I've heard all the rave on the Blackberry Curve 8330 Smartphone and decided I needed an upgrade. So I shopped around, and the best deal I found was at my local Sprint store, where I got the phone for $250.00 with a $100.00 mail in rebate. It took quite a bit of time for me to get used to the phone compared to any of my older phones (which i've gone through a LOT of them), simply because of all the extras, from Navigation to playing slot machines (my personal favorite).
The only real main negative about the phone was the size of the keypad. Being the text-aholic I am, the keys are simply too small. I have grown more used to it now and it's not as much of a problem, but it was a pain at the start.
The navigation is AMAZING. If you're bad with directions like me, this is for you. When I go out of town and get a craving for a particular food or coffee shop, it'll find the nearest one for you.
The e-mail is very impressive as well. It's speed is comparable to a desktop, it still surprises me at times.
I have had a total of 3 dropped calls in the two monthes that i've owned the phone, and that occured with I was in the middle of nowhere. So far, this phone has been not only reliable, but a Godsend, especially with the Navigation!
I've played with this phone quite often and i'm still constantly finding something new about it. I don't think i'll be bored with it anytime soon...it really is a smart phone!
I would highly reccomend this product.