I decided to upgrade my phone from a Curve 8900 to a Bold 9700. The only benefits for me was 3G data, Visual Voicemail and an optical trackpad.
185 dollars was blown, but I feel I will have more peace of mind. I was frustrated with my blown trackball and I wanted something better after finding out my refurbished 8900 was going to be delayed.
This phone is going to have to last me for 18 months at least. I can not afford to change smart phones like clothes. If the iphone is released on t-mobile I might never end my contract and remain married to T-Mobile. So I stay in the Crackberry Nation for good times and bad.