I’ve been lucky enough to have my mitts on the Samsung U900 or Samsung Soul for the past week and still agree with what I have to say above. Perhaps the only thing I’d like to add is that the face recognition on the camera is actually really good, particularly when you have more than one person in the shot.
If it wasn’t for the personal irritation of the headphones, I’d say go for it. It just winds me up when companies make you buy their peripherals. Why should I buy their mobile if they’re going to hold me to ransom when I do?