30 days of the release and 1.7 million unit purchases of the iPhone 4- RIM has lost their opportunity to get ANY customers not competely sold on the new iPhone 4 to likely ever come back. 15 -30 days is the return period from Apple and AT&T respectively. I would have been one of those to "check out" the 9800 before final commitment to the iPhone 4. It looks like Blackberry has "given up" on anything but the enterprise market... Good luck watching your market share (and stock value ) shrink daily. Sorry to see. Give us the antenna, proximity sensor and yellow pictures hue patches Apple, and we'll be happy!