I've carried Windows Mobile devices for a long time now. When I started at Microsoft back in 2006, I was able to get a Treo (officially known as a Palm Treo 700w) with Verizon. Enjoyed the coverage of Verizon and the Windows Mobile 5 on the Treo. It was a good time but there were a few issues that I had with my mobile environment:
And then comes a free device from AT&T. So, this this forced me to reconsider my current issues above. I'm not to the end of my contract, but I'd sure like some relief on a few issues - tethering being the biggest issue for me. Then I started asking around about people's experience with AT&T - mostly good news there. Then I asked about about information on this device I received, the Blackjack II (made by Samsung and called the SGH-i617), and I've heard nothing but good reviews. I was concerned about moving from the touch world (PPC Mobile, then WM5 Professional) to WM6 Standard.
So, I made the plunge - including that early termination fee by Verizon. But, it's been a good investment so far. And it took me about 5 minutes to forget about a stylus.
Here's a list of features that I like about my phone and experience:
I do have some issues that I don't like.