See the New York Times David Pogue’s review here. He says the hype is justified:
…E-mail is fantastic….The Web browser, though, is the real dazzler. This isn’t some stripped-down, claustrophobic My First Cellphone Browser; you get full Web layouts, fonts and all, shrunk to fit the screen. You scroll with a fingertip —much faster than scroll bars. You can double-tap to enlarge a block of text for reading, or rotate the screen 90 degrees, which rotates and magnifies the image to fill the wider view…
Then there’s the small matter of typing. Tapping the skinny little virtual keys on the screen is frustrating, especially at first…The BlackBerry won’t be going away anytime soon.
(image above courtesy of NYT’s Christopher Capozziello)