First, as most here already know, this device is NOT ready for most people to buy yet. By that, I mean don't think it could be used by the typical non-tech type. Clearly, as has been discussed on this forum, it was a rushed out device, is is built cheaply, has many software bugs, etc. For most though, as is evidenced by immediate sell-outs at Kmart when it came in to stock, these issues were known yet we still wanted one, particularly when you can return it if it was a complete disaster. Contrast this with buying one on Ebay. Thus, a free option as I looked at it and worth a shot. Now, with that said, on to the review.This little thing is AWESOME. I say that knowing it only cost $150...so keep price in mind. I am by far NOT a hacker of any type, but like most on these forums I can read about things that need to be done and follow the directions of those much more knowledgeable than I. What makes this device terrific is Android 2.1 and the fact that for the most part, it runs it very well.I have not applied ANY patch or modified the unit in any way, yet I have it working quite well. I still can't download from the Market, but found a couple of ways around this. First, google "apk download" or "android app download". There are various sites that allow you to download apk's/apps directly from their site. This allows you to use the browser on the unit to get apps on it. Another way to get apps is to use you Android phone. What I did was to download from the Market whatever I wanted on my phone, then use Titanium backup to back-up all my apps on the phone (they are all placed on the sd card in a folder named 'backup'). Then I hooked my phone to my pc, copied files to pc and then copied from pc to my Gentouch78. By the way, my Windows Vista machine recognized the device and allowed me access to the device memory (located in /nand/downloads from Astro...strange that this directory would not show up with built-in file explorer) where I copied the apps....voila....all the apps I wanted on the device.The browser works well and for the most part all the apps also work well. Some of the apps (Huffington Post, Newspapers, Skyfire browser) all display too small...ie they don't fill the screen. Strange, since resolution of the 78 is same as my phone. I think this has to do with how the app was written...our 78 is native landscape while post phones are native portrait, thus the don't display properly. When I turn the screen to portrait, they still don't display properly, but otherwise work albeit in a small window.Battery life is pretty good. I was surfing for over 2 hours and battery still read about 2/3 full...that's good enough for me! Have not tried sound but don't really care too much as don't really use it for music. Youtube app worked and there was sound.The buttons on the back are pretty cheap. For example, the on/off button is hard to press and is much to close to the power plug to use it when plugged. As others have written, if you are going to use a micro sd card, be super careful not to drop it in the unit. The buttons on back are also kinda hard to use. But to be honest, after a few hours I'm use to them and can press them properly without having to feel around and count.The screen is no surprise....resistive and hard to press but you also get used to it. Need to hold device with a pretty narrow angle to see it at its best.Here are the apps I have on it:Advanced Task Manger -worksFast Reboot - worksSkyfire - wrong display sizeRotate - Landscape/Portrait - worksAstro - worksNubinews - worksTV Listings -worksNewspapers - wrong display sizeGomarks - works...best app out there to sync with your google bookmarksDrudge Report - wrong display sizeFinance - google app...worksistocksmanager - works...great stock market appTV Listings - worksQuick Boot - does not work to reboot device via softwareTitanium Backup - worksYelp - worksWeatherbug - worksZillow- worksXmarks - doesn't work...but may have to do with to many bookmark files in my accountSo, as you can see above...most apps work well. Sure the device is not perfect. But for $150 you can't go wrong to have access to a browser and functionality of Android 2.1 and all its apps. Remember, I have not yet hacked this device in any way and I am happy with it. I fully expect over time that new ROMS will be created, either by Augen or by third party hackers to make it even better.So, if you can get one...I would recommend it highly. And no, I have no connection to Augen but wanted to get one person's opinion....ie mine...out there for those to read. Eventually, will probably get a better slate from one of the major manufacturers but this one if pretty good for now.