I still carry my 9700. It is bar non the best I have had in the BB world, and I have had most of them since the 8703. My personal phone was a curve (and q9c, and treo pro). It's a toy for me, and it's now an EVO. I completely LOVE this thing. For my use, I now have the perfect combo. The BB is rock solid, and now that I play less than ever on it, the battery is untouchable. The EVO is great. Better battery than my q9c or treo had, better everything than all three put together. I may never learn to type on it since I love the voice recognition.