Well - I dropped my 4 year old BB Pearl in a swimming pool, so my hunt for a new smartphone was accelerated. I was intending on waiting until the Samsung Captivate comes out, but BB's are not waterproof. I have been with Rogers for 4 years and we had 4 phones on a shared minutes plan. My wife, for professional reasons wanted to stay with Rogers because most of her colleagues at the university are on the same plan so she can call them for free. Also as both my wife and I travel a lot, the cost of long distance and roaming are of consideration. My requirements were simple - I wanted an Android device, I'm not a big fan of Steve Jobs, and my wife is on a month long waiting list for the iPhone 4. I didn't want to pay a fortune for the device, and I wanted something that would run the current version of Android and would be likely to be updated. I also wanted a high resolution screen, and all of the basic hardware (5MP camera, accelerometer, GPS, bluetooth, etc. As the Captivate is not yet available, the choice came down to the Xperia X10 and the Liquide E. The Xperia X10 doesn't support multi-touch (and won't in the future) and is still running Android 1.6. With Sony-Erikson's Timescape UI, the chances of a timely upgrade to Froyo are pretty slim. So --- welcome Liquid E. My first week with the Liquid E follows.