It sure does look like a nice phone! I remember my first WP7 phone was the HTC Surround. A lot of people though it was a joke with its slide out speaker, but once they heard it compared to regular smartphone speakers, it sounded really good.
Now they’re incorporating more speakers into the phone, so when you have it in landscape, you get a speaker on both sides of the phone, which should give it some rich sound.
The camera reviews still seem so-so. While it might have a good lens, I’m not sure why they went with 4MP instead of 8MP, which seems to be more of a standard now.