OK, I'm finally, after years and years of talking about it, about to get a smartphone again. (I had one of the earliest prototypes -- a "Wyndtell" email pager, made by RIM -- and then a regular but early Blackberry, but it died something like six years ago and I haven't had one since.)
The one I'm ready to get is a Blackberry Curve 8330. (Sozlet insists that I note that it's red.)
Before I pull the trigger and buy the thing I thought I'd send out feelers and see if anyone has one or has heard about it -- any yeas or nays.
It'd be an unlimited data plan for $29.99/ month, with voice rate of 20 cents/ minute (E.G. or sozlet may borrow it occasionally, but only very occasionally, and usually it wouldn't be used as a phone).
The phone itself would be free after rebates.
Here are more details and a review: