"It may be a launch device, but it doesn't feel like it."4.5 starson by Titan427m
Pros: Vivid colors,top-notch responsiveness, "buttery smooth" scrolling, web browsing is a breeze, capable of scrolling up/down web pages as well as scrolling though menus within the page.This device is fast! go to your local ATT store and see for yourself
Cons: still using 480x800 (sadly, the iPhone 4's resolution is better), no front-facing camera, no HDMI output, tethering, copy and paste is on the way (so no big deal), and the free Samsung apps are worthless.
Summary: I love the device, thus far. I've only encountered one recurring issue and it's fairly minor: exit out of a text while re-orienting from landscape to portrait and you'll get a white screen (that's it.) I used to use phones with slide-out keyboards and this is my first dedicated candy bar. So far, I've had no problems with the transition - i just wish it had Swype.
Docking the device for "limited support for landscape mode" is somewhat of a joke. The times where landscape isn't supported is usually when you'd never need it anyway. The only exception (i know of) is when browsing the internet in landscape, you cannot view the url or use the keyboard.
And yes, the phone does feel "plasticky", because it is. It's very lightweight, which makes me somewhat cautious when using it. hopefully, some new decent cases will become available, which will add slightly to the heft. The cases at launch are pretty much garbage or only available in red (I don't know why.)
If waiting isn't an issue, i would advise one to wait until a local Invisible Shield supplier has the focus protector in stock and also wait until there are some decent cases available. If you can't wait, go grab one and enjoy. Just be careful!