"Great phone"4.5 starson by Slamaxe
Pros: small, great call quality, great range, awesome utility
Cons: Battery life a little short
Summary: Not sure what the folks at CNET were smoking when they wrote the review but... I've had my HTC touch for two months and of all the phones I've had this is clearly the best. The phone is most likely a quadband as it works well in 850mhz areas with a full set of bars. Some sites on the Net explain why they would market a quadband as a triband. At any rate I've used this thing the length and breadth of America (on Cingular/ATT) in our motorhome and it has never failed to perform in an outstanding way.
It is roughly the size of my Motorola Razor and is tough as can be. It is not an Iphone and isn't designed to work as one. It is a hard working tool for a professional, not a gadget tied to a carrier and needing a factory visit for a battery change. I carry a spare battery when overseas and just switch out sims to use the local carriers. It's better than the Iphone.
It looks great and works great. Get one, you'll be delighted.