I carry three phones. An i-phone for personal use, a blackberry for work e-mail and a flip phone to talk on. I thing the blackberry is perfect for work e-mail but I don't like to use it as a phone. If I could I would have the phone turned off as such I don't even know the phone number so I can't speak to how the features work. But for e-mail I love the QWERTY keyboard and find it far easier to use for typing messages than my I-phone.