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True, but the reliability rate has to be so high that this negligible. Sure, there have been a lot of posts about defects, but this is usually made up of a vocal minority that oftentimes re-post in multiple threads. Having had the Pre for a few weeks, and going through 3 of them before giving up last June, the issues the Evo has are tiny in comparison. My Evo is impressively solid, as is my wife's.
Originally Posted by cg1492
I realize that I cannot speak for everyone that has had problems, and also that HTC has recognized some of the issues (so its not like they are made up), but compare this to the "hoopla" that happened with the Pre. Not even close, and I would have to assume that even the vast majority of Pre's were fine. They would have to be, considering the phone is still being sold by multiple carriers. Not to go off on a tangent, but I believe that the number of exchanges is very small compared to the number of sold phones. Certainly a number that needs to be considered overall, but negligible nonetheless. Perhaps a Sprint store, RS, or BB employee can weigh in on how many exchanges they saw?
I would be interested to see the numbers on how many people returned the phone before 30 days, that would be a good indicator of the Evo's lasting power. I am sure Sprint won't release them though.
And regarding the Iphone comparison...just look at the accessories market and you'll get your answer. There will never be a single Android device that will "kill" the Iphone simply because that isn't the nature of Android. Iphone releases one device each year and its accessories are backwards compatible for the most part. Android phones come in all shapes and sizes and are being released constantly. This is an OS battle at its core, so you have to look at the numbers that way. I want to know how many iOS devices will be sold in 2010 versus how many Android devices in the same time period.