Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I am particularly fond of BlackBerry, since they are excellent devices and far more usable, provided you can afford $30/month. I also feel iPhone is more user friendly than HTC Touch. Another advantage of paying $30/month for 6 gigabytes is that tethering is allowed whereas the Bell $7/month will not allow you to use your phone as a modem for laptop!
Problem is, as a student, you may find Rogers' rates a little high. However, $30/month for unrestricted data that you can use while travelling on a greyhound/VIA going back home from university (no need to pay for expensive WiFi reception), even tethered to a laptop.
I just added the 6gig/$30 plan to my BlackBerry, and can't wait for the BlackBerry Bold (which allows YouTube, and has a better web browser with zooming capability). BlackBerry also has a lot more third party software than it used to as well, although iPhone is better in other respects (i.e. Safari) while BlackBerry is yet better in others (i.e. email abilities, tethering, etc). New BlackBerries have HTML email capability now, so much better than it was before. (OS 4.5 based berries, beta upgrades are available for older Pearl/Curves too, release firmware upgrades this September). Do yourself a favour and test out HTC, iPhone, and BlackBerry Bold (July25th) and choose your preferred device.