Bowtown (or anybody else), how you likin the new Evo?
I'm LOVING mine. loving it. This thing is a beast....
Phone. honestly, this was my biggest worry after owning the Htc Hero, but the Dialer works flawlessly, call quality is top notch, speaker is loud and clear. I've dropped one call, and it was in the middle of BFE on the way to Moab on friday night.
Camera. So far, I'm extremely impressed with the camera, FOR OUTDOOR shots. During the day, with a little tweaking, I'm getting better pics than I was with my old 7.2 mp kodak. Anything involving the flash is a little sketchy, but I'm sure with a little more playing time I can get it down.
Internet. Haven't gotten to try 4g yet, but the 3g on this phone is fast fast. Pages fully load in a few blinks of the eye, and the giant screen makes navigating super easy. Flash lite has been great, and watching youtube videos has never been this fun on a phone.
Apps. Well, anyone that's used the Android market knows how fast it's growing. I've got an app for damn near anything you can think of, from counting calories and finding the nearest restaurant, to turning my phone into a strobe light for a private lap dance. The market is incredible with it's diversity, and you can find just about anything you'd need for free.
Android. Right now, the Evo's running v 2.1, but an update to v2.2 (froyo) is scheduled for the second half of 2010. Love it. The 1 gig processor really shows up in the multitasking here. I don't experience ANY lag when swapping apps, typing, scrolling, etc etc. It's all just a seamless blur of technological fun. Sense UI is amazing btw. Android truly gives you the best customization of any phone out there.
Overall, I couldn't be any happier with this phone. It's exceeded ALL of my expectations (even the kickstand comes in handier than i thought it would), and SO FAR, the ONLY problem I've had with it is the stock weather app. A quick phone call to sprint for a profile wipe will fix that. Other than that, this thing is a beast. The screen is beautiful, it's easy to type on, call quality is top notch, battery life is great, app's work flawlessly (btw google maps is better than sprint navi imo, and on my trip to Moab it didn't miss ONE turn or voice command)....i'm truly impressed.
Believe me when I say that if there were something to criticize, I'd be right here flaming away, but SO FAR so good. I'm almost half expecting something to go wrong, but for now, fingers crossed.
Fantastic piece of technology.