Message to all Evo Shift 4G Lurkers

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  1. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Message to all Evo Shift 4G Lurkers:

    I want to tell you I'm glad you're here. Moreover, I have a question for you. Why not sign up and contribute? You don't have to be a geeky rocket scientist! We welcome your questions, your comments and your shmoozing!

    Don't be afraid! Do it today!

    If you need any help, just PM me, or anyone with a red or green name badge, and we'll be glad to help you get around in here!

    You don't need to already have an Android phone to sign up. If you need help deciding if this is the right phone for you, c'mon in and ask questions

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  2. Lancerz

    Lancerz Member

    Well I'm coming from a palm pixi and I love how it syncs all my contacts, calendar, and everything else with gmail. I've had a palm phone for the last 5 years so I'm not familiar with android but have heard so many good things. I'm gonna assume that since its a google phone that it would also sync my gmail contacts and calendar correct? That will make my transition to android a breeze, I plan on getting the Evo shift in 2 days and I'm actually excited. Gonna browse around now, Ill be a android user soon.
  3. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Yes - syncing with Google Calendar and Contacts and Gmail is no issue.

    In fact, I use CallTrack and then log all of calls to a separate calendar - leaves no question for my business uses when I made or took calls from any given party. And it does all of that completely automagically!

    I also use GDocs to access my google docs - quick and dirty, very effective.
  4. alsoran

    alsoran Well-Known Member

    Please tell me,Please,Please tell me the Shift is everything I hope it is,will be following this section very closely.If the Shift is a dud,break it to me gently,my ego is so fragile and probably will have to back into therapy,thx.
  5. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    The Shift is everything you think it is - and more! :)
  6. SHMaRiM

    SHMaRiM Well-Known Member

    I'm digging my shift. Fastest phone I've ever had by far. About 6x faster than my last phone (samsung moment)

    I've witnessed no glitching or program crashes like alot of phones experience right out of the box.


    IMO better than the iphone. Snappier, great stock apps, and has a slideout keyboard. (can't stand touch screen keyboards) QWERTY FTW!

    Only thing I dont like is that when sliding the phone open it is not spring loaded and requires you to physically slide the screen all the way up rather than just popping it open like most sliding phones these days. I can live with that though. Better than having an antenna that doesnt work (iphone) lol
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  7. Dhsmokymcpot

    Dhsmokymcpot New Member

    Hi i am new to the android system. I'm planning on purchasing the shift by the end of the month. I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction on some of the benefits of the android OS. Would like to know what can be done by rooting. and any other information that you would think would be relevant. Thanks.
  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

  9. InMnBob

    InMnBob Member

    Just purchased two this weekend at best buy for $99 ea. I use one as the main phone and the second as a backup and external charger for a battery. For 99 it was worth the money for the battery and cables. I am also using the second as a hot spot.

    I am amazed at the speed compared to my Touch Pro. I also have a iPod touch but now don't need that since I learned of the app that syncs my iTunes to the Shift wirelessly.

    The onlly thing I miss about the touch pro wm 6.1 is the spelling application. I would rather run a spelling check on the final text than do it a word at a time. I welcome help on this.

    I was hesitant to switch from WinMo because I ama heavy corporate email, contact and calendar users under exchange. This works well but requires a little getting used to.
  10. DroidEDI

    DroidEDI Member

    For the hot spot and the itunes wirelessly... How?

    As far as the corp email there are other apps. I prefer the touchdown app for the work email. It's fantastic. A little pricey though.
  11. suttoc

    suttoc Active Member

    I just (today) bought the Shift after about two years with the Palm Pre. I am a new Android user, so I'm still learning the ropes. I participated in a similar forum for Palm Pre owners, and the users were always great help. I hope for the same here. So far I love the phone (except for the pesky volume switch!) and look foward to hangin' out with everyone here and hopefully learning a bunch along the way. Cheers!
  12. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Welcome to the forums!

    For wireless music sync, check out iSyncr and doubletwist.

    Sprint offers a hotspot feature for a fee or you can root and get to it that way for free. If free, don't expect to stream huge amounts of data without getting noticed - Sprint hasn't cracked down on anyone so far as I know, but contractually, they certainly could.
  13. V425

    V425 Well-Known Member

    I've had the HTC Hero for about a year and a half and I'm considering upgrading. I've mostly been happy with it except that I've maxed out the memory and the charger cable is falling apart. I'm not sure if the Evo or the Shift is a better option for me so I'm looking for opinions. What I love about my Hero are its small size and the touch screen compact QWERTY keyboard in portrait mode. So I like that the shift is smaller than the Evo but I'm not really interested in the hardware keyboard and not sure if it has compact QWERTY as an option for the touchscreen.
  14. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    If the Shift's physical keyboard is not to your liking and the Evo is too big, then maybe next week's announcements at CTIA can add to the choices (or confusion).

    In any case, the Shift will allow for on-screen typing with any of the same keyboards you'd use on the Evo.

    Both are Evos, both are great options.

    A lot of Hero owners have upgraded happily to the Shift. :)
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  15. V425

    V425 Well-Known Member

    I saw the announcement for the Nexus S 4G which looks a lot more like what I want. I'm just not sure how I'd like straight google without sense
  16. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Well, that's a personal choice and therefore a tough one. :)

    If you really like Sense, you can approximate it with add-on launchers and widgets, but not really match it - so, it may depend on which Sense features you're looking as the best for you that will help with your decision.

    I've lived with vanilla Android and loved it - Android goodness is Android goodness on a lot of levels, meaning - you can customize it a LOT. ;)
  17. bg192905

    bg192905 New Member

    I am new to EVO Shift, just gave up my BB. I wanted the ability to have additonal apps and now I find myself quite overwhelmed! The device is great and i love the screen quality!
  18. ballroomdru

    ballroomdru Well-Known Member

    I played with the EVO Shift in a Sprint store for half an hour last night. To answer your question YES, the Evo Shift has the compact QWERTY that you loved so much. It is actually my preferred keyboard. In may, when my $75 upgrade becomes available I will probably be purchasing this phone.
  19. sktr021

    sktr021 Active Member

    The Nexus S doesnt have much better hardware than the shift, and as far as the keyboard goes I think you will like it more than you think. If not just leave it shut...just my .02

  20. Hermia

    Hermia Member

    Hey there. :) I had a Samsung Moment up until about a month ago, and now I have an EVO Shift. I was never happy with my Moment, but this phone has just about rocked my world. I'm getting much better battery life, and it is far, far faster.

    Just want to say thank you to all the folks who answer questions around here. This forum has helped me out a ton and given great suggestions. It's definitely my go-to forum for all things Android.
  21. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Welcome to the forums!
  22. Androidalltheway

    Androidalltheway Well-Known Member

    besides the keyboard, is there any reason for someone to sell there evo 4g and get this phone to replace it?
  23. ballroomdru

    ballroomdru Well-Known Member

    The Evolution shift has twice the internal storage space for apps. If you are running out of app space then.......
  24. GotDroid?

    GotDroid? Member

    Well after being a lurker for about 2 months, I finally got an HTC EVO SHIFT about 2 weeks ago. So far loving it. Just rooted it yesterday, and have been tweaking ever since. ahhh the possibilities of android are great.
  25. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Welcome to the forums!

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