It's cheap and a nice entry level droid
As a long time iPhone user I wanted to mess about with a droid before I'd be hooked to the iPhone4. This cheapish entry level device made that possible [230 euro, carrier unlocked].
Nice hardware, very decent interface, but boy do I miss the App store!
The droid market is poor, with more then 80% of my fav apps not available, apps crashing, intimidating questions:
With every app you install you have to agree to give access to network, system, and other weird stuff you did not even know was in the phone like you should be aware as to the potential 'dangers' that accepting that would be...
Plenty of applications are available only when paying [micro payments like 1 or 2 euro]:
want sshd? pay!
want a half decent virtual keyboard? pay!
Oh and IPv6 is still not fully working for mobile operators either [only on the Nokia N52 or N900 are today]
As it is with the whole Win vs Mac debate, the one is cheap to buy, the other cheap to run.
My verdict: A nice device for your nephew who likes tinkering [and pr0n ofc] and got more time then cash, the rest of the family who needs to get things done just stick to the carefully cultivated app environment Apple offers.