Excerpt: I know a lot of people are flocking to the 9900/30 for the amazing keyboard as did I.
But if youre looking for a better screen better photos and better media with all the security of bb then this is the device!!
I moved from the 9900 and the iphone 4 almost every month, 2 different beasts but w the 9860 I've found a VERY happy middle ground and will continue to use this phone till bb10 comes out.
"Amazing for the time with BIS, horrible without it."
30 October 2013
Summary: The design, features and OS of this phone for when i got it on release date weren't that bad. Today, If it were running android it would be 100% functionally with its specs. Unfortunately the lack of support for BlackBerry coupled with its heavy dependence on BIS really ruins what I think was an otherwise amazing phone barring the fact the screen should have been a tiny whinny bit bigger to make the keyboard work a bit better. The thing is built like a tank as well.
Pros: Email, Social intergration, Speed, general random features built into the OS