My BIL works for Sprint as a test engineer. He field tests devices locally, (Overland Park, KS). I got to see the Epic and mess with it a little yesterday. I currently have an EVO. I am going to give the EVO to my daughter and get an Epic The first week of September. Thats when I am due for an upgrade. Not knocking the EVO by any means. I am running 2.2 on that and it is nice. However, I prefer the Epic. The screen and the hard keyboard are what sold me. I can say that the GPS worked flawlessly. The video is better on the Epic and in side by side comparisons, the Epic is slightly faster in download speed on 4G and wifi. Not astoundingly faster but slightly faster. The Epic was running 2.1 BTW. It is a little thicker than the EVO of course but it is lighter and feels nice. I love the keyboard. I came from years of Blackberry and this keyboard is almost as nice as far as feel. I do prefer the sense UI to the Samsung but it isn't at all bad. The Epic has a much better sound through headphones, very nice. I would put it on par with an ipod as far as that goes. The screen is noticeably smaller on the Epic. You wouldn't think .3" would make much difference but it is. The surrounding bezel is bigger on the Epic, so that may have something to do with the size perception. I wasn't around it all day but he told me the battery was "fair". I don't have a lot of problems with my EVO battery either as long as I'm not on 4G all day. Anyway, it is a sweet device and I am looking forward to owning one.