I just got mine too this saturday.
So far so good. I agree that the speaker could have been a bit louder.
I use ms voice command too, but it doesn't work that well on the A701, the sound is too low to hear what the voice says. And I can't use my BT headset with it, so in a car navigating with Tomtom it's totally useless.
I have some problems though, I can't have the smart dialing function, whenever I type a number, it doesn't propose me contact names.
I also noticed the sound quality in GSM mode is bad. When I talk with the PDA (no headset, no handsfree), me and the receiver both hear a crakling/buzzing noise constantly. It's sometimes low and sometimes very audible. It's really annoying hearing that, it's like you're talking to a person next to drilling machine or something. Does anyone have the same problem?
Thanks for your reply.