I recently, last Friday, made the jump from RIM! I went into Best Buy with intentions of getting the new Torch but once I saw the Captivate and gave it a pretty thorough demo the decision was an easy one. I have been a BlackBerry fan since I can remember. Some of the factors for me to make the switch are listed below in the "pro's" and of course with any new device there are some cons as well. Pro's of the Captivate over BlackBerry 1. The screen. Simply put its in a different league than the Blackberry products. I love it! 2. The operating system. I think its great that its open and there are so many applications available for customization. 3. Swype. Actually this was my biggest concern moving away from the BB...no physical keyboard. It was a short, short learning curve but I cannot imagine how I ever got by without Swype! It is awesome! 4. The overall look of the Captivate. It is a sleek looking device! Cons 1. Battery life...although its improving 2. Lack of case options, although I am sure this will be remedied with time. 3. I am experiencing the random shutdowns that many people have reported. I am sure hoping this one will be resolved with a fix in the very near future. Overall I am very happy with the Captivate and look forward to diving into the Android world and learning as much as I can. Moving from the RIM OS to Android is like making fire with a stick and then someone hands you a lighter!