i think it's pretty awesome. it's a little fatter, but its still really thin. battery life is improved, but i doubt it will be as good as they claim it finally supports video! i'm not sure if you will really get 5hrs out of it though. brighter display, supports 320x240 resolution. has coverflow, but thats lame imo $149 for 4gb - only in silver $199 for 8gb - in silver, blue, green, black, and red available this weekend. the colors are kinda meh, they look like easter colors. i'm really contemplating whether i should get one or not, in black of course. my ipod mini still works great (only about 3 hrs battery life though) and my cell phone (w810i) is decent also. maybe i'll just set aside some money each week, then it won't be that big of a deal when i buy one.