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HTC Evo 4g (android) and Exchange ActiveSync Push email?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cyberpine, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. cyberpine

    cyberpine Well-Known Member
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    Hello. New user - first post.

    I'm one who has not bought into all the iPhone and ipad Apple hype. And now that AT&T announced they would limit there data plans I'm even less of a fan.

    So I've been using my corporate Blackberry.. I rarely surf on the phone - if ever to just use it to quickly prove a point or get some basic GPS navigation. Basically I use it as a phone, email device and calendar. Occasionaly to take a picture too.

    I've not been too excited to change until now.

    I understand the Evo can be used as a mobile hotspot at 4g? WOW! Anybody using it to serve wifi for a PS3 online game from it ? does it really work?

    What about corporate push email? Will it work with Exchange ActiveSync to keep my Outlook email and calendars current on the phone? What about Gmail and yahoo push email? Will pushing emails from these three servers drain my battery?

    How widespread is the Sprint 4g network? Any chance of getting 4g in places like Gainesville, FL, Macon, GA, Helen, Georgia?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. IPvFletch

    IPvFletch Android Enthusiast
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    Yes, native Exchange/Push works flawlessly, bi-directionally as well (for new calendars, contacts, etc..). You need to enable DirectPush on your Exchange. I run mine 24/7 and still get 40+ hours of battery life with average or less usage. :)
     
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    Thanks. You've got the Evo? You impressed with 4g (coverage and bandwidth) and the hotspot feature?
     
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    I haven't used 4g, because it's not in my area.

    Here's Sprints map of coverage.
    Sprint - Nationwide Coverage

    At this point, the coverage is still not that great, but in the next few months it will improve.

    From what I hear, they are pushing very hard to get the most coverage in the least amount of time. :D
     
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    You really will not get a sense of 4G speeds until you get the device. I am in a solid, dark blue coverage area that is supposed to be excellent. I get one bar and the connection is good for the most part. It IS more inconsistent than 3G, but when it has a good connection, I get 2 to 2.5mbps vs. about 1 to 1.2 on 3G.
     
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    2 mbps is not bad at all ! But I recall reading something when I first heard about 4g eluding to 100 mbps down and 50 mbps up expected... which of course would be insane.

    If it could produce 3mpbs down, A phone like the EVO with hotspot, would not only take a huge bite out of the mobile market, but also, Home DSL and Lan Line Phone markets.

    Off topic and a bit of blue sky, but I just got to wonder how the Sprint network is going to handle all the demand for it's bandwidth if these hotspot phones do get anywhere near 5 mbps? I mean I gotta believe people will drop DSL, Lan Lines and maybe even eventually Satellite and Cable TV the minute home devices and Digital TV providers go after the internet market by selling web based programming options .. provided any government regulation does not get in the way.
     
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    Yes of course I have the EVO and I do like 4G when I can get it, but that's seldom that I go into town. Search my posts for info on what I like/dislike and my battery life testing.. Very pleased thus far!
     
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    welcome cyberpine,

    all of your questions have been discussed many times. i kindly ask that you search the forums a little more to gain a better understanding of the evo and whats been talked about it. if you need any direct help, please feel free to send me a private message and i will help you locate the info you seek.

    thank you for joining and good hunting!
     
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