Blackberry 7100t

About two months ago, I posted on my search for a combo phone/email device. I’ve been carrying around a blackberry handheld for over five years now and still have my Motorola V60 flip phone. It’s time for a change, but I don’t know to what.

A blueberry phone? – I don’t like the form factor.
A Treo? – I don’t like the form factor and I’ve heard quality concerns.
A Sidekick? – Friends love it, but the outlook integration isn’t great.

So I’ve procrastinated.

Recently a couple friends got the new Blackberry 7100t. It’s a phone, not a PDA. That’s a good start. It has great email, web browsing, and PDA features.

The key for me is the keypad. Will I like two letters per key? Will I be able to type fast enough on it? I don’t know, but I think I am going to give it a try. And I’ll probably keep my Blackberry handheld for longer mobile emails as a backup.

If any of you have thoughts – pro or con – on this decision, please speak now in the comments section. I plan to get it in the next week.

UPDATE: Om Malik loves the keypad – my biggest concern – and hates the network – Tmobile. I already use Tmobile and hate it. But that is not going to stop me from getting this phone.