I will chime in here and say that I just purchased a HTC (Bell) yesterday. I found the link to the ROM update and installed it this afternoon.
Google maps with GPS works great and I am happy to see that even though the Sirus satellite radio is not yet available, it looks like it will be in the future, so I will keep my current fun package as is for now (had it on my old phone).
I installed OggSync (Pro version, $30 for one year) to sync my Google Calendars and Gmail Contacts and it works well (although I will look for a freeware one next year), and set up my Gmail in the mail application using IMAP4.
This device is pretty cool, small and light weight.
I was looking at iPhones and I see a lot of people saying the HTC is a poor attempt to compete with an iPhone ... I don't think so. The iPhone is, well an iPhone. The HTC touch is just like my old PocketPC (before the iPhone) and a cell phone combined.
It does not appear to me that they tried to immatate an iPhone at all, even though some of the functionallity is similiar.
Don't get me wrong, the iPhone is a beautiful piece of hardware, Apple did a very nice job with it. I am not knocking the iPhone at all. I just think it is kind of like comparing Apples (<-- get the pun
What is Rogers data plan for the iPhone ... $60 or something for 6 gig. With Bell, my HTC Touch and a $7 unlimited browsing, I have all the data I need to surf the web, get my email, sync my calendars, etc. And use the GPS!
I was also pleased to see that HTC included a case case for the HTC Touch in the box, as well as a one screen protector and an extra stylus. I just wish it has a spot to add a wrist strap.
I am looking forward to playing with the HTC Touch ... it looks like it is going to be a real pleasure to use.