Ordered mine online because of account stuff. Anyone purchase this bad boy yet or plan to?
Not personally a phone expert, and at work so I don't particularly feel like doing too much research (I mean, I'm already on mgoblog I shouldnt be wasting even more time).
Would you care to elaborate on some of the better features of this phone? Or what exactly it is supposed to do that other phones dont do at all or dont do as well?
+1 to you. It's certainly an interesting concept, however I dont feel the need to videochat when I'm away from either my home or my office, so I'll probably pass on this one.
Could you imagine... your girlfriend (or anyone) calls to ask where you are. They use video chat instead of the regular call.... ahhhhhhhhh technology you're ruining my life!
AND WHY IS THE LIBRARIAN NAKED BEHIND YOU?! ARE YOU AT DEJA VU?
I had a college roommate at Michigan who used to talk to his girlfriend who went to college in another state while he was on the toilet. I can only imagine the horror of attempting to do this while video chatting.
is made out of recycled materials. the phone is not.
Seriously, the specs are awesome; but, do we really need two cameras? why not one 8 megapixel camera that rotates to either front or back? Sounds like the web conferencing will be on the weaker camera. Perhaps the speaker would need to move.
but the ability to take pictures of yourself with others is kinda clutch and a mainstream feature of new digital cams.
I'm pretty sure the 8mp camera requires too many 'guts' to allow them to have it rotate.
From what I hear, the 1.3 MP camera is designed for pictures you upload through the phone (through Facebook, picture messaging, etc.) They're (obvs.) lower quality pics, but it makes for faster upload times and decreases the data usage. For plans that charge based on bandwidth amount, that's huge.
The 8 MP pics should just be downloaded to the computer.
Now, if they can assure me they won't screw up my bill or give crappy customer service, like everybody I know that has Sprint, I'd switch to it.
It has a built-in kickstand? Me too...
going to go get mine today. I have been waiting for this phone for two years.
1 GHz snapdragon processor - this phone will not make you wait for something to happen after pressing a button, it is OVER powered
I love the wi-fi spot feature, you can sit down, connect your laptop to the internet at 4G speed (once live in your area), connect with your friends' phones and start playing connected and/or online games.
The other aspect is, so I hear, that it will get android version 2.2 froyo soon after it is out, so the latest greatest OS version right off the bat, no waiting.
Also, there are thousands of new applications every day, so pretty soon you will have more than you know what to do with.
AT&T, on the other hand, is going to allow iPhones to tether, which I can only guess for their already overloaded network is going to cause huge problems. I switched to Sprint almost 6 mos. ago and i can't believe the difference and soon I will have 4G in SF so the difference will be even bigger. I couldn't be more pleased with the choice.
That's a fancy looking alarm clock.
Wait for that to debut (likely release next Friday) before making any decisions.
Unless you're like me and want to keep your Sprint service. In which case the EVO is really the only choice.
it will merely be the obvious HD clarity and, possibly, flash photography.
speaking of which, Droid does Flash. iPod/iPad doesn't.
and i'm a Mac fanboy
HTML5 is where its at. Look to the future, not the past.
But Apple looks to push technology more so than other companies with eliminating technologies that probably will not be around in the coming years, but also about making $. Not having flash has helped with the app store, and the app store have helped to fuel the sales of more units.
Because iPhones/Pods/Pads don't have Flash because Apple intentionally didn't include it. that's just stupid. they decided to save a buck and rely on fandom and state-of-the-art status. If there was a phone even comparable to the iPhone before it came out they would never have let not having Flash slide.
In the end the company is about making profits, and Apple does that better than pretty much any tech company at present.
I just watched a 10 min video review on the EVO, I'm sorry, but there is nothing there that is groundbreaking. Couple that with what appear to be serious security issues with the OS due to the hasty customization...
But it has a big screen
now you're just making stuff up.
It is a lot more customizable, but I haven't heard anything about security issues, so I still think he's making stuff up.
I'm not the most knowledgeable but here's a link supporting that claim:
“Sprint customizations of Android are so bad that any random Android application (with permissions or not) can basically get access to all of your data with very little work.”
that's Droid. Droid does not have employees dedicated to testing apps before they are on the marketplace and rely instead on user feedback. however, Apple has had similar problems with software vulnerability so he's not exactly making a profound, one-sided argument if he's targeting Droids.
Just don't argue with fan boys. It's not worth it.
No matter how awesome the features or capabilities are, a lot a folks just won't hear a word of it if it doesn't have a piece of fruit on the back.
(Insert overplayed apple story from The Onion here.)
That being said, this and the HTC Incredible do appear to be totally bad ass.
and I really like it. HD2 has pretty much the same specs just runs windows mobile and doesn't do 4G. The sense UI is great and hopefully with this platform you can run Skyfire as a browser (full web experience, embedded videos and such). I would think anyone would be happy with this phone, HTC touchscreens are top notch and don't even need a screen cover (no scratches after 2 and a half months of everyday use).
one report mentioned the tester scratched the screen within 2 hours because of keys-in-pocket-itis. i bought covers but it's nice to hear HTC has a reputation for resilience.
Do research and buy the device that best aligns to your habits, expectations, carrier limitations and such.
as compared to AT&T, although it can be highly dependent on what area network build you are in.
When I switched from AT&T to sprint living right in San Francisco, my coverage, call quality and stability went through the roof.
SF is like ground zero for mac fanboydom, so the network here has been under an extreme strain from the number of iPhone drilling it all day.
I work in the industry and have heard pretty good things about the 4G stuff where it has been deployed, still waiting in SF though it is supposed to be soon.
the ATT network sucks bad. I have an ATT Blackberry for work and it has connectivity issues all the time. It seems like in the big cities ATT really struggles.
Too bad you can only get it on that PoS Sprint network.
everyone rips on it and i have had zero problems with it. some buildings can impede with the signal but i've lived in various cities in Michigan as well as New Orleans and extensive travel in rural areas nationwide and never had real problems. what's more, i haven't had a dropped call in years. have you had a bad experience?
Yes, I had dropped calls up the wazoo (in Metro Detroit). I switched to Verizon and have had no problems (even here in BFE). My good friend lives in Austin, TX and still has Sprint. He has dropped calls and never-delivered text messages frequently, and that's obviously a big city.
I'm surprised to hear this. I live in Chicago and have used Sprint for years. One of the reasons I haven't gotten an iPhone is because I don't want to switch to AT&T. I can't tell you how awesome Sprint service has been for me. I literally have never had a dropped call.
I will admit, from what I hear, AT&T service is far worse than Sprint. I also want an iPhone but refuse to switch to AT&T.
My service may be good, but I still have a PoS BB Curve, which I absolutely loathe. I hope the iPhone gets to Verizon soon.
When Verizon gets the iPhone I'll consider switching. Although since I'm about to get an EVO I'll probably want to hold onto it for a while. But I agree, I refuse to go to AT&T. I've heard nothing but horror stories. One of my good friends is a big gadget freak and he doesn't even bother using his iPhone for phone calls anymore. He loves it as a gadget but can't even connect when making calls...
I just switch to Verizon because in Denver my Sprint connection would not only drop calls, but I wouldn't receive calls altogether sometimes. Also I would get text messages 6 hours after they were sent. And the same with people receiving my messages. Didn't wanna switch, but I had to
i suspect it being poor timing in terms of Sprint not having the tower-sharing or build up they have currently. cell coverage absolutely sucks in Louisiana and all i ever hear is complaints from friends with Verizon and AT&T. if your contract runs out anytime soon i would highly recommend considering Sprint. you can see from their coverage maps they do have an extensive layout.
I was on Sprint for the longest time and never had a problem. The only company that I have ever seen have problems is AT&T. I have had numerous friends with them that I can only get a hold of 50% of the time because their signal is so poor.
My buddy just switched from Verizon to Sprint because his 3G coverage was so terrible where he lived. He also said that his texts never sent wherever he was, but his phone coverage was great. He said that Sprint has come a long way from the last time he was with them(2004). Not saying that Sprint is better than Verizon, just thought it was worth saying.
That's why your handle is "Geaux" instead of "Go". I GET IT NOW.
Love my Verizon Network and LOVE my Incredible. I'm sure the EVO will be awesome too, it just needs a reliable network!
I'm planning on getting the Incredible. How do you like it so far?
There are some reviews out there that rate it better than the iPhone3GS.
The phone is fast! The EVO is larger, but I believe is running the same Sense IU and most everything else. I've had the Incrdible for just over a month and love everything about it. I'm not a hardcore techie, but I have a laptop at home that used to be plastered on my lap in the evenings while watching TV. I can tell you that I've had the computer powered up one day this week. This phone has replaced it for the most part. It really improves the time I spend shopping with my wife!! I am really impressed with this thing!