Yes this is the creme of all the blackberry's, yes its a little on the larger side however this is soon forgotten as you realise why this is top spec, it plays divx, wmv, and all the other media types you can think offm with ease. It has the mp3 player function, 3g and hsdpa and the processer of the chip is the fastest in the range. So the applications and menu system is as fast as ever. The keyboard is better then the curve as has ridged edges is larger spread and by far is the easiest of the range to type with (however you find yourself sending 6/6 sms in one go so easily!) speakerphone is adequate though many other users as me say the sound on other end us up and down, something you expect bb to have sorted with this. The batterylife is amazing and last for days, this is me who uses his phone every other minuite on the pretence im a high flying business man, when really i just like the phone! Apps are getting better, however got to admit the iphone takes the biscuit on that one. The organiser and calender functions are amazing and once you learn the shortcuts youl wonder how you will ever wean yourself back to a normal phone, get yourself to a chemist and ask for a blackberry patch, im not kidding! Would I buy this phone again? no becasue for an extra 10pounds id buy the 9700 same spec all in all, but its smaller and has a 3.2 autofocus, flash camera, talk about having a hot younger sister, perfect.