Ok, so I know this page is full of all kinds of techie info and I've read the post about the HTC Incredible...Would that be comparable to the HTC Evo (Sprint)? I have a BB Curve right now..and have been dying for the Tour since it came out (I get the "upgrade" on July 1st woot!). I start NS in August and want to know which one would be better to run the apps on? I know the Evo is the 1st 4g phone to Sprint..but my understanding is 4g won't be in my market yet for a bit, so I don't know if thats a factor I should consider? The Evo's screen is much bigger than that of the BBs but I am not a huge fan of touch screens (had a Samsung Instinct and the screen became "insensitive" in some places so I could no longer dial numbers, use certain letters in text, etc). I'm sure technology has advanced farther than my Instinct days but its all so confusing! HELP! haha.
Jun 10, '10
I just got the Evo (day after it came out!) and I LOVE it! I'm starting NS in the fall and had read how helpful all of the apps can be. I really did my research, even considered different carriers to get the best platform, and decided to stay with Sprint (great service and best prices) and get the Evo. I had a Treo a few years ago and hated it. It just wasn't user friendly to me, so needless to say I did a ton of research before making my decision to spend $200 on a phone. And just thought I throw this out, many users of other platforms (iphone, BB, palm) have switched or are planning to switch to the Evo and/or Android...just drop by the Android Central forums and see for yourself.
The touchscreen is very sensitive, I keep forgetting to lock the phone before I pick it up and my hand will brush the screen and open something. That's just me getting used to it though. I had no issues whatsoever getting my contacts set up (it syncs OTA with Google), and have found it very easy to understand and use the apps that I already have. My only complaint is that the camera lens is not recessed, and I worry that it'll get scratched so I've left the film on it for now. This will be a moot point once I get a cover on it.
I can honestly say that this is by far the best phone that I have ever owned. Other than my Treo, I've always been one to buy whatever phone was on special at the time because I just couldn't justify spending so much on a phone and all the bells and whistles. With this one I have absolutely no regrets, even if I weren't going into NS, this phone would still get a heck of a lot of use! There are already apps for just about everything you can think of, and more are coming out everyday...and most are free or have a free version.
Almost forgot, I let my mother-in-law (an RN) play with it, and she's decided to get one for herself, as well as one for my husband for his birthday. I really can't say enough good about this phone!
Edited to add: Forgot to mention, I have the 4G turned off right now to conserve the battery. 4G is spotty in my area and it uses so much power searching for the signal that I just turned it off. However, even without the 4G, my phone is amazingly fast.
Last edit by lilag02 on Jun 10, '10