I have the Motorola Droid. I like it for a lot of reasons now but the initial pull was because it has the slide and virtual qwerty keyboard. My iPhone friends find it to be too big and heavy but it suits me fine. I think people tend to get used to what the use most often so the change is always a little odd at first. I did ALOT of research before getting it. CNET was very helpful. I knew I was staying with Verizon so iPhone was not even a possibility. I never understood the allure of a smartphone until I got one - now I don't think I could go without one.