The Bold is better is several ways including looks, solid build quality, better web browser, MS Office viewers and a newer OS. But there are rumors that a version of the Bold will be heading to Verizon. If you're not in a hurry and could wait a few more months that might be an option. The AT&T version is fairly open in terms of app installation and use of 3rd party GPS applications like Google Maps. Historically, Verizon has blocked 3rd party GPS access with new devices, but other than that, the Verizon version might be the ticket.
-------------------- Lisa Gade Editor in Chief, MobileTechReview