- 02-22-2011, 09:56 AM #51
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- Just Rooted, stock Rom
4.3 inches, WVGA 480X800, Super LCD
Software Version: Android 2.2, upgradable to 2.3, 2.4 in the near future*
Skin: The New HTC Sense*
Cameras: 8.0 megapixel with Dual LED flash*, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera*
Announcement Date: ANNOUNCED!
Other: Kickstand with speaker underneath for Dolby and SRS sound*, 3.5 mm headphone jack*, notification light*, 8 GB onboard memory plus included 32 GB card, video chat with skype mobile built in to the OS*, compass (strange for HTC)*
Processor: 1 GHZ MSM8655 Snapdragon (next generation)*
Sounds more like the Bolt And Inspire are more of EVO 4G copies just with some newer/different specs... There's nothing about them that says I'm not an EVO2 device.... And it took them 10 months or so to bring these devices to market...
- 02-22-2011, 10:10 AM #52
For my purposes, I really could care less if the Thunderbolt is equivalent to the Evo2. If it's not on Sprint then it's a no go for me. I do like the specs a lot, and would jump on it with no question if it came to Sprint. I really hope Sprint's announcement is this rather than the stupid WP7.
- 02-22-2011, 11:30 AM #54
- 02-22-2011, 02:57 PM #55
Wow, are phone specs (dual core vs single) really that big a deal to jump to a new phone? It seems like iphone users are more concerned with what they can do with their phone rather than what cpu is in there. I don't think i'll ever understand why other communities aren't this way.Treo 650 > HTC Mogul > HTC Touch Diamond > BB Curve > Palm PRE- > HTC Evo / BB Bold > Nexus S 4G
oh, I thought the thunderbolt was dual core. Either way, for me I would consider buying an Evo right now, but really the VERY biggest reason I haven't is because of what I hear about battery life. My #1 annoyance with my Palm Pre is battery life. It dies in a few hours if I use it for anything substantial. From the little bit of time I've spent using the Evo, I found the speed to be blazing fast (compared to my Pre) and the screen is amazing. Yes, I'd be happy if the form factor was slightly smaller, but I could deal with it as is.
- 02-22-2011, 03:33 PM #57
Another former Pre user here. Bought an off-contract Evo and have been in love ever since. I think I'd jump all over an Evo 2 with a dual core processor and increased RAM and storage, but HP still has a chance to win me back over if/when they release a phone with the right specs. The Pre 3 is very tempting to me for one and only one reason: it's a world phone with dual GSM/CDMA radios. Put that dual-radio chip and SIM slot on a Sprint Evo 2 and I'm all in on my next 2-year contract.
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The point overall is that this is an evolutionary move, not revolutionary, so i just don't get why people really need to drop their phone to get this one unless it truly was providing more features. Like if the Evo2 was a honeycomb exclusive on sprint, I can totally see that, but a second CPU on a phone thats already dumb fast.....before its even OC'd or ROM flashed?
If anything my wish list is really true engineering in battery design/optimization and how about apps that are just like the iphone counterparts instead of some of these half assed ports (yeah, i know out of scope for a new device but still annoys me). But that's just me.
Last edited by giograves; 03-01-2011 at 03:33 PM.Treo 650 > HTC Mogul > HTC Touch Diamond > BB Curve > Palm PRE- > HTC Evo / BB Bold > Nexus S 4G
- 03-01-2011, 04:18 PM #69
FYI, Battery life: On the first week where the battery isn't even "broken in", the battery life is already twice what I got on my Pre with AIM/Gtalk and BT always on. And no need to patch on an Evo like a Pre. Some of those patches were definitely known to be juice raping.
Overall what I notice is that the real battery hog is the screen because when I'm not using this thing, even with all these social networks and mail constantly polling, there is a very small drain. If I forget to charge at 50%, i'll wake up 8 hours later with it at 35%. The Pre? LOLOLOLOL. The 4G is also a killer but I only use that (ah hem TRY to use Sprints 4G in Brooklyn where its very ****ty) in the car for internet radio while on the charger anyway.Treo 650 > HTC Mogul > HTC Touch Diamond > BB Curve > Palm PRE- > HTC Evo / BB Bold > Nexus S 4G
- 03-01-2011, 07:39 PM #71
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I was a launch day Pre minus user who hung on but can't any longer. HP's webOS is still the best multi-tasking and "synergized" OS but HP/Palm keeps shooting themselves in the foots.
- 03-02-2011, 08:28 AM #73
- 03-02-2011, 10:17 PM #74
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I want to know if there will be an EVO 2!!!
Currently, I'm with Verizon. I have one of their first droid phones and I'm very jealous that the EVO is out and I don't have it. I love the screen and all that it can do.
Seeing as how Verizon has the Thunderbolt coming out, and it's identical to the Sprint Evo in almost every way, except it's got a little more space as well as it's a little quicker, I am beginning to wonder if there will be an Evo 2 around the corner.
That will be the determining factor. To stay with Verizon or switch to sprint.
I don't have my Verizon upgrade until september, so I'm trying to make my decision.
So... Is there an Evo 2 on the way?
- 03-02-2011, 11:43 PM #75