For starters I'm coming from a Blackberry Tour. Love the bb for the physical keyboard, battery life, and bb messenger. However after owning the EVO I can't believe I've been missing out on such awesome technology. I made it to the Sprint store around 7am on Friday and had to take a number. Lucky number 13 too. Lol. Anyways the corporate store here in Concord NC was awesome. They had balloons everywhere and refreshments by the phone display. I ended up getting the black HTC gel case while I was there. Premier customer so I received 20% off the case. Sat in my car for hours in the parking deck playing with the phone before work at noon. I already had a mini usb car charger for the berry so I was set to go on charging. AMAZING phone. Really and truely the best phone I've ever had. Fast. Responsive. Beautiful. Thanks! Oh and I forgot to mention 3 people at my place of work wanted to see my phone and by their lunch time all 3 had gone down to the Sprint store to pick one up. Lol.