Evo Test Units in Stores


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  1. beoti

    beoti Member This Topic's Starter

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    I just played with a test unit in Atlanta at the South Cobb Radio Shack store. It was a sprint employee who is making the rounds to different stores and talk to customers.

    Freakin' sweet. I have to run to a b'day party, but it is beyond amazing. Not too heavy, fits in your pant pockets very well. Meow!
     

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    mcbtrain929 Well-Known Member

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    hopefully later today you can come back on here and give us some more hands on details of it!
     
  3. beoti

    beoti Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sorry for the delay on details. I've been running around with the wife all day. At one point, tried to post from her iPhone, but alas the 3g would not connect...

    A few notes on playing with the evo and conversation with sprint rep. I repeat, this was not the radio shack test unit, but a sprint corporate rep doing a round at the store. He got his test unit last night.

    The screen is beautiful. It will take your breath away. The colors anne size combine for an immaculate presentation. The screen takes up every cm of the body...no wasted space. It was definitely the first thing that you notice and it is kind of hard to understand how I've managed with a puny iPhone or bb screen.

    Blazing fast...switched programs, rolled through contacts, typing with the touch keypad. Everything is as advertised as fast. Read the engadget review from march introduction...it really is fast. I am drolling over the uses for it that would have tried my patience with other portable comps. I own a manufacturing and distribution plant and I'm going to overlay my inventory tracking program onto this...the speed and screen size make it possible. Probably going to order ten more for warehose employees when I'm done testing.

    Sales rep said they already has more preorders for the evo in three days than the entire preorders for the pre. People are excited.

    4g...no coverage in the store! I wasn't surprised. The rep agreed that even in mature markets like Atlanta, 4g is still being filled out. I'm paraphrasing him now, 3g has 94% building penetration and 4g is much less(I think he said along the lines of 60 something percent...I can't remember exactly). He admitted that the 4g is f'n sweet when you get it, but it is not reliable. I think sprint may have a pr issue on their hands when people are not getting their 4g dream speeds. Sprint rep said it takes a long time for a market to mature, so I suspect the newer markets being introduced this summer will be disappointed. He said sprint is really stressed trying to implement new markets and fill out mature markets.

    Again...these are his words so don't flame me!

    In the end, the phone is a beast. The screen, proceesr, android, hdmi out make the possibilities endless. As a macguyver at heart, I'm over the moon thrilled even if te 4g experience proves marginal.

    We could not get qik to work. Rep said he had been trying since last night without success...uh oh.

    That's all I can rememer for now. June 4 will not come fast enough. Happy drooling fellow fanboys!
     
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    beoti Member This Topic's Starter

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    Oh, there was some confusion in other posts...1 gig internal with 8 gig included (forgot to ask the class). Apps can load on external drive. Drive is under battery. Battery is HUGE.
     
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    drexappeal Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing your experience. Based on what you're saying, I definitely see people complaining about that $10 add-on fee even MORE after they get the phone...LOL.
     
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    beoti Member This Topic's Starter

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    Finally on the packaging. He has test unit so it may not be final packagig, but it was only the phone and micro USB charger. That's it. I was little disappointed.
     
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    drexappeal Well-Known Member

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    You didn't happen to ask how much internal storage it shows available, did you?
     
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    ashtx07 Well-Known Member

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    I am soooo jealous of you right now. Lol. I can see alot of people complaining about the $10 fee for 4G if the signal has to switch to 3G when you go inside.
     
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    Sounds great, but from the 4G experience you mentioned, it seems even more wood to add to the $10 fee fire.
     
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    the battery is the same battery as the hero and touch pro2...
     
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    I'm sorry, but I just have to say...LMAO!

    :p:p:p:p

    Thanks for the report!
     
  12. beoti

    beoti Member This Topic's Starter

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    Internal storage...did not ask.

    Battery...let me clarify, relative to my bb battery it is huge.

    $10 charge...not gonna stop me. The removal of the hard cap makes it easy to swallow. I think they could charge more for reliable 4g service. I suspect they removed the data cap on 4g and only charged $10 to ease the transition. Pure speculation though...no need to reignite the debate.
     
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    Dang! I passed that store this morning on the way to the chiropractor. I wonder if they will have it in there tomorrow.

    As for the memory card, I saw screen shots earlier that said 8gb.
     

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