if you have not used a blackberry you would not know how good it works for people who are used to it. they can type on it faster than i can type using swype or any other software keyboard on my android phone.
BB has its own share of fans, just like the iPhone or the Androids. It is another thing that these are not fanatics like in the other two cases. I don't like the BBs for their lack of extensive multimedia support, but they are excellent at what they do.