Hi. I'm an new old guy who's looking at jumping on the Android wagon. I'm a freelance photographer. I mainly shoot automotive events. I also have a Samsung flip phone that I hate and since I cover every meet on the Bonneville salt flats, I have a cell modem for my laptop. It bites. Rebooting every coupla hours isn't my idea of fun. So. I'm tryin to think outside the box. I want a better phone. I don't need a camera (but that seems to be ubiquitous with just about every phone on the market) but I'd like something that I can use for several other things besides making phone calls. I'd like to be able to show my photos/slide shows/screen savers, etc. I'd also like to be able to tether the phone to my laptop and get rid of that gawdawful cell modem. I didn't want an Apple product nor a Samsung product...just cuz. So I went to a T-mobile store (that's where my service is) and I ran across the Cliq. Not the XT, but the unit with the qwerty keyboard. Here are some questions. Is the Cliq as good as the reviews say it is? Can I use it as a tether/modem for the laptop? Can I show samples of my photos and slide shows, etc? I know that phone isn't currently running the latest OS release, but would it be possible to upgrade it? Can I increase memory size by adding a larger sdram chip? Any drawbacks to this phone/pim/whatever? Are there other alternatives to this unit that might work better for my stated needs? I'll leave it there and offer some thanks in advance as I go back to work to get a website updated before tomorrow.