quick update (i will write more later):
i really like it.
thus far i have been using the phone and it is great quality. the phone itself works great as a phone. also — music download is really easy and understandable. i downloaded so many tunes so quickly that my 128 MB card got filled up. and though $2.99/song is a little pricey — it is definitely the thing you might do while you happen to be on the road and you just "need" to listen to a song. the sound quality is good (which is a big surprise — the speaker is quite loud given this is such a small device)
and the TV works great. i watched a bunch of different shows — they have a ton of different choices.
on Sprint’s marketing strategy: i think it is really smart. i’m a big fan of this ground-level marketing.