"Some great features - but they're just keeping up!"3.0 starson by M-RES
Pros: Good looks, good features, much better experience than a Windows Mobile device with fewer bugs and crashes.
Cons: Just a bit of a 'me too' device in terms of spec, and the implementation of it's key selling points is just a little rough around the edges. For hardcore users this won't matter at all - "if it works, it works" - and that's all you need really.
Summary: It's a good device with everything that most people are going to want from a consumer-style smartphone in this sector, but most of it's 'whizz-bang' features are there to keep it relevant in a world where every manufacturer 'must' now have touchscreens and accelerometers, but without bringing anything particularly new to the market to give the competition something to think about. It's a shame, but the 'click' screen has potential if they can refine how it's implemented - I've seen people pressing down on touchscreens in the past and shuddered at the thought they might be breaking them, so this idea could be a huge leap forward for some people's preferred interface choice. However, the mobile OS market has a genuine heavyweight to contend with these days in the form of OS X, and the user experience of Apple's GUIs (they are the kings of UI design after all) is going to be the benchmark for all other mobile devices - if they can conjure up something that even comes close to being as smooth and intuitive, then they've excelled themselves. Symbian and Android look set to be able to achieve this - not so much Windows Mobile which suffers the same awkwardness of it's big brother (Windows definitely doesn't scale well from a desktop paradigm).
Anyone who thinks you can't review a device before it's released needs to remember that release dates are different around the world - here in Europe we get these devices way before the US, so we CAN review them before they're available in the States ;)