Yes, I’ve finally got my hands on one T5!
I’ve found that the ROM was already updated, so I just Hotsync’d and everything went fine, except for some apps that did not seem to work, like Switch5 and Sleep OS5. My E2 has gone to my sister, btw
It’s really fast compared to the E2. I load huge applications with no problems at all, and no memory leaks. Web does not crash on start-up as it does on the E2. Overall the thing feels like a real powerhouse even with all my hacks installed.
The screen is obviously dimmer though, and the colors aren’t as vivid. The large display, however, makes a HUGE difference in usability. I’ve noticed that the lowest bottom of the screen is even dimmer — only quite obvious in plain white background. May be it’s just my unit (it’s a second-hand one btw). This makes it a bit annoying in the landscape mode when the bottom becomes the left side.
The DIA is nice because you can see what you’re writing on it. My input suddenly has improved by like 75%!
The built-in 256mb is great. I haven’t bought a card yet, and those are serving me well until then.
Files is good if you need to quickly delete or move a file. I have RescoExplorer installed though. Drive Mode is wonderful, and thus there’s no need for Card Export.
Switching from vertical to landscape view is snappy. Though working in the landscape mode is pretty slower.
The physical build is better than my E2. More solid, and the buttons fit better and do not click loudly.
I’m happy with this purchase actually. The only thing that annoys me is the dimmer lower portion (just at the status bar – not above). It’s not apparent in the vertical view because the darker status bar hides it though it appears in the landscape view when the status bar is switched to the top. I wonder if there’s a hack that makes the status bar stuck at the bottom even when switching to landscape. — That would simply fix my issue. (and yes, the Left-handedness option also shifts the bar to the top).
Hope this would be useful to people who’re thinking about switching (though I know it’s rare to go from an E2 to a T5 these days )…