"Out of the box first thoughts: I spent a couple of hours with
the device in New York at the launch event so I wasn't really
surprised by the hardware of the G1. However, without the security
tether attached to the device I was able to get a better feel for
the device in your hand and overall construction quality. The soft
touch back is comfortable and even though the device is a bit long
the width is narrower than the iPhone and feels more like a phone.
The trackball works very well and the textured finish of it keeps
it from slipping under my thumb like my BlackBerry Curve pearl
trackball does at times. The device is very responsive and
switching between portrait/landscape and between applications is
virtually instantaneous. The display looks fantastic and the touch
capacitive display senses touch perfectly. The keyboard is quite
usable, but I'll talk more about it in detail below."