I've been researching phones, thats how I found the forums. I've been reading through them and there are a lot of very knowledgeable and friendly people here so I thought I'd join in and ask for some advice. At the moment I have a blackjack 2 and I'm looking to venture into Android. It's come down to the Evo and the Epic. Both seam like great phones and I've found them online for the same price. Never having a smart phone before it's hard for me to say what exactly I'd use it for but this is, at the moment what I see my self doing with it. 1. Surfing the web, Job hunting online while I'm at work (it's seasonal so I have to line up my next job) 2. E-mail,sms 3. Showing my portfolio on my phone. 4. Social networking, facebook twitter and so on. 5. music, podcasts online video 6.I hope to get some cool games though at the moment I cant claim to be a gamer. 7. Google maps The screen on the epic is brilliant and since I want to do a slide show of my art for when I have an unexpected pitch it looks the right one. My concerns are 1. It seams like the physical keyboard is a point of failure. I'm not sure I have a need for the physical keyboard, swype seams great but maybe I'll like the keyboard because it will open up the screen when writing.I guess is hard to know without owning it for a while. 2. It sounds like the phone gets bad 3G reception that's a big deal. 3. Battery life, sounds like it's a bit better than the Evo, thats good. 4. GPS I keep reading that there is a problem with it. 5. Lack of kick stand, it just seams like a great feature. Please let me know if there is anything you think is worth noting be it praise or concern, thats why I'm here. Thanks in advance for any help. I do realize that there some threads that discuss this subject but they are ongoing and I got a bit lost in them. I apologize for such a long post I know they are both great phones and considering what I'm coming from I'm sure I'll be happy with ether, I just want to be informed.