I had an old slider phone with t-mobile, but got sick of being behind the curve. My contract has about to be up and my local t-mobile store was having a but one smartphone get one free. My wife got the blackberry 9700 (bold) and I got the myTouch 3g 3.5mm jack - black. I love the phone, but it has an issue that I will save for another thread. I am really looking forward to the development of android apps and technology.