There's no point pretending you use your BlackBerry for anything other than emailing and checking share prices, suits. Remove that Twilight cover, and put on the retractable-antenna case instead. It's like you're in Wall Street. Oh wait—you are.
For the first time ever, every major carrier in the US actually has smartphones worth buying, meaning you don't have to break up to get a good phone. Here's the best phones on each one, along with the best deals.
This phone, the BlackBerry Bold 9700, you can buy today on T-Mobile or Sunday, Nov. 22, on AT&T. It's the standard $200 with a two-year blood contract (and on AT&T, mail-in rebate shenanigans required). Update: Yes, AT&T Premier customers can get it today. Everybody else has to wait until the 22nd. [T-Mo, AT&T]
The BlackBerry Bold 9700 in a word? Compact. It's efficient, almost cramped, like a Japanese car from the 80s.
Here's the first official shot of the 9700 (codenamed Onyx), T-Mobile's first 3G BlackBerry, which could arrive as early as November. T-Mobile says it'll support UMA Wi-Fi calling (as part of the carrier's HotSpot@Home service), visual voicemail, and corporate email.