The Research in Motion (RIM) Blackberry 9000 is the Blackberry Bold. This is an excellent, professional grade smart phone which optimizes email and contact management in a hand held form factor. Choosing this device over other non-RIM devices will probably be driven by corporate or organizational direction relative to integration with an overall infrastructure. Within the RIM family, in 2009, this is the best overall device from a performance (3G), durability and security (strong Blackberry attributes) and a move to broader appeal and consumer capabilities (camera, video, internet browsing). The Bold, coupled with the global network reach of an AT&T backbone, allows productive integration from Chicago, Helsinki, Barcelona, Cairo, St. Petersbug (Russia) and points in between.