re: Looks good
You obviously don't share this view, but to my eyes this is a completely underwhelming release.
The only real 'headline' spec on this thing is the size of the screen. Yeah, it's big. Sadly, the resolution on it is poor - to the extent that the resolution on my almost 2-year old Desire matches it. A screen this big, you'd think they could have at the very least gone up to the same res as the Atrix and the Sensation.
The RAM allocation is poor, the CPU is last-gen tech that has been clocked up, and no SD card slot and only 16Gb on board with just over 12 available means it isn't really even much cop if people want to use it as an MP3/media player with phone capabilities.
I'm a big HTC fan - their build-quality is exceptional, and Sense is the best of the Android overlays. Sadly though, they appear to have somewhat lost their way a bit with their marketing strategy. Rather than making three/four devices for a platform spread across spec/price ranges, they now seem to be adopting a scatter-gun approach.
The worst thing is that they are now further segregating their product line into a US product, an EU product, and what the rest get (maybe they segregate Asia off as well, I don't know). They release devices in one region that aren't available in others and vice versa. The device from them I'm waiting for is the Vigor, but it looks like that might be a 4G LTE only device, meaning no EU release for it.
Samsung release gear with decent specs, but the build quality is poorer and their support is awful. Motorola have an even more segregated product line than HTC (to the extent that only the Defy, the Photon and the Atrix are available in the UK to the best of my knowledge). The rest are, really only bit-part players in the Android market.
A Samsung specc'd device, built by Motorola with HTC/Google-experience software is what I'm looking for, but I know it's nothing more than a pipe-dream.
As it stands, I'll probably wait until the nVidia Kal-El devices come to market and see whats about then - the Asus PadFone is looking likely if the handset isn't poor.