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Old December 14th, 2011, 11:29 AM   #51 (permalink)
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I got one for my wife...shes not real techy like me....so with it running gingerbread we should be good on her for a while.....

switched to verizon for a week.

and used the razr...it is damn snappy.....but in the end came back and she has been using her little texty phone....but got a taste of android and was ok with it....


for the guy talking about the photon.....awesome phone...I have it and it works great

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Just did a two year Sprint contract to upgrade my SERO plan.
Its $20 cheaper than anything currently offered.

EVO 4G Free
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63 million Sprint users on Wi-Max, and zero on LTE.
It will take Sprint a long time to convert their user base.
Obsolete-ing the 4G is not really a worry for me.

I love the phone and have no complaints. J
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 12:34 AM   #53 (permalink)
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Also, carriers are moving to LTE and the Evo is a wimax phone so I would be more worried that it may lose its ability to connect at all during the next two years.
The phone would still be able to connect, don't worry about that. The only issue arising from Sprint dumping wimax would be that the Evo would no longer have 4G capabilities. It should still have 3G and regular cellular connectivity, so don't let that weigh into your decision.

Like you, I had originally given my son a Samsung Moment. He broke the screen, and luckily his line was out of contract at the time, so I was able to replace it for free with an LG Optimus. He's 12 and he's really rough on his phone, so even though it is virtually obsolete spec-wise, it's holding up well due to its form factor. I expect that a broad and skinny Evo would have met its demise at his hands long ago if I had the option to get that for free instead.

You seem to be mostly concerning with the costs (as I would be), so I suggest that you think of it this way...
- For free, you are not going to get a more dependable phone than the Evo, so don't bother looking (then again, Verizon did have every smartphone going for $0.01 on BF with a new contract, but I doubt anything similar to that is going to come around again any time soon). Even if the Evo is at EOL, it is a wonderful device that will continue to work as long as it's not badly physically damaged. And if your kids are tech savvy they may be able to root the phone to keep it current on many features.
- On the other hand, if you pay the extra $50 for a newer device you won't have to worry about EOL for about a year, and you could view it as, up front, paying an extra $5 per month to continue to receive updates to potential problems and upgrades to newer software.

Obviously it's your decision in the end, but I personally would pay the extra $50 for a newer model if I was going to be burning my 2yr upgrade anyways (keep in mind that this means the wimax issue is completely moot because it will effect any phone that you choose right now).

Hope this helped!
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Old December 26th, 2011, 11:56 AM   #54 (permalink)
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why is sprint killing the evo 4g??? evo 4g is a very good phone yes it may be old but it is still a very good phone. this phone would be good for people coming to android from blackberry or ios. i say they should bring the evo back...........
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i do believe that the almighty evo is a dead device... ever since the evo design came out, it looked like the writing was on the wall. That being said, I dont think that sprint is gonna kill the name (the original evo is actually called the supersonic in-house at htc) but the supersonic is likely going to be discontinued. It still shows as available on phonescoop.com, but who knows for how long.
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The Evo4G was EOL back in October. People want the new, even if it isn't as good as the old that it replaced. Phones are current for no more (and often a whole lot less than) a year before they grow stale and get pushed out the back door. What is sad to me is that Sprint/HTC didn't have a device to replace the OG Evo that is nearly as significant IMHO. That distinction now belongs to Motorola with the Photon and Samsung with the Epic4G Touch. It's not that the Evo3D is bad, but it pales in competition and the other Sprint devices bearing the Evo name have so been a bit less than exciting. Maybe the next (LTE/ICS) product cycle will be better?
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yes.. I agree.. they let a great momentum that was building behind the "evo" name.. die to a small wave..

they should have market the name more.. with more exciting phones..

but the DROID.. is the clear marketing winner!
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I totally agree. I was not impressed with the EVO 3D. My OG EVO is still spectacular. This year I have not been fond of HTC. It's all too redundant and boring. This was Samsung's year no doubt. I believe at this current time the Epic 4G Touch is the best phone on Sprint. This would have been my next phone if I was eligible. Maybe next year we will see EVO 2 with LTE. My choices will be that or the phone I'm looking forward to.....the Galaxy S III.
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yes.. I agree.. they let a great momentum that was building behind the "evo" name.. die to a small wave..

they should have market the name more.. with more exciting phones..

but the DROID.. is the clear marketing winner!
To be honest, I really think Verizon has watered down the Droid name.
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To be honest, I really think Verizon has watered down the Droid name.

yes.. "Droid" is watered down.. BUT.... it is becoming like "xerox", used for photocopy. the general public says.. I got a droid (for any android device). Even when using my evo.. "is that a droid phone?"

so when a potential new android user... goes and ask someone about, where they can get the "droid" phone.. they are told "it is at Verizon".

back on top... I am still surprised people are still getting new EVO OG...
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Sorry if this is a dumb question:
I see that Sprint has pushed Android 4.1.1 to HTC Evo 4G LTE. Will Sprint ever do the same for HTC Evo 4G's? I am on 2.3.5 still. I did not think there were that many differences between these models so seems odd that one gets it and the other is so far behind
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hello.

merged your question here.

the original evo 4g will not be on the update list for JB because it is a discontinued model. the 2nd model, or what is known as the htc evo 3d will not get the jb update.
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I see that Sprint has pushed Android 4.1.1 to HTC Evo 4G LTE. Will Sprint ever do the same for HTC Evo 4G's? I am on 2.3.5 still. I did not think there were that many differences between these models so seems odd that one gets it and the other is so far behind
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Thanks guys for the infos (even if it is not was hoping to see). Seems odd to me, but oh well my Sprint contract is up at the end of the year anyway
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Thanks guys for the infos (even if it is not was hoping to see). Seems odd to me, but oh well my Sprint contract is up at the end of the year anyway
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what seems odd? the og evo has been out now for almost 3 years. the way phones life spans are this is incredible that folks still are using it!!!! i still have my og evo but i use it as a mp3 player more then anything else.

edit:also the og evo's specs was never meant to run a more robust os like ice cream sandwich or jelly bean anyways.
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