I'm one of the BBerry Ship-Jumpers that left my Berry for Android and iPhone. I caved to all my friends telling me I was a Dinosaur and that Berry was dead. I had to find out what the excitement was about re: Android and iPhone.
Background, I started my smart phone experience with an old Nextel Blackberry many moons ago. I thought it was OK back then, but soon dropped it for a Motorola Q with a Windows Operating System. That worked for a while. I went back to Black about 6 years ago with the Curve. Strangely, the only thing that lured me back was T-Mo's UMA WiFi calling transparency. At the time, there was no "unlimited " calling plans and the thought of being able to call and take calls as much as I wanted as long as I was on WiFi, while still using my cell number was the lure.
I remember buying the phone and the salesperson said "You are going to hate going from Windows to BlackBerry. Give it a month before you decide to return it, OK?" That's really what he said. I was puzzled. From the moment I picked up the Curve I was home. It was simply intuitive. I did not have to read the manual, figure anything out, or struggle with anything. It was as if I personally designed the OS. It did what I expected intuitively. I loved it. I then upgraded to the 9780 and was amazed at the upgrade. OS 6 was nice and the trackpad vs ball was good as well.
When I caved to the iPhone and Android, I was amazed at the apps. They are sweet if that's your gig. But I'm a business owner. I run two businesses and can't miss a tick when it comes to my busy schedule. As I posted on another thread, all I did was whine about how I missed my BBerry. So I came back about two weeks ago, and it is so nice. I'm productive again. I'll use the 9780 until "10" is well entrenched and then maybe hop over to that platform.
This has been debated on thousands of forums nationwide, but it really comes down to your preference. If you are into apps and like the Android or iPhone "smartphone AKA mini computer in your pocket to play with" platform, then go that direction. If you are into sleek communication and need a productivity tool that happens to have all the apps I need to be productive, then stay with BlackBerry. IMO, nothing does email, text, and of course BBM like a BlackBerry. The OS is elegant for communication. It's truly a PDA designed around a phone for productivity and management. iPHONE and Android to me are more mini computers that have a phone built in.
Whatever works for you, but for me, I have to be on BlackBerry if I want to get stuff done,and done efficiently, without all the distractions that the other platforms throw at you.
Good luck in your decision.