One question have you ever used a blackberry?
Yes, our company is standardized on them so that and we use BES.
I like the Curve and the Bold (other than the browser).
I still use a Palm 755p. I tend to try to use new solutions in wireless since a lot of my business is directly related to mobile tools. I had an iPhone (gave it to my daughter since it didn't work with Exchange back then), a Curve, a WinMo (Samsung) and this new Palm. I have been anxiously awaiting the Storm, and I would have assumed that after this long of having the iPhone on the market, BB would have done a better job. From a phone, physical, and functional standpoint, it is FAR better than their other phones. From an interface and app standpoint, they haven;t really updated or changed much. The BB using the ball or curser works faster imho than this Storm with touch screen. Touch screen requires interface upgrades which were very nicely done in the iPhone. Now that the iPhone supports Exchange, I'd love to get one. BUT.. the 3G phone service SUCKS! I spend 5-7k min per month on my wireless phone. I NEED a good PHONE as well.
SO, I may switch to a BOLD or a Curve for the next few months, or I may just buck up, get a Storm, and learn what I hate about it like I did when I bought the Samsung WinMo.
Anyhow, YES, I am very familiar with the interface. It needs a curser, or I loved the little ball to navigate quickly.
Even the screen movement and click to touch feedback is nothing all that new. The new MacBooks have those same features and the trackpad depressed when you click on it (Apple removed the buttons from the track pad on newer laptops) which is very similar to the Storm.