First off, I'd like to share some backstory with you all about my time in the smartphone world. My first smartphone, was the Blackberry Storm which I got in the first week of release. I got that to replace my beat up LG Chocolate. Coincidentally, I still have my LG which works better than the Blackberry ever did. The Blackberry was constantly crashing or freezing up. It was so bad, that RIM replaced the Storm with the Storm 2 within six months. I had the Storm for two years.... I first heard about Android with the release of Nexus One. I liked everything the Nexus One had to offer however I wasn't willing to leave Verizon to get it. I waited and watched the Google website pounce on it the moment it was released on Verizon only to have my hopes dashed by the announcement that the N1 wouldn't be released for Verizon. Shortly after, I stumbled upon news of the Droid Incredible which was supposedly every thing the N1 was. I desperately wanted the DInc but they sold out in my area for months by the time any retailer got them in stock, the Fascinate was announced. Here is where the asian in me went crazy. I had the choice of two amazing phones both with strengths, both with weaknesses. I played with both phones every day after work for a week straight trying to decide which to get. In the end, I chose the Fascinate. Reason being, the weakness with the DInc is in the hardware while the weakness with the Fascinate is in the software. Software can be replaced. As a first time Android buyer I am blown away by the Fascinate. I read reviews trying to turn people away saying, "Bing this, Google experience that.". Let me tell all you prospective Fascinate owners, if you are coming from a non-android phone, you will not be disappointed. I don't even have a problem with TouchWiz or the little bit of lag there is which compared to my Blackberry, is nonexistent. I love the Fascinate and would absolutely recommend it to first time Android users. .....Oh and the screen, GORGEOUS!!!!