My boss gave me this blackberry 3 years ago. It's basically a cell phone with web and email access. I used it mostly for checking my work emails. In terms of checking and writing emails, I say it does the job well. In terms of using it as a cell phone, it is only ok. The sound coming out from it is not so clear sometimes. I am not sure if it is due to the reception or the phone. I ocassionally surf the web using this blackberry. However, it is extremely slow to load web pages. In addition, you could also use it to instant message other blackberry users. That is one of the features that I like the best. The one thing I hate on this blackberry model is the rolling wheel on the side. As opposed to other newer blackberry models that use a rolling ball in the center, this one uses a rolling wheel on the side of the unit. Sometimes, the unit doesn't respond when I wheel up or down. When it works, it is not precise enough to point to the place that I wanted. It seems like this is a very durable unit, because it still works after I dropped it numberous times.
New York, NY