One thing i don't like about the evo
The one thing that scares me about buying an evo is that this phone is no companies prize possession. Like the pre or iphone, where that phone is their prize, they do all they can to make it the best product out there, constantly updating it and making it better. in 2 months time HTC will have a brand new bigger better phone, sprint will have a brand new bigger better phone and there will be 5 new android phones out there. I don't like how android and HTC's market are so saturated.
- 06-16-2010, 12:16 PM #2
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- 06-16-2010, 12:19 PM #5
Ok, even if a 'brand new bigger better' model is out in the next few months, does that really make the Evo worthless? Regardless of what comes out in the future, I love my Evo and I am getting more than my money's worth out of it.
I came from the Pre and hated it at the end, so I really don't get your point. The pre is superior to the Evo in that it got more marketing?
- 06-16-2010, 12:20 PM #6
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- 06-16-2010, 12:25 PM #8
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So half-empty cup: they released a phone that was not finished; half-full: they stuck with it to eventually deliver a near-complete device.Thanked by:
- 06-16-2010, 12:27 PM #9
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This argument can be made for any consumer electronic device out there. Just get it out of your mind that you need the newest, latest and greatest device and you'll be fine. You can keep waiting for the next thing to come after the EVO but there will also be a another one in line after that "newer" phone is released. It's just the way it is, if you want the EVO get it and enjoy it, it's an amazing device.
- 06-16-2010, 12:30 PM #10
I for one am all for newer phones. Sure, maybe seeing an announcement 2 months after purchasing the latest phone can be a little bumming, but just imagine what will be out when its time for a new phone? I say build, build, and build. =)
- 06-16-2010, 12:31 PM #12
I wouldn't worry too much about the Evo getting updates, it will at least get Froyo, and that's a big update. As others said, the Pre needed every update it could get just to approach being a complete phone. Of course Palm supported it and updates it up until now, it is still their flagship device.
- 06-16-2010, 12:33 PM #13
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I'm new to Springt due to the Evo. Did I read that with Sprint you get to upgrade your phone once every year (with new 2 year extension obviously)? If that's the case, then that is awesome! Would the upgrade to a new phone be the same price in a year as if I were a new customer?
- 06-16-2010, 12:45 PM #17
The pre could have been a great product. However, palm is really slow enough getting the phones for features that should have been there from lunch. That and marketing and hardware.
The best news for the pre was the introduction of 3d games that played nicely.
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- 06-16-2010, 01:43 PM #21
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You concern would only be valid if every HTC phone was ran different software software such that each had to supported standalone and be developed for separately.
In essence, you argument only applies to those very few applications that are very specific to a particular model's hardware.
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- 06-16-2010, 02:35 PM #25
in my opinion, the Pre is dead....
why would anyone want the palm Pre (or Pre+) when they can get the EVO or Droid Incredible (or the soon to be released Droid X)????
the Pre was awesome last year when it came out, it was fresh and new, but lacked some very basic smartphone functionality. Palm released many updates to try and keep the phone competitive, and it STILL lacks some of that functionality today that the EVO has out of the box!...
My EVO does everything my Pre did, and MUCH much more!
and does it faster on a bigger screen!
The battery on my EVO is already lasting 3x longer than the Pre's battery ever did.
the only thing I miss about the Palm Pre is the Touchstone dock (I had one mounted in my truck).... but that will be addressed when they release the car dock for the EVO.
I'm looking forward to what next June will bring...(dual core processors, etc)