Ok if I was reading this post I wouldnt believe it...but it actually happened today. My bro Austin (forum member; austin.nealeigh) had heard about the touchstones being out for pre-sale (pun intended) and while shopping at a Best Buy store asked an employee if they had them. To his surprise the guy told him no... but offered to show him a demo phone! After he played with it and texted me, I decided I had to come down to have a look for myself. I honestly thought he was pulling my chain. I was wrong. After holding the phone...which was a totally functioning, non-activated pre, I had some thoughts; 1. It was a lot more solid than I feared it was going to be after reading a couple of reviews that said it was "plasticiky" 2. The keyboard seemed awesome...though I didnt actually type with them...just pretended to. 3. Above all - what surprised us both was how much smaller it was in person than what we had been seeing in videos online. We still loved it and think the form will be nice in our pockets...hopefully the screen size will still be satisfactory once we see things on it.