I decided to take a little detour today and instead of using the BlackBerry 8700 as my next device (as I mentioned previously), I am going to use the T-Mobile MDA first. The T-Mobile MDA costs $299 when you sign up for a plan. The plan that I signed up for included 300 minutes, unlimited data, and a hotspot account, and it was for $59.98 per month.
The MDA is wider than the BlackBerry Pearl that I was using for the last 9 days, slightly longer, much thicker, and heavier. This is not a “pocket” device (the kind of device that you can just slip into your pocket and it goes unnoticed) and it does come with a holster to prove it. This means I need to break away from the habit that I developed in the last few days, which is slipping the smartphone into my pocket. It was easy to do so with the BlackBerry Pearl but it won’t be possible with the MDA. So let us see what the next few days will bring.