Got mine delivered on Saturday
Well got mine delivered Saturday for £320 and it is lovely.
Basically it's the HTC P4350 chassis without the keyboard, so is surprisingly slim and light.
If you end up leaving dirty fingerprints all over it can I suggest you wash your hands, mine is no worse than any other smooth/shiny device.
Is the SIM/SD card slot badly designed? Well yes but quit being so tight spend £16 buy the maximum size 2GB SD card and leave it in gees.
The new 3 panel display "Today" screen is very good and is the main jump in point I use, the weather screen is slick and the whole thing looks very OS X gadget like.
Moans about the lack of keyboard are a moot point there are plenty of software keyboard updates with larger keys/layouts etc. If you want a physical keyboard why would you buy this device?
Alternatively there are plenty of small Bluetooth keyboards around if you want to type out dissertations.
In my opinion the Blackberry 8800 though sexy is out as it has no WiFi or camera, the 8300 has an average camera but no WiFi so you'll pay for every piece data you get. The only real options are the HTC P4350 the HTC 620 and the Motorolla Q9, the later which lacks WiFi, the P4350 is much better than the old version but still chucky and fairly heavy just for the keyboard, the s620 is a larger device if about 25% the thinner, but neither have the screen real estate the Touch has.
The stylus isn't the usual cheap plastic thing and with the devices very good build quality it just feels very tactile and comfortable in my hand.
My only gripes thus far:
1. WM6 is still pretty ugly and it stands out a mile with the new TouchFlo stuff. WM6 is no more responsive than 5 unfortunately, and the TouchFlo screen cube is much more responsive than the main OS.
2. Internet Explorer is as unresponsive as ever - I haven't had a chance to get Mozilla's Minimo installed yet. Though it has the same processor as the 4350 so I don't expect much difference.
3. The slide-in case it comes in is fairly tight and the cutouts make it awkward to remove the phone, and increase its overall pocket size.
So far that's it, it's really WM6 that if anything holds the device back, but then really that was a key reason I bought it. If it had a decent mobile OS rather than the unresponsive Window Mobile 6 I would happily give it a 9/10