I am on my second 8700g with T-Mobile due to excessive background noise. Despite the solid phone reception, superior speaker phone and earpiece speaker, the extreme sensivity of the microphone is a deal-breaking problem it seems very few people are talking about. It was not even in T-Mobile's notes! So, I am giving it another try. I am not a hardwire earpiece kinda guy and don't want to pop for the BT headset. I am primarily a phone user who likes to get emails on the go and browse the web once in a while...new to Blackberry devices.
I see the same thing on my Cingular 8700c. I also tested a 8703e at Verizon, and the same thing. BB needs to tune their microphone software or something. It is embarassing when people ask if I'm on some sort of $5 piece of crap phone trying to run a business... The Moto-Q phone itself is great; but the PDA portion of that phone is very weak compared to the BB. I've give up trying to have both a PDA and great phone in one.