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Old July 1st, 2011, 11:50 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Before the 3D came out, I would've answered this and said that I would leave my Evo in an instant, but when I went to a Sprint store and actually tried it out...I'm good. I thought it was like real 3D and I was disappointed by the smaller screen.

I'll be keeping my Evo til something worth wild comes out like a real 3D phone with a better screen than the Evo. The processor on the new Evo sounds great to have though! And with the 3D now being rootable, it does sound appealing that it can be used to it's full potential.

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i want an Android version of this phone for Sprint -

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EVO vs. Dell Streak

size comparisons start at 6:30

YouTube - ‪Dell Streak Unboxing: Phone/Tablet Hybrid‬‏

i'm starting to think that 4.5"-4.7" display might be the maximum in terms of pocketability. unless Ice Cream Sammmmmich allows removal of capactive buttons and all that bezel - maybe we can stretch it to 5". unlike a tablet we shouldn't need much bezel on a phone to hold it in hand. but i need to be able to keep the phone comfortably in my front pants/jeans pocket and in my side suit jacket pocket. and have room for a slim silicone case too.
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EVO vs. Dell Streak

size comparisons start at 6:30

YouTube - ‪Dell Streak Unboxing: Phone/Tablet Hybrid‬‏

i'm starting to think that 4.5"-4.7" display might be the maximum in terms of pocketability. unless Ice Cream Sammmmmich allows removal of capactive buttons and all that bezel - maybe we can stretch it to 5". unlike a tablet we shouldn't need much bezel on a phone to hold it in hand. but i need to be able to keep the phone comfortably in my front pants/jeans pocket and in my side suit jacket pocket. and have room for a slim silicone case too.
That thing is ridiculous. I have larger than average hands and theres even times where I cant always reach something if Im one handing my phone in a way where Im trying to securely hold it and only use my thumb for navigation. Plus the specs are terrible, only 1.6? The same size battery as ours? Could you imagine how fast that thing would kill it with a display that big?
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That thing is ridiculous. I have larger than average hands and theres even times where I cant always reach something if Im one handing my phone in a way where Im trying to securely hold it and only use my thumb for navigation. Plus the specs are terrible, only 1.6? The same size battery as ours? Could you imagine how fast that thing would kill it with a display that big?
the point i was trying to make is that - for me - a true worthy upgrade to the original EVO will be a device with a bigger display. the question is - when does "big" become "too big"?
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After 10 years with Verizon I switched to Sprint this week. Two reasons: Evo 4G and cost per month. The Evo is my 4th android phone in the last 2 years. It is one of the best phones I've ever experienced. After doing a factory reset to correct all Gingerbread issues, it is fast and accurate. I see no reason to worry about the Evo 4G being obsolete any time soon. Besides, as a new customer at Sprint, it was free at Best Buy. Cost per month vs Verizon also makes it all that much more attractive to me. On a scale of 1-10, the Evo is an 8.5 IMHO.
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After 10 years with Verizon I switched to Sprint this week. Two reasons: Evo 4G and cost per month. The Evo is my 4th android phone in the last 2 years. It is one of the best phones I've ever experienced. After doing a factory reset to correct all Gingerbread issues, it is fast and accurate. I see no reason to worry about the Evo 4G being obsolete any time soon. Besides, as a new customer at Sprint, it was free at Best Buy. Cost per month vs Verizon also makes it all that much more attractive to me. On a scale of 1-10, the Evo is an 8.5 IMHO.
Why did you decide to go with the EVO 4G instead of the EVO 3D? you could have gotten the 3D for less then $100 coming from Verizon using the Sprint port in $125 credit. A lot better deal IMO.
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Why did you decide to go with the EVO 4G instead of the EVO 3D? you could have gotten the 3D for less then $100 coming from Verizon using the Sprint port in $125 credit. A lot better deal IMO.
Well, dang! I did the switch at Best Buy. I was not informed about a porting discount. Now that I know (thanks to you) I will be getting my butt back to BB today and look into that.
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Why did you decide to go with the EVO 4G instead of the EVO 3D? you could have gotten the 3D for less then $100 coming from Verizon using the Sprint port in $125 credit. A lot better deal IMO.
Update: Best Buy does not offer the porting discount. It is obtained only through Sprint. I was able to get Sprint to retroactively sign me up for the discount but it is not applied to anything until the 61st day of service. Therefore it is a credit to be applied to a future bill only.
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Update: Best Buy does not offer the porting discount. It is obtained only through Sprint. I was able to get Sprint to retroactively sign me up for the discount but it is not applied to anything until the 61st day of service. Therefore it is a credit to be applied to a future bill only.
Hmm they must have changed it. I remember a while back it was a instant discount with a 2 year contract. But never the less $125 credit is good deal, glad to hear that sprint honor the deal for you.
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the point i was trying to make is that - for me - a true worthy upgrade to the original EVO will be a device with a bigger display. the question is - when does "big" become "too big"?
I see, the EVO fits my hand just about perfectly and my hands are big enough to palm a basketball. 4.5 would probably be my max since I like to one hand the phone alot.
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With the photon and S II almost here, my days of the EVO are coming to a close.

I am going to miss this phone, it was the greatest phone ever.
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With the photon and S II almost here, my days of the EVO are coming to a close.

I am going to miss this phone, it was the greatest phone ever.
those look nice but i'm an HTC loyalist at this time.
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With the photon and S II almost here, my days of the EVO are coming to a close.
Well, thanks to this guy, I'm not getting the Evo 3D anymore. lol
Now I'm going to wait for the Samsung Within (S II). Seems awesome.
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The Evo 4G is going to be a very capable phone for a while longer. Gingerbread has brought it up to date as far as software, and the processor (although not as sexy as current dual-core offerings) still gets it done with no lag for me. I'm basically a BlackBerry guy and use my Evo as a change of pace phone. So being a BlackBerry user at heard, multimedia stuff is not a priority for me. But I plan to keep my Evo until Sprint switches to LTE from WiMax. My next phone will be the BlackBerry 9930 and I'll probably continue to switch back and forth between that and my Evo.

I'm not a fan of BlackBerry OS 6 on my Bold 9650 and that's what has prompted me to give my Evo another go, especially since while I was using my BlackBerry the Gingerbread update for the Evo was released. I was hoping for some changes, especially with contact management, but I'm still stuck sorting by first name only. I guess it's time to give groups a real try.
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I dont think im switching until Ice Cream Sandwich.
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With the photon and S II almost here, my days of the EVO are coming to a close.

I am going to miss this phone, it was the greatest phone ever.
i was holding out for the photon but apparently it is going to be saddled with the fubar bootloader which may make it unrootable so once again a reason not to switch to motorola
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How anyone could want a display larger than the Evo is beyond me. Any larger and you might as well just get a tablet. I have large hands and even I find myself having trouble if my other hand is occupied.
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Yea I'm on that too, I can't see myself wanting a screen larger than the Evo. Its suppose to be a phone not a small tablet
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How anyone could want a display larger than the Evo is beyond me. Any larger and you might as well just get a tablet. I have large hands and even I find myself having trouble if my other hand is occupied.
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I'll probably keep my Evo till I see a better camera out there, not gimmicks like 3D camera but better image chip, lens and maybe something like Apple's HDR technology. Everything else I want to do with my phone, it does well.... Maybe I'd like a smoother gaming experience especially with Pocket Legends and the soon to come Star Legends.
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I am new to this site but am a active member in other Evo forums and the information is good on both sites. I have had my Evo 4G now for what 10 months and am happy with it. I 2 wanted a 3D Evo when they came out but after the gingerbread update, update my phone is running better. Battery life is good 5 hours on regular battery. Only thing that will make me switch this phone out is the Photon 4G, and i am due for a $75 dollar upgrade now and the full upgrade in April. Wishing they would come out with a root that i can use on the 4G now that way i will keep my Evo until time permits. But the Photon is where my eyes are as of now.
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I am new to this site but am a active member in other Evo forums and the information is good on both sites. I have had my Evo 4G now for what 10 months and am happy with it. I 2 wanted a 3D Evo when they came out but after the gingerbread update, update my phone is running better. Battery life is good 5 hours on regular battery. Only thing that will make me switch this phone out is the Photon 4G, and i am due for a $75 dollar upgrade now and the full upgrade in April. Wishing they would come out with a root that i can use on the 4G now that way i will keep my Evo until time permits. But the Photon is where my eyes are as of now.
Me too. I still love my evo. I take care of 2 other phones on my account and the evo is going to one of those people. The photon just has things I had already wanted on the original evo, which is why I'm switching. To me, the overall specs of the photon just fit all the criteria I needed. Only question I have is where I'm going to order, not if.
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Yes, the Photon is lining up to be what looks like one heck of a tech packed phone to last for a while.
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already upgraded to evo 3D...

i miss the battery life that i used to get on my evo, but it's only a matter of time till i get an extended life for my 3vo.
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it looks like it might be a winner, but unless motorolla unlocks its bootloaders, i will wait. i want a phone that i can root and has a good dev community behind it.
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I've now played with the 3D extensively. I was even less impressed than I though I'd be. The 3D is a all but useless gimmick for me. Speed wasn't as significant. as I thought either. With many reporting similar or worse battery life vs the 4G, about the only meaningful improvement over the 4G is the screen. Maybe with fuuture updates and dev involvement , things will change. Right now, it isn't worth using up an upgrade for me. I may be waiting a while too. After owning/using several Samsung android phones lately, there's no chance that my next device will be from them regardless of spec or review . Motorola also bothers me with their locked bootloaders and slow updates. After going though 5 phones in the last 2 years, I could easily end up keeping the 4) for 2 years or more.
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I am keeping my EVO at least until October when I get a discount to upgrade and see what is available then. I don't think I am going to the EVO 3D as I don't really take enough photos and videos to make the 3D part matter much. If nothing then I will just keep the EVO until there is.
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I will keep my EVO as well. I really hope htc bring a new hardware style to sprint. I like some of what the Evo 3D has to offer but it's not enough to make me leave my EVO. What happened to the days when you can find a cell phone in different colors. Now all you get is the black candy bar style.I'm hoping Htc bring something like the sensation to sprint as far as a slimmer and elegant style.
 
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I actually just picked mine up! Been with Sprint for almost 10yrs and long past my upgrade (last phone on contract was an original Touch from 4yrs ago) I was dead set on the 3d but after playing with it for a few days I couldn't get used to the UI. There was also the quiet as a mouse speaker and it also does not have ROOT... Sprint offered me a great deal on a 4G, free with free activation. So I walked out with a brand new 4G without shelling out a penny! I looked at everything out and what is soon to come, my rooted gingerbread has great battery and is as fast as I can want. I know it is the o/g but for me I'm comfortable with knowing I'm keeping it at least 1year, two to end my contract...
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Not going to give up my Evo until 1) it quits, 2) something as game-changing comes along, 3) Sprint offers an upgrade or new phone price that won't tie me to another contract.

At this point, the "new" phones and features they offer just aren't that big of a leap in performance to make a difference. Also doesn't help smartphones that tablets are just now really beginning to become useful. A lot of what I'd want a phone to be able to do is being put into tablets, and the additional size makes using them more as a business and productivity tool much easier on the eyes and hands.
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How long? Heck, I JUST GOT IT! lmao!

Answer? Til it breaks!

Then again, I'm in a rather unique situation. My Gingerbreaded EVO is running on Boost Mobile (no more contracts and additional fees for this guy), so I have to buy my phones outright and have them flashed over. In order to make it pay off, I have to time things to the second. I have to sell my current phone, in good condition, while it's still worth something, but also, keep it long enough to amortize to value. Tricky, but not hard if you stay on top of the market.

When EVO's start bringing less than $200 on a regular basis and there's something dual-core, >1.4GHz, 4.5-5" screen with minimalist bezel, etc, etc... Then, I'll switch.

For now, there's very little that the EVO doesn't do top notch. I don't need 4g (the only thing I don't get on Boost), because I get enough WiFi access to satisfy my needs. Everything with Gingerbread is slicker and faster (bye bye iPhone4) and it's great as just a telephone!

Long live EVO!
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I can't freaking wait to get rid of it. Can't stand the android OS. Had a palm pre before and tried sticking it out since March and still loathe it at times. The big screen is nice, flash support is awesome, I love the swype keyboard. But the clusterbomb that is the layout. Does not flow as well as the web os did. The multitasking is about as limited as the iphone 3g was. I'm talking having multiple apps running not just in the background. The browser blows. And feel crippled without the gestures like the webos had. Even after this amount of time having it.

I could go on but I'm not going to. I stuck with sprint for the unlimited data and great coverage. I've been busy since February with my new job at Verizon telecom. I get a sick discount with verizon but the bill is still cheaper with sprint.. Even with the 25% discount. and with moving to a new place so I haven't even had time to root this evo 4g. I signed up here to load a new kernal and gui if possible.
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I can't freaking wait to get rid of it. Can't stand the android OS. Had a palm pre

I am the opposite I could not wait to get rid of my Pre. Slow with a tiny screen almost useless for games and videos with a tiny cheap plastic feel keyboard. My screen started getting swipe marks grooved in it from use as it was just plastic.

Android you can customize to your hearts desire so if you don't like something look for an app, live wallpaper, theme that does what you want or try to make it yourself.
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You can't customize to your heart's desire. And if I say I don't even have time to root it, what makes ya think I have time to mess with my already unstable apps? I stir in my sleep at night with visions of "force close". Yeah, that's exactly what I want to do, add fuel to the flames. Only way you should get swipe marks etched in to your screen is if you're digging through sand before touching your phone.

The multitasking blows for a poweruser. For instance, I was typing in a reply here, went to home to play a different song, saw that I had some emails, checked them and opened a one page pdf and come back to the browser and it sent me back to google homepage. Whereas the pre you can zoom out and any other app. Secondly, I haven't had music skip on my phone in about 8 years. And even with just the music app playong and I get a text, and the evo is on silent it stops playing for a sec.
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You can't customize to your heart's desire. And if I say I don't even have time to root it, what makes ya think I have time to mess with my already unstable apps? I stir in my sleep at night with visions of "force close". Yeah, that's exactly what I want to do, add fuel to the flames. Only way you should get swipe marks etched in to your screen is if you're digging through sand before touching your phone.

The multitasking blows for a poweruser. For instance, I was typing in a reply here, went to home to play a different song, saw that I had some emails, checked them and opened a one page pdf and come back to the browser and it sent me back to google homepage. Whereas the pre you can zoom out and any other app. Secondly, I haven't had music skip on my phone in about 8 years. And even with just the music app playong and I get a text, and the evo is on silent it stops playing for a sec.
- When you went back to the browser, did you hold down the home key and tap on the internet from there or did you go to your apps drawer and click on internet? It's possible that you just opened a new browser window, without realizing that the one that had your reply was in the background. All you need to do to find that is (once in the browser), tap Menu>Windows and it should show the windows that you currently have open.

- The text message interruption of music play doesn't happen to me, but I also don't use the stock player. I support the PowerAmp music player. That's by far the best music player I've found. Even though it's a paid app, it works great.
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This happens because the way the phone allocate memory and running processes. Whether I hold the home button or pick off the main screen it does that.the other windows I had open revert to the home page. And that is what was so beautiful about my other phone. I zoomed out the card and it was still there. No matter how I amidst the settings it does that.

I bought that player pp too but still does it when on silent or viberate. Hopefully a new kernal will help. Just downloaded firefox so I'll see with that one too
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This happens because the way the phone allocate memory and running processes. Whether I hold the home button or pick off the main screen it does that.the other windows I had open revert to the home page. And that is what was so beautiful about my other phone. I zoomed out the card and it was still there. No matter how I amidst the settings it does that.

I bought that player pp too but still does it when on silent or viberate. Hopefully a new kernal will help. Just downloaded firefox so I'll see with that one too
Darn. It saddens me to see when people don't really like Android. I guess all my horrific experiences with Windows Mobile after 1 year make Android seem like a breeze, even 1+ years after getting the EVO.

Sorry I couldn't help. I was hopeful that maybe you weren't aware of the potential reasons why you weren't getting what you needed out of the phone. From what I've read, the HP Pre 2 wasn't going to be released on Sprint, but maybe there'll be another OS that'll suit your needs better down the line.
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You can take the comms board out of the pre from sprint and put it in the pre 2 from verizon and it works Palm Pre 2 Hacked for Sprint, webOS 2.0.1 - Pictorial Guide now with the hp veer 4g from att. Might be able but then my sprint would only be 3g. Anyhow, I guess the biggest thing I miss is the pre's "flow" which the evo lacks, it just looks like a clusterf... To me
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I can't freaking wait to get rid of it. Can't stand the android OS. Had a palm pre before and tried sticking it out since March and still loathe it at times. The big screen is nice, flash support is awesome, I love the swype keyboard. But the clusterbomb that is the layout. Does not flow as well as the web os did. The multitasking is about as limited as the iphone 3g was. I'm talking having multiple apps running not just in the background. The browser blows. And feel crippled without the gestures like the webos had. Even after this amount of time having it.

I could go on but I'm not going to. I stuck with sprint for the unlimited data and great coverage. I've been busy since February with my new job at Verizon telecom. I get a sick discount with verizon but the bill is still cheaper with sprint.. Even with the 25% discount. and with moving to a new place so I haven't even had time to root this evo 4g. I signed up here to load a new kernal and gui if possible.
the market disagrees with you.

http://venturebeat.com/2011/07/14/550000-android-devices-activated-per-day/

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Don't believe I said anything about the market. Market stats have nothing to do with a cell phone's form and function.

I'll give you an example. When helio was out, the first iPhone came out. The market pointed to apple no matter what way you slice it. But all 3 helio devices I had stuff the should've come stock with the freakin iPhone. Like 3g, MMS (picture mail), higher resolution camera, a freakin camera flash, the ability to upload straight to youtube and better pop/imap/exchange email setups. so I don't need to hear about what the market is doing since it doesn't pertain to what I'm talking about.

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I know for a fact I'll be leaving the HTC EVO family for the first time since prior to my getting the HTC Mogul!

Just Received My Photon 4G!!!!

That thread alone has convinced me that the Photon is the perfect phone for me.
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For another year, when my contract is up. Maybe beyond that. I really, really like the Evo. And as odd as it sounds, I love the kickstand. I use it all the time. I don't see anything out there that has one, which is a shame. And when 4G (finally) goes live nation wide, it'll be like getting a new phone anyway. This is the best phone I've ever had, and I'm not tempted by anything else on the market right now.
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For another year, when my contract is up. Maybe beyond that. I really, really like the Evo. And as odd as it sounds, I love the kickstand. I use it all the time. I don't see anything out there that has one, which is a shame. And when 4G (finally) goes live nation wide, it'll be like getting a new phone anyway. This is the best phone I've ever had, and I'm not tempted by anything else on the market right now.
Photon 4G releasing on July 31
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I got my Evo around October of last year was to have my yearly upgrade this year but cause of the whole premier thing my upgrade is now every two years and not till next year. But if a phone temps me a lot between now and then I would consider switching to it. Love the Evo a lot though.
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My wife literally just got her Sprint HTC EVO 4G last week. So, she will be keeping it for around two years until the next upgrade.

So far, she is extremely happy with it. It does way more than her old Sprint Palm Pre did and with better battery life as a bonus.
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My wife literally just got her Sprint HTC EVO 4G last week. So, she will be keeping it for around two years until the next upgrade.

So far, she is extremely happy with it. It does way more than her old Sprint Palm Pre did and with better battery life as a bonus.
Photon 4G is just around the corner. She may want to swap.

I still love my EVO and it brought me into the Android family, but the Photon's specs are basically a juiced up EVO.
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Photon 4G is just around the corner. She may want to swap.

I still love my EVO and it brought me into the Android family, but the Photon's specs are basically a juiced up EVO.
Yeah, I showed her the Sprint Motorola Photon 4G but she was not interested in it. Also, her Sprint HTC EVO 4G was only $29.99 at RadioShack.

Coming from a Sprint Palm Pre and going to a Sprint HTC EVO 4G was a big step up for her. She has been quite content with it so far.
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Yeah, I showed her the Sprint Motorola Photon 4G but she was not interested in it. Also, her Sprint HTC EVO 4G was only $29.99 at RadioShack.

Coming from a Sprint Palm Pre and going to a Sprint HTC EVO 4G was a big step up for her. She has been quite content with it so far.
Oh, nevermind, that's a great deal...lol.

I have to admit, I'm going to miss the evo a little. I'll still likely post in here still, after I upgrade next week.
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Oh, nevermind, that's a great deal...lol.

I have to admit, I'm going to miss the evo a little. I'll still likely post in here still, after I upgrade next week.
You will probably be seeing a lot of me here now because of my wife's recent acquisition. I also just upgraded to a Sprint HTC EVO 3D, so I am on that subforum as well.

I could never abandon my original Android device, so I am on the Sprint HTC Hero subforum too. Finally, my B&N Nook Color leads me to that subforum.
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