I think for the most part it is a HUGE improvement over the HTC Droid eris. T5hat being said, I have but three complaints. 1. I find it cumbersome to wake the phone up. I was so used to the eris and the buttons on the front. 2. No notification led light. I do miss that 3. It won't play my audio books through my trucks stereo patch cord. (Help me out if you can) I do like the slide out keyboard a lot. With very little feeling in my left hand due to an accident, the slider is nice. It seems more intuitive (?) Its lighter but larger. Over all I am very happy with it.