Hello everyone, I am new to this forum. My birthday is coming up in 2 weeks and I am going to be getting myself a new phone. I currently have the lame LG Rumor Touch, so I will be replacing it with my first smartphone in 2 weeks. I have been reading reviews and comparing phones and so far, everything has been leading me to buy the Samsung Epic 4g. It is really the only Android-smartphone Sprint has with a slide out keyboard (which I prefer) right? I have a couple worries though... 1. The phone is nearly a year old...is it going to be replaced/outdated very soon by another Android-smartphone with a slide out keyboard? 2. I've heard the battery life isn't the greatest...will I be able to get at least a full day's use of the phone without the battery dying? What do you guys think? Will I be happy with the Samsung Epic 4g as my first Android-smartphone?