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  1. stoli412

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    Any news/pics from today's event on the official car dock?

    I'm really interested in using the Evo as an occasional GPS.
     

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    I'm pretty sure the car dock will look just like the HD2 car dock.
     
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    Inside your monitor.
    And it is almost identical to the Nexus One dock, albeit a little larger.
     
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    I hope not, the HD2 dock has a special battery cover that has magnets and it looks like it sticks out quite a bit killing the smoothness of the back.
     

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    Sorry to disappoint you, but look at the 4th video on here:

    FULL VIDEO: Sprint HTC EVO 4G Event in NYC | Android Phone Fans

    They zoom up to shots of the car dock and looks the same or similar to that.
     
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    From the looks of it, we maybe in luck. They seemed to have changed the dock from the original image I posted. I guess they went from a really cool dock design to a more useful, traditional design. See the new attached images. I think the new design makes more sense, though it isn't as flashy.

    I'll definitely grab one at launch.
     

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    I also found this video review of the HD2 car kit; it give you a pretty good idea of what we are probably going to get with the EVO.

    YouTube - HTC HD2 Official Car Kit!
     
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    I wish Sense had a "car mode" like the Droid
     
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    From the vids i have seen, it does on the EVO, you hit the "car" widget and it changes the icons to bigger ones w/ a specific set just for using in the car, dunno if its like the droid, but it does have a "car" mode
     
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    Oh? Awesome - does it work in landscape mode, like the Droid? Thanks.
     
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    Dunno, just saw a video of it from the first time they announced the evo was coming (back a few months ago). one of the people demoing it showed the "car" mode. I didnt pay much attention b/c i have a Kenwood navi radio that does most of that stuff for me.
     
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    Awesome! That looks damn good! That's one of my must have accessories.
     
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    This phone just keeps getting better and better for me. That's great news. Aside from my office, I spend a lot of time in my car, so having a car mode makes my life that much easier.
     
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    Does the Evo car mount have built in speakers for the GPS?
     
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    I really wish the car dock had a 3.5mm stereo out on the back of it for AUX input to the car's stereo!
     
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    Well, couldn't you just get a 3.5mm to RCA connector and then connect that to your car headunit? Sorry, I'm assuming you have an aftermarket headunit, but that's always a possibility and maybe it'll work.
     
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    That'd be an AWESOME add on, if they could make it work. I'd leave them in my car primariily, but say I wanted to take the speakers with me and use them in a rental car, that'd be the best!
     
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    i use bluetooth to connect to my radio to playback music (kenwood navi radio- aftermarket)
     
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    On the Incredible, there is an app called "Car Panel" which has the enlarged buttons you're looking for.

    However, it doesn't not go into Landscape mode when you angle the phone in that orientation.

    Since both the Evo and Incredible are running the Sense UI, I imagine it'd be the same for both devices.
     
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    I don't think so....nothing on the HD2 one says anything about speakers. I know the N1 dock has speakers. I wish there were speakers because I have no way to do get the sound to my car speakers. At least with a speaker, it could potentially be loud enough to overwhelm street noise.
     
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