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Evo Soon to become Obsolete ?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Slice28, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Slice28

    Slice28 Well-Known Member
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    I absolutely love my evo and I'm simply amazed that almost a year later and it's still one of the top phones on the market, however that seems like it is coming to end. Check out the Motorola Atrix 4g (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx_aZMJ08_A) .. Dual core 1ghz processors.. highest resolution of any android phone ever.. etc.. I really hope htc and sprint start pushing out some of this new software to us (android 2.3, new htc sense) asap so that we can hold our place in the market. Either that or release an evo 2 that blows everything else away just as the original evo did.. anyway thats just my 2cents.. feel free to speculate and let me know what you think the future holds for the htc evo 4g

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  2. Slice28

    Slice28 Well-Known Member
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    when i say "obsolete" i mean more-or-less outdated.. its still a kick ass phone, just not top of the line for much longer
  3. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

    Haha...did you not expect that? I didn't buy the evo thinking it would be my last phone purchase.
  4. In the technology industry, if you are king of the hill for 3 months, you are doing something right, let alone 1 year.
  5. Knewz

    Knewz Android Expert

    yeah... thats what happens..... Phone are new, and then they are old.
  6. decaffviper17

    decaffviper17 Member

    Smart phones are obsolete the day you buy them. thats just how technology works.
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  7. marctronixx


    exactly. this phone cant be king of the hill forever. im surprised its still one of the tops and we are 4 months from its one year anniversary soon.
  8. overclock

    overclock Well-Known Member

    There are two types of phones, experimental and obsolete. The majority of the peeps won't even use the Evo to its fullest. I know my wife doesn't. But the Atrix is one sweet phone. But don't worry your pretty little head; it will be obsolete by the time it hits the market in a month.
  9. Slice28

    Slice28 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    i guess i forgot to infer the fact that yes of course i expected this to happen at some point.. i just thought it wuld happen a lot sooner.. in other words im trying to express how great of an investment the evo was.. also im curious as to how much longer the phone will hold its on and if it will be getting updates like gingerbread and new htc sense soon .. or if evo 2 will be released sometime this summer. when a lot of us will be eligible for a full upgrade :)
  10. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Android Expert

    Can't see it being "obsolete" for a while. The onslaught of new phones really aren't so spectacular. What do they do that Evo doesn't? And for all the promises of speed, the data pipelines are the chokepoints and haven't really caught up with phones capabilities, including Evo's.

    Now, if Wimax went off track, that's another story.
  11. JunBringer

    JunBringer Android Expert

    I'm betting it'll be a long time before another Smartphone stays on top as long as Evo did. I'm very surprised they didn't release something better sooner tbh.
  12. toomuchgame441

    toomuchgame441 Android Expert

    The Evo was a great investment. I too am surprised it has done as well as it did. I will he interest to see what the Evo 2, if created, will bring to the table.
  13. Shawnz

    Shawnz Android Enthusiast

    I'm still waiting for the Evo killer :).

    If it's available around June from Sprint, that'd be perfect!

    I want a Tablet I can use as a phone. The Dell Streak is pretty close!
  14. geeingu

    geeingu Member

    I like HTC phones so ill be getting the next HTC Evo 2 or whatever kills the evo
  15. Rush

    Rush {<>}~{<>}

    Just like how I've replace my pre for the EVO - I would have to replace the EVO with some exciting phone with features that the EVO doesn't have. I've yet to seen one.
  16. Dreamliner

    Dreamliner Android Enthusiast


    I wonder when and what the next 4G Android phone will be for Sprint.
  17. Addicted2EVO

    Addicted2EVO Lurker

    I second this. Let companies go ahead and come out with these blazing fast cell phones, until I have 4G where ever I go I could care less how many processors a phone has. I have tasted 4G speed while on a road trip and I WISH I had it where I live. Till that day comes my EVO is perfect.
  18. vgsantiago

    vgsantiago Well-Known Member

    I love my phone, I only wish I can at some point enjoy some 4G love here in San Diego, when that happens it will be new technology to me :D, after that I might be able to say it's outdated.

    As most have mentioned almost a year and in my opinion still a benchmark of a phone.
  19. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    The Evo has been top phone for so long because no other phone released after it was significantly better. Epic (Galaxy S) was on par with the Evo. The Shift is basically a Lite version of Evo. And that pretty much does it for Sprint android phones.

    Over at verizon you had Droid 2 and Droid X. Both are pretty much the same level as the Evo. Actually, during this period, I actually thought that Android phones fell into a lull. When's the next eyepopper going to come out?

    It will be a while before I consider Evo obsolete. Sure it won't be at the top anymore in 2011, but it's still a damn respectable phone. No one's going to laugh at the Evo for a while.
  20. Ivansandroid

    Ivansandroid Well-Known Member

    I really don't like Motorola and Android combo'd together. I have a friend that's on Verizon and he had had every Motorola they've come out with. They are cheap to me. He's counting down to the Thunderbolt release. They were OK for Nextel. But in my opinion, the HTC / sense is way better pound for pound.
  21. JessaCavalier

    JessaCavalier Lurker

    R u kidding??? The EVO will always bee on top of the phone world!! Hehe
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  22. SSmokybear

    SSmokybear Member

    x2 ;)
  23. angldvl81

    angldvl81 Android Expert

    i'm debating switching to verizon for the Tbolt. almost exact same specs BUT with 8GB internal and 50% more RAM....cant go wrong there!

    i'm holding out for a bit to see what sprint releases this summer though. not to fond of getting rid of sprint so heres to hoping sprint comes out with a better phone!!
  24. Tank076

    Tank076 Newbie

    i know this is off topic but if i buy a phone off contract will i need to pay a deposit
  25. Orion

    Orion Android Expert

    Theres no denying that the EVO still has staying power. This phone came out a little more than 9 months ago. In this day and age that's an amazing feat.

HTC EVO 4G Forum

The HTC EVO 4G release date was June 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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