My wife got this on the day it was released to see if she wanted it as a newbie and I got the fascinate -we are both trying to figure out what will be best for us. These are our first Android phones. I figured I better go in with a entry level type phone and ended up going bigger then I originally thought and my wife who didn't want an Android, ended up getting what I had been looking into, the Vortex. It's very nice and a lot quicker then you might think! Every thing I've accessed within the phone and online has been w\i 1 sec roughly of the fascinate. Obviously doesn't have the screen or size of the fascinate, but it's a nice size\fit and all the 'live wallpapers' look very good. It's actually heavier then the Fascinate-usually that's a good thing (better guts). It feels very tough, like your not going to hurt if you tend to be rough. I feel like I need to be VERY CAREFUL with the Fascinate- NOT the Vortex, feels like it can physically handle anything you do to it. : NOW THE BAD.... got the phone at 8:30p at Best Buy and in the morn it was acting up. Would try to select almost anything and it would select something half way down the page instead of what I was trying to select. It would also start scrolling out of control if I was in the contacts screen or a menu you could scroll in. Not all the time, but very often. It lasted for a couple hours and only stopped acting like this if\when I turned it off or disconnected the battery. Few hours later went back to Best Buy and you guessed it, couldn't replicate it again, so they said to play around with it and hopefully it won't happen again. That evening my wife was leaving for work (50 miles away) and it started as soon as she was about to leave. I recorded it doing what it does on my phone to show proof. Lasted her whole drive. NO WAY will she have a phone that may act up with the drive she has!! Now she also couldn't 'end' a call. It wouldn't end when you touched the end soft key. Took it back in the morn with video proof this time and they swapped it out. Was fine for 24 hrs but now will not let you end a call again unless you shut off the phone. It also now will not ring from time to time if you call her or sometimes when you call her it will ring, but no info will come through showing you have a call at all. Even if you wake the phone up while it's ringing nothing shows on the screen about an incoming call, just the home screen and since there are no physical answer buttons nor a soft answer button (because there is nothing showing your getting a call), then you have no way to answer it. SO, we turn it off and hope that person calls back(crossing our fingers the phone is now working properly). YES, I have all these on video for proof again. So she is beyond upset and I'm very curious because LG makes great phones and this is nothing more then a Optimus S\T copy for Verizon. One Best Buy rep said it's because LG doesn't know how to make touch screens and hasn't been making them for too long???? I told him they were one of the first and most of their phones are among the best out there!! He didn't say anything after that and I went to the rep I bought it from to discuss further. I tried to talk her into the Fascinate when I got mine, but she didn't think she would need\want it (too big, to much overall, not as good quality compared to our prev experiences w/LG, and $150 compared to FREE). We both know this has got to be a fluke-they're not going to release a phone that just doesn't work. I noticed on line that there have been some other phones that have some similar probs and they all have Froyo 2.2-could this be the cause? -the Moto Citrus has a few reviews out there that it freezes up too, just not sure as to the detail those are having with it. I'll be back to Best Buy tomorrow but not sure what to do-swap it out again, get some other 'entry level' android(even though I feel this has got to be considered 'mid range', not entry level with how fast and good it is-or could be), or go with one of the big boys. She liked the HTC Inc. and the Fascinate, but does not want to spend the money. Please give us your opinion. Thanks and sorry soooooooooooo long.