Well ... it happened. I'm an early adopter of a device I thought I'd never want. I pulled the trigger about an hour ago and ordered a new Motorola Droid 3. On the first day of availability, Finagle help me. I'm still hoping I did the right thing. I don't really want a smartphone, but I have to carry one for work, and the issued Blackberry is driving me screaming crazy.
The Droid 3 does have a lot going for it. It has what looks like the best physical keyboard to be found on a phone (I do NOT get along well with phone touch screens, and can't imagine the horror of trying to use one to type), a fast dual-core processor, a large, high-resolution screen, standard 1450mAh and optional 1930mAh lithium-ion batteries, and an optional induction-pad charging system. It's an international phone that'll work on both CDMA and GSM networks. It's not 4G, but I don't care about that since I'll only ever be within 4G coverage on rare occasions anyway. Various pundits have complained about the preinstalled MotoBlur skin, but I figure I'll give it a chance. Hopefully it won't come with TOO much preinstalled Verizon crapware.
And I'll only have to carry one phone ... and it won't be a Blackberry.