Thanks guys, I think I'm getting there with this decision now.
I'm slightly leaning more toward the Touch, like you said chucky, the needle is a definite temptation with enhancements. Just a shame that's only available on Orange, not prepared to leave TMob just yet. You've put my mind at rest about the text input, I still make typos even with a hardware keyboard but I am getting more into the preemptive text on the devices, especially after it has learnt a few of my phrases and choices of sentences.
Think I'll go for the Touch over the Dual as well, don't think I'm prepared to sacrifice that little extra screen real estate you lose on the Dual.
I've got a house move to do yet, so probably best to put it off until after that, least I can wait and see what HTC might have up their sleeve for xmas.
@Doc, I just upgraded my Vario II from WM6 Black ROM to Schaps' V4 Rom, unleashed a whole new life on the device, so definitely recommend the move to WM6.
@gavboy, shows you how blinkered I am, not even considered getting a device for my main phone from someone else other HTC (been using their devices since 2002).
And again, thanks for the comments.
Edited by Rob.P, 16 November 2007 - 11:36 AM.