rushed over to BB after a dr. appt that i had. i asked a rep if they had the Hero and he said yeah, for those who preordered. he ended up letting me play w/ the device. i gotta say, it felt awesome in the hand; sturdy, kinda heavy, just put together well. i immediately started scrolling through the scenes. a little laggy. ok, i thought. how about the browser. that's what we all wanna know about right? went to Google homepage, and i $h!t you not, it took Forever for it to load. i looked at the rep and was like are you for real? he told me that it was on their wifi and had not been activated yet. excuses imo. well, when the Google page was loaded, i tapped the search bar so that i could type in a query. it initially displayed the keyboard in the vertical mode. i go and flip the phone on its side and...nothing. flip back up. flip back down... screen fades and eventually transitions to the landscape mode. come on! for real! the 5mp camera is imo no better than the top of the line 3.2 mp cameras on the other smartphones. honestly. the apps lagged loading. NOT IMPRESSED. AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, NOT GETTING A HERO. being hard you say? not really. if you think about it, there is too much going on with all the scenes (and their scenes were bare) for the processor to handle. Android? yeah, i want a an Android device. i think they are promising. just not the time. i don't care if i can upgrade here in a year being a "premier" customer, why waste the money now and have to put up with the bs? like i said, just my thoughts. I DON'T WANT TO SEE SOMEONE ELSE WHO HAS BEEN OBSESSING OVER THIS DEVICE FOR THE PAST 2 MONTHS BUY IT AND BE DISAPPOINTED. yes, dislike to every device, but too many for the amount of money on this one.