I almost bought a 8700, but after reading the reviews you can get BB service on the Nokia E61. It is not yet avaiable in the US market but you can get it on ebay for $350 vs $300 for a BB 8700 w 2 year contract. I am using it with Tmobile in Chicago and I know other people are using it on Cingular. Check out the reviews here on Phonescoop and other sites. I have this device and love it! Voice and speaker quality is great and the interface is nice. You can see upcoming events in your calender on the welcome screen unlike the BB 8700. Check it out your missing out on todays technology for $350 and buying last years technology for $300 in a BB 8700.