This has been discussed many times before....
I understand that HTC is considering building a GSM version of the EVO.
I'm on AT&T and would love to see this materialize. The size of the EVO is ideal for my net centric work.
What's your take on this ?
This has been discussed many times before....
My apologies... Good lord this forum has a crappy (non-functioning) search feature, but the edit post function also does not work. I know I posted in at least 3 separate threads about this topic...
Anyhow, it would be nice to see a GSM version of the EVO. However I find it very doubtful that it will come out, at least not anytime in the near future. AT&T is still under contract with Apple, so I don't foresee them releasing any phones that might be considered "competitive" to the iPhone. At this time AT&T might as well be known as Apple Cellular.
With that said, I was with AT&T for 10yrs, recently waiting patiently for a good Android device to come out. Nothing. I recently jumped ship to Sprint and got an amazing phone, and my bill is over $50/mo cheaper. Win-win if you ask me.
How funny, Apple Cellular.*Good point!*
That said, it is out of lack of choice, that I caved in & bought an iPhone. I swore I never would, but that all changed when I got so fed up with RIM's decline. I had four years of great experiences with reliable BlackBerry's, then bought the original Bold. Delivered with a buggy OS, I invested an obscene amount of time trying "leaked" OS's week after week for an entire year. Interesting at first, then tedious, then just plain ridiculous. *The last straw was waiting & reading the rumors of a refresh, only to watch them shrink it down to the same size as a Curve.*
I must say that it's out of frustration with RIM, lack of a good Android device, and that it would be too much to switch my entire family over to another carrier, that has kept me with AT&T. Also in fairness, I do enjoy excellent 3G speed & coverage since I'm in one of their strong areas.*
The downside is now that I'm eager for an excellent Android smartphone, I just don't see anything to indicate it's going to happen soon. I would love a Droid X, or HTC Large-screen. The irony is that in my area, Verizon is just OK. My friends with Droids on Verizon love the phone, but are not too happy with their carrier. I've owned every platform other than Android, so now more than ever, I want one.*
Now with the Samsung Captivate being *AT&T's only Android phone of size, I'm torn over what to do.*
Do you not consider the Nexus One to be an "Android phone of size..." on AT&T?
I'm sitting on the edge of the fence on whether or not I should buy the N1. It seems to be a great phone, but it has been out for over six months now (which we all know is an eternity when it comes to gadgets). I don't know if I can wait until the rumored October for Android 3.0 phones.
I've been buying unsubsidized phones for the better part of this decade. After tax, I pay $52/mo for the equivalent of what would cost me $100/mo if I were to buy a subsidized phone and have to change to newer plans.
I only wish there was a retail store where I could toy with the N1 before plunking down $530+tax. I got my N85 years ago for $300 through a Dell deal. I guess that's the beauty of having multiple sellers though...
In general I'm not a fan of sliders. However I believe that if anyone is capable of building a quality piece of hardware it's RIM. Yet notice I said "If".*
After witnessing RIM's past 18 months of rapid fire device creation, and the typical delay of the 9800, I do wonder if they've lost it.*
I've come very close to buying a Nexus one to use on AT&T. There are two deal breakers. First is the trackball. Not that I don't like them, but eventually they require cleaning or replacement. RIM got it right the first time on the BB 83xx series. It worked great, then when it came time to clean it, you simply removed the entire assembly from the front of the phone. It snapped out easily. Aftermarket suppliers offered new replacement assys as good as OEM parts for only $12 USD. It was ideal while it lasted. Them RIM pulled an "Apple" & for the sake of style, the newer Curve & Bold models have a "captive" trackball that requires a complete tear down of the device to access the trackball... FAIL!
So, while I've not seen a N1up close, the trackball is the very reason I'd pass. Especially since I can get a nearly identical HTC Desire _without_ a trackball. That said, my number one use is mobile web access. The bigger the better when it comes to the display. I carry two devices anyway, so I'd rather one be large, Android powered, and have the best display.*
This brings me to the next hurdle. Now that I've had my iPhone 4 for awhile, with it's ultra hi- res display, it makes everything else look fuzzy. I'm not exaggerating either, I wish I was. Believe me, I'm no Apple fanboy. I think Apple blew it by not making this a 4" display.*
That said, the next closest thing is a Super Amoled, which Samsung offers in the Captivate. This phone is very popular, but I've heard tech support is lacking & I'm not fond of how it was restyled for AT&T. I've also read that it feels a bit cheap & plasticky.*
Any thoughts on the Captivate?
Where in CA are you? I'm in and around the LA area, and I will admit AT&T does have good service around here. Just gotta learn to live with the dropped calls. Verizon/Sprint however, have superior reception and service here. Plus Sprints 3G owns AT&T's.... I won't even begin talking about my 4G speeds
The lack of 4" display on the iPhone 4 is to keep legacy compatibility for apps, along with not catering to a small portion of the cellphone buying population that wants a mini-tablet in their pocket. The iPhone's feel nice in the hand, where larger screens (like the EVO and Captivate) feel HUGE. Not nice to hold up to your head, or operate one-handed. They're nice to webbrowse with, but not to use for long periods of time unless you're sitting with full attention paid.
They also don't like pockets nearly as much.
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I always had great service with my WinMo HTC phones on AT&T, but when I got the new Bold 9700, I would get dropped calls at least 1-2 times a week. Calls over 45mins in duration would almost guarantee a dropped call. Also probably 1-2 times a month I would get call failures (unable to make or receive any calls) that would last 5-10mins. Furthermore at large events such at Long Beach Gran Prix, concerts, etc, I might as well just have left my phone at home. I would suffer from call failures almost the entire time.
A lot of my friends have Sprint out in Orange County in Irvine, Santa Ana and Huntington Beach and they all love their service. Plus they're putting up a bunch of 4G towers out there right now..... I am unfamiliar with the Valley though.