HTC Evo 4G Phone

Discussion in 'The Refreshment Lounge' started by Blake Bowden, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. swole

    swole Registered User

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    I have a G1 with tmobile and wanted to upgrade since i was eligable for a new discount phone. I was looking at the HD2 because of the screen size and thought it came with the Android OS. When I saw it had windows mobile I decided to wait for the next Android Phone. Does that Android sense make any kind of difference on the phone?
     
  2. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Android is a mobile platform, while Sense UI is implemented by the manufacturer, HTC. I would not recommend purchasing the HD2 at this time because it will not be upgradable to the new Windows Phone 7 OS coming out later this year.

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/15/confirmed-htc-hd2-will-not-be-upgraded-to-windows-phone-7-serie/

    That being said..

    I couldn't resist. I went to Radio Shack yesterday and reserved a couple of EVOs for the wife and I! Even though my HTC Incredible is, well, incredible, the EVO is pure nerd bliss! It's very similar to the HD2, until you look under the hood. Some of the cool features of the EVO and Android platform include:

    • 8 Megapixel Camera w/flash
    • 720P Video Recording
    • HDMI Out
    • YouTube HQ
    • Front facing camera for Video chat on 3G/4G and Wifi networks (The iPhone HD(4) will offer video chat on wifi only)
    • Speech to Text (And yes, it's awesome!)
    • Google Translate (This is wicked! Simply speak a sentence and it will be translated on the fly!)
    • HTC's Sense UI
    • 3G/4G
    • The Evo has a built in mobile hotspot feature. Turns into a wireless 3G/4G router supporting up to 8 devices! (There will be a $30 fee, but I pay $60/month for my Verizon MiFI)
    • 4.3' Screen
    • Expandable memory
    • Live Wallpapers (Animated backgrounds)
    • 1GHZ Snapdragon Processor
    • Flash Lite (Allows you to view flash content. Take that iPhone)
    • Multitasking (It's nice having the ability to listen to Pandora while checking my email or browsing the net simutaneously. No go on iPhone.)
    • Voice Search (Click the app, say what you're looking for)
    • Turn by turn navigation w/voice and googlemap overlays
    • Best part, THERE IS NO data cap on your phone or teatherd devices! You're data package is truly unlimited all-you-can eat! No other carrier offers that.

    Now, if you're looking to pre-order an evo...Radio Shack has the best deal. To reserve an evo requires a $50 deposit, BUT you get a $50 gift card in exchange. I'm saving mine towards lowering the price from $199 to $149! Also, when you pick up your evo (June 4), Radio Shack will give you an additional $20 credit towards accessories!
     
  3. swole

    swole Registered User

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    Cool sounds like a good deal. Evo is coming for tmobile?! That would be cool. I like the tethering capability. i think the phone maybe coming out just for verizon tho
     
  4. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Yay! I should receive my EVO today (25th), almost two weeks before it's released to the public.
     
  5. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    So how does the Evo stack up to the new iPhone 4?

    [video=youtube;ULv-0xcciFE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULv-0xcciFE&feature=player_embedded[/video]
     
  6. owls84

    owls84 Moderator Premium Member

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    What are your thoughts Bro Blake? Are you liking your EVO? I know you are an Apple Lover.
     
  7. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Overall, I still like the Evo, but the i4 is pretty awesome. Facetime rocks!
     
  8. swole

    swole Registered User

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    OHHHH Bad news for apple lovers! There is an Iphone killer and I GOT IT! WOOOO. Galaxy S Vibrant on Tmobile. Yes it does the dishes lol


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    Last edited: Aug 23, 2010
  9. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    That's a hot phone!

    I'm fuming at HTC right now. Last month I dropped my Evo and cracked the screen. I called HTC, got an RMA number and set my beloved phone on it's merry way. Now here's where things go wrong...

    They've had my phone since July 22, yet they have no record of it (other than UPS) nor can they provide me with any updates on when it will be fixed. I've called numerous times, "escalated" three times and spoke with more supervisors than I care to remember. I asked under what circumstance will they send a replacement and was told "if we cannot fix your phone or we loose it". AHA! There we go! I asked the supervisor how much time needs to transpire before it's considered lost, her reply was "we don't have that information". I'm extremely displeased with HTC. The only option I've been given was to wait. Day 31, I'm still waiting.

    Is it possible to take a large corporation to small claims?
     
  10. swole

    swole Registered User

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    Yes you can take a large corporation to small claims. I'm currently involved in suing Walmart for damaging my wife's car. They make you do A LOT of research to find the assumed name of the company. It's a pain in the butt. When I first filed Walmart to get served I filed under the wrong name so I had to pay twice but if I win I get my court costs back.
     

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