Yes the Samsung MessagerII should be out by next week. It's a more compact version of the original Messager. Also I saw a ZTE with a slide-out qwerty keyboard (similar to Moto Hint)at a trade show with promises of releasing it soon but still no more news.
LOL. I think that the blakc berry and the finesse are going to stay with high prices for a while. It is one of the phone people has to "have" these days. They are staying at that price until something better and bigger comes along for metro... Unfortunatly, I think they should start a contract plan and lower there monthly payments... Thats what I am looking for. boost mobile has it, why not metro.