Sorry, haven't checked this site in a while. I'm back to my BlackBerry 9650, primarily for the email handling and battery life. I too found the keyboard on the Epic unnecessary when you have such a big screen for a virtual keyboard. As much as I enjoyed the Evo, my BlackBerry just seems to work the way I do. Definitely do a security wipe before selling or trading it in. Ensure your email, contacts, etc are all gone.