Well, well, well Happy Father's Day to me! My wife and kids bought me a Blackberry 8830. It works on both Verizon's CDMA network here and GSM networks in Europe. Should come in handy when we go to Rome.
I'm happy to report that the 8830 syncs beautifully using Pocket Mac, which is free for Blackberry owners, and runs GMail, Google Maps, and Opera Mini flawlessly. Forget the iPhone!