HTC EVO ONE for Sprint to launch in June with large display and battery
0. phoneArena 28 Mar 2012, 21:33 posted on
Word is that the next generation of the HTC EVO for Sprint will have a large 2650mAh battery and a kickstand along with a 4.7 inch screen and a dual-core 1.5GHz processor; this beast is expected to be launched on June 6th...
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85. IcanBEATali (Posts: 29; Member since: 24 Sep 2009)
Unlimited text is $30 on an account level with Verizon, not $20. Not a big difference, but makes the annual savings jump to $600.
In my original math I was using my friends and family discount rate plan accidentally. Yes, I sell Verizon and carry an android from both companies.
For me, where I live, and everywhere I have traveled... Sprint is typically as good or better... sans my LTE coverage on the Samsung Charge being super fast. I kept my Sprint plan because it works for me, if I had pulled all five of my smartphones to Verizon it would have skyrocketed my bill. So I just carry two phones. :)
I travel to Houston, Atlanta, New York, the gulf coast, Virgin Islands, and a few other places in between... and I have never understood the disdain for Sprint service. For me, it seems that prior to the Nextel purchase, people enjoyed Sprint and they were selling about the same per quarter as att and Verizon... suddenly, they lost their identity with consumers trying to appease Nextel subscribers and everyone hates them.
My service has only improved over the years, so I know that the CDMA system didnt get worse because of the merger... so what happened? I dont know... but I can tell you that in my line of work... I've noticed that the customer base Sprint has is generally stupid, which helps me make sense of the low CSAT scores they get. I think its more a matter of the low tier customers that arent happy unless you pay them to use the service.
but I digress...
86. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5685; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
no, it's definitely $20. even if it's changed i got it at $20.
my family travels all over the country and Verizon's service is definitely better and works better for us overall. also Sprint has ALWAYS had terrible customer service. Sprint was actually the last carrier we were on before getting Verizon. we haven't looked back.
87. IcanBEATali (Posts: 29; Member since: 24 Sep 2009)
It was/is $20 for individuals, $30 for all lines on a family to have it... old grandfather plans our always nice to have.
64. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 947; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
I agree completely about this being the right time to be grand fathered in
48. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 947; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
Yes you are grand fathered but he is not. I have been from NY to Puerto Rico. and I have driven from Massachusetts to Florida with Sprint, and maintained Signal all the way down with out a miss in service.Sprint will meet or exceed Verizon by the end of 2013, and have coverage in most major market s by October for the iPhone launch. By all means leave now before it gets good and then wish you had stayed. The grass always is greener else where until you get there. Verizon is not the largest carrier because of growth, its because they cannibalized the competition. Don't be swayed by grand fathered Verizon lovers. Wait to see whats going to happen. You have invested in unlimited for a reason don't kill your investment before the fruits of service come to bare.
57. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5685; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
there you go again thinking that Sprint will just magically pick up the pace so much that they'll catch up to Verizon even going as hard as they are. xD
ultimately if you want better service it's definitely at Verizon but you're going to have to pay for it and if you want to keep your Unlimited Data it'll just mean that you won't have the best service. i probably wouldn't switch but if you're certain you need that better service you will certainly find it at Verizon.
63. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 947; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
Who's to say that they won't according to the map of coverage they may. You don't know that they won't for sure, and can only say in my opinion they won't. I can say that their coverage map suggest that they will close the gap. Ultimately its wait and see or bail....your choice. For me to join Verizon I have to pay almost 200 more for phones, and to get unlimited I must pay about 180.00 a month. This is for unlimited text calling and data.
Service for me was spotty towards the end of last year and coverage is back to where it was and so are speeds. I drove from NYC to help a friend move to Florida last year and had great service every inch of my trip Down I95. Network Vision will extend in NYC to way upstate NY by June and other secondary markets by October.
Kill the hate....you like Verizon great I have nothing against it. Being in business for 25 years I can tell you if it ain't broke stick with what works. My territory is NYC, Long Island, New Jersey, Staten Island, and Connecticut and Sprint worked for me all the way to Massachusetts. I had service at a Marriott in Massachusetts with Sprint where my adversaries did not with Verizon. Do what you feel is right for you! If coverage is coming to your areas wait and see.
13. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5685; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
looks like Sprint is about to have their time in the sun again. they really need it. their line-up has been pretty stale for months.
19. Commentator (Posts: 2871; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
That's how Sprint does it, get a good phone and rest on its laurels for two years. It's not as bad as T-Mo's recent lineup though, in my opinion.
24. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5685; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, i'm not sure if what Sprint does is really right or really wrong but they definitely need to stop becoming so out-classed in the long term. it may be that they didn't think it would be good to push WiMax devices any longer so they may pick up the pace a little more when they start flipping LTE switches. definitely agree about T-Mo's line-up though. i hate having to suggest the Galaxy S II to people on T-Mo being that it's their best handset while knowing there is such, such better phones elsewhere. IMO they need a good, high-end Motorola. the Defy was a good phone for them. i have a friend that still loves his.
30. Commentator (Posts: 2871; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Especially when the T-Mo GSII has an S3 instead of an Exynos...
22. CM_Punk (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
And you think this will improve it?
26. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5685; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
oh Miz, Miz, Miz...you must be feeling pretty gutsy to troll on the King this evening. i don't even remember the last time you tried that. xD
let me respond to your question with another question. why would it not be? an improvement is an improvement. you're gonna have to do better than that guy. ;P
20. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1081; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
About time Sprint! Your phone lineup sucks. It's the worst of the 4 major carriers. This phone sounds sweet but ya'll still need to pick it up some more.
29. Yummy (Posts: 117; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
Well, I think you should give them some time, and see if they bring anything new to the table.
27. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)
I really feel it is not AMOLED unless Samsung is releasing the S-AMOLED HD for other manufacturer. The S-LCD2 is very good. I think I have to use an upgrade or buy it out of pocket.
28. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5685; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i don't see why not. Samsung has never exhibited that kind of stinginess. the Droid Incredible launched with a Super AMOLED display before Samsung could get out of the door with their Galaxy S series which have matching screens and just recently their Super AMOLED Advanced variant actually debuted on the Droid Razr.
32. Commentator (Posts: 2871; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Unless I'm mistaken, the Incredible used a regular AMOLED screen (I'm just going by what it says in PA's review of it.) It is true, though, that the Razr, PadFone, and One S will all use a qHD SAMOLED screen before any Samsung device (that I'm aware of) does.
33. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5685; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
the Incredible does actually use one of the SAMOLED variety. that's why HTC switched over to a traditional LCD one after the delays Samsung was having manufacturing them for it. their prerogative was to the Galaxy S line.
43. wendygarett (unregistered)
SPRINT IS THE BEST !!!!!!
44. BrandonRico (Posts: 12; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Currently, I have the GS2 on Sprint and I know it's going to be awhile before Sprint gets the GS3. Do you think I should get this until the GS3 lands on Sprint?
54. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1703; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
My guess is the GS3 will launch around the same time if not sooner
47. paynekiller (Posts: 139; Member since: 24 May 2010)
So, it started with the EVO 4G, then the EVO 3D, now the EVO one. Where is the 2?
55. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1703; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
HTC doesn't really do sequels except for the Touch and Incredible series so dont expect an EVO 2
62. phoenixpr (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
HTC One X plus many others up coming Android device are being built without expansion slots and no removable battery?
Because from my understanding, as a Mac user and owner of everything Mac, this is the MAIN reason why people, including myself never bother with an iCrap iPhone. Although Apples ecosystem is better as far as quality is concern. However I was OK, comfortable with Android ecosystem. However if the new trend in smartphone are going to be like the iPhone, with no expansion slots and removable battery. Why would I chose to continue with Android, it's a no brainier that being force chose between all the non removable no expansion slot phone in the up coming market, Lots of Mac owner with Androids device will jump onto the iPhone bandwagon. After all the ecosystem is better every which way.
However in a perfect world I WANT to stay with Android phone, because of the removable battery and expansion slots. I don't care what anyone says, I need that extra battery in my pocket. I have all my family and friends on that dam iCrap iPhone, running around like a chicken with it's head cut off looking for an outlet all over the city. I don't want to be one of those headless chickens kind of people. However if I were force, then I will gladly be that headless chicken looking for a plug for my iPhone 5.
67. bayusuputra (Posts: 961; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
so if you are forced to choose between iOS and Android devices, both without expansion slot and removable battery, you still choose the one with lesser features?
what makes a good ecosystem anyway?
if i were force, i will still choose android that doesn't have expansion slot and removable battery.. at least i am not too dictated.. just my opinion..
69. phoenixpr (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
I only LOVE LOVE my Android because of the removable battery and expansion slot. Nothing really compare the the great Apple ecosystem. Android is OK comfortable for me if I continue. Like I said if these are my only option, then it's a no brainier. I have to be honest, I am praying I don't have to go onto an iCrap iPhone as long as the new Android aren't like the iCrap iPhone. with the above mention issue...
68. rallyguy (Posts: 618; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
So far the indication is that it WILL have a micro sd card slot.
I wonder if the 2650 mah battery is enough though. I much prefer removable battery. I also carry a spare battery and know that my phone will always work while walking around.
70. phoenixpr (Posts: 167; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
I agree, walking around, not like my iPhone iCrap looking for that outlet all over the city like headless chicken. I like the extra battery in my pocket, way way smaller if I had to carry my cell plug. LOL! I mean really, what else are they going to make me carry.
71. rallyguy (Posts: 618; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
Rumor has it that it will still have a kickstand also.
72. rallyguy (Posts: 618; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
Also to be considered is the Galaxy Note that Sprint employees are rumored to be trained on. Makes sense why Sprint was getting rid of old stock on Amazon and selling their best phones for 1 penny.
75. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)
I applaud sprint and the EVO FAMILY LINE of devices it has always been the leader in this space. Mr. Hesse loves his EVO BRAND and so does HTC. They just need to up the mAh to 3000 if the Razr Maxx can have so can the EVO 2 which I believe it will be called EVO 2 NOT EVO ONE.
76. yt6nin (Posts: 100; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
AT&T better follow suit, and have a AMOLED display, add a microSD slot, and a larger embedded battery like these rumors...