I can't wait for this thing. The best of two worlds. I can't stand the Storm or the Torch. The slide out keyboard is clumsy at best, and the full touch screen is pretty much useless when you're messaging anyways, since you lose most of the screen real-estate to your thumbs. The only place where I love full touch screens is when watching movies on the device, which drains your battery faster than a Vegas casino drains your wallet.
The touch interface seems intuitive on the Torch, where you can use either the trackpad and keyboard, or the screen itself which will likely translate well into this candybar phone, which looks like the original bold with the ugly girl makeover.