I have the Tilt as well, and as much as I like it, I wouldn't recommend it to someone who's not particular fluent in modifying a windows mobile device (or a plain jane PC) to their liking. There's simply too great of a learning curve for someone using the phone for business IMO, especially when you start to have to perform regular soft resets, etc. IMO it's less of a business phone and more of an all-around swiss army knife of connectivity IMHO and E. It's definitely sluggish and brick-like compared to browsing w/ an iPhone, that's for sure. But the Tilt is better at making and holding calls IME ;).
Based on the current issues *some* users are experiencing with the 3G iPhone/ATT network, I would probably steer you to check out the BB Curve 8310, based on what I've seen productivity-wise with my wife's.
But the BB browser's nowhere near the same experience as the iPhone though. Would your company permit you to test an iPhone for a couple of weeks and exchange for a Curve? That might be the best way to find out if you won't be experiencing some of the same iPhone headaches. Of course if you are relying mostly on wifi like I am, the 3G issues with the iPhone might not be as limiting of a factor. IME wifi has a lot less lag than 3G, but really drains the battery fast.
For me, Opera Mini 4.1 has performed best on my Tilt. I find PIE necessary for browsing some sites, but pales most of the time IME.
Safari is clearly a superior browsing experience on the iPhone if you don't end up with any hardware or network glitches. Someone told me there's the possibility to use a version of Opera Mini for the BB but I don't have any experience using it.
My work is currently offering the three phones I mentioned above: ATT Tilt, Blackberry Curve 8310 and the i-Phone 3G. My primary uses are work e-mail, IM, word processor, google maps, taking pictures and general web browsing. I would certainly look forwarding to utilizing a phone's various multimedia features as well. I am looking for a phone that has 3G internet speed or comparable capabilities. I currently have the ATT Tilt and am impressed with its keyboard and array of features, but feel hampered by its sometimes sluggish performance, its heavy weight and short battery life. Has anyone used any of these phones for either work or personal use? What were your experiences like? I may have the opportunity to change my phone in the near future.
Also, I would appreciate your input on what you think is the best browser for the respective mobile devices.
Thank you all for your help and input.