Just came back from checking out the charge at VZW. i have to say, i was going in with pretty low expectations seeing as how it is running old hardware inside. however, i was actually quite pleased.
apps opened up quickly (downloaded ATK and killed all running apps) (did phone, camera,market, pulse ect)
everything ran very smooth ("3d" games)
scrolling was pretty good, there was some lag, but not much. downloaded Launcher Pro to give it a try, and the lag was gone.
camera took great pics
screen is VERY saturated....but it was beautiful. however, i would have liked to see it be bit brighter on auto brightness.
droid-life.com opened up fully in about 10 seconds, my DX took 20 or so.
pinch to zoom was great. FLASH worked great
the physical buttons were VERY nice. 10x better than my DX's buttons.
the phone itself, actually felt pretty good. had nice weight to it, it was a little wider than my DX, but surprisingly thin.
coming from my gingerbread DX OC'd to 1.25ghz, the charge was right on target with speed. i was quite impressed, and if i was up for an upgrade, it would be hard for me to hold off buying the charge today. with a custom kernel and a vanilla froyo/GB rom, this phone would be AMAZING....as it sits right now, it is just VERY VERY GOOD.