The Android isn't the same as the iPhone. It's got a different philosophy behind it. You can use it like a touchscreen, or flip the keyboard out and use it like a sidekick with the keyboard and thumb roller.I like a hardware keyboard better than a touch-pad, but when the keyboard is retracted I can use the touchscreen to place a call.
However the real reason I really like the Android is because it is much easier to write software for it. You use regular Java, not Objective C. In my opinion its a lot easier to look at writing a Java app. I am not a big fan of Objective C, it just feels more clunky than Java. Maybe for C++ people Objective C is really easy and Java is complicated, but for me, I'm glad I don't have to write C++ for Android.Unlike the Blackberry, the Android phone can charge off of a USB cable. Unlike the iPhone you don't need a special application like iTunes to manage files and music. You can just dump files in like its a regular USB disk.
These are just a few of the many features that Android provides for the user, but dont let me tell you all about it, go out there and experiment this wonderful OS by yourself!