iPhone Killer?

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  1. wndrshwzn

    wndrshwzn Well-Known Member

    remember the instinct commercials? i wonder if sprint is gonna go aggressive again with similar ads for the evo...since the evo really is an iphone/bberry/winmo/palm/nokia killer


  2. cabbie

    cabbie Well-Known Member

    plz delete thread
  3. momoceio

    momoceio Well-Known Member

    I don't think they'll be that dumb this time around...
  4. legacy

    legacy Well-Known Member

    Would be a stupid move comparing an older phone with a brand new one. Especially since the release date of this phone will likely be close to the release date of the next iPhone.
  5. neodorian

    neodorian Well-Known Member

    Hope not. iPhone is an established brand with a lot going for it. The kind of work and money they put into that thing is insane. The problem you run into is that you can either advertise like the Droid and point out the differences or you totally ignore the elephant in the room and John Q. Public assumes you're not even in the same league.

    I think they really need good ads and not just spinning phones talking about blazing 4G speeds or whatever. They need to show off the slickness and how cool it is to have a giant screen or do live broadcasts or provide a hotspot.

    Also they can only focus so much on 4G because otherwise TONS of people will be pissed off when they realize they don't have it. It's a tricky thing to do, being the first at something and I honestly have no idea how Sprint or HTC will do this. Hopefully HTC does the marketing because Sprint pretty much sucks at it.
  6. wndrshwzn

    wndrshwzn Well-Known Member

    ok i'll get right on that. lol. deleting right now
  7. SprintFun

    SprintFun VIP Member VIP Member

    You don't have to delete anything....

    Edit: Its a legitimate question: How will Sprint attempt to "deal" with the iPhone....it's the biggest single name out there.
  8. LatinP

    LatinP Well-Known Member

    If they go hard in the iPjone like they did with the Instinct they'll fail miserably, yes this device knocks the socks off the 3G or 3GS but remember a few weeks after this phone gets released the new monster comes out so I'd choose my words carefully.
  9. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    If Sprint concentrates on conveying the message to the general public about what the EVO can do (that no other phone can), that's definitely a good start. Not only that, but they have to show people how easy those functions are to use and why they'd be beneficial to them. Of course, WiMax would probably be a big part of that.

    No matter what, I personally don't believe that ANY one mobile device will be good enough to be an "iPhone killer." The iPhone has had name/brand recognition from the start with the device AND OS. Truth is, the general public flocks to the device because it's convenient and trendy (e.g. "Everybody has one"; "It's Fun"). When it first came out, people didn't have to ask "Who makes that?" or "What is that?" And the fact that the device, overall, lived up to its expectations and more, helped drive the marketing without Apple or AT&T having to dump any additional money into spreading the word.

    I personally feel like the real competition will be the mobile operating systems, not necessarily the devices. If the Android OS continues to grow and get better/easier/more fun, I think it could get to a point where people will ask, "Do you have an iPhone or an Android phone?"
  10. Lovingthesonic

    Lovingthesonic Well-Known Member

    I highly doubt the new iphone will have anything to compare with the Evo4G
  11. acp

    acp Well-Known Member

    4g will be the only advantage the Evo has

    4.3in screen is based on preference and HDMI port is not going to be the deciding factor for the majority of people.
  12. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    What's the processor speed on the new iPhone? I don't know much about the specs on iPhones, but if the EVO 1ghz processor is much faster than the iPhone's, that's a pretty good selling point to the general public.
  13. ARR22

    ARR22 Well-Known Member

  14. ARR22

    ARR22 Well-Known Member

    I guess you forgot the built in wifi router, or the 8mp camera or the 720p HD recording, or the 1ghz processor, or the front facing camera. Should I go on? Are you nuts? This phone is fully loaded.
  15. Eguy

    Eguy Well-Known Member


    I would get the EVO if it only had 3G. 4G makes little difference.
  16. acp

    acp Well-Known Member

    research a little bit and you will see the iphone HD is going to be a worthy opponent, but lol I can't wait for the Evo too, so I'll just walk away now because you have put me in my place :rolleyes:
  17. cary328is

    cary328is Well-Known Member

    I've heard it will be the Apple A4 chip based on the ARM cortex A9 and will have the Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX545 for the graphics part. It's just speculation, but there's a good chance Apple isn't backing down from any hardware challenges. Here's some links:

    AppleInsider | iPad's custom Apple A4 processor includes ARM-based CPU, GPU

    iPhone 4G to Get New Graphics Chip? [Imagination Technologies Announces new PowerVR SGX545 Mobile GPU] TFTS – Technology, Gadgets & Curiosities
  18. Eguy

    Eguy Well-Known Member

  19. LatinP

    LatinP Well-Known Member

    The speculated leaked spec sheet which is far from official says the new iphone will have a 1ghz snapdragon 8mp camera with 720p video not the front facing cam (I don't think nothing is official yet) and as far as working as a router this is a very small selling point because people will not be willing to pay extra to feed other people internet access. Their dermagraphic is a much younger crowd who wants cool eye candy.

    The one thing the iphone does have and it's a huge selling point is nothing more than a sticker of a bitten Apple and my god does that logo sell phones, it could be a wooden box with a firecracker inside if Steve Jobs says it's cool it will sell at least half a million units on day one.

    I'm FAR from an Apple fan and no I will NOT be buying an iSuck but I'm just stating the truth here about sales from an unbiased prospective.

    PS: About the near future of smart phones, stop looking at a 1ghz snapdragon to be cutting edge the majority of upcoming 2010-2011 smart phones will be equip with 1ghz or equivalent processor. Some are even rumored to be equip with 1.5ghz dual core processor (aka future upcoming HTC Scorpion) what was one day cutting edge could just become a standard a few months down the line that's how competitive this market is.
  20. Lovingthesonic

    Lovingthesonic Well-Known Member

    I don't think it matters. Iphone lovers are sheep, they will always flock to apple every year. Android is where its at!
  21. Eguy

    Eguy Well-Known Member

    Not a chance it will have a Snapdragon. Apple doesn't use Qualcomm chipsets.
  22. Tasmin

    Tasmin Well-Known Member

    I don't care for Apple products myself, mostly because they're generally way out of my budget. My fiance (a confirmed Macophile) swears the quality makes it worth while, but too high (plus AT&T's high plan prices) is too high. I also love of the freedom of open source platform; I don't need Apple to protect me from things they perceive as threats. So iphone killer? Eh, who cares? If you want customization, you go with Android. If you've got money to burn and like being spoon-fed your apps, you go with iphone. Whatever makes you happy.
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  23. LatinP

    LatinP Well-Known Member

  24. cary328is

    cary328is Well-Known Member

    In this case, even if Apple's specs look better on paper - they are still strictly locked down by Apple's developer policies (um no flash, java development? WTF). At least Google and Android provide YOU with a user experience that is more liberating (we don't need to JAIL break anything if we're not in JAIL in the first place). I know there's gonna be the arguments that we have to do a bunch of stuff to customize ROMs for android etc etc. But over all come on....it's GOOGLE for christs sake. All their services are practically free, awesome, and they listen to what their users want. They don't DICTATE what we should use on OUR phones.
  25. LatinP

    LatinP Well-Known Member

    If it's powered by a snapdragon chances are it will have flash, the reason the iPhone doesn't have flash now is because the hardware wouldn't allow it. Matter of a fact Adobe started working on a flash client on iPhoneOS long before it even looked at Android or Windows they simply came to the conclusion that due to hardware limitations it wouldn't be possible same with the Samsung Moment or the HTC Hero these devices will NEVER have flash because of hardware limitations.

    As far as open source it goes back to their general demographic and cool factor these users don't care they want a shiny Apple logo with lots of eye candy over anything else. Remember I'm speaking from a un-biased realistic sales perspective not an iPhone fan myself either.

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