*Background knowledge: Still using on old AT&T flip phone. Was going to go T-Mobile/GNexus 'til they stopped producing it . Then while waiting for my AT&T contract to expire (Sept. 26th) I decided the Evo was the best alternative. My only complaint was no keyboard/Swype (or Swype alternative, as I did not know about SlideIT). Then heard about the Epic, decided the keyboard was too strong a selling point. Now though I'm scared with all the uproar over battery/upload/GPS as well as opinions that the keyboard feels cheap. I can't decide which to get as each have their own advantages. At the moment I'm trying to decide which advantages can be ignored.* So I visited a local Sprint store today, with two goals.... 1) See if they've got Epic's/Evo's in stock (they had both) 2) After reading about them for months, to finally feel them both in my hand. I have to admit, when closed the Epic feels more like a phone and better in my hand. The Evo just feels like a thin brick. Did anyone else feel this way and get used to it? Does the fact that I'll also buy a new bluetooth eliminate this as an obstacle? The original reason I jumped on the Epic bandwagon was the keyboard/swype. Has anyone installed SlideIT on their EVO? I imagine it's operative, but how did it feel? It doesn't look as visually shinny, but does it function well? I still typed faster on the Epic keyboard but I hear swype/SlideIT takes some practice to strongly appreciate. The assistant that helped me immediately suggested the Epic over the Evo, but I assume that's due partially to price. I informed him about the problems many, many people are having online with the Epic and he claimed he's never experienced any of those. Honestly I feel like I should take his opinion with a grain of salt though-no offense to him. It basically comes down to HTC quality V. Samsung features (except TouchWiz V. Sense, WOW TW sucked in comparison). IF the Epic worked correctly I'd say it was a better phone for my needs, but it seems the Evo was simply built better. Also, got some information on 4G expansion in the Fresno, Ca area. Is there a specified forum/thread for this?