I joined the Sprint family about a month ago with a HTC Touch Pro 2 with WinMo 6.5. My reason was that I didn't want to become a slave to the Google Empire. Well, my previous experience with Microsoft Products should have taught me a lesson, because I quickly became familiar with the reset button on the Touch Pro 2. I had to disable Sense to get the hardware to work, so I'm stuck with plain vanilla WinMo 6.5 for the interface. Because of the Microsoft experience, I've decided to take the plunge into the Android OS and Google's web... So, I've been considering my options, lurking on this site, and the various forums for the HTC EVO 4G and the Samsung Epic... Currently, making a decision between the two is coin toss, as they both have their strengths / weaknesses and pro's / con's. I see both devices as being the bleeding edge of the breed, and that in itself is my biggest concern. The EVO is just now transitioning to 2.2... The Epic is launching with 2.1 and [hopefully] will get 2.2 soon. Then, as I understand it, 3.0 is coming by the end of the year. NO confirmation exists if either platforms will be 3.0 friendly... I really like the Epic, which is why I'm posting in this forum. The slider of the Touch Pro 2 was a major selling point for me to begin with. Yes, it's a potential weak spot in any such design, but I do like to see what's on the screen while I'm typing. The flipside is that when you're not typing, the 4.3" EVO screen has more viewing area... So, long story short, why get either of these devices NOW, vs. waiting a few months for something even better? While the EVO has been out for a few months, the Epic is going to be a 'Rev A' unit when it comes out 8/31/10, and I have no interest in being a guinea pig. Been there, done that - too often... A new OS is due, faster processors (2GHz is knocking on the door), form factors, features, etc... So, why buy an Epic (or an Evo) now?