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Old March 23rd, 2010, 05:05 PM   #501 (permalink)
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I doubt its the release date if it's just before launch.

I was worried before about the EVO 4G not having a trackball or trackpad to make changes to text but HTC cleverly implemented it into the virtual keyboard (the arrows).


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http://www2.sprint.com/mr/cmastaticfiles/non-landing//documents/PressKit/HTC-EVO-4G-Fact-Sheet.pdf

Just read through that document and found this: Main display: 4.3” WVGA (800x480) 65K colors

That really seems weird with Android 2.1 capable of handling more colors than that.
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http://www2.sprint.com/mr/cmastaticfiles/non-landing//documents/PressKit/HTC-EVO-4G-Fact-Sheet.pdf

Just read through that document and found this: Main display: 4.3” WVGA (800x480) 65K colors

That really seems weird with Android 2.1 capable of handling more colors than that.

my guess is that is a typo when someone copied over the screen specs for from the HD2 (I believe windows mobile can only handle 65K). I could be wrong though.
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Billsmed, I'm both exciting and practical here. the phone hardware is second to none on the current market. I know you don't like critical opinion of the phone. I don't mean that way. just want to express my concerns.
No worry, I'm glad that you're excited and I'm happy you're joining in with us.
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In the pictures the screen looks fine to me. I'm going to be heading to T-Mobile tomorrow to check out an HD2 for comparison however a few months ago I was at a Sprint store and thought the Hero and Moment were comparable in terms of their displays. I didn't see a big enough difference that would be a deal breaker.

Here's a Sprint video of the EVO 4G

YouTube - HTC EVO 4G from Sprint
 
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I really wouldn't be too worried about the TFT. One of my co-workers has a Hero and the other has a N1, and I've always thought the Hero had a more vibrant screen, which isn't what I would have expected. Maybe it's just me, but the N1's screen has always looked a bit washed out.
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Wow, that video makes the thing look ridiculously thick compared to the HD2. Kind of looks bad imo
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it is .5 inches thick. It is a good bit bigger than my ipod touch, not sure if the iphone is bigger than the touch but if you think of a box of playing cards, it is NOT as thick as that.

Dimensions are 4.8 X 2.6 X .5

the Hero by comparison is 4.41 X 2.21 X .57

the HD2 is 4.74 x 2.64 x .43 so yes it is thicker by .07 not enough to lose sleep over and it is thinner than my Hero.
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it is .5 inches thick. It is a good bit bigger than my ipod touch, not sure if the iphone is bigger than the touch but if you think of a box of playing cards, it is NOT as thick as that.

Dimensions are 4.8 X 2.6 X .5

I have a rubber case on my ipod that makes it about the same size but a little thicker and it goes in my pocket okay.
Hm so its 1.27cm thick versus my 3G which is 1.23cm thick. Guess thats not too bad. Still looks really "bricky" in that video for some reasons
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OMG!!!! ive been folowwing this thread for a while...did u guys notice, it is the same battery for the hero!!!! now we have extras(well assuming you bought an extra one). you can see this on engadget, on the pictures with the battery off
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Hm so its 1.27cm thick versus my 3G which is 1.23cm thick. Guess thats not too bad. Still looks really "bricky" in that video for some reasons
The phone actually looks squashed in that video for some reason.
 
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I think I could've gone without the embedded hotspot and the front facing camera and added RAM and ROM. I get that it was geared more towards the government and police force, EMTs, ect..... but what happened to the regular person that uses it for fun a little more than business.
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I was looking at the render of the HTC Supersonic and wondered what the final version might look like...

In the picture below, the render of the HTC Bravo (left) when released morphed into the HTC Desire (right) or some would argue, the Nexus One. Either way, there was quite a change. Do you think the same thing is likely to happen with the Supersonic? I'm just trying to get some conversation going about this phone and I'm curious about your opinion and what you have to say about it.





This is what the HTC Supersonic might look like if it doesn't change from the rendered version.


Does anyone know if there will be some kind of podcast or live webcast of Dan Hesse's keynote address next Wednesday at CTIA?
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OMG!!!! ive been folowwing this thread for a while...did u guys notice, it is the same battery for the hero!!!! now we have extras(well assuming you bought an extra one). you can see this on engadget, on the pictures with the battery off

I would have two extras then!!! They gave me a free one because I wasnt lasting but a few hours before the firmware update. After the update I make it a lot longer but the extra battery is a big plus.
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Youtube link of what it looks like now


YouTube - Hands-on HTC EVO 4G (Supersonic) for Sprint

ok thats pure sex
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I just changed the home page "post#1" to reflect the changes. It has different pictures, the updated specs and a video link which I would like to change with a good YouTube video. I don't like the video above, because it has too much lag.
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Its pretty obvious that this thing will have the hardware to last for years. Now if android can step their market up to the appstore level, I will be pleased for a while
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What is it with only having 65k colors?
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Hm so its 1.27cm thick versus my 3G which is 1.23cm thick. Guess thats not too bad. Still looks really "bricky" in that video for some reasons
It looks bricky because people are idiots and don't know how to properly convert video. This video needs to get rid of the letterbox or else the image will be squashed. Kind of like when lame cable/satellite companies take a video that was originally made for 4:3 but had letterbox embedded in the video then stretch it to 16:9 without removing the letterbox or going back to a higher res master. The end result is a squashed, blurry image that makes me have to manually zoom my TV screen to at least get rid of the distorted ratio.

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I'm confused, is it AMOLED or TFT? I thought it was TFT LCD but on the developers site it says AMOLED.
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What is it with only having 65k colors?
yea thats pretty dissappointing as well. It is going to be a limiting factor since android can handle more
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It looks bricky because people are idiots and don't know how to properly convert video. This video needs to get rid of the letterbox or else the image will be squashed. Kind of like when lame cable/satellite companies take a video that was originally made for 4:3 but had letterbox embedded in the video then stretch it to 16:9 without removing the letterbox or going back to a higher res master. The end result is a squashed, blurry image that makes me have to manually zoom my TV screen to at least get rid of the distorted ratio.

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I'm confused, is it AMOLED or TFT? I thought it was TFT LCD but on the developers site it says AMOLED.
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Maybe thats the special news before launch lol
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lol it was rumored to be OLED but when announced today they clarified it was TFT which for those of you wondering is much brighter outdoors and very veiwable to i actually don't mind this, and it is tru-er color in my mind compared to AMOLED's blu-ish hue
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The phone looks awesome!!!! I love the red on it. And to think I was so close to getting the HD2. Thank goodness I'm a patient man and waited on word about this phone lol. This phone blows it out the water!!!!! The specs are insane. The phone is called EVO. I don't care if it was called the pink fluffy. I can't wait to get this phone.
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WOW--I was too busy continuously changing my pants to get on here yet today. All I can say is: Thank you Sprint! Too many times have we been assuming that what we want would materialize in accordance with rumors, and without fail, we mostly have been let down. I was optimistic that today would be as great as I thought, but in the back of my mind, I was wondering if our hopes and dreams would fall by the wayside once again. Here's to that not happening.

And I look forward to seeing you all in line on release day. EVO-up mofo!!!!
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In the pictures the screen looks fine to me. I'm going to be heading to T-Mobile tomorrow to check out an HD2 for comparison however a few months ago I was at a Sprint store and thought the Hero and Moment were comparable in terms of their displays. I didn't see a big enough difference that would be a deal breaker.

Here's a Sprint video of the EVO 4G

YouTube - HTC EVO 4G from Sprint
Dude, honestly this vid made me drool.
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This phone is magic. Please release it in Europe.
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The phone looks awesome!!!! I love the red on it. And to think I was so close to getting the HD2. Thank goodness I'm a patient man and waited on word about this phone lol. This phone blows it out the water!!!!! The specs are insane. The phone is called EVO. I don't care if it was called the pink fluffy. I can't wait to get this phone.
Looks like its not going to be red when its released. Engadget confirmed with HTC it will be silver
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It says just the earpiece grill will be silver...and if you go to sprint.com/evo you can see that the rest of the accents are still red
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This phone is so cool! It's awesome.

It's cool and awesome.

Awesome.

Cool.

Awesome.

You know, those words just aren't good enough. I've got to invent a new word to express how good this phone is.

This phone is **********.

Yeah.

It's that good.
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Yeah, I'm pretty sure the grill will be silver but the backing will be red. In one of the hands-on videos the rep giving the demo talks about how the red accents under the kickstand and on the back make it look great, and it does! I really hope the release date or price is announced tomorrow. (Crosses Fingers)
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This phone makes the iPhone look like a child's toy (I'm serious).



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I always thought the iPhone was an ugly turd of a phone
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Way to go Sprint. I am still keeping my three lines with Sprint(one line due to upgrade Jun 6th), but I am going to grab the HD2 tomorrow from T-mobile to use till the EVO becomes available.
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I still can't get over how gorgeous this phone is.
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O M G pinch me, I think I'm dreaming. This is everything and more than I hoped for. I've been lurking for a while in anxious anticipation for some confirmation on the rumored specs. This is an awesome forum with great information; thank you to billsmed and Ouhei for great (accurate) information.

Now all we need is a release date and price... Sprint is saying summer but I'm thinking positive and hoping for an early surprise. I did notice that some of the press shots show the date on the phone as June 1. I wonder if that is a clue. Either way I'm up for renewal and READY!
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Is there another service like Skype that will make the front facing camera useful? Just wondering.
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Maybe GV will integrate video?
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I hope there is an app dev that will take advantage of this AWSOME FFC!!
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ooooooo that'd be sweet!^

either way, whatever way video calls can be done, i say we ALL hook up DAY 1, share our numbers and MASS VIDEO CALL EACHOTHER to thank sprint for such a beautiful gift
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I hope there is an app dev that will take advantage of this AWSOME FFC!!
I read and saw video so much today that I can't remember where it was talked about, but someone said (I think it was Hesse himself) that the hardware was first created and that a developer will create the software to utilize the front facing camera. Most likely in the social networking camp.

TS out (still drooling over this phone)
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my concern is that they spend too much on hardware which can make it too expensive and becomes less popular.

for example:
1) HDMI is nice but is it practical? how often are we going to use it? especially regular and majority of consumers, excluding us geeko.
2) 8 megapixel camera and 720p video are awesome. but is it practical?
for family pictures, I rather use my dedicated canon camera or HD camcorder. No way the phone can replace dedicated camera/camcorder since the phone is too thin and its lense will suffer. you can't trick physic. lense is the most important component in photograhy.

all of these hardware will be costly with less practical use. it is the software that they should focus on more with features, usability, and apps.

Billsmed, I'm both exciting and practical here. the phone hardware is second to none on the current market. I know you don't like critical opinion of the phone. I don't mean that way. just want to express my concerns.
What does it matter if it's practical? If you don't feel like you need a phone with these things, buy one that doesn't have them.

This phone is aimed to take the top spot in features, it's meant as a statement to all competitors to "beat this!". It's supposed to be more than what most people need and provides a glimpse of what phones will feature in the future. With the rise of slim point and shoot cameras and small HD camcorders (Flip), the next move is to integrate these things in to one device. The EVO 4G is a step towards that. The phone will take decent everyday pictures and decent video (probably on par with what flip offers). If you want to take serious pictures or video, you'll bring a dedicated device, if you're just snapping a picture or a video, break out the EVO.
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I read and saw video so much today that I can't remember where it was talked about, but someone said (I think it was Hesse himself) that the hardware was first created and that a developer will create the software to utilize the front facing camera. Most likely in the social networking camp.

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there was a small video showing the demo guys using the FFC with QIK like two buttons and blam he is now in blog mode, i thought that was pretty neat...

i hope it won't be too hard for someone to make 3rd party SKYPE with video call capability
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What does it matter if it's practical? If you don't feel like you need a phone with these things, buy one that doesn't have them.

This phone is aimed to take the top spot in features, it's meant as a statement to all competitors to "beat this!". It's supposed to be more than what most people need and provides a glimpse of what phones will feature in the future. With the rise of slim point and shoot cameras and small HD camcorders (Flip), the next move is to integrate these things in to one device. The EVO 4G is a step towards that. The phone will take decent everyday pictures and decent video (probably on par with what flip offers). If you want to take serious pictures or video, you'll bring a dedicated device, if you're just snapping a picture or a video, break out the EVO.
couldn't agree more, what if i'm a parent and i just wanna quickly capture some family memories? i want the quality to be GOOD but it doesn't have to be 1080P HD super contrast blah blah blah, i just wanna be able to enjoy watching it, i think this camera is a good start for that, you will actually ENJOY watching the videos you take on your tv and not be embarased that you had to capture them on your phone.
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anyone notice no FM radio?

i absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on this. My hero looks so...pedestrian in comparison.
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it has fm radio according to spec sheet...
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ooooooo that'd be sweet!^

either way, whatever way video calls can be done, i say we ALL hook up DAY 1, share our numbers and MASS VIDEO CALL EACHOTHER to thank sprint for such a beautiful gift

I am SOOOOO THERE!!
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yea i saw that on the OP but on the Sprint website when you click full specs:

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