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Old June 10th, 2011, 01:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well my company has moved from Sprint to AT&T for new iPhones 4G's because of one specific business app and after only a few hours of using the iPhone I can actually say that I hate this thing! It feels clunky and the screen seems just so tiny after using my Evo 4G for 6-months now. Everything feels restricted and like I have no choices in how my phone looks and acts.

The good news is that I can switch to a droid (and paid for by company) but AT&T does not have the Evo 4G but only the new Samsung Infuse 4G and the HTC Inspire 4G but neither felt the same at the store when checking them out - has anyone heard anything on either of these two phones?

Really love my Evo except for battery life but that's whats car charges are really made for anyway........

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Old June 10th, 2011, 01:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What app? Some sort of CRM?
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Old June 10th, 2011, 01:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What app? Some sort of CRM?
Yeah - specific to our industry and droid app has not been worked on yet with them. Like I said I can get a new droid but trying to decide between the Infuse or Inspire.
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just a question if your company moved over to iphone to be able to use an APP that's related to your industry why are they letting you get a droid that wont have the app? sorry just nosey
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just a question if your company moved over to iphone to be able to use an APP that's related to your industry why are they letting you get a droid that wont have the app? sorry just nosey

+1...this doesn't make sense to me.
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LoL your company switched cell phone providers for an APP?? Wow...
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Old June 10th, 2011, 03:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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just a question if your company moved over to iphone to be able to use an APP that's related to your industry why are they letting you get a droid that wont have the app? sorry just nosey
My guess is many in the company need the app but OP is not in a position that needs it. Needless to say, they are still forced to choose from at&t phones.
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Old June 10th, 2011, 04:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My guess is many in the company need the app but OP is not in a position that needs it. Needless to say, they are still forced to choose from at&t phones.
Exactly - it is an ap for our reps and management does not need the ap but they thought we would love the iphones anyway. Ended up swapping out for the Samsung Infuse 4G - screen on this thing is amazing.
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Wonder if they will be kicking themselves this fall. Rumor has it Sprint will have a 3G not 4G iphone then.
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Old June 10th, 2011, 08:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I would get the infuse. I switched from evo to infuse and must say its a really nice phone. I like HTC and the sense UI. But the quickness of this phone, battery life, and most important screen really set it apart from the inspire. Plus its something new for you. The inspire will feel like you have an evo. Not a bad thing just might feel oldish to you since you have had the evo already.

My advise is to go with the infuse. The 4.5 inch super amoled plus will have you loving that phone.
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The inspire is a fantastic phone. My girlie has one....very similar to the evo

If I were to pick an ATT phone..that would be it
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I have the similar situation with having to move over to Verizon as a carrier. I'm going to give the Charge the first shot over the Thunderbolt because of the screen. I'm out of the office and outside often enough as to where I've found the EVO screen causing major difficulty (construction industry).

We had a major problem involving near death for three people as a result of fumes and trenching and not following proper safety procedures that I specified that morning. The crew thought they knew better and what I instructed them to do required more work.

While on scene, in this emergency extraction situation, I was unable to see the screen clearly. I couldn't effectively field the regular onslaught of calls that were of lower priority to me, at the time.

It was a combination of problems. At one point, while on the phone and getting another call, I took the phone away from my face and it automatically answered the other call. By the time I was able to wipe away the sweat on my shirt, I had activated other apps and the phone locked and had to be rebooted. When speaking to the president of the company, and concerned investors, with OSHA standing in front of me trying to gather information that I should have been able to read on the phone, I realized that my old flip phone would have been a more effective tool.

I have only had minor issues with the EVO until that point. I really liked my phone and was happy to have a wealth of info at my fingertips. This situation has been pivotal. I hope that in the future HTC employes this technology as I like their UI and their other ground breaking advancements. Until then, I am going to have to move to a company that has overcome the screen disability issues, at least.

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^In no way shape or form should a cell phone be the tool relied on for that situation. Just my.02 but your company needs to front the money for the proper tools.
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Old June 12th, 2011, 01:05 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I would get the infuse. I switched from evo to infuse and must say its a really nice phone. I like HTC and the sense UI. But the quickness of this phone, battery life, and most important screen really set it apart from the inspire. Plus its something new for you. The inspire will feel like you have an evo. Not a bad thing just might feel oldish to you since you have had the evo already.

My advise is to go with the infuse. The 4.5 inch super amoled plus will have you loving that phone.
I actually did go with the Infuse and have to say I like it even better that my HTC Evo. The interface was different but I actually prefer it over the HTC interface and the battery seems to be much better so far - as well as how thin the Infuse is, even with a case on it. Not bashing the Evo at all but overall very happy with the Infuse and that amazing screen. DO not think I am even going to put a screen protector on it as it would just be masking its beauty.
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Does iphone have a 4G version?
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The inspire is a fantastic phone. My girlie has one....very similar to the evo

If I were to pick an ATT phone..that would be it
+1 my brother has one and it is really the AT&T version of the EVO with more ram and sense 2.0.
Really I would get this over the iphone any day
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^In no way shape or form should a cell phone be the tool relied on for that situation. Just my.02 but your company needs to front the money for the proper tools.
What you should have been able to take from that is the limited "phone" capability under the noted conditions. Any LCD flip phone would have performed better than the "smart" phone. If you don't think phones are useful tools during emergency situations, you should share your ideas with 911.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 10:21 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Any LCD flip phone would have performed better than the "smart" phone.
Maybe you were using the smartphone in a manner or environment it was not intended to be used. Suggesting that HTC change their entire product line to suit your specific need is a little excessive.

Which comes back to the point that Mr. Ed made, or at least the one I think he was trying to make. If you are out in the field on a job site, and you are trying to look up information during an emergency situation in less than optimal conditions, maybe you ought not to rely on a touchscreen smartphone. The proper tool would be a Toughbook or something similar with WWAN. Sure, it's a lot more expensive, but it's also a lot more suited to the job.

As for making calls and preferring the "LCD flip phone"... well, you're probably right. Sometimes simpler is better, and while I don't work in construction, I know several people that do, and they usually carry two phones - a company phone (usually a flip/Nextel phone) and their personal smartphone. Also, do realize that what you experienced is likely not specific to just the EVO. Hell, with a huge touchscreen or as many buttons as a Blackberry has, if you are in an emergency it will be easy to push the wrong button on ANY smartphone.

Just my opinion.
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Maybe you were using the smartphone in a manner or environment it was not intended to be used. Suggesting that HTC change their entire product line to suit your specific need is a little excessive.

Which comes back to the point that Mr. Ed made, or at least the one I think he was trying to make. If you are out in the field on a job site, and you are trying to look up information during an emergency situation in less than optimal conditions, maybe you ought not to rely on a touchscreen smartphone. The proper tool would be a Toughbook or something similar with WWAN. Sure, it's a lot more expensive, but it's also a lot more suited to the job.

As for making calls and preferring the "LCD flip phone"... well, you're probably right. Sometimes simpler is better, and while I don't work in construction, I know several people that do, and they usually carry two phones - a company phone (usually a flip/Nextel phone) and their personal smartphone. Also, do realize that what you experienced is likely not specific to just the EVO. Hell, with a huge touchscreen or as many buttons as a Blackberry has, if you are in an emergency it will be easy to push the wrong button on ANY smartphone.

Just my opinion.

My point exactly...granted your phone died/powered off while trying to make a call and that isn't cool.....looking up info for OSHA etc ect is more what I am referring to. I'd be more inclined to support my staff with laptops for that type of stuff.

as for LED screens in extreme sunlight...if you think the evo is hard to see... just saying haha. I haven't had an led screen yet that was any easier to see in direct sunlight.
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If the brightness is all the way up on my Evo I can see in direct sunlight just fine
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I have the similar situation with having to move over to Verizon as a carrier. I'm going to give the Charge the first shot over the Thunderbolt because of the screen. I'm out of the office and outside often enough as to where I've found the EVO screen causing major difficulty (construction industry).
I sympathize with this poster to a point. Yes it is very easy to say (you should you use another adjunct medium) etc. for such information. I work in a similar environment as a chief of a municipal paramedic/rescue service and I can sense your frustration in that hectic situation. While I admit I do have have access to a Toughbook laptop and a flip Nextel phone, a lot of information I personally keep on my Evo because I have easy access to it quickly and it's inherent portability. However it does bare mentioning that this can be a learning scenario for you to re-evaluate YOUR needs, the functions of your communications/reference equipment in worst case scenarios and moreover whether you can effectively carry out your responsibilities with a single piece of equipment. I hope all turned out well for your workers. I've been in this business for a long time and I've learned once you think you've seen and done it all...well you know the rest. BTW I do use my Evo in a mount in my work truck for GPS, music during down time, messaging, exchange account etc. and have my calls forwarded from my bureau issued Blackberry to my personal phone. For me, the Evo is a workhorse but whether is can be an all encompassing communication device to multi-task everything I need is debatable. In closing, maybe a good post incident analysis will allow you to present to management changes and enhancements for what you need to be an effective incident commander and get you the equipment you need for emergencies such as you described. Good luck!
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I didn't get into all the details in my previous posts because this wasn't really the place. I do have a laptop that is with me almost always. Understand that roads were blocked by emergency personal and my truck was to far away to retrieve it in a timely manner. For the info I needed, the EVO would have been a fine retrieval device to access our server, however, under the circumstances it did not behave in a way I have ever encountered. Scrolling was hindered by moisture and I wasn't able to clearly read the screen. Random activation of apps causing it to lock and making me reboot was a pain. At this point, I'm just glad I didn't play the theme song for Angry Birds in front of anyone.

As for suggesting that HTC change their whole product line, that isn't really what I meant. I'm just looking forward to the advancement of these devices and overcoming inherent shortcomings associated with the current standards.

Anyhow, sorry for the thread derail..
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Does iphone have a 4G version?
The Iphone4 IS NOT 4G. Big misconception about that. It's simply 4th generation. The Iphone5 (which I dont know yet when it is getting released) should be 4G.
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It would drive me bonkers having the home screen on the 2nd key instead of the 1st key. I used a droid x the other day and kept hitting "menu" instead of "home" it was infuriating. I wanted to kill baby kittens after the tenth time.
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