Got the phone a few hours ago, here are my first impressions (upgraded from the Droid 1) It's running Android 2.3.4, no luck rooting it thus far, but I didn't really try too hard, just SuperOneClick, but it hangs and doesn't seem to work. The USB settings are changed in Gingerbread, there are a few more options, instead of simply "Share Drive or Don't" like in Froyo. Screen is bigger, but it seems very pixelated compared to the original Droid. I will probably get used to it, but right now it's a little annoying to say the least. The touch screen is really funky. You seemingly cannot place this on a desktop and use one hand to use the device, it seems to have some sensor that detects if you're holding it or not (to prevent false screen touches?) I'm not 100% positive this is the case, but in my testing, that seems to be how it's working. Bleh. edit: Further testing, it seems to mysteriously be working now, sitting either on a wooden desk, or even a metal chair. Strange... Battery has been stuck at 50% since I got it. Seems to be taking forever to charge. Not sure what is up with that. edit: Seems to be charging much faster now that it's plugged into the wall instead of the computer. It feels much faster than the Droid 1, apps and page transitions seem to be smooth and almost always instant. Configuration was mostly easy, but I ended up having to manually export/import all my contacts, because Google sync is well, goofy. Could be user error, but figured I'd mention it. There is a LOT of crapware pre-installed on this thing, way more than the Droid 1. I definitely will be rooting it as soon as possible to get rid of as much as possible. Numerous Verizon apps, and other things I'm totally not interested in (social media apps). It shuts down/reboots really fast. Much much faster than the original droid. There are bookmarks in the browser that are LOCKED, and I cannot figure out how to unlock them to delete them. A handful of verizon and google links that I couldn't care less about. The keyboard feels great, will take a little getting used to, but feels very responsive thus far! (I keep hitting tab instead of the "a" key, by mistake). Applications install very fast. Much faster than the droid 1, hands down (no comparison, actually) No SD card out of the box, which means you cannot use the camera. I threw one in and it seems much better than the original droid's camera, but didn't do any serious testing. edit: Further testing allowed me to take pictures without an SD card. The first time I tried it gave me an error message indicating there was no SD card. Great phone overall, though I'm still on the fence as to whether it was worth it to upgrade yet or not. I suspect that once I get it configured and rooted to remove some of the extra junk I don't want, I'll be much happier with it (and once my eyes adjust to the pixelated look of the pentile screen). Will post more info, if you guys are interested. Also, if any of you know how to fix some of the issues above (bookmarks/rooting), please do reply and help me out. Thanks!