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Old May 5th, 2010, 05:51 PM   #9151 (permalink)
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Yeah, the original one you mentioned was 1:30 or something like that. This looks ready for primetime.
Almost ready...the phone is squished, and the movement of the phone and its splitting / reforming are pretty cheesey to my eyes. Nothing like Motorola's DROID ads, which I think are scary and scary-good.

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Oh, and not to even mention the given release date--limited time free hotspot is a great idea. Builds hype, gains customers, satisfies enthusiasts, and still allows Sprint to make money in the long run. They should definitely do that, I think.

if free hotspot was a limited feature, from 3 months to even a year, i think that would definitely help sway people over an iphone. the trial might even convince some to pay for a permanent service....or even if it was a non-contracted-whenever-you-need-it type of service. hotspot-per-month sounds fair if they do so.

as long as the 4g network runs good, it'll make the evo shine even brighter.

during apple-week, i think free hotspot (even if limited-time-only) would steal back some thunder from apple.
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I was hoping to have more and to take a picture but they wouldnt allow it. Also the kickstand seemed to be pretty strong. I have been following these posts for quite a while and followed Jackson on the Sprint Community since he seemed to know more then us. I just happened to meet with HTC today thus the update, Otherwise I was as much in the dark as you and hoping Jackson was right. Glad I could help!
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has anyone seen this??

On solid Q1 footing, Clearwire promises two WiMAX smartphones - FierceWireless

"The company also promised to sell two Clear-branded WiMAX smartphones by the end of this year: A Samsung Android-based "3G/4G/WiFi device optimized for heavy video and video communications use," according to the company, and a 3G/4G/WiFi-enabled phone from HTC. Clearwire executives said both devices will carry the company's "Clear" WiMAX brand, and that the HTC device will be different from the WiMAX-capable, Android-based Evo 4G smartphone HTC plans to release this summer for Sprint Nextel (NASDAQ: S). Clearwire did not provide further details on the planned devices, though executives said the voice-calling service for the phones would run over Sprint's network rather than via VoIP on Clearwire's WiMAX network."




im blowing my brains out right now. I was wondering what happened to the rumored Samsung Android 4g phone from a year ago which was supposed to be the first, and the HTC device sounds like the HTC Scorpion!


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btw, rebella, do you know of anything in regards to plan requirements? or plan options? any set plan for the new phone?
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This video just showed up on Phandroid.com today. It's a 1 minute commercial for the EVO 4G.
That is killing me. They need to replace the phone. It is not that wide and thick. I am sorry it is not.
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It is an awesome phone and the screen size is really big and clear. Everyone was so excited to see it.
red grill or silver?
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not buying the June 6th date..
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same as hero plan.
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What date are you buying?
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Sooner or later? If so, which one and what date?
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so technically when you say same as Hero plan.

that means EPRP will be good enough.
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Please could someone please place all her post into on main post? Please.

I know you are listing off what comes up, but having one post would be really great.
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not buying the June 6th date..
Why?

What sort of date would you buy?
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And how long have i been saying June 6th from? hahaha

IDK about this whole internal storage deal though, i know that the prototype models only have 1gb but i was assured that the final version, SP inlcuded, would ship with atleast 8

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I was hoping to have more and to take a picture but they wouldnt allow it. Also the kickstand seemed to be pretty strong. I have been following these posts for quite a while and followed Jackson on the Sprint Community since he seemed to know more then us. I just happened to meet with HTC today thus the update, Otherwise I was as much in the dark as you and hoping Jackson was right. Glad I could help!

@Rebella....anything confirmed on the set pricing for the phone? One more thing since there is only one color, does the same apply to the earpieces? Just silver...or red as well for some odd reason?
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That is killing me. They need to replace the phone. It is not that wide and thick. I am sorry it is not.
I agree, makes EVO look lke a brick, If this is a real sprint add they should fire the person responsible. The first teaser add was not like that, and why are the 2 women talking into the HDMI cable.
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sooner than June 6. I can still speculate though right?
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wow, just wow...
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I work for Sprint and met with the HTC people today and they showed us the EVO. Man what a cool phone.
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They said the EVO advocates will get the phones on May 17th and be trained on them May 24th. The EVO will go on sale June 6th.
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Phone is not a world phone just to confirm that.
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They had the incredible with them also. The Evo is bigger and the screen I thought was clearer also. IT is an awesome phone. Anyone worried about the size shouldn't be. It is very light and very thin I thought. You will not be disappointed.
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they did say they didn't have any software for the video chat yet though
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They mentioned that best buy will probably presell I think for maybe $ 50.00 deposit and possibly Sprint also. They said they are make hundreds of thousands of them though so no one will be without. Sprint stores will get the most though to start.
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Bestbuy and radioshack will not get it before Sprint. Everyone will get it the same time they said. But Sprint may have some release parties a few days or a day before in a few select stores. It is truely the best phone Sprint has by far.
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one other thing they said that maybe Sprint will not charge for the hotspot to start since Verzion isn't for the Palm Pre and they want to compete with that. They weren't 100% on that though.
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I asked them about the black and white cases and all they knew of was a black version. They said if Sprint wants many colors HTC can do but to start only black is the color they knew of.
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They said the official release date will be released in a couple of weeks, at a big event which I assume may be the May 12th event you speak of in NY. We will also hear about it in the weekly playbook soon I think.
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They said 1gb
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It will come with an 8 g sd card
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It is an awesome phone and the screen size is really big and clear. Everyone was so excited to see it.
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I was hoping to have more and to take a picture but they wouldnt allow it. Also the kickstand seemed to be pretty strong. I have been following these posts for quite a while and followed Jackson on the Sprint Community since he seemed to know more then us. I just happened to meet with HTC today thus the update, Otherwise I was as much in the dark as you and hoping Jackson was right. Glad I could help!
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same as hero plan.
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hopefully i compiled everything... for those that want to continue it, just quote my post and add the new stuff to it
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sooner than June 6. I can still speculate though right?
So the pre-June6 date is pure speculation?
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Almost ready...the phone is squished, and the movement of the phone and its splitting / reforming are pretty cheesey to my eyes. Nothing like Motorola's DROID ads, which I think are scary and scary-good.
I'm sure it will look a lot different on TV.
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That is killing me. They need to replace the phone. It is not that wide and thick. I am sorry it is not.
Their first youtube ad had the same problem and we all bitched and commented until they re-did it.

Someone over there probably got hold of an internal or preliminary HTC promo and then halfassedly converted it for Youtube.

It's just poor transcoding.
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This is my situation.

I currently own a T-Mobile G1 and my contract expires Sep '10. Since the EVO is coming out in June, I won't wait until September to get it. I don't want to pay for ETF for T-mobile since I only have three more monthly cycles to pay.

What I was thinking is to lower my monthly T-Mobile bill to the cheapest price. $39.99 for 500 mins or so, no internet.

So I will pay about $45.00 in July, August, September. That's $135.00, I don't know how much if the ETF for T-Mobile, but I think it's like $350 or something.

Anyway, my concern is my phone number.

I want to transfer my T-Mobile phone# to Sprint. But I don't know if I can do it after my contract with T-Mobile expires.

Anyone has any idea on the best approach for me?

Thanks in advanced!
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LOL! Looks like Sprint was waiting for twospirits to leave before leaking any info. Poor guy... after all he's done.
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And how long have i been saying June 6th from? hahaha

IDK about this whole internal storage deal though, i know that the prototype models only have 1gb but i was assured that the final version, SP inlcuded, would ship with atleast 8

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Could it be that they are still keeping some things under wraps until the 12th. I could see them only showing a prototype.
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So the pre-June6 date is pure speculation?
Sorry I am moving while typing.. I know I know..

I do not believe the June 6 date.. For a few reasons.. I am speculating that it will come earlier..
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I'm sure it will look a lot different on TV.
I just viewed it in full-screen on my LCD monitor at work -- looks pretty bad.

Maybe it will look good on a square TV...but that phone just isn't right.
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This is my situation.

I currently own a T-Mobile G1 and my contract expires Sep '10. Since the EVO is coming out in June, I won't wait until September to get it. I don't want to pay for ETF for T-mobile since I only have three more monthly cycles to pay.

What I was thinking is to lower my monthly T-Mobile bill to the cheapest price. $39.99 for 500 mins or so, no internet.

So I will pay about $45.00 in July, August, September. That's $135.00, I don't know how much if the ETF for T-Mobile, but I think it's like $350 or something.

Anyway, my concern is my phone number.

I want to transfer my T-Mobile phone# to Sprint. But I don't know if I can do it after my contract with T-Mobile expires.

Anyone has any idea on the best approach for me?

Thanks in advanced!
You can always port your number, mobile companys can not stop this. They can however charge you depending on the situation. IF you are out of contract there should be no charge for porting your number though.
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That is killing me. They need to replace the phone. It is not that wide and thick. I am sorry it is not.
They don't have the correct aspect ratio on the video, but I'll bet it will look great on TV. It's definitely an attention getter.
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They don't have the correct aspect ratio on the video, but I'll bet it will look great on TV. It's definitely an attention getter.
I really don't think it will look all that different...and it's a silly ad, now that I view it a few more times. The phone never actually gets USED in it. Unlike the DROID ads.
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Oh, no.... Of course I've been pushing for a May release.
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This is my situation.

I currently own a T-Mobile G1 and my contract expires Sep '10. Since the EVO is coming out in June, I won't wait until September to get it. I don't want to pay for ETF for T-mobile since I only have three more monthly cycles to pay.

What I was thinking is to lower my monthly T-Mobile bill to the cheapest price. $39.99 for 500 mins or so, no internet.

So I will pay about $45.00 in July, August, September. That's $135.00, I don't know how much if the ETF for T-Mobile, but I think it's like $350 or something.

Anyway, my concern is my phone number.

I want to transfer my T-Mobile phone# to Sprint. But I don't know if I can do it after my contract with T-Mobile expires.

Anyone has any idea on the best approach for me?

Thanks in advanced!
You won't need to pay the full ETF. I think in the last 6 months it drops to $100, and drops again for the last 3 months. I know because I'm trying to get my sister out of her contract so I can get her to Sprint!

Here's what I found looking online.

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While the normal $200 feel still applies to subscribers exiting within the first 18 months of the plan, the carrier halves the fee to $100 for those with between three and six months left in their service. Those with three months or left pay $50; for those with less than one month left, the rate can drop below $50 if the customer's monthly rate is less.
Make sure you verify this with T-mobile support.
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Oh, no.... Of course I've been pushing for a May release.
Bill, I will keep hoping and praying you are right, but it still seems like a pipe dream. Come on 22nd of May, but I'm thinking June 6th looks pretty solid at least.
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You can always port your number, mobile companys can not stop this. They can however charge you depending on the situation. IF you are out of contract there should be no charge for porting your number though.
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But when I buy the EVO, they give me a new number, and then when my T-Mobile contract expires and I can go to Sprint and port my old T-Mobile phone number?

Do you know how much they would charge if I am still under contract? One time fee? Monthly?
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Okay....this isn't news....but just fwiw...my experience on the phone with a Sprint sales rep just two minutes ago....

I called wanting to know what would happen if I was out of town during the release and in a NON WiMax area....would the phone be available...can I buy and port my and my wife's numbers. (remember...not very experienced here....still have a Katana) and...told the rep I'm sure he probably couldn't say anything if he knew. I explained that people on the forum here might start jumping from buildings if the phone is not release soon. He laughed and said, of course, that he didn't know anything....except that he just returned from vacation and saw on his notes...on the computer....that people are in training on the EVO now. He said this usually means the release will be soon.

As for answers to my questions....yeah...duh...feel so smart...but wanted to verify....I can go into any Sprint store and they can help me....but...he wasn't sure if the phone would be available everywhere or not. I asked him directly...so there is nothing to be read into this statement. He said to just call back to Sprint when the release date is known and ask how best to proceed. He also didn't know about the possibility for pre-order. So...perhaps Best Buy would be an option. But again....would I be able to go to a Best Buy out of state in a non 4G area? With my personal situation I may have to wait until the evening of the 9th....and would then worry about stock running short. Have any of you had experiences with purchasing out of state....with pre-orders....and the logistics of this situation? I've never waited for a phone....no research....just went in to the store and bought. This of course is very different. Feeling a bit anxious here!!!
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You won't need to pay the full ETF. I think in the last 6 months it drops to $100, and drops again for the last 3 months. I know because I'm trying to get my sister out of her contract so I can get her to Sprint!
Wow, that's even better! I am afraid to call T-Mobile and ask them these questions, and they're like

"Why are you leaving us"?

BECAUSE YOU AIN'T GOT THE EVO!
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But when I buy the EVO, they give me a new number, and then when my T-Mobile contract expires and I can go to Sprint and port my old T-Mobile phone number?

Do you know how much they would charge if I am still under contract? One time fee? Monthly?
porting a number over during contract usually results in automatically cancelling ur plan. which means ETF.

you can also wait til your plan expires and then port, no charge for porting numbers. just watch out of ETF when you do it before your contract is up
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I really don't think it will look all that different...and it's a silly ad, now that I view it a few more times. The phone never actually gets USED in it. Unlike the DROID ads.
I'm not in the TV advertising business and I don't care to speculate anymore. Actually, I would be happy to speculate with eieio on an earlier release date. He's still going for a May release and when you think about it, May still makes more sense.
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i'm not in the tv advertising business and i don't care to speculate anymore. Actually, i would be happy to speculate with eieio on an earlier release date. He's still going for a may release and when you think about it, may still makes more sense.
I vote for may...puhlease!
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we won't know until may12th. who knows what they will announce on may12th.
hopefully there will be a full explanation. afterall it's only 7 days away
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Their first youtube ad had the same problem and we all bitched and commented until they re-did it.

Someone over there probably got hold of an internal or preliminary HTC promo and then halfassedly converted it for Youtube.

It's just poor transcoding.
If I remember right, you're in the business.
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I vote for May release also but I was told Evo training starts May 24th.
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Wow, that's even better! I am afraid to call T-Mobile and ask them these questions, and they're like

"Why are you leaving us"?

BECAUSE YOU AIN'T GOT THE EVO!
There's nothing to worry about. They won't cancel your contract. Just call them and ask them. I also updated my previous post to add some more detail to the T-mobile ETF schedule.
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Thanks!

But when I buy the EVO, they give me a new number, and then when my T-Mobile contract expires and I can go to Sprint and port my old T-Mobile phone number?

Do you know how much they would charge if I am still under contract? One time fee? Monthly?
Well they will give you a new number if that's what YOU want. if you tell them you want to port your number they will ask you some info on your current account and they will port it over. If you choose to get a new number and buy the evo with a new number you will be stuck with that number. Only way you will be able to port it later is if you add a line and buy another phone. They cant port the number over later to an active new line. Well maybe they can but they WON'T so be sure of what you want to do before you buy the phone.

As far as what T mobile will charge, I'd think if you're under contract still you will be charged the flat rate amount for breaking a contract early PLUS any remaining time on your CURRENT billing cycle. So if you do it RIGHT after you pay a bill it shouldn't be a whole lot more than the ETF amount
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