So in preparation for the X I traded back my iPhone 4 at the Apple store. I originally had a iPhone 3G. I was a bit surprised that they pressed me for reasons why I was turning it back in (see prior post from me) and I just didn't feel like complaining knowing it wasn't going to amount to much. It took about a 1/2 hour for them to reconnect my old iPhone then I went into the Verizon store which was on the same floor in the Mall I was in. To my surprise they let me play with the phone for about 1/2 hour and I wound up showing a potential buyer some of the great features I had already knew from being on the Android Forum site. Since only one other person was in this small Verizon store I wound up playing with it for a bit longer before I had to go. So here are my quick impressions: The phone is big but manageable for me and my hands. The screens and icons were very responsive. Without the phone being connected to WIFI it was quickly able to load a couple of sites I went to like ESPN and Engadget, much quicker than I expected on 3G. The typing experience on the large screen was impressive - the blackberry user I was convincing to upgrade to the X was very impressed from using her blackberry all these years. The device felt solidly built and rugged. I felt like if I dropped it, it wouldn't fall to pieces. I took a quick video with the X of people behind the counter and such, and played it back. It was good, but not nearly as crisp as the iPhone 4's video recorder/player. I think that may be the difference between the 24 and 30 fps in each device. Speaking of comparatives - I never thought about the difference between the iPhone 4's Retina display when using the X. I mean there are plenty of blogs about the differences, but using the X didn't make me feel like I was missing much in screen resolution. In closing, it was an absolute joy to use for the 45 minutes I was in there. I didn't do much with it, a couple of sites, resizing pages, playing with the different home screens and the video I took. It made me so secure in turning in my iPhone 4 that I almost wished I had never brought the iPhone 4. But then again, this whole elaborate process is to my benefit of appreciating the X.