ok, if that's true, this sucks! I'll just wait for the Evo 3d then. Guess I should look harder for an evo to tide me over, I've about had it with this Pre. They really need to make an announcement of some kind soon.
Been waiting for the Nexus S for some time in order to switch to Sprint.
I recently took advantage of the $125 smart phone credit and got an Arrive last week.
Can anyone answer this question for me?...
If I were to return the arrive and activate a craigslist evo, will I be eligable to get a new 2 year contract price for the Nexus S when it arrives, even if it is after 30 days since line activation?
From what I understand, I will still get the $125 credit, because that is tied to the line/plan and not the phone.
To be honest, it's not all that bad.
I'm more of a tinkerer, so android is better suited for me, but it's been refreshing to use this Arrive so far.
I'm also holding an Arrive as a place holder for the Nexus only mine is due back tomorrow to make the 30 day period- I'm also liking the phone although the bulk of the keyboard is not worth it to me because I don't use it, plus I'm used to easy homebrew on the Pre and Win phone 7 just is too closed of a system for my liking.
At any rate, I have talked with multiple people regarding the upgrade credit, and you will be fine; once you return the phone you can either exchange in the store that day, or simply switch back to a previously owned phone (or in this case a craigslist phone) and hold on the upgrade credit until the nexus launch next month
I'm in the same boat as you guys- I picked up the HTC arrive because I was tired of waiting for the nexus. I definately miss the multitasking, but love having zune, office and netflix. Also, it ends up costing me $10 less a month to have the arrive than it will the Nexus S. I'm going to wait for the reviews of the Nexus S on sprint before I exchange. If the 4G doesn't hammer the battery too bad, I'll probably switch back to android. WM7 is awfully slick though- I don't find myself missing the customization at all. I really miss a few of the apps, the multitasking and the deep google integration.
honestly if the arrive were a slate instead of a slider I wouldn't bother heading to the store in a couple hours to return it, plus I'm not concerned about 4g battery life as I don't get it in the area anyways so that radio will be off
I thought I would really enjoy netflix and office, but haven't actually found that great of use for them- I do miss angry birds though