Answers to some questions:
Keyboard tactile feel is a bit different. There is a slight curved edge on each key that helps somewhat. Feel is different from 8700 for sure. I like the feel of the keys and the actual feel of the unit. Good fit.
Also, there are a few NEW tones and ringers, a real cutting edge move for RIM,
Funny the little things that really get one excited.
It is, as others have stated the Cingular splash screen.
Beautiful device. Love it.
Folding blade charger.
Now to start piddlin wth it.