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Old February 14th, 2012, 08:52 AM   #51 (permalink)
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I have had my Evo 4G since launch date and on April 1st will be due an upgrade. The Iphone 4s is too small and I like android. So what could be the next great phone available by April to make me wanna switch from the Evo which I love but it's been two years and I feel like it's time for some thing newer and faster with more internal storage.

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I have had my Evo 4G since launch date and on April 1st will be due an upgrade. The Iphone 4s is too small and I like android. So what could be the next great phone available by April to make me wanna switch from the Evo which I love but it's been two years and I feel like it's time for some thing newer and faster with more internal storage.

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WELCOME TO ANDROID FORUMS!

Too early to recommend anything except wait until your upgrade is available.
Also,is 4G WIMAX good in your area? If not,or,non-existent,definitely wait for the 4G LTE models to come out.

If you have 4G WIMAX & are satisfied w/the speeds,you could probably get an excellent deal on a WIMAX phone come upgrade time.*

Either way,you're in a good position to get a good phone @ at decent price,especially if you go to BEST BUY, AMAZON,RADIO SHACK,WIREFLY,etc.....

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SPRINT has previously stated they will support the existing 4G WIMAX network until 2015.So,you'd be set for the next 2yr. extension of your contract w/a WIMAX phone w/o worry of your phone becoming prematurely obsolete.
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I have had my Evo 4G since launch date and on April 1st will be due an upgrade. The Iphone 4s is too small and I like android. So what could be the next great phone available by April to make me wanna switch from the Evo which I love but it's been two years and I feel like it's time for some thing newer and faster with more internal storage.

Any thoughts or ideas would be most welcome. Thanks
I'm in the same boat as you. My upgrade is on April but I'm waiting until Sprint gets LTE. Sprint is getting the Galaxy Nexus. It is on the list as one of my choices...to go along the Galaxy S III(my #1 choice) and possibly the next EVO.
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Buying a phone for the girlfriend...requirements are at least android 2.2, and a keyboard. 4g with a keyboard would be a plus. Whats out there and decent?
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Not much to choose from right now, if keyboard is required. Samsung Epic 4G.
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Keyboards are going away so at some point she is going to have to get used to all touch screen.

The best with a keyboard would be the Epic 4G which I could not recommend anyone buy, it is a dinosaur.

That being said the best available right now is the GSII or the Galaxy Nexus next week. Honestly I would wait though, both of those phones are pretty old with the pace of today's phones.

I would wait and see what happens in a couple weeks with the Galaxy S III announcement and decide after that.
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I'm just north of Denver and currently have a non smart phone on VErizon. I want to get smartphones with 3 lines and am leaning towards Sprint right now. I'll be switching in the second half of May. How is Sprint in the Denver Boulder area? It looks like our area will not be getting LTE anytime soon. Its not in the first or second wave and who knows how long they will take.

If I do go for sprint should I get a Wimax phone and if so which one or should I get a LTE phone and if so a Nexus or a Galaxy 2? I'm assuming the note or HTC EVO lte won't be out in time.

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I'm just north of Denver and currently have a non smart phone on VErizon. I want to get smartphones with 3 lines and am leaning towards Sprint right now. I'll be switching in the second half of May. How is Sprint in the Denver Boulder area? It looks like our area will not be getting LTE anytime soon. Its not in the first or second wave and who knows how long they will take.

If I do go for sprint should I get a Wimax phone and if so which one or should I get a LTE phone and if so a Nexus or a Galaxy 2? I'm assuming the note or HTC EVO lte won't be out in time.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Don't know about you area, but if you go LTE you should get the Galaxy Nexus, if you go Wimax go for the Galaxy S2. Those are the 2 best options on Sprint right now
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I'm just north of Denver and currently have a non smart phone on VErizon. I want to get smartphones with 3 lines and am leaning towards Sprint right now. I'll be switching in the second half of May. How is Sprint in the Denver Boulder area? It looks like our area will not be getting LTE anytime soon. Its not in the first or second wave and who knows how long they will take.

If I do go for sprint should I get a Wimax phone and if so which one or should I get a LTE phone and if so a Nexus or a Galaxy 2? I'm assuming the note or HTC EVO lte won't be out in time.

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Welcome to Sprint.

Following is the unofficial, best source of LTE deployments: Network Vision/LTE Deployment Running List - Sprint 4G Rollout Updates

Also review the thread here titled: "Network vision & LTE rollout"

Galaxy Nexus (LTE) is available today, HTC Evo LTE is due in June, Galaxy Note is not announced for Sprint.

I'm not sure if WiMax is available in your area (very spotty), but there are a number of 4G-WiMax phone choices: Epic 4G Touch, Evo 4G, Moto Photon, Evo 3D, etc.

Checkout: The ultimate decision... (Sprint Phone dilemma)
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Welcome to Sprint.

Following is the unofficial, best source of LTE deployments: Network Vision/LTE Deployment Running List - Sprint 4G Rollout Updates

Also review the thread here titled: "Network vision & LTE rollout"

Galaxy Nexus (LTE) is available today, HTC Evo LTE is due in June, Galaxy Note is not announced for Sprint.

I'm not sure if WiMax is available in your area (very spotty), but there are a number of 4G-WiMax phone choices: Epic 4G Touch, Evo 4G, Moto Photon, Evo 3D, etc.

Checkout: The ultimate decision... (Sprint Phone dilemma)
I wasn't sure when Seattle would be getting LTE, now I know it is planned for this year. Awesome!
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I looked on the deployment list. Denver is not mentioned in the 1st wave or the second wave, so I figure it will be a while.
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I'm fine with Sprint service, but want to avoid contracts. My wife and I both have had Epic 4G since they came out. How may I decide which phone I should consider that I could buy from AMazon, ebay, etc.? I prefer a slideout keyboard, but not a must. Looking for something around 100 bucks. Wife's Epic screen is cracked and we pay for the warranty, but it has a $100 deductible...I think. She's kinda tired of the phone, but I don't want to utilize her upgrade credit and have to sign on for 2 more years...thoughts please?
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I'm fine with Sprint service, but want to avoid contracts. My wife and I both have had Epic 4G since they came out. How may I decide which phone I should consider that I could buy from AMazon, ebay, etc.? I prefer a slideout keyboard, but not a must. Looking for something around 100 bucks. Wife's Epic screen is cracked and we pay for the warranty, but it has a $100 deductible...I think. She's kinda tired of the phone, but I don't want to utilize her upgrade credit and have to sign on for 2 more years...thoughts please?
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Without a new contract you are looking at $400-650 for a new current phone. Around $100 might get you a 2 yr old phone like the one you have if you can find a used one on eBay.
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I'm fine with Sprint service, but want to avoid contracts. My wife and I both have had Epic 4G since they came out. How may I decide which phone I should consider that I could buy from AMazon, ebay, etc.? I prefer a slideout keyboard, but not a must. Looking for something around 100 bucks. Wife's Epic screen is cracked and we pay for the warranty, but it has a $100 deductible...I think. She's kinda tired of the phone, but I don't want to utilize her upgrade credit and have to sign on for 2 more years...thoughts please?
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on sprint.. there are no keyboard phones..
there is the EVO shift, but that is not much of an upgrade from the Epic.

so.. my only suggestion.
give your Epic to your wife.
you get a Epic Touch / EVO 3D / Photon on amazon for 1 penny. (with 2 yr contract)..

NOTE: read the fine print about Amazon's fine print about cancellation!!! this is added to Sprints cancellation charge too!
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I have the Evo 4G but its time for something new.....Been lurking but havent dropped the hammer on the Galaxy S2. Now I see there is a new Evo 4g LTE?? Is it any good? Anyone get there hands on one?

So what do I buy?? Thanks in advance for your help!
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The EVO 4G LTE is still a few weeks from being released but it looks like a beast! My only concern is the size (that's what she said). My current EVO is big, but I have learned to live with it, but the new EVO LTE is 4.7", so I want to see it in person at a Sprint store or Best Buy before I decide to upgrade.
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If you want to learn about the HTC EVO 4G LTE...also know as the LTEVO...check out the section on the on the forum....

http:// http://androidforums.com/htc-evo-4g-lte/
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I have the Evo 4G but its time for something new.....Been lurking but havent dropped the hammer on the Galaxy S2. Now I see there is a new Evo 4g LTE?? Is it any good? Anyone get there hands on one?

So what do I buy?? Thanks in advance for your help!
Wait until August. Most, if not all, of the superphones for 2012 should be released by then. That's LTEvo, MoPhoQ, and E4GT2 (aka sgs 3).
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I would go with the GS2 touch. It has the large screen, great cam, and it comes with 16GB ROM and supports up to 32GB micro SD.

Has anyone had any issues with Samsung? I must say about 1/2 dozen co-workers and I all had issues with their customer service on LED tv's all within the first year. I must say they are one of the worst companies I ever delt with! I usually have my way with customer service reps but I honestly felt I was speaking another language. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER TV FROM THEM! Not sure if the phones are the same but it really made me think twice contemplating the GS2
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Has anyone had any issues with Samsung? I must say about 1/2 dozen co-workers and I all had issues with their customer service on LED tv's all within the first year. I must say they are one of the worst companies I ever delt with! I usually have my way with customer service reps but I honestly felt I was speaking another language. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER TV FROM THEM! Not sure if the phones are the same but it really made me think twice contemplating the GS2
My last 2 phones have been made by Samsung (E4GT and Nexus S). Personally I really like Samsung phones and think they are probably the best Android manufacturer for a combination of reasons (screens, bootloader policy, overall build quality, etc)
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Has anyone had any issues with Samsung? I must say about 1/2 dozen co-workers and I all had issues with their customer service on LED tv's all within the first year. I must say they are one of the worst companies I ever delt with! I usually have my way with customer service reps but I honestly felt I was speaking another language. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER TV FROM THEM! Not sure if the phones are the same but it really made me think twice contemplating the GS2

My only experience with their phones was with the E4GT SGS2. While it had a lot of positives with speed and the overall feel of the phone, I have had nothing but trouble with all of the radios in it. I don't have 4G service here in Wichita, but the 3g reception is terrible, the gps has a horrible time acquiring the satellites and maintaining that link. Even the Wifi has poor reception.

Other people haven't had any issues with them, I just know we have gone through 2 E4GT and both had the same problems. I've been very happy with every HTC phone I have had.
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I have been with sprint for a long time and i currently have the old Samsung Transform (not even the ultra). It is starting to act up and i am tired of having such a slow phone. I want to get the HTC EVO 4G LTE but i am not so sure because of not having 4g wimax capabilities. I only have 3g right now so i guess it wouldn’t be a huge deal, but i live in St. Louis and i have no idea when we will be getting LTE. I did not pre-order the phone because i would have to buy out my contract early to get the phone for $199 instead of $549. Should i wait and stick with my transform or should i upgrade and wait for LTE to come to my area?
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Well from everything I have read about the new LTEVO, it sounds like great phone. Personally I am not due for an upgrade for a while, but I am personally considering buying out my contract in a few months to upgrade to the LTEVO from my OG EVO.

My personal suggestion if you really need a new phone would be to buy out the remainder of your contract and upgrade to the LTEVO.
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I seriously need some help on making a decision. I've already decided to give Sprint a try, but what I can't decide is whether to get the Galaxy Nexus or the LTEVO. Here's my dilemma. I have a Nexus S from TMo right now and slowly, but surely, it's been plagued with bugs and issues and even after getting the latest update, now it constantly just stops getting a signal until I reboot it and it just randomly sometimes even just reboots on its own. Even a factory reset hasn't fixed the problems. I'm very wary about getting another Samsung device after the pain this one has been. At the same time, I've had every Nexus device thus far and love stock Android. The only reason I'm really considering the EVO is because Sense 4.0 isn't nearly as obtrusive as it used to be. Unfortunately, I also love getting the latest, greatest Android updates and I know that the EVO isn't going to get them nearly as quickly as the Galaxy Nexus will.

I love the specs of the EVO and was very underwhelmed by the Galaxy Nexus when it first came out, but it'll most certainly be getting Jelly Bean when it comes out. I don't know what to do. I need to leave T-Mobile and I get a great discount at Sprint through my work. I hate trying to pick between multiple devices...can anyone give me some perspective?
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Specs win it for me. More than likely the EVO will get CM support so there's that for the stock option.
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True, but when? I mean, how long as CM9 been in development now? It's taking longer than it does for the carriers to get it on their phones at this rate.
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The CDMA Nexii have to wait a little bit behind the GSM Nexii for releases. I would expect the Nexus to still get things faster but HTC update support is really very good.

Plus, there's always the dev community pushing early tastes of new Android revisions.

I think that you still get 14 days to change your mind with Sprint. Try the LTEvo and if it's not for you, switch to the Nexus.
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True, but when? I mean, how long as CM9 been in development now? It's taking longer than it does for the carriers to get it on their phones at this rate.
I am running CM9 on my Epic Touch and have had zero issues with it. The EVO 3D hasn't gotten the ICS upgrade yet, but I bet you CM9 is available for it.
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The CDMA Nexii have to wait a little bit behind the GSM Nexii for releases. I would expect the Nexus to still get things faster but HTC update support is really very good.

Plus, there's always the dev community pushing early tastes of new Android revisions.

I think that you still get 14 days to change your mind with Sprint. Try the LTEvo and if it's not for you, switch to the Nexus.
Yeah, I'd already planned to take advantage of the 14 day trial period to make sure Sprint worked well in my area, but unfortunately, the other issues would take longer than 14 days. I already know that if I knew for sure the EVO would get updates in a quick, reasonable timeframe, I'd get it in a second. That's the only hang-up I have right now.
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I am running CM9 on my Epic Touch and have had zero issues with it. The EVO 3D hasn't gotten the ICS upgrade yet, but I bet you CM9 is available for it.
Those are just the nightlies, though, right? I'm extremely new to the whole ROM thing, but I was under the impression that those aren't stable versions. Not sure I'd want to put a potentially brick-making ROM on my main phone.
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Those are just the nightlies, though, right? I'm extremely new to the whole ROM thing, but I was under the impression that those aren't stable versions. Not sure I'd want to put a potentially brick-making ROM on my main phone.
Not sure about the EVO 3D, but the Epic Touch is on Alpha 3.
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Yeah, I'd already planned to take advantage of the 14 day trial period to make sure Sprint worked well in my area, but unfortunately, the other issues would take longer than 14 days. I already know that if I knew for sure the EVO would get updates in a quick, reasonable timeframe, I'd get it in a second. That's the only hang-up I have right now.
HTC seems to beat everyone at maintenance upgrades, while the Nexus wins for OS revisions.

Tough call, sorry.
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HTC seems to beat everyone at maintenance upgrades, while the Nexus wins for OS revisions.

Tough call, sorry.
I'd say Motorola rivals HTC without a doubt and the Photon is the first non-HTC smartphone that I've had.
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I am running CM9 on my Epic Touch and have had zero issues with it. The EVO 3D hasn't gotten the ICS upgrade yet, but I bet you CM9 is available for it.
Same here I have been running CM9 on mine for months now and it is great.
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Spoke to sprint and for 15$ less a month from Verizon I will get double minutes and unlimited data!

Question is what phone?

I have 4g in my area too!

I hear the evo lte will not be compatible forget.

I come from droid original ..x...RAZR.
any other rexomeded phones on sprint?

The galaxy s3 looks awsome but ..whens it coming out?
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The Evo LTE (or LTEvo as fans here like to call it) is currently the best confirmed phone on Sprint, but it will be a 3G only device until LTE comes to your area. If you want something more stock Android, you can pick up the Galaxy Nexus but it too is limited to 3G until LTE comes. If you can't wait for LTE, you can always pick up an Epic Touch (the GSII) which has WiMax.

As for the GSIII, no one knows when it's coming to Sprint (only that it will, in some form) or even what its final specs will be. My guess would be summer, maybe July at the earliest but more likely mid to late summer.
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My area is confirmed for lte.

Does that mean as long as I get a 4g sprint phone I get lte?
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My area is confirmed for lte.

Does that mean as long as I get a 4g sprint phone I get lte?
No, it means that if you buy a Sprint LTE phone, then you will have LTE once it is turned on in your area. If you buy a Sprint 4G phone right now, then you will be using Wi-Max 4G, not LTE, and you will not be able to use LTE once it is live until you upgrade to a LTE phone. Hope that helps you out.
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My area is confirmed for lte.

Does that mean as long as I get a 4g sprint phone I get lte?
No. You need an LTE phone to get 4G LTE; not all of Sprints 4G phones are LTE. Sprint is in a transition phase as they are currently upgrading the entire network.

If you are in one of the "first" or "second round" markets, you're in a great Spot! You will need to get one of Sprints newer 4G phones to take advantage.. one that specifically says "LTE." As of now, you got the LG Viper LTE, HTC EVO LTE, and Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE to choose from. Personally, I like the EVO LTE.

Here is a list of markets getting Sprints network upgrades this year.. but it sounds like you've already found it. Network Vision/LTE Deployment Running List - Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
If you are in this list, I would highly recommend getting an LTE phone.
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Thank u all.


The evo lte looks sweet.
Kinda wish the galaxy s3 was here

So is this wi -maxx network like an outdated 4g?
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The evo lte looks sweet.
Kinda wish the galaxy s3 was here

So is this wi -maxx network like an outdated 4g?
I think thats a fair way to describe WiMax... kind of like the Blue-Ray vs. HD DVD war. In this case, LTE won. There will be no more WiMax expansion on Sprint... All of Sprints future expansion will be with 4G LTE.

And yes, the EVO LTE is an impressive device.
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The evo lte looks sweet.
Kinda wish the galaxy s3 was here

So is this wi -maxx network like an outdated 4g?

SPRINT is gradually phasing out 4G WIMAX,by 2015. SPRINT is repurposing it's WIMAX to VIRGIN MOBILE USA & BOOST, which is already in progress.
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Just wanted to say that from everything I read and seen, I would highly recommend the LTEVO.
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EVO 4G LTE... Nuff said
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I might be switching to sprint from metro pcs. I was wondering if the 4g and 4g lte are decent in central florida, around the lakeland area. Also what phone should I get, I can't decide between the HTC EVO 4G LTE and the Samsung galaxy s3.
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I might be switching to sprint from metro pcs. I was wondering if the 4g and 4g lte are decent in central florida, around the lakeland area. Also what phone should I get, I can't decide between the HTC EVO 4G LTE and the Samsung galaxy s3.
Keep in mind, you will have to choose ONE... 4G WiMax or 4G LTE. Sprint is phasing out their old 4G (WiMax phones.. there's only a couple left, actually). Since you're in FL, Sprint's LTE is just around the corner. So, I'd probably got with LTE for the long haul.
This should give you an idea about 4G LTE in your area: Network Vision/LTE Deployment Running List - Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
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Keep in mind, you will have to choose ONE... 4G WiMax or 4G LTE. Sprint is phasing out their old 4G (WiMax phones.. there's only a couple left, actually). Since you're in FL, Sprint's LTE is just around the corner. So, I'd probably got with LTE for the long haul.
This should give you an idea about 4G LTE in your area: Network Vision/LTE Deployment Running List - Sprint 4G Rollout Updates
Very helpful, thank you.
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The EVO LTE haunts my dreams... And I love it
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Sprint Choices:
Nexus
GS3
EVO LTE

The GS3 looks cool but is it really a phone that will still be capable(ish) in 2 years. I look at the S2 and it already seems dated. I feel like the nexus will be the most capable phone 2 years from now. Until the next release of a Google phone comes out they will probably give it lots of attention. My wife's old nexus is still a very capable phone. A guy at the sprint store liked the EVOLTE, but my experience with the EVO3D has me worried, it took 4 Phones to get one that worked for more than a week.

Opinions? And I may get a Google tablet...root tether.
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All valid choices. For me it was strickly between the nexus and the EVO. Siii was never on my list.
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