So after using it for the day i have my first impressions of it.
Screen: Great picture quality, easily one of the best screens ive seen on anything. Auto brightness is very, very quick to respond and adjusts perfectly. In direct sunlight it is easily readable and doesnt loose quality. Compared to a few friends iphone screens it is way ahead and not just in size.
Speed: It is extremely speedy and will quickly respond to anything i tell it to do. Loads the full cnet page on a slow wifi connection in 4 seconds. Havent noticed any stutter yet at all.
Camera: Really a nice shooter. If you take quick pictures it looses quality but if you take pictures slowly and plan it out the pictures come out nice and clear. I wish the video would record at a higher framerate though
Software: Ok so sense is really a lot more toned down that prior builds but i still see a lot of htc in the device. Sometimes i can see paths that should take far less steps than it should. Hate the stock keyboard so i downloaded swiftkey to replace it. Stock music player is also too complicated and flashy so poweramp is a better choice. Lockscreen is very nice and overall i prefer sense to stock ice cream sandwich
Hardware: Man this thing is a beast. It is build so solid and is one of the best put together handsets ive ever seen. The aluminum feels nice in the palm and the kickstand is incredibly strong. Camera button does not turn on the camera from standby but this can be fixed in later software. Also the back battery cover is hard to remove and hard to put back on.
Overall i love it. Battery life lasted me from 6 am to 130 pm and i had plentiful battery left over. I hope some software bugs are fixed in the future but it was a great experience
*note: The prl must be updated to be able to send text messages using the sprint airwave tower.