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    Default Read this before you hate on the Evo Shift

    So i hear alot of negative talk towards the evo shift and i frankly do not get why.
    Ill list why this is not a middle of the road phone by any means, but a screaming fast 4G beast.

    It has a next generation snapdragon clocked at 800mhz, the same as the G2. This processor at 800mhz, is faster than most phones out right now clocked at 1Ghz. ITS SECOND GENERATION. If you dont know what that means, then your negative comments towards it are ignorant.

    It has an AWESOME, HTC keyboard thats a slider. No G2 hinge.
    It has a 3'6 screen and a small form factor, great for people with smaller hands that find the Epic/Evo too big. Besides, when you have a keyboard, why the need for a huge screen?

    So, it has no FFC. Ive used the one on my evo about.... 3 times. 0 of those times were important.

    This phone gets pretty good battery due to it being clocked at 800mhz, and the fact that its 2nd gen processor. Let me say it again, SECOND GEN.
    The development/rooting community will be great, just like on all other HTC made phones.

    So thats my take on it so far, i may be getting one of these if i have to take my Evo in to get it fixed again.
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    I love the idea of the EVO Shift 4G however I dont like the fact that the OG EVO (If I can call it that already) has no indication that it will be updated to the newest HTC Sense
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    Yeah, there's no incentive for htc to update it either.
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    I agree with your take on the Shift. I think it will be an amazing phone. Having owned a G2, if the keyboard is the same it's the best keyboard I've ever used on any phone, ever.

    The only reason I didn't keep the G2 (this will go for you EVO owners, too) is the lack of a FFC. With all the rumors that gtalk will get a video chat upgrade I wanted a FFC so I went with the MT4G. If the Shift has a FFC Sprint has a new unofficial flagship phone.

    And the Z hinge is awesome. Don't hate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlilysdad View Post
    I agree with your take on the Shift. I think it will be an amazing phone. Having owned a G2, if the keyboard is the same it's the best keyboard I've ever used on any phone, ever.

    The only reason I didn't keep the G2 (this will go for you EVO owners, too) is the lack of a FFC. With all the rumors that gtalk will get a video chat upgrade I wanted a FFC so I went with the MT4G. If the Shift has a FFC Sprint has a new unofficial flagship phone.

    And the Z hinge is awesome. Don't hate.
    Yeah I think that Front Facing Camera's are something that will change the game slightly. As video calling becomes more mainstream how will the carriers deal with the network strain. I think it is long overdue for a huge network update. The technology is there and all we need to do is increase the awareness because its either start fixing the network now or wait until the huge strain on the network causes you to rethink your entire plan.
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    I am torn because i am an OG EVO owner and love it to death. But i feel that Sprint HAS to upgrade it because it is still their Flagship 4G phone and is still selling strong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by igotsanevo4g View Post
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    It does NOT have the G2 "Z" hinge that gets hated on from all angles so that should be nice. I for one like the Z hinge though haha.

    The Front facing camera is still up in the air, some say the dots on the front are light/proximity sensors, others say its a FFC. Time will tell on this one, i for one hardly use my FFC as nobody really has them yet. So no biggie.
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    Do you have a source for the hinge part? That is something I am concerned about personally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eaglessoccer619 View Post
    I am torn because i am an OG EVO owner and love it to death. But i feel that Sprint HAS to upgrade it because it is still their Flagship 4G phone and is still selling strong.
    Now that the Thunderbolt has been revealed for VZW Sprint NEEDS to at least get a teaser for the "Evo2" out there. The thunderbolt makes the Evo look old, plain and simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Protagonist View Post
    Now that the Thunderbolt has been revealed for VZW Sprint NEEDS to at least get a teaser for the "Evo2" out there. The thunderbolt makes the Evo look old, plain and simple.
    I agree with you that the Thunderbolt is a great looking phone. Alot of phones have the Chrome Trim bezels and stuff. But do you want a phone that looks just like the rest. I think if HTC and Sprint play it right and sit back and see what CES brings and then design the EVO2 it could pay off greatly as far as a design aspect goes.
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    3.6-3.7 inch screen is OK, cause if you're using the physical keyboard, u still see the whole screen. if there was a slider with a 4.3 inch screen, that would be ridiculous and awesome. someday...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetmonster457 View Post
    3.6-3.7 inch screen is OK, cause if you're using the physical keyboard, u still see the whole screen. if there was a slider with a 4.3 inch screen, that would be ridiculous and awesome. someday...
    I second the notion on the awesomeness!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eaglessoccer619 View Post
    I second the notion on the awesomeness!!!
    Here's a 3rd for Awesome...
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    If this is a version of the G2/DesireZ/Merge, then why does it have a 3.6" screen instead of a 3.7" screen?
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    Sounds like a very interesting device. I'm waiting for a prize fight between the EVO and the Shift - before I even start thinking about another phone other than my EVO.

    I love the screen size of my HTC EVO, just like they say - once you experience something awesome .... it's hard to let it go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Protagonist View Post
    Do you have a source for the hinge part? That is something I am concerned about personally.
    Look at the keyboard of the merge(slider) compared to the z hinge on the g2. You can tell its a slider.
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    The shift sounds like a worthy addition to the EVO line but for me, I don't like landscape keyboards (I dont ever use my EVO in landscape when typing) so given the processor would be the only other real incentive but in reality incremental as an update to the EVO, I'll just stick with my EVO for the time being.
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    Quote Originally Posted by igotsanevo4g View Post
    Look at the keyboard of the merge(slider) compared to the z hinge on the g2. You can tell its a slider.
    I had hoped that was true, as I know the slider on the merge is much better and it would make sense for the CDMA variants to share the same design. But I am not seeing it in the pictures I have googled up. Do you have a pic handy that illustrates the difference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Protagonist View Post
    I had hoped that was true, as I know the slider on the merge is much better and it would make sense for the CDMA variants to share the same design. But I am not seeing it in the pictures I have googled up. Do you have a pic handy that illustrates the difference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by igotsanevo4g View Post
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    My Only issue is the Smaller Screen...

    and the fact I dont want to run the RUU X_X Im the only OG Evo owner left... Everyone seems to have Warrantied theirs
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    Quote Originally Posted by d3xn2o View Post
    My Only issue is the Smaller Screen...

    and the fact I dont want to run the RUU X_X Im the only OG Evo owner left... Everyone seems to have Warrantied theirs
    I had a 0002, but i got a brand new 0003. How could i pass that up?
    And yeah 3'6inches.. :/

    Heres the back, where you can see from the rails its a slider too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by igotsanevo4g View Post
    I had a 0002, but i got a brand new 0003. How could i pass that up?
    And yeah 3'6inches.. :/

    Heres the back, where you can see from the rails its a slider too.
    Thats a Big ol Lens huh? lol maybe it just looks big because the Evo itself is so large

    Sighhhhh I'll wait for CES See what happens
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    I don't see the point. I could care less if its the next generation. The over all design and the 800mhz is a huge step back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGonzales90 View Post
    I don't see the point. I could care less if its the next generation. The over all design and the 800mhz is a huge step back.
    U didnt read anything we said did you?

    The 800 MHZ Processor is actually Faster then our slow crippled 1GHZ Processor...

    we got Screwed with the GPU in the EVO... The 205 is an awesome GPU

    and the processor is capable of speeds up to 1.7 GHZ

    So Step back I think not...
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    some people will not like it because ZOMG HOW CAN THEY CALL IT AN EVO IF ITS NOT AT LEAST BIGGER THAN EVERYTHING
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOMster View Post
    some people will not like it because ZOMG HOW CAN THEY CALL IT AN EVO IF ITS NOT AT LEAST BIGGER THAN EVERYTHING
    LOL ZOOOOOOMYGOODNESSSSSS
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