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  1. septembersrain

    septembersrain 句_句 Smurfing Awesome VIP Member

    I am actually considering getting this phone.
    I bought the HTC Evo Design 4G but since I've got the HTC Evo V 4G too, I don't see the point in having them both.

    I was kind of getting addicted to Blackberry. Does this keyboard really work similar?

    Any reviews or feedback for me?

  2. thosenights

    thosenights Member

    I've watched allot of videos on the Sprint version of the phone. It's been pushed toward those Blackberry users that want to jump on the android bandwagon. Just ordered it this morning on Boost. Should get here on Monday. Looking forward to it!
  3. thosenights

    thosenights Member

    This is also coming with 2.3 installed out of the box. I think the Sprint XPRT is still on 2.2.
  4. septembersrain

    septembersrain 句_句 Smurfing Awesome VIP Member

    When you get it, Can you do a review for me?
    I've seen a lot of reviews but my problem is that the phone has been updated. I want to see how it handles 2.3.

    Thank you!
  5. thosenights

    thosenights Member

    Will do! Will be waiting for me when I get home from work! Had a couple old sanyo incognitos laying around at work using one right now as loaner. Miss the android os. Dislike we have to wait to get the new Boost androids for a few weeks in the store.
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  6. jjfad

    jjfad Well-Known Member

    I had a BB9650 before migrating to the XPRT. The main reasons I changed were: (1) better GMail and Google Calendar integration with Android OS (the GMail app for BB is terrible); and (2) better apps-- the BB9650 browser was quite painful to use, Google Navigator is much better than BB Maps or the standard Google Maps.

    I prefer the BB keyboard, but the XPRT keyboard is not bad. Certainly for me if the price you have to pay to have better apps is the inferior keyboard, then it is worth it.
  7. thosenights

    thosenights Member

    This phone is at home waiting for me! 1 hour and 34 minutes left of work!
  8. TVCCS

    TVCCS Well-Known Member

    I thought I'd add this here...as an FYI...

    I got one of these Monday near L.A. It's a Sprint phone with a Boost sleeve over the top and a Boost flash...looks like Sprint just opened their boxes to flash them and then wrapped a Boost sleeve over the top of the Sprint box. Not much bloatware, but there is a useful version (to me) of the Telenav GPS Navigation that has the voice commands enabled, unlike the Verizon version of the same free program (although the VZ subscription rate is less for the Premium/full version). There is also a half-screen Gallery slideshow widget preloaded that may be useful to me. Free memory for programs is just over 1GB, a welcome change from all the under-memory Android phones usually found on prepaid unless you spend $$$. Boost's Web site is selling them for $79 with the discount and either free 3-day or $5 overnight shipping. I switched over from a Virgin Mobile Optimus V and data speeds appear to be about the same. Very hard to go wrong at that price, IMO.

    This phone has an 1820mah battery (BP7X) versus the 1300mah BP6X found in the VZ Droid Pro. The size differential is enough that the Body Glove case for the Droid Pro does not fit the XPRT. Unlike the Optimus V, the XPRT has an ARM 7 processor and can run Flash (it's also preloaded). For the money, a very capable phone, and I like having the real keyboard again (as a former Treo user)...many fewer typing mistakes.

    I have a VZ Droid Pro for my g/f activated on Page Plus using the Verizon network which seems to have more consistent network speeds in L.A., but I did get a Speedtest report on the Boost XPRT of around 1500k download from one location which gives me hope this phone isn't being speed throttled, and I did hit the local Speedtest server here, rather than one in the Midwest I'd seen on some previous Boost tests which made me think they might be throttling via a proxy server. The Page Plus account offers 2GB of data for $55, Boost is 2.5GB before throttling at $55 with their shrinkpage plan going as low as $40 after 18 months. We shall see...but so far so good.
  9. TVCCS

    TVCCS Well-Known Member

    I now need to add the following...the 3G HotSpot functionality found on the Sprint Motorola XPRT has been removed from the Boost version. It also appears Sprint/Boost have made it difficult to enable this on the Boost phones...I have tried FoxFi (which works on the Droid Pro) and Quick Settings (which works on the Optimus V) without success on the Boost XPRT. It appears from first glance that the programs create a HotSpot, but the HotSpot won't issue IP addresses for devices to connect to. I've also tried to do a wired tether via PDANet (I've used this for years) which has also failed to this point. If easy HotSpot functionality is a need...beware of this limitation on the Boost XPRT. I'm hoping someone out there finds a workaround short of a root for this one.
  10. ModernMagnate

    ModernMagnate New Member

    I really like it so far, have pretty most of the apps I need, though I keep facebook off there just in principle, too much of a time waster. I love it, I've got Google Voice working so I can dial out from my personal or business number (favorite thing so far). The keyboard is nice, and the on screen is pretty decent too if a little small due to screen size if you roll to landscape view. Runs good video using Moboplayer, plays Angry Birds pretty well. Let me know if you want something tested out and I'll check it out for you :)

  11. septembersrain

    septembersrain 句_句 Smurfing Awesome VIP Member

    I ended up getting a BB Style after buying the Xprt. In the first day, MotoBlur had crashed 3 times. It also needed to be restarted continuously because the phone would lag badly. The dialer would hang too....

    I didn't take well to the MotoBlur UI after all. =[

    I used to have an Atrix and that phone would reboot quite a bit. It seems I'm still not finding MotoBlur functional and smooth enough...
  12. easytarget16

    easytarget16 Well-Known Member

    Hmm... I haven't had a chance to stress MotoBlur, but I haven't had any issues on Boost's XPRT so far, aside from a the camera flash going off at the wrong time taking a picture... and that was just once :p
  13. tsega60

    tsega60 New Member

    I've been looking up this thread every single day for the last 2 weeks hoping to find a video review of this phone. i'm currently a VZW customer but i wanna switch to boost because of their reputation and shrinking plan. can anyone please....i mean PLEASEEEEE do an unboxing video or a review video on the Motorola XPRT of the boost version.
  14. TVCCS

    TVCCS Well-Known Member

    Here's one - Review: Boost Mobile Motorola Xprt - YouTube
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  15. brody8898

    brody8898 Active Member

    I think I'll order this phone in the next couple of days.

    Can Motoblur be disabled?
  16. tsega60

    tsega60 New Member

  17. easytarget16

    easytarget16 Well-Known Member

    If you install any 3rd party launcher (GOlauncher, ADW, LauncherPro, etc.), Motoblur will disable itself automatically :p
  18. rfj1979

    rfj1979 Active Member

    Has anyone been able to root this phone yet? I have used superoneclick trying to root it and was unsuccessful.:mad:
  19. BlackFire27

    BlackFire27 Active Member

    I also cannot root this phone so far. Tried all SuperOneClick versions. Motofail. Zergrush. Gingerbreak. Univeral Androot. z4root. and psneuter. None have worked. any response plz :c
  20. brody8898

    brody8898 Active Member

    Found that on another site, has anyone tried it?
  21. septembersrain

    septembersrain 句_句 Smurfing Awesome VIP Member

    I do not see anywhere on the post above that this is specified for the Boost Mobile version of the Xprt.

    Remember there are variances between the two. I'd hate to see someone mistake instructions and mess up their phone. =[

    Boost Mobile may be a part of Sprint but the actual software programming may have a variation. YMMV.
  22. brody8898

    brody8898 Active Member

    Anyone else getting random reboots?

    Also, sometimes, the phone will just go to a black screen and the only way to make it respond it with a battery pull.

    Any advice?
  23. joshua.worth

    joshua.worth Well-Known Member

    Anyone order online? They charged my credit card but a message popped up at the end of my order saying problem with my card or other problem.

    If you ordered online did you get an email confirmation right away?
    I'll call tomorrow just stressing tonight...

    Any info would be helpful.
  24. BoostXprt

    BoostXprt New Member

    Yes, I got the same message when i tried ordering this phone. I re-entering my info ten different times (I really wanted that phone). It turns out that each time i resubmitted my info, they were charging my card, but then immediately refunding the money. I don't know what the problem was, but the order never went through successfully. The next day I got a call from the fraud prevention unit for my credit card. They wanted to know if I authorized ten different purchases to the same company...later we realized they refunded the charge immediately after each botched purchase.

    To sum up. No, your order did not go through. You will likely see a charge AND refund on your statement. I ended up buying my Xprt through ebay. I Love It! however there is a problem that users are reporting. Texting completely freezes up. Look it up with the following message:
    Activity Text Messaging (in application Text Messaging) is not responding. Force Close Wait

    just happened to my phone...
  25. joshua.worth

    joshua.worth Well-Known Member

    Yes I spoke with there Event Bright their fraud/online order dept and they said it likely didn't go thru due to my billing address not being matched exactly, I did look it up and for my apt I put # on my order where on my card its just 205. I may try again when the money finally comes back to my card it still is in limbo on its way back, I have a prepaid Amex Serve card so not as quick as yours I guess.

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