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Title: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on February 16, 2010, 08:05:18 AM
Is Sprint going to get the HTC Desire?  And, if so, when? I've been holding out for an elite phone and this one finally does/has everything I want/need.

http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/02/16/htc-announces-the-nexus-ones-slightly-cooler-twin-the-desire/
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on February 16, 2010, 08:52:09 AM
HTC hasn't announced any North American availability.  Of the phones HTC announced today I hope that NA gets the Legend and the Mini the most.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on February 16, 2010, 12:08:59 PM
Any idea on the next HTC for Verizon?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on February 19, 2010, 11:23:58 PM
Is this that phone?  As a followup, is Omaha ever going to get wimax?

http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/19/sprint-promises-its-first-wimax-handset-by-this-summer-could-be/?s=t5
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on February 23, 2010, 05:44:54 PM
http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/23/htc-legend-clears-the-fcc/

Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on February 24, 2010, 02:32:45 PM
KC Getting 4G

http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/02/24/sprint-to-launch-4g-network-in-at-least-8-major-markets-this-year/
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on February 24, 2010, 03:14:46 PM
that supersonic handset is going to be massively elite.  worth it even in 3G coverage areas.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on February 24, 2010, 03:17:01 PM
that supersonic handset is going to be massively elite.  worth it even in 3G coverage areas.

Yeah, may hold out for it  :runaway:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on March 23, 2010, 07:41:13 AM
http://gizmodo.com/5499747/htc-supersonic-sprints-wimax-android-phone-due-for-announcement-today

 :excited:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on March 23, 2010, 08:03:07 AM
shocker!
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on March 23, 2010, 11:10:30 AM
Played with the Supersonic a couple weeks ago for a bit. Pretty nice. Amazing screen, and Snapdragon is fast as hell.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: JavaCat on March 23, 2010, 11:48:36 AM
Did you try out the keyboard? I heard the HD2 keyboard was as good if not better than the iPhone. I'm hoping the Supersonic is the same because the keyboard on the Hero is a piece of crap. Too bad it looks like Palm might go belly up. WebOS truly has the most potential if they just came up with a form factor that was on par with these new phones and upgraded a few specs.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on March 23, 2010, 11:51:31 AM
I did, can't remember any glaring impressions though, because I don't think the Hero's keyboard is bad. :dunno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on March 23, 2010, 12:03:44 PM
What about the Incredible for Verizon?  Sounds like its coming soon, and my Touch Pro is dying.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on March 23, 2010, 12:18:23 PM
What about the Incredible for Verizon?  Sounds like its coming soon, and my Touch Pro is dying.

All Verizon phones suck. :dunno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on March 23, 2010, 12:46:45 PM
What about the Incredible for Verizon?  Sounds like its coming soon, and my Touch Pro is dying.

All Verizon phones suck. :dunno:

Be nice.  :)

Specs for Incredible look pretty decent, comparable to the Supersonic.    Not that I have a ton of HPIQ.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on March 23, 2010, 12:47:49 PM
Incredible sounds pretty amazing but Supersonic sounds like it may be faster
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: hillwalking03 on March 23, 2010, 01:51:55 PM
Incredible sounds pretty amazing but Supersonic sounds like it may be faster

SD has me all worked up to get this swiss army Sprint phone
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on March 23, 2010, 04:35:45 PM
Sprint Supersonic announced as "Evo 4G" (http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/23/htc-evo-4g-is-sprints-android-powered-knight-in-superphone-armo/)

"...it's easily the best specced phone we've ever witnessed."

 :love:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: michigancat on March 23, 2010, 06:39:55 PM
hd video.  :fatty:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/23/htc-evo-4g-nexus-one-and-droid-face-off-on-the-charted-field-o/

How much will this cost me, Sprinters?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: hillwalking03 on March 23, 2010, 07:16:25 PM
hd video.  :fatty:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/23/htc-evo-4g-nexus-one-and-droid-face-off-on-the-charted-field-o/

How much will this cost me, Sprinters?

I want one.  Now
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on March 23, 2010, 08:02:38 PM
hdmi out....

oh my....
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on March 24, 2010, 10:40:55 AM
hd video.  :fatty:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/23/htc-evo-4g-nexus-one-and-droid-face-off-on-the-charted-field-o/

How much will this cost me, Sprinters?

Free.


Just kidding, none of us know yet.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: CNS on March 24, 2010, 01:25:18 PM
Just picked up the new HTC for TMobile.  :pbj: Still playing with it, but it is pretty damn impressive so far.

Much faster than my old BB.  Camera/vid is amazing compared to BB, as is screen and resolution. 
 :excited:so far.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on March 24, 2010, 03:36:08 PM
Just picked up the new HTC for TMobile.  :pbj: Still playing with it, but it is pretty damn impressive so far.

Much faster than my old BB.  Camera/vid is amazing compared to BB, as is screen and resolution. 
 :excited:so far.


You do know HTC and BB make more than one style of phone, right?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: CNS on March 24, 2010, 03:46:09 PM
Just picked up the new HTC for TMobile.  :pbj: Still playing with it, but it is pretty damn impressive so far.

Much faster than my old BB.  Camera/vid is amazing compared to BB, as is screen and resolution. 
 :excited:so far.


You do know HTC and BB make more than one style of phone, right?

Yep, I had the Curve 8320.  Just bought the htc HD2.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on March 24, 2010, 04:20:03 PM
HD2 looks pretty awesome. Too bad it's a dead platform.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: CNS on March 24, 2010, 04:59:12 PM
HD2 looks pretty awesome. Too bad it's a dead platform.

Meh, what can you do?

I will ride this one for 2 yrs, chuck it, and get something new.  For now, it is awesome.  Amazing how fast it is.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on March 24, 2010, 06:40:04 PM
HD2 looks pretty awesome. Too bad it's a dead platform.
i think what HTC did was take the HD2, boil it in Sprint provided steroids, and tada- the EVO 4G was born
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on March 24, 2010, 11:30:04 PM
TMobile.

:lol:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on March 25, 2010, 08:45:37 AM
Just picked up the new HTC for TMobile.  :pbj: Still playing with it, but it is pretty damn impressive so far.

Much faster than my old BB.  Camera/vid is amazing compared to BB, as is screen and resolution. 
 :excited:so far.


You do know HTC and BB make more than one style of phone, right?

Yep, I had the Curve 8320.  Just bought the htc HD2.

Hope you didn't pay more than $99 for it

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003BNZD3C/ref=nosim/?tag=fatwalletcom&linkCode=as1
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: CNS on March 25, 2010, 09:22:44 AM
Just picked up the new HTC for TMobile.  :pbj: Still playing with it, but it is pretty damn impressive so far.

Much faster than my old BB.  Camera/vid is amazing compared to BB, as is screen and resolution. 
 :excited:so far.


You do know HTC and BB make more than one style of phone, right?

Yep, I had the Curve 8320.  Just bought the htc HD2.

Hope you didn't pay more than $99 for it

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003BNZD3C/ref=nosim/?tag=fatwalletcom&linkCode=as1

All on the company's dime.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: CNS on March 25, 2010, 09:24:29 AM
TMobile.

:lol:

Work phone, man.  No choice on my part.

That said, I have had Verizon and Sprint at my past job, and find T-Mobile to be more reliable as far as dropped calls go, and every bit as fast on data transfer where I live(outlying area).

Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on March 25, 2010, 10:47:55 AM
every company drops calls, every company has spotty coverage, etc.  t-mobile's data network does suck though, they just don't have the technology or footprint.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: CNS on March 25, 2010, 11:55:42 AM
every company drops calls, every company has spotty coverage, etc.  t-mobile's data network does suck though, they just don't have the technology or footprint.

I am know you are right on the calls and coverage.

I am believe you on the data network note.

Just speaking from my personal experience.  Where I travel, there are 2 or 3 consistent spots where calls are dropped(all low spots in the middle of rural areas).  However, I get practically zero drops outside of those areas.  Where, with Sprint, I was dropping calls in the middle of Hyde Park, Midtown,  and down town sometimes and not others.  It was completely random and inconsistent.  I just don't experience that with T-Mobile. 

I haven't had a smart phone on the sprint network in 3 yrs, though.  So, my experience with their data speed is not enough to fairly compare.

Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: BRULL on March 25, 2010, 12:41:50 PM
every company drops calls, every company has spotty coverage, etc.  t-mobile's data network does suck though, they just don't have the technology or footprint.

I believe you abot T-Mobile... The 3G on my htc goes out all the f'ing time.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on March 25, 2010, 01:41:52 PM
HD2 looks pretty awesome. Too bad it's a dead platform.
i think what HTC did was take the HD2, boil it in Sprint provided steroids, and tada- the EVO 4G was born

And that's why I shall get one.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: O-town Kat on March 27, 2010, 10:52:20 PM
hd video.  :fatty:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/23/htc-evo-4g-nexus-one-and-droid-face-off-on-the-charted-field-o/

How much will this cost me, Sprinters?

I think the cost of the device will be subsidized ($200 or so after rebate w/contract etc) but don't expect the $70/mo. plans to apply; if you have one of those dual mode air cards for instance, monthly recurring charges are more to use 4g (where available).  sprint employee btw
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on March 28, 2010, 09:34:54 AM
hd video.  :fatty:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/23/htc-evo-4g-nexus-one-and-droid-face-off-on-the-charted-field-o/

How much will this cost me, Sprinters?

I think the cost of the device will be subsidized ($200 or so after rebate w/contract etc) but don't expect the $70/mo. plans to apply; if you have one of those dual mode air cards for instance, monthly recurring charges are more to use 4g (where available).  sprint employee btw

What if you don't live in a 4g area?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on March 28, 2010, 01:35:49 PM
Don't listen to o-townqat, sounds more like o-retardkat
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on March 29, 2010, 02:35:45 PM
Don't listen to o-townqat, sounds more like o-retardkat

^
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: O-town Kat on March 29, 2010, 10:11:06 PM
hd video.  :fatty:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/23/htc-evo-4g-nexus-one-and-droid-face-off-on-the-charted-field-o/

How much will this cost me, Sprinters?

I think the cost of the device will be subsidized ($200 or so after rebate w/contract etc) but don't expect the $70/mo. plans to apply; if you have one of those dual mode air cards for instance, monthly recurring charges are more to use 4g (where available).  sprint employee btw

What if you don't live in a 4g area?

Will work on the 3g network too, 4g where available.  4g rollout will continue  in 2011.  houston just launched.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on May 06, 2010, 07:24:08 AM
http://gizmodo.com/5532327/htc-evo-4g-could-be-up-for-pre+order-this-month-with-an-early-june-launch

 :excited:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on May 06, 2010, 09:32:50 AM
http://gizmodo.com/5532327/htc-evo-4g-could-be-up-for-pre+order-this-month-with-an-early-june-launch

 :excited:

 :gocho:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on May 06, 2010, 09:38:48 AM
http://gizmodo.com/5532327/htc-evo-4g-could-be-up-for-pre+order-this-month-with-an-early-june-launch

 :excited:

 :gocho:


Looks like a great phone.  I'm surprised by only 1G of storage compared to 8G on the Incredible.  The screen will be enormous and amazing though, the smaller screen on my Incredible is amazing.

And plan on buying an extended battery unless you want to keep it on the charger a lot, the amount of stuff these things can do drains the ones they come with extremely quickly.  I'm trying to decide between an extended 1750 (over the 1300 that comes with the phone) that still fits in the current case or one of the bigger ones (2150) that requires a bigger back and makes the phone quite a bit fatter.  
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on May 06, 2010, 10:03:17 AM
And plan on buying an extended battery unless you want to keep it on the charger a lot, the amount of stuff these things can do drains the ones they come with extremely quickly.  I'm trying to decide between an extended 1750 (over the 1300 that comes with the phone) that still fits in the current case or one of the bigger ones (2150) that requires a bigger back and makes the phone quite a bit fatter. 

The Evo makes it through a day without charging, easy.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on May 06, 2010, 10:06:51 AM
And plan on buying an extended battery unless you want to keep it on the charger a lot, the amount of stuff these things can do drains the ones they come with extremely quickly.  I'm trying to decide between an extended 1750 (over the 1300 that comes with the phone) that still fits in the current case or one of the bigger ones (2150) that requires a bigger back and makes the phone quite a bit fatter.  

The Evo makes it through a day without charging, easy.

I know your biased here, but how much use?  What size is the battery?  

They are both HTC phones, so let's avoid the Sprint/Verizon crap.  
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on May 06, 2010, 10:10:56 AM
And plan on buying an extended battery unless you want to keep it on the charger a lot, the amount of stuff these things can do drains the ones they come with extremely quickly.  I'm trying to decide between an extended 1750 (over the 1300 that comes with the phone) that still fits in the current case or one of the bigger ones (2150) that requires a bigger back and makes the phone quite a bit fatter.  

The Evo makes it through a day without charging, easy.

I know your biased here, but how much use?  What size is the battery?  

They are both HTC phones, so let's avoid the Sprint/Verizon crap.  

 :surprised:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on May 06, 2010, 10:16:54 AM
And plan on buying an extended battery unless you want to keep it on the charger a lot, the amount of stuff these things can do drains the ones they come with extremely quickly.  I'm trying to decide between an extended 1750 (over the 1300 that comes with the phone) that still fits in the current case or one of the bigger ones (2150) that requires a bigger back and makes the phone quite a bit fatter.  

The Evo makes it through a day without charging, easy.

I know your biased here, but how much use?  What size is the battery?  

They are both HTC phones, so let's avoid the Sprint/Verizon crap.  

 :surprised:

I would appreciate koug's opinion on this, but could do without the obvious bias here.  No offense kougs.

I've just noticed if you use the phone a lot, especially internet, etc. there is no way you can make it through the day with the 1300 battery it comes with.  But if I power off when I'm not using it, put it on the charger a bit while driving(about 20-30 minutes), then I'm okay.

Really, battery is the only issue I have, it is a great phone.  And no doubt there will be some improvements on the EVO.  But I'm thinking the technology of what these phones can do is outpacing the technology of Lith-Ion batteries, at least the smaller factory versions the phones come with.

Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on May 06, 2010, 10:56:19 AM
And plan on buying an extended battery unless you want to keep it on the charger a lot, the amount of stuff these things can do drains the ones they come with extremely quickly.  I'm trying to decide between an extended 1750 (over the 1300 that comes with the phone) that still fits in the current case or one of the bigger ones (2150) that requires a bigger back and makes the phone quite a bit fatter. 

The Evo makes it through a day without charging, easy.

I know your biased here, but how much use?  What size is the battery? 

They are both HTC phones, so let's avoid the Sprint/Verizon crap. 

I didn't say anything about Verizon vs. Sprint. I'm telling you that the Evo we use lasts a full day without charging, and we're heavy users (obviously).

I've never seen nor used the HTC Incredible, so I'll have to take your word that the battery sucks. But there's no bias here; battery life has nothing to do with carriers.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on May 06, 2010, 11:07:10 AM
I didn't say anything about Verizon vs. Sprint. I'm telling you that the Evo we use lasts a full day without charging, and we're heavy users (obviously).

I've never seen nor used the HTC Incredible, so I'll have to take your word that the battery sucks. But there's no bias here; battery life has nothing to do with carriers.

Thanks, that's what I was getting at. 

I think it has as much to do with figuring out what is running in the background, etc, as the battery being terrible.  But I do think these newer phones do a ton of stuff that eats batteries up pretty quickly.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Kat Kid on May 06, 2010, 11:11:54 AM
that supersonic handset is going to be massively elite.  worth it even in 3G coverage areas.

hey couple q's:

1)  am worried about low wave EMF, what is the best bluetooth to not look like a douche?

2)  my mom and step-dad want a droid or iphone.  which is most old people friendly.  they have been talking about this forever, it is like a visionquest for them.  they are both retired and have a kindle and aren't complete retards, but are still partially Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!).
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on May 06, 2010, 11:13:40 AM
2)  my mom and step-dad want a droid or iphone.  which is most old people friendly.  they have been talking about this forever, it is like a visionquest for them.  they are both retired and have a kindle and aren't complete retards, but are still partially Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!).

iphone.  Apple stuff is made for old people (not pc fanboy talk here just pointing out their stuff is very easy to use)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on May 06, 2010, 11:42:15 AM
2)  my mom and step-dad want a droid or iphone.  which is most old people friendly.  they have been talking about this forever, it is like a visionquest for them.  they are both retired and have a kindle and aren't complete retards, but are still partially Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!).

iphone.  Apple stuff is made for old people (not pc fanboy talk here just pointing out their stuff is very easy to use)

Droid is pretty easy too.  You will like it a lot.

And KK, I don't think a bluetooth ear thing exists that won't make you look like a dork.  If you need to wear it in the car or whatever I think that's fine, but don't wear it around the house, Walmart, etc.  JMHO.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: bonercat on May 06, 2010, 11:44:57 AM
2)  my mom and step-dad want a droid or iphone.  which is most old people friendly.  they have been talking about this forever, it is like a visionquest for them.  they are both retired and have a kindle and aren't complete retards, but are still partially Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!).

iphone.  Apple stuff is made for old people (not pc fanboy talk here just pointing out their stuff is very easy to use)

+1

I think the Droids take more of a learning curve than the IPhone. At least with my Hero it took a little while to get used to the marketplace, customizing the phone, and getting programs to kill running programs to save battery life.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on May 06, 2010, 11:53:34 AM
I think the Droids take more of a learning curve than the IPhone. At least with my Hero it took a little while to get used to the marketplace, customizing the phone, and getting programs to kill running programs to save battery life.

This is a good point. 

What have you found to be the more battery intense apps/programs to kill?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: bonercat on May 06, 2010, 12:02:22 PM
I think the Droids take more of a learning curve than the IPhone. At least with my Hero it took a little while to get used to the marketplace, customizing the phone, and getting programs to kill running programs to save battery life.

This is a good point. 

What have you found to be the more battery intense apps/programs to kill?

Pretty much anything that uses the phone's GPS I think helps to drain it a bit faster than some of the other stuff. So after I use Google Maps or Sprint Navigation, I make sure to kill the app to turn the GPS off. Gotta make sure to turn off the WiFi after using it as well.

Some of the widgets I use tend to operate here and there throughout the day too like my Coupons app but I don't think it drains things too bad.

To clarify, even though there is a bit more of a learning curve with the Android, I don't think I'd go to an iphone after using a Droid. The cost is just not worth it to me to do so.

That said, the Hero is laggy at times and will piss me off here and there when I'm trying to answer a call. However, the Sprint Hero's are getting an upgrade in the android software soon (I think by the end of May) that is supposed to really reduce the lag and improve the phone's performance.

I did play with an Evo, and it did give me a broner. It's amazing.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on May 06, 2010, 12:05:58 PM
Pretty much anything that uses the phone's GPS I think helps to drain it a bit faster than some of the other stuff. So after I use Google Maps or Sprint Navigation, I make sure to kill the app to turn the GPS off. Gotta make sure to turn off the WiFi after using it as well.

Some of the widgets I use tend to operate here and there throughout the day too like my Coupons app but I don't think it drains things too bad.

To clarify, even though there is a bit more of a learning curve with the Android, I don't think I'd go to an iphone after using a Droid. The cost is just not worth it to me to do so.

That said, the Hero is laggy at times and will piss me off here and there when I'm trying to answer a call. However, the Sprint Hero's are getting an upgrade in the android software soon (I think by the end of May) that is supposed to really reduce the lag and improve the phone's performance.

I did play with an Evo, and it did give me a broner. It's amazing.

I have the Incredible, so speed is not really an issue. 

Right now I'm just figuring out how to manage/navigate Android (which I like a lot) after switching from WinMob devices and especially how to do so and keep the battery life decent.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 06, 2010, 12:18:44 PM
However, the Sprint Hero's are getting an upgrade in the android software soon (I think by the end of May) that is supposed to really reduce the lag and improve the phone's performance.

Android 2.1 for Hero should be available tomorrow.

hey couple q's:

1)  am worried about low wave EMF, what is the best bluetooth to not look like a douche?
_FAN is pretty much right.  if i were going to get some bluetooth headphones i would go with something like these that i can use when working out too.

http://direct.motorola.com/hellomoto/s9/ 

2)  my mom and step-dad want a droid or iphone.  which is most old people friendly.  they have been talking about this forever, it is like a visionquest for them.  they are both retired and have a kindle and aren't complete retards, but are still partially Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!).
they should go into the store and play with them both.

_FAN you know that the EVO has a higher rated battery than the Incred right? 
Is the 8GB of Incred internal memory on a microSD card? 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on May 06, 2010, 12:49:02 PM
_FAN you know that the EVO has a higher rated battery than the Incred right? 
Is the 8GB of Incred internal memory on a microSD card? 

I see that now, 1500 compared to 1300 for the Incredible. 

Yes, 8GB is actual (some is for processes, about 6.5 or so is usable), then you can expand with a microSD card (I added 8G more).  Its weird that the EVO isn't that big as well.  HTC should've made a bigger battery standard in the Incredible, you can get a 1750 now that is the same size and that would've made more sense.  There is a ton out there now on the phone since it came out, and by far the biggest complaint is battery life.  There are other things said, but most are b/c of user issues, not the phone.  Granted, some of the battery issues are b/c user issues as well, but it still seems to be a problem.  I imagine even with the slightly bigger battery, this will be an EVO issue as well when it comes out. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 06, 2010, 01:59:24 PM
the battery life was my biggest concern as well- you've got 3 radios on it running simultaneously, a HD camera, etc, etc, etc but I've heard good things about the battery, which surprised me.  we'll see in about a month.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on May 06, 2010, 02:15:16 PM
that supersonic handset is going to be massively elite.  worth it even in 3G coverage areas.

hey couple q's:

1)  am worried about low wave EMF, what is the best bluetooth to not look like a douche?

2)  my mom and step-dad want a droid or iphone.  which is most old people friendly.  they have been talking about this forever, it is like a visionquest for them.  they are both retired and have a kindle and aren't complete retards, but are still partially Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!).

i know of some custom made in the canal devices that can take bluetooth and stuff. they're pretty expensive though. not really all that great for having a phone conversation either cause the mic is actually on a wireless remote that you'd have to wear on a neck loop or hold up by your mouth. they would be/are pretty incredible for walking around and listening to an ipod or something though cause they're so small most people wouldn't/don't even notice them. been thinking about using one at work so i can stream audio from my computer to my ear wirelessly and walk around listening to the royals game or music or stuff all day without people really knowing. again, pretty expensive but i know a guy.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Kat Kid on May 06, 2010, 02:20:09 PM
that supersonic handset is going to be massively elite.  worth it even in 3G coverage areas.

hey couple q's:

1)  am worried about low wave EMF, what is the best bluetooth to not look like a douche?

2)  my mom and step-dad want a droid or iphone.  which is most old people friendly.  they have been talking about this forever, it is like a visionquest for them.  they are both retired and have a kindle and aren't complete retards, but are still partially Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!).

i know of some custom made in the canal devices that can take bluetooth and stuff. they're pretty expensive though. not really all that great for having a phone conversation either cause the mic is actually on a wireless remote that you'd have to wear on a neck loop or hold up by your mouth. they would be/are pretty incredible for walking around and listening to an ipod or something though cause they're so small most people wouldn't/don't even notice them. been thinking about using one at work so i can stream audio from my computer to my ear wirelessly and walk around listening to the royals game or music or stuff all day without people really knowing. again, pretty expensive but i know a guy.

what is a group rate/know a guy rate?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: bonercat on May 06, 2010, 02:23:43 PM
However, the Sprint Hero's are getting an upgrade in the android software soon (I think by the end of May) that is supposed to really reduce the lag and improve the phone's performance.

Android 2.1 for Hero should be available tomorrow.


If this is correct you are my new favorite person for a month.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on May 06, 2010, 02:45:48 PM
Don't get that excited about 2.1, that's all I'm gonna say.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on May 06, 2010, 03:46:41 PM
When is Froyo gonna make the rounds?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on May 06, 2010, 06:50:55 PM
that supersonic handset is going to be massively elite.  worth it even in 3G coverage areas.

hey couple q's:

1)  am worried about low wave EMF, what is the best bluetooth to not look like a douche?

2)  my mom and step-dad want a droid or iphone.  which is most old people friendly.  they have been talking about this forever, it is like a visionquest for them.  they are both retired and have a kindle and aren't complete retards, but are still partially Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!).

i know of some custom made in the canal devices that can take bluetooth and stuff. they're pretty expensive though. not really all that great for having a phone conversation either cause the mic is actually on a wireless remote that you'd have to wear on a neck loop or hold up by your mouth. they would be/are pretty incredible for walking around and listening to an ipod or something though cause they're so small most people wouldn't/don't even notice them. been thinking about using one at work so i can stream audio from my computer to my ear wirelessly and walk around listening to the royals game or music or stuff all day without people really knowing. again, pretty expensive but i know a guy.

what is a group rate/know a guy rate?

just talked to him. kind of a tricky question. even if he took an impression of your ear and ordered the device and sold it to you at his cost, you'd be looking at @$1,000. however, every once and a while companies will make demos for him. so if/when a company does this they are free. so i guess the answer is potentially free or @$1,000.  :dunno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on May 06, 2010, 08:38:23 PM
that supersonic handset is going to be massively elite.  worth it even in 3G coverage areas.

hey couple q's:

1)  am worried about low wave EMF, what is the best bluetooth to not look like a douche?

2)  my mom and step-dad want a droid or iphone.  which is most old people friendly.  they have been talking about this forever, it is like a visionquest for them.  they are both retired and have a kindle and aren't complete retards, but are still partially Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!).

i know of some custom made in the canal devices that can take bluetooth and stuff. they're pretty expensive though. not really all that great for having a phone conversation either cause the mic is actually on a wireless remote that you'd have to wear on a neck loop or hold up by your mouth. they would be/are pretty incredible for walking around and listening to an ipod or something though cause they're so small most people wouldn't/don't even notice them. been thinking about using one at work so i can stream audio from my computer to my ear wirelessly and walk around listening to the royals game or music or stuff all day without people really knowing. again, pretty expensive but i know a guy.

what is a group rate/know a guy rate?

just talked to him. kind of a tricky question. even if he took an impression of your ear and ordered the device and sold it to you at his cost, you'd be looking at @$1,000. however, every once and a while companies will make demos for him. so if/when a company does this they are free. so i guess the answer is potentially free or @$1,000.  :dunno:
:surprised:

Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 06, 2010, 08:45:44 PM
that supersonic handset is going to be massively elite.  worth it even in 3G coverage areas.

hey couple q's:

1)  am worried about low wave EMF, what is the best bluetooth to not look like a douche?

2)  my mom and step-dad want a droid or iphone.  which is most old people friendly.  they have been talking about this forever, it is like a visionquest for them.  they are both retired and have a kindle and aren't complete retards, but are still partially Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!).

i know of some custom made in the canal devices that can take bluetooth and stuff. they're pretty expensive though. not really all that great for having a phone conversation either cause the mic is actually on a wireless remote that you'd have to wear on a neck loop or hold up by your mouth. they would be/are pretty incredible for walking around and listening to an ipod or something though cause they're so small most people wouldn't/don't even notice them. been thinking about using one at work so i can stream audio from my computer to my ear wirelessly and walk around listening to the royals game or music or stuff all day without people really knowing. again, pretty expensive but i know a guy.

what is a group rate/know a guy rate?

just talked to him. kind of a tricky question. even if he took an impression of your ear and ordered the device and sold it to you at his cost, you'd be looking at @$1,000. however, every once and a while companies will make demos for him. so if/when a company does this they are free. so i guess the answer is potentially free or @$1,000.  :dunno:
i'm in.  for the $1000 one, not the free one.  check pm for ear diagram.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: MakeItRain on May 07, 2010, 01:27:52 AM
Any of you Android dudes use webOS recently?  I am a long time devoted Palm user and I got a Pre 1 month after launch.  It's nearly been a year and I'm losing my patience with this platform and the redic amount of bugs.  Don't know crap about android other than I can run Sling on HTC so I'm looking for a good comparo.

tia
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on May 07, 2010, 07:24:57 AM
http://gizmodo.com/5533247/rumor-htc-evo-4g-to-cost-200-on-contract-on-sale-june-6th

$200 isn't too bad :dunno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 07, 2010, 08:10:46 AM
http://gizmodo.com/5533247/rumor-htc-evo-4g-to-cost-200-on-contract-on-sale-june-6th

$200 isn't too bad :dunno:
nope not bad, i was surprised when i found out (like 2 months ago :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: )
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 07, 2010, 08:13:39 AM
Any of you Android dudes use webOS recently?  I am a long time devoted Palm user and I got a Pre 1 month after launch.  It's nearly been a year and I'm losing my patience with this platform and the redic amount of bugs.  Don't know crap about android other than I can run Sling on HTC so I'm looking for a good comparo.

tia
webOS is a great operating system.  you do know why HP just spent $1.2B buying Palm don't you?  it wasn't for their hardware.  the only thing that webOS suffers from is a lack of developers which stems from a lack of users.  the operating system itself delivered a hell of a lot more than iphone OS could at its launch and it's not even a year old.

M.I.R.- your comments make me think you're dumber than our resident brain doctor.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on May 07, 2010, 08:17:04 AM
http://gizmodo.com/5533247/rumor-htc-evo-4g-to-cost-200-on-contract-on-sale-june-6th

$200 isn't too bad :dunno:
nope not bad, i was surprised when i found out (like 2 months ago :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: )

Christ, I don't even know why we HAVE cell phone insiders here
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 07, 2010, 08:49:14 AM
it was top secret.  don't worry, that kruger25 guy didn't even know :lol: :lol: :lol:  sad really...  u digg?  :cool:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on May 07, 2010, 08:55:27 AM
guys-

i know who's going to win the world series this year. i'll tell you in november.  :flush:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: bonercat on May 07, 2010, 10:59:20 AM
Pissclams, so far no update and I'm hearing rumblings of another delay on the 2.1....

Any insight?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 07, 2010, 11:16:15 AM
i'll try to find out
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 07, 2010, 03:15:25 PM
it's been delayed
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Gooch on May 07, 2010, 03:24:45 PM
 :bawl:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on May 10, 2010, 11:22:51 AM
Pissclams, so far no update and I'm hearing rumblings of another delay on the 2.1....

Any insight?

Don't get that excited about 2.1, that's all I'm gonna say.

:users:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: bonercat on May 10, 2010, 01:17:55 PM
Same ol' Same ol'  :bang:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: dmartin on May 10, 2010, 04:32:48 PM
However, the Sprint Hero's are getting an upgrade in the android software soon (I think by the end of May) that is supposed to really reduce the lag and improve the phone's performance.

Android 2.1 for Hero should be available tomorrow.

hey couple q's:

1)  am worried about low wave EMF, what is the best bluetooth to not look like a douche?
_FAN is pretty much right.  if i were going to get some bluetooth headphones i would go with something like these that i can use when working out too.

http://direct.motorola.com/hellomoto/s9/ 

2)  my mom and step-dad want a droid or iphone.  which is most old people friendly.  they have been talking about this forever, it is like a visionquest for them.  they are both retired and have a kindle and aren't complete retards, but are still partially Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!).
they should go into the store and play with them both.

_FAN you know that the EVO has a higher rated battery than the Incred right? 
Is the 8GB of Incred internal memory on a microSD card? 

Got those headphones for Christmas.  Work very well. Have never used them to make calls though.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 12, 2010, 05:51:28 PM
June 4th release date.  $199 price.   $10 upcharge for 4G, $30 upcharge for mobile wifi hotspot.  Everything data plan still @ $69.99. 

Boom you're roasted.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: michigancat on May 12, 2010, 06:33:26 PM
June 4th release date.  $199 price.   $10 upcharge for 4G, $30 upcharge for mobile wifi hotspot.  Everything data plan still @ $69.99. 

Boom you're roasted.

sweet.

was worried the plan would get gouged for 4g.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 12, 2010, 07:00:02 PM
only thing is that in MI the only place that has 4G is Grand Rapids.  but I think Sprint is charging the extra $10 regardless of whether or not you're in a 4G coverage area.

$69 for Everything Data plan + $10 4G upcharge still = far less than VZN or ATT but still it seems kinda lame to charge the $10 to the hayseeds that aren't in 4G areas.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on May 12, 2010, 07:14:05 PM
only thing is that in MI the only place that has 4G is Grand Rapids.  but I think Sprint is charging the extra $10 regardless of whether or not you're in a 4G coverage area.

$69 for Everything Data plan + $10 4G upcharge still = far less than VZN or ATT but still it seems kinda lame to charge the $10 to the hayseeds that aren't in 4G areas.
:frown:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 12, 2010, 07:19:10 PM
only thing is that in MI the only place that has 4G is Grand Rapids.  but I think Sprint is charging the extra $10 regardless of whether or not you're in a 4G coverage area.

$69 for Everything Data plan + $10 4G upcharge still = far less than VZN or ATT but still it seems kinda lame to charge the $10 to the hayseeds that aren't in 4G areas.
:frown:

sorry hayseed.  i might have misread the release but DO NOT think i have.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: O-town Kat on May 12, 2010, 07:22:47 PM
hd video.  :fatty:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/23/htc-evo-4g-nexus-one-and-droid-face-off-on-the-charted-field-o/

How much will this cost me, Sprinters?

I think the cost of the device will be subsidized ($200 or so after rebate w/contract etc) but don't expect the $70/mo. plans to apply; if you have one of those dual mode air cards for instance, monthly recurring charges are more to use 4g (where available).  sprint employee btw


clams called me a Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on this LOL
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: michigancat on May 12, 2010, 08:01:47 PM
only thing is that in MI the only place that has 4G is Grand Rapids.  but I think Sprint is charging the extra $10 regardless of whether or not you're in a 4G coverage area.

$69 for Everything Data plan + $10 4G upcharge still = far less than VZN or ATT but still it seems kinda lame to charge the $10 to the hayseeds that aren't in 4G areas.
:frown:

sorry hayseed.  i might have misread the release but DO NOT think i have.

Oh, so hicks have to pay for a 4g plan?  :frown:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 12, 2010, 08:11:03 PM
hd video.  :fatty:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/23/htc-evo-4g-nexus-one-and-droid-face-off-on-the-charted-field-o/

How much will this cost me, Sprinters?

I think the cost of the device will be subsidized ($200 or so after rebate w/contract etc) but don't expect the $70/mo. plans to apply; if you have one of those dual mode air cards for instance, monthly recurring charges are more to use 4g (where available).  sprint employee btw


clams called me a Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on this LOL
i didn't call you a Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) b/c of your post, olathe hayseed.

only thing is that in MI the only place that has 4G is Grand Rapids.  but I think Sprint is charging the extra $10 regardless of whether or not you're in a 4G coverage area.

$69 for Everything Data plan + $10 4G upcharge still = far less than VZN or ATT but still it seems kinda lame to charge the $10 to the hayseeds that aren't in 4G areas.
:frown:

sorry hayseed.  i might have misread the release but DO NOT think i have.

Oh, so hicks have to pay for a 4g plan?  :frown:
nope, hayseeds have to pay $10 extra to carry the EVO 4G
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 12, 2010, 09:15:22 PM
http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/12/sprints-htc-evo-4g-put-through-its-bandwidth-sucking-paces/
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on May 13, 2010, 12:15:04 PM
http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/12/sprints-htc-evo-4g-put-through-its-bandwidth-sucking-paces/

Was just going to post this.

My god, what a ridiculously awesome phone. LOL at the YouTube side-by-side with the iPhone 3G.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 13, 2010, 12:30:12 PM
it's big.  i don't know how much i'm going to like jamming the thing into my pocket when i'm out and about.  that's what she said.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on May 13, 2010, 12:38:11 PM
it's big.  i don't know how much i'm going to like jamming the thing into my pocket when i'm out and about.  that's what she said.

I think this is legit.  The Incredible is pretty big 3.7, I bet the EVO will seem enormous at 4.3. 

But that said, it does look like a really great phone. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on May 13, 2010, 12:38:40 PM
This might be the phone that makes me ditch my $30 SERO plan.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on May 13, 2010, 12:40:05 PM
it's big.  i don't know how much i'm going to like jamming the thing into my pocket when i'm out and about.  that's what she said.

I think this is legit.  The Incredible is pretty big 3.7, I bet the EVO will seem enormous at 4.3. 

But that said, it does look like a really great phone. 

My touch pro 2 is 3.8 and is pretty thick with the slide out keyboard. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't even notice a thinner 4.3".
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on May 13, 2010, 12:45:34 PM
it's big.  i don't know how much i'm going to like jamming the thing into my pocket when i'm out and about.  that's what she said.

I think this is legit.  The Incredible is pretty big 3.7, I bet the EVO will seem enormous at 4.3. 

But that said, it does look like a really great phone. 

My touch pro 2 is 3.8 and is pretty thick with the slide out keyboard. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't even notice a thinner 4.3".

EVO is nearly a 1/4" wider, but quite a bit thinner; being thinner does make it seem a lot less bulky.  I used to have a Touch Pro with extended battery, seemed a lot more bulky than my Incredible.

And the Droid OS is great.  Wasn't sure how I'd like it compared to WinMo, but now I'll never go back to that.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 13, 2010, 01:00:50 PM
Ya its launching with 2.1
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on May 13, 2010, 01:04:10 PM
it's big.  i don't know how much i'm going to like jamming the thing into my pocket when i'm out and about.  that's what she said.

I was worried about this too, so I literally walked around and got up and down from chairs and stuff with the Evo in my pocket, and it wasn't bad at all actually. I think the thinness makes up for the area.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 13, 2010, 01:19:15 PM
my BB Tour bugs me, the EVO will too. not worried about it.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on May 13, 2010, 02:01:35 PM
it's big.  i don't know how much i'm going to like jamming the thing into my pocket when i'm out and about.  that's what she said.

I think this is legit.  The Incredible is pretty big 3.7, I bet the EVO will seem enormous at 4.3. 

But that said, it does look like a really great phone. 

My touch pro 2 is 3.8 and is pretty thick with the slide out keyboard. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't even notice a thinner 4.3".


And the Droid OS is great.  Wasn't sure how I'd like it compared to WinMo, but now I'll never go back to that.

If I wasn't into tweaking and modding my phone, I'm pretty sure I'd hate Winmo. Although I just got the Winmo 6.5 update with HTC's Sense 2.5 and it's a massive step up. They also just released a new Bing app with turn by turn navigation with voice and all.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on May 13, 2010, 02:02:16 PM
my BB Tour bugs me, the EVO will too. not worried about it.

Yeah, definitely falls under the "personal preference" category. I actually thought the Evo was less noticeable in my pocket than my Hero.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steaksdime on May 13, 2010, 02:06:30 PM
Any word on what "Kansas City" constitutes as far as 4G coverage? I assume JoCo such as Olathe, OP, Lenexa, Leawood. But Spring Hill? Gardner? DeSoto?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on May 15, 2010, 11:23:07 PM
http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/15/what-the-htc-evo-4g-packaging-does-but-hopefully-wont-loo/

:want:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: O-town Kat on May 16, 2010, 11:29:01 AM
they just released a samsung kid phone wherein the packaging allows you to easily return your existing phone for sprint account credit, regardless of carrier.  they may be trying to do the same w/the evo packaging.  dan hesse def has some tree hugger in him (besides the obvious ploy to get people to trade in iphones)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on May 17, 2010, 11:11:42 AM
http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/15/what-the-htc-evo-4g-packaging-does-but-hopefully-wont-loo/

:want:

People actually care what the box looks like?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on May 17, 2010, 11:17:44 AM
http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/15/what-the-htc-evo-4g-packaging-does-but-hopefully-wont-loo/

:want:

People actually care what the box looks like?

Apple people nerd out about ipod packaging all the time
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on May 17, 2010, 01:28:23 PM
http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/15/what-the-htc-evo-4g-packaging-does-but-hopefully-wont-loo/

:want:

People actually care what the box looks like?

Apple people nerd out about ipod packaging all the time

Psh, Apple cultists aren't people, they're sheep.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 19, 2010, 08:08:20 AM
However, the Sprint Hero's are getting an upgrade in the android software soon (I think by the end of May) that is supposed to really reduce the lag and improve the phone's performance.

Android 2.1 for Hero should be available tomorrow.


If this is correct you are my new favorite person for a month.

2.1 (http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/19/sprints-hero-finally-gets-official-android-2-1-upgrade/)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: bonercat on May 19, 2010, 03:33:57 PM
downloading it now. TAKING FOREVER though.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: michigancat on May 19, 2010, 04:08:50 PM
WHEN WILL VIRGIN MOBILE GET AN ANDROID PHONE

http://www.virginmobileusa.com/cell-phone-plans/beyond-talk-plans.html
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 19, 2010, 05:19:51 PM
WHEN WILL VIRGIN MOBILE GET AN ANDROID PHONE

http://www.virginmobileusa.com/cell-phone-plans/beyond-talk-plans.html
soon!
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on May 19, 2010, 06:47:15 PM
WHEN WILL VIRGIN MOBILE GET AN ANDROID PHONE

http://www.virginmobileusa.com/cell-phone-plans/beyond-talk-plans.html
soon!

I heard there is no roaming on this plan. Not really a deal breaker, but something worth noting. Also, what Android phones?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 19, 2010, 06:59:56 PM
not sure on either.  is needing to roam that big of a deal anymore?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: michigancat on May 19, 2010, 07:08:01 PM
not sure on either.  is needing to roam that big of a deal anymore?

looking at the map, I wouldn't be able to use it when I would be at my parents' house in BFE KS without roaming.  But for $35/month for unlimited text and data and android it would be worth it.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 19, 2010, 07:24:14 PM
not sure on either.  is needing to roam that big of a deal anymore?

looking at the map, I wouldn't be able to use it when I would be at my parents' house in BFE KS without roaming.  But for $35/month for unlimited text and data and android it would be worth it.
ya, those 2 days a year at mom and pops house would be brutal without a cell phone  :jerk:  

now that i had a second to think about it, my guess is it doesn't include any type of roaming, the costs of roaming to sprint from other carriers would be too high.

 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 19, 2010, 09:26:17 PM
http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/19/htc-evo-4g-review/

Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on May 19, 2010, 11:52:07 PM
not sure on either.  is needing to roam that big of a deal anymore?

I could only think of when I'm up in the mountains hiking and skiing. That's still iffy.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on May 20, 2010, 07:13:40 AM
And plan on buying an extended battery unless you want to keep it on the charger a lot, the amount of stuff these things can do drains the ones they come with extremely quickly.  I'm trying to decide between an extended 1750 (over the 1300 that comes with the phone) that still fits in the current case or one of the bigger ones (2150) that requires a bigger back and makes the phone quite a bit fatter.  

Quote
We know what you're thinking, though: what about battery life? Amazingly, we got some three hours and 13 minutes of run time while using the EVO continuously as a 4G hotspot -- and when we say "continuously," we mean we were streaming high-quality audio the entire time. What's more, the phone wasn't even fresh off the charger when we started; it had been on and in heavy use for two hours and four minutes prior. Bottom line, this thing seems to be a champion on a 1500mAh battery; we can't even begin to fathom what a massive aftermarket pack would do to it.

 :surprised:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on May 20, 2010, 07:24:08 AM
And plan on buying an extended battery unless you want to keep it on the charger a lot, the amount of stuff these things can do drains the ones they come with extremely quickly.  I'm trying to decide between an extended 1750 (over the 1300 that comes with the phone) that still fits in the current case or one of the bigger ones (2150) that requires a bigger back and makes the phone quite a bit fatter. 

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We know what you're thinking, though: what about battery life? Amazingly, we got some three hours and 13 minutes of run time while using the EVO continuously as a 4G hotspot -- and when we say "continuously," we mean we were streaming high-quality audio the entire time. What's more, the phone wasn't even fresh off the charger when we started; it had been on and in heavy use for two hours and four minutes prior. Bottom line, this thing seems to be a champion on a 1500mAh battery; we can't even begin to fathom what a massive aftermarket pack would do to it.

 :surprised:

Impressive.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 20, 2010, 07:37:47 AM
And plan on buying an extended battery unless you want to keep it on the charger a lot, the amount of stuff these things can do drains the ones they come with extremely quickly.  I'm trying to decide between an extended 1750 (over the 1300 that comes with the phone) that still fits in the current case or one of the bigger ones (2150) that requires a bigger back and makes the phone quite a bit fatter. 

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We know what you're thinking, though: what about battery life? Amazingly, we got some three hours and 13 minutes of run time while using the EVO continuously as a 4G hotspot -- and when we say "continuously," we mean we were streaming high-quality audio the entire time. What's more, the phone wasn't even fresh off the charger when we started; it had been on and in heavy use for two hours and four minutes prior. Bottom line, this thing seems to be a champion on a 1500mAh battery; we can't even begin to fathom what a massive aftermarket pack would do to it.

 :surprised:

Impressive.

the battery life was my biggest concern as well- you've got 3 radios on it running simultaneously, a HD camera, etc, etc, etc but I've heard good things about the battery, which surprised me.  we'll see in about a month.
this crap was covered already folks
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on May 20, 2010, 08:13:09 AM
And plan on buying an extended battery unless you want to keep it on the charger a lot, the amount of stuff these things can do drains the ones they come with extremely quickly.  I'm trying to decide between an extended 1750 (over the 1300 that comes with the phone) that still fits in the current case or one of the bigger ones (2150) that requires a bigger back and makes the phone quite a bit fatter. 

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We know what you're thinking, though: what about battery life? Amazingly, we got some three hours and 13 minutes of run time while using the EVO continuously as a 4G hotspot -- and when we say "continuously," we mean we were streaming high-quality audio the entire time. What's more, the phone wasn't even fresh off the charger when we started; it had been on and in heavy use for two hours and four minutes prior. Bottom line, this thing seems to be a champion on a 1500mAh battery; we can't even begin to fathom what a massive aftermarket pack would do to it.

 :surprised:

Impressive.

the battery life was my biggest concern as well- you've got 3 radios on it running simultaneously, a HD camera, etc, etc, etc but I've heard good things about the battery, which surprised me.  we'll see in about a month.
this crap was covered already folks

True.  I was just a bit surprised by that report, but looking at it I could also see that if the phone was just being used as a hotspot and not being used for other things during that time, it wouldn't use a ton of battery.  Like you said, using the apps, web, keeping GPS and 3G on, etc. are what really drains the battery and what you have to monitor.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on May 20, 2010, 08:14:54 AM
 :surprised:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on May 20, 2010, 08:19:37 AM
:surprised:

SD, its going to be a great phone.  Imagine cruising the real goEMAW site at near regular speed on your phone, its pretty elite, and much better than the crappy wap site. 

I do think its stupid how Sprint does their release and makes you wait months, but whatever.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on May 20, 2010, 08:21:24 AM
I'm still basically only worried about how big it will be in my pocket
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 20, 2010, 09:02:40 AM
I do think its stupid how Sprint does their release and makes you wait months, but whatever.

all carriers do it you just don't hear about it as much with the everyday devices, it's the iconic ones that get the most hype built and why you feel like you're being made to wait for it... it's been no secret for months that the fourth version of the iphone will launch in June.

and believe me, sprint wants this to launch asap but it takes a ton of work from the manufacturer to build it to carrier specs, then for them to build up the inventory needed by the carrier, then for the carrier to tweak, load and test the software on all the devices the manufacturer delivered, exactly how it wants it to operate. and that's just the hardware/software of the device, no mention of all the training of the sales reps, development of commercials/marketing strategy, training of care reps, pricing models, etc.... the development cycle on these things is measured in years, not months.  it's a very complex  process.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 20, 2010, 09:03:40 AM
I'm still basically only worried about how big it will be in my pocket
me too, big time...LMFAO :lol: 

i'm scared that big ass screen will crack in my pocket.  LIZ-AME!
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on May 20, 2010, 09:06:43 AM
I do think its stupid how Sprint does their release and makes you wait months, but whatever.

all carriers do it you just don't hear about it as much with the everyday devices, it's the iconic ones that get the most hype built and why you feel like you're being made to wait for it... it's been no secret for months that the fourth version of the iphone will launch in June.

and believe me, sprint wants this to launch asap but it takes a ton of work from the manufacturer to build it to carrier specs, then for them to build up the inventory needed by the carrier, then for the carrier to tweak, load and test the software on all the devices the manufacturer delivered, exactly how it wants it to operate. and that's just the hardware/software of the device, no mention of all the training of the sales reps, development of commercials/marketing strategy, training of care reps, pricing models, etc.... the development cycle on these things is measured in years, not months.  it's a very complex  process.

That makes sense.  I was just comparing to how Verizon released the Incredible to how Sprint did the EVO.  Verizon just used a different approach with keeping everything secret (with some leaks) then doing their official announcement just a few weeks from the release date.  Neither is better/worse, just interesting how they did it different.  Apple seems to be doing a similar approach with the new Iphone, they just had the drunk employee leave his at a bar to spoil it, but they are much better at not leaking info.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 20, 2010, 09:16:10 AM
I do think its stupid how Sprint does their release and makes you wait months, but whatever.

all carriers do it you just don't hear about it as much with the everyday devices, it's the iconic ones that get the most hype built and why you feel like you're being made to wait for it... it's been no secret for months that the fourth version of the iphone will launch in June.

and believe me, sprint wants this to launch asap but it takes a ton of work from the manufacturer to build it to carrier specs, then for them to build up the inventory needed by the carrier, then for the carrier to tweak, load and test the software on all the devices the manufacturer delivered, exactly how it wants it to operate. and that's just the hardware/software of the device, no mention of all the training of the sales reps, development of commercials/marketing strategy, training of care reps, pricing models, etc.... the development cycle on these things is measured in years, not months.  it's a very complex  process.

That makes sense.  I was just comparing to how Verizon released the Incredible to how Sprint did the EVO.  Verizon just used a different approach with keeping everything secret (with some leaks) then doing their official announcement just a few weeks from the release date.  Neither is better/worse, just interesting how they did it different.  Apple seems to be doing a similar approach with the new Iphone, they just had the drunk employee leave his at a bar to spoil it, but they are much better at not leaking info.
verizon has several android devices on the market when they launched the incredible.  it's launch was HTC saying "here's the phone you asked for" and Verizon slapping a price tag on it. 

there has never been a 4G phone launch, ever.  i think that's the difference.  the only other launch i can think of that's gone similar to this was the Pre and that too was a whole new deal with WebOS hitting the streets for the first time; again, another first.  maybe if verizon had a 4G network to launch a device on, we could see how they would handle things differently.   :cool:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on May 20, 2010, 09:19:07 AM
verizon has several android devices on the market when they launched the incredible.  it's launch was HTC saying "here's the phone you asked for" and Verizon slapping a price tag on it. 

there has never been a 4G phone launch, ever.  i think that's the difference.  the only other launch i can think of that's gone similar to this was the Pre and that too was a whole new deal with WebOS hitting the streets for the first time; again, another first.  maybe if verizon had a 4G network to launch a device on, we could see how they would handle things differently.   :cool:

Touche. :)

Good points.  Verizon did make a big deal out of the Moto Droid too.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on May 20, 2010, 10:19:39 AM
http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/htc-evo-4g-black/4505-6452_7-34026334.html?tag=txt%3bpage
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on May 20, 2010, 10:36:22 AM
And plan on buying an extended battery unless you want to keep it on the charger a lot, the amount of stuff these things can do drains the ones they come with extremely quickly.  I'm trying to decide between an extended 1750 (over the 1300 that comes with the phone) that still fits in the current case or one of the bigger ones (2150) that requires a bigger back and makes the phone quite a bit fatter. 

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We know what you're thinking, though: what about battery life? Amazingly, we got some three hours and 13 minutes of run time while using the EVO continuously as a 4G hotspot -- and when we say "continuously," we mean we were streaming high-quality audio the entire time. What's more, the phone wasn't even fresh off the charger when we started; it had been on and in heavy use for two hours and four minutes prior. Bottom line, this thing seems to be a champion on a 1500mAh battery; we can't even begin to fathom what a massive aftermarket pack would do to it.

 :surprised:

Impressive.

the battery life was my biggest concern as well- you've got 3 radios on it running simultaneously, a HD camera, etc, etc, etc but I've heard good things about the battery, which surprised me.  we'll see in about a month.
this crap was covered already folks


Sigh....


The Evo makes it through a day without charging, easy.


Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on May 20, 2010, 10:37:26 AM
Its fun to read these reviews if you are looking forward to getting the phone, I enjoyed all the Incredible ones.  

And it looks like the EVO may have similar battery life issues to the Incredible.

http://ptech.allthingsd.com/20100519/sprint-4g-phone-hits-new-speeds-but-battery-lags/?mod=ATD_rss
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on May 20, 2010, 10:39:44 AM
Its fun to read these reviews if you are looking forward to getting the phone, I enjoyed all the Incredible ones.  

And it looks like the EVO may have similar battery life issues to the Incredible.

http://ptech.allthingsd.com/20100519/sprint-4g-phone-hits-new-speeds-but-battery-lags/?mod=ATD_rss

 :surprised:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on May 20, 2010, 10:47:05 AM
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We are still conducting our battery drain tests, but with moderate use and a 4G connection, the smartphone was able to last about 12 hours before needing a recharge.

:dunno:  Not bad
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: michigancat on May 20, 2010, 10:53:06 AM
And plan on buying an extended battery unless you want to keep it on the charger a lot, the amount of stuff these things can do drains the ones they come with extremely quickly.  I'm trying to decide between an extended 1750 (over the 1300 that comes with the phone) that still fits in the current case or one of the bigger ones (2150) that requires a bigger back and makes the phone quite a bit fatter. 

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We know what you're thinking, though: what about battery life? Amazingly, we got some three hours and 13 minutes of run time while using the EVO continuously as a 4G hotspot -- and when we say "continuously," we mean we were streaming high-quality audio the entire time. What's more, the phone wasn't even fresh off the charger when we started; it had been on and in heavy use for two hours and four minutes prior. Bottom line, this thing seems to be a champion on a 1500mAh battery; we can't even begin to fathom what a massive aftermarket pack would do to it.

 :surprised:

Impressive.

the battery life was my biggest concern as well- you've got 3 radios on it running simultaneously, a HD camera, etc, etc, etc but I've heard good things about the battery, which surprised me.  we'll see in about a month.
this crap was covered already folks


Sigh....


The Evo makes it through a day without charging, easy.




yeah, both of you guys were nowhere close to saying what engadget said.  thx, bi.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on May 20, 2010, 10:59:50 AM
The battery life is going to vary b/c everyone will use their phone differently.  When you first get it you will be messing with it all the time.  And "moderate use" can mean a lot of things to lots of people.

But the fact is this; HTC/Google/Android is now making great devices with a very good OS.  Incredible is Verizon's best phone and EVO will be Sprint's best phone.  But they aren't perfect, and like I said originally, I really think the battery tech (or at least the batteries they put in phones to keep costs at $200) is not caught up with the capabilities of the phones.  But users are going to have to figure out which features/apps drain power and monitor those. 

It doesn't hurt to have an extra charger around that you can buy for $15 and while it might lower life a bit, it doesn't hurt to stick them on the charger at times during the day.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: bonercat on May 20, 2010, 12:45:25 PM
The battery life is going to vary b/c everyone will use their phone differently.  When you first get it you will be messing with it all the time.  And "moderate use" can mean a lot of things to lots of people.

Amen. This aint a phone you can just give to someone who doesn't know a little bit about technology and walk away. There's a learning curve involved, but once you learn the ins and outs, its amazing stuff.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on May 20, 2010, 01:27:50 PM
Incredible is Verizon's best phone and EVO will be Sprint's best phone is the best phone on any carrier.

 :users:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: michigancat on May 20, 2010, 01:30:11 PM
kougs is an apple fanboy only for sprint.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on May 20, 2010, 01:35:46 PM
kougs is an apple fanboy only for sprint.

In my best interests. :dunno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on May 20, 2010, 02:27:50 PM
Android 2.2 Froyo announced. (http://phandroid.com/2010/05/20/android-2-2-froyo-officially-announced-with-ground-breaking-new-features/)

Looks very nice; and good news for new EVO/Incredible owners...

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As for device availability? We expect Froyo will be available for a couple of “pure” Android devices, starting out, such as the Nexus One and Motorola Droid, but HTC has noted that you most likely will be getting Android 2.2 if your phone was made in 2010 (sorry, Droid Eris users, you just missed the bill).
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on May 20, 2010, 02:42:52 PM
Android 2.2 Froyo announced. (http://phandroid.com/2010/05/20/android-2-2-froyo-officially-announced-with-ground-breaking-new-features/)

Looks very nice; and good news for new EVO/Incredible owners...

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As for device availability? We expect Froyo will be available for a couple of “pure” Android devices, starting out, such as the Nexus One and Motorola Droid, but HTC has noted that you most likely will be getting Android 2.2 if your phone was made in 2010 (sorry, Droid Eris users, you just missed the bill).

Nice.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: mcmwcat on May 25, 2010, 08:33:08 AM
http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Mobile-and-Wireless/Adobe-Flash-Player-101-Debuts-on-Google-Android-22-498094/?kc=EWKNLEDP05252010A

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Adobe sent tech reviewers a Nexus One loaded with a prerelease version of Google Android 2.2 and Flash Player 10.1 to demonstrate its latest effort at providing a desktop-style Web browsing experience on smartphones. While Flash 10.1 is optimized for high performance on mobile devices and leverages smartphone hardware capabilities such as the accelerometer, Adobe cautioned reviewers that some bugs will be present in the build. Flash Player 10.1 indeed allows Web animations and movies to run smoothly, after some longer-than-expected load times. Slated for general release June 17, Adobe expects this newest version will allow it to push back against Apple, which has shunned Flash on popular mobile devices such as the iPad and iPhone. For Google, the prospect of offering a smartphone OS capable of running nearly the entirety of the Web’s rich content must also be appealing.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on May 25, 2010, 02:00:53 PM
I've used flash on phones for a while now. I don't see the big deal.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 25, 2010, 03:07:16 PM
I've used flash on phones for a while now. I don't see the big deal.


10.1 + obligatory shot at Apple.  it's no bigger deal than that.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: mcmwcat on May 28, 2010, 08:47:06 AM
SlingPlayer Mobile for Android teased on an EVO 4G (http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/27/slingplayer-mobile-for-android-teased-on-an-evo-4g/)

 :surprised:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on May 28, 2010, 09:10:08 AM
I've used flash on phones for a while now. I don't see the big deal.


10.1 + obligatory shot at Apple.  it's no bigger deal than that.

Yeah. Just by having that feature, they put themselves a leg up over the current iphone. the best part is they dont need to advertise it. they have Adobe for that.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: O-town Kat on June 01, 2010, 11:02:29 AM
4G is live in parts of KC as of today.  To whomever asked about Spring Hill, Gardner, DeSoto...still a question mark.

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/05/31/1983531/sprint-launching-4g-wireless-service.html (http://www.kansascity.com/2010/05/31/1983531/sprint-launching-4g-wireless-service.html)

Will see if my dual mode card can find it in NW olathe later tonight
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 01, 2010, 11:08:49 AM
crunchgear saying the EVO battery sucks worse than anything has ever sucked  :frown:

http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/05/31/htc-evo-4g-sprint-review/
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: O-town Kat on June 01, 2010, 11:16:25 AM
crunchgear saying the EVO battery sucks worse than anything has ever sucked  :frown:

http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/05/31/htc-evo-4g-sprint-review/

mail you one of these 30% off one accessory coupons we got lying around.  hellidunno  :dunno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 01, 2010, 11:19:28 AM
crunchgear saying the EVO battery sucks worse than anything has ever sucked  :frown:

http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/05/31/htc-evo-4g-sprint-review/

mail you one of these 30% off one accessory coupons we got lying around.  hellidunno  :dunno:

How much is a bigger battery?  Does it make it fatter?   :ohno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on June 01, 2010, 11:22:31 AM
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The phone will lose a third of its battery sitting overnight with the GPS, WiFi, and 4G turned off.

Yeah, no. I don't know who the hell "MobileCrunch" is, but he clearly got a defunct battery.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on June 01, 2010, 12:41:37 PM
crunchgear saying the EVO battery sucks worse than anything has ever sucked  :frown:

http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/05/31/htc-evo-4g-sprint-review/

mail you one of these 30% off one accessory coupons we got lying around.  hellidunno  :dunno:

How much is a bigger battery?  Does it make it fatter?   :ohno:

You should be able to get a slightly bigger one that uses the regular back for the phone.  I got one for the Incredible that is about 20% bigger and it helps quite a bit.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 01, 2010, 12:42:44 PM
crunchgear saying the EVO battery sucks worse than anything has ever sucked  :frown:

http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/05/31/htc-evo-4g-sprint-review/

mail you one of these 30% off one accessory coupons we got lying around.  hellidunno  :dunno:

How much is a bigger battery?  Does it make it fatter?   :ohno:

You should be able to get a slightly bigger one that uses the regular back for the phone.  I got one for the Incredible that is about 20% bigger and it helps quite a bit.

O-Town Cat, you may have a PM coming if/when I pull the trigger on this phone. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: mcmwcat on June 03, 2010, 08:46:04 AM
http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Mobile-and-Wireless/HTC-Evo-4G-From-Sprint-Makes-Users-Lust-for-Any-Web-App-771140/?kc=EWKNLEDP06032010A

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The HTC Evo 4G, based on Google's Android 2.1 operating system, goes on sale from Sprint June 4 for $199 with a two-year contract. Though the device burns through a battery quicker than a knife through warm butter, there's no denying the Evo's 4.3-inch screen is gorgeous. Those who thought the HTC Droid Incredible's screen, at 3.7 inches, was large will be duly impressed. Our reviewer at eWEEK watched ESPN Mobile clips on the Evo's Sprint TV app running in the locally available 3G mobile service and was impressed by the color and clarity. Here's a look at how Sprint TV and other apps look on the new device.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: bonercat on June 03, 2010, 09:44:24 AM
Apparently Walmart will be selling the EVO tomorrow for $199, getting your rebate instantly rather than having to mail one in. Just puttin that out there
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 03, 2010, 09:48:29 AM
Apparently Walmart will be selling the EVO tomorrow for $199, getting your rebate instantly rather than having to mail one in. Just puttin that out there

so will, iirc, best buy and radio shack
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SleepFighter on June 03, 2010, 12:13:02 PM
Really wanted an EVO, as I live in an area with beautiful 4G signals washing me in radiant warmth, but full Exchange support doesn't exist.  So poop.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 03, 2010, 12:15:56 PM
full Exchange support doesn't exist. 

what is this?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SleepFighter on June 03, 2010, 12:22:29 PM
full Exchange support doesn't exist. 

what is this?

It's the way that a lot of companies push email/contacts/calendars to mobile devices.  Some support exists now, but most enterprise IT departments require that the mobile device support security features that aren't in Android, at least through 2.1.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 03, 2010, 01:06:55 PM
full Exchange support doesn't exist. 

what is this?

It's the way that a lot of companies push email/contacts/calendars to mobile devices.  Some support exists now, but most enterprise IT departments require that the mobile device support security features that aren't in Android, at least through 2.1.

you can root it to 2.2
http://techie-buzz.com/mobile-news/htc-4g-evo-rooted-android-froyo.html

i also think i read that htc will have 2.2 froyo support for the evo by july, not an issue
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SleepFighter on June 03, 2010, 01:17:46 PM
Knowing my company's IT department, it's probably going to take them a year before they catch up with 2.2.  Of course, that's my problem, not Sprint/Google/HTC.


i also think i read that htc will have 2.2 froyo support for the evo by july, not an issue

It might happen, but I'll believe it when I see it.  HTC has been wicked slow with the Hero update.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 04, 2010, 09:53:48 AM
Guess who is message boarding on an evo

Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: O-town Kat on June 04, 2010, 11:08:57 AM
Guess who is message boarding on an evo



nice work
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on June 04, 2010, 11:13:49 AM
Guess who is message boarding on an evo



jhwkjason?  :dunno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 04, 2010, 11:28:24 AM
WHEN WILL VIRGIN MOBILE GET AN ANDROID PHONE

http://www.virginmobileusa.com/cell-phone-plans/beyond-talk-plans.html
June 20th
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 04, 2010, 01:29:40 PM
Guess who is message boarding on an evo



jhwkjason?  :dunno:

Almost certainly, but I meant me.....steve dave
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Gooch on June 04, 2010, 01:31:22 PM
Hows the ride on that bad boy? I'm thinking about getting rid of my Palm Pre in Sept for one of those.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 04, 2010, 01:43:45 PM
Hows the ride on that bad boy? I'm thinking about getting rid of my Palm Pre in Sept for one of those.

It's like I have an iphone but I'm not on a shitty network and aren't overpaying for service.  So, awesome, it's rough ridin' awesome.  
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Gooch on June 04, 2010, 02:01:10 PM
Please give detailed synopsis of battery sucky nonsuckiness.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 04, 2010, 02:04:35 PM
Please give detailed synopsis of battery sucky nonsuckiness.

Seems like it may suck. Not sure yet.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 04, 2010, 02:50:13 PM
Please give detailed synopsis of battery sucky nonsuckiness.

Seems like it may suck. Not sure yet.
be sure and turn off 4G, wifi, and bluetoof radios if you aren't using them. 
or better yet, just turn off the radios you aren't using.  - also i think the batteries are delivered only half charged?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 04, 2010, 02:54:06 PM
Please give detailed synopsis of battery sucky nonsuckiness.

Seems like it may suck. Not sure yet.
be sure and turn off 4G, wifi, and bluetoof radios if you aren't using them. 
or better yet, just turn off the radios you aren't using.  - also i think the batteries are delivered only half charged?

Yeah, I'm charging it for the first time now. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 04, 2010, 03:23:37 PM
for me i think it's going to be one of those deals where i just keep it plugged into my laptop via usb when i'm working bbs'ing at my desk and keep it charged that way. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 04, 2010, 03:27:20 PM
for me i think it's going to be one of those deals where i just keep it plugged into my laptop via usb when i'm working bbs'ing at my desk and keep it charged that way. 

Yeah, not going to be an issue.  I'm at a computer 97% of the day.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Mikeyis4dcats on June 04, 2010, 03:34:36 PM
charging mine as we speak.  I was able to use it all morning making calls, taking pics, and playing with it a bit on just a partial charge (1bar)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: bonercat on June 07, 2010, 10:45:26 AM
Respect to the Evo owners.  cant upgrade now, so i'm very envious of ya'll
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 07, 2010, 03:36:45 PM
Been using the phone off the charge for the last 7 1/2 hours.  Moderate usage.  Still have 80% battery.  :dunno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on June 07, 2010, 03:46:09 PM
_FAN, on Verizon, why do I need a HTC Incredible over an LG Ally?  From my analysis, which consisted of me looking at them and deciding which would be less difficult to get used to carting around compared to my tiny razor phone, the Ally is the one for me.  :dunno: :combofan:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: PowercatPat on June 07, 2010, 05:49:58 PM
http://www.apple.com/iphone/

 :excited:


Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: TheMadCatter on June 07, 2010, 06:20:44 PM
Anyone know anything about the Droid 2 and/or Shadow?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on June 07, 2010, 09:10:46 PM
_FAN, on Verizon, why do I need a HTC Incredible over an LG Ally?  From my analysis, which consisted of me looking at them and deciding which would be less difficult to get used to carting around compared to my tiny razor phone, the Ally is the one for me.  :dunno: :combofan:

Ally is prob easier to use, but you can do much more and faster with the Incredible.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 07, 2010, 09:40:29 PM
Been using the phone off the charge for the last 7 1/2 hours.  Moderate usage.  Still have 80% battery.  :dunno:
good report as always "steve dave"
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on June 07, 2010, 09:58:05 PM
Ok elite cell phonerz.  I am now torn between the EVO and iPhone 4.  What should I do?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 07, 2010, 10:09:56 PM
Ok elite cell phonerz.  I am now torn between the EVO and iPhone 4.  What should I do?
what area do you live in?  what do you use your phone for?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on June 07, 2010, 11:17:17 PM
I Live in KC.  Right now I mainly use my phone for calls and texting but I am definitely intrigued by all of the different new features of the two phones.  Which one has better apps and does AT&T or Sprint have better plans?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: goldenticket on June 07, 2010, 11:45:26 PM
http://www.apple.com/iphone/

 :excited:

i forgot the conference was today just got done reading about it on engadget. i have a 3G one but the 4 is tempting
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on June 08, 2010, 12:21:37 AM
Ally is prob easier to use

 :love:

but you can do much more and faster with the Incredible.

Like what?  Sell me.  I know everyone raves about the Incredible and how it's unquestionably the best Verizon phone, but I never see any practical examples.  "Snapdragon processor" doesn't mean anything to me. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 08, 2010, 07:22:44 AM
Ally is prob easier to use

 :love:

but you can do much more and faster with the Incredible.

Like what?  Sell me.  I know everyone raves about the Incredible and how it's unquestionably the best Verizon phone, but I never see any practical examples.  "Snapdragon processor" doesn't mean anything to me. 

Snapdragon is the current Denis Clemente of cell phone processors
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on June 08, 2010, 08:16:03 AM
Snapdragon is the current Denis Clemente of cell phone processors

See, I don't really get what a processor does for me in terms of a cell phone, but I completely get what Clemente does for us.  All I could see was that size-wise, the Incredible was Colon and the Ally was Sutton.  If I could find a Clemente-size elite phone, that'd be great.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 08, 2010, 08:20:04 AM
Yeah, if you just want to text and talk to people and it's important that it is small you could probably make do with that Martavious Irving phone. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on June 08, 2010, 09:11:47 AM
that Martavious Irving phone. 

 :eek:

 :curse:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 08, 2010, 11:20:53 AM
I Live in KC.  Right now I mainly use my phone for calls and texting but I am definitely intrigued by all of the different new features of the two phones.  Which one has better apps and does AT&T or Sprint have better plans?
Sprint's plans are a lot cheaper than ATT's.  i would tell you to go take a look at the EVO - it has more features than the new iPhone including the 4G network that Sprint just launched in KC.  if it's too big, or maybe not as easy to use as the iPhone is, then you should consider going the iPhone route.  Apple has done a great job of integrating the iPhone into people's lives and making it super easy to use.  Android is getting better but you have to spend a little time learning how to use it and how to make it work for you.  Once you get over the learning curve, I think that Android offers more, so it's a bit of a tradeoff.

Either phone is really cool, so you can't go wrong.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 08, 2010, 11:23:05 AM
For Apps I think both are about equal- but with Android you don't have iTunes marketplace to help weed out all the stupid crap that exists in the Android market so you have to do the work to find the good ones.   As Android continues to grow, the system will become more refined and it will be easier to find what you're looking for, also more applications will be available for both OS.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: michigancat on June 08, 2010, 11:25:32 AM
I never see people using Android phones as mp3 players (like you see for iphones all the time).  It probably just goes back to the "ease of use" thing, but may be something to consider.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 08, 2010, 11:27:45 AM
I never see people using Android phones as mp3 players (like you see for iphones all the time).  It probably just goes back to the "ease of use" thing, but may be something to consider.

I'm listening to one of my Pandora stations on mine right now :headphonesguy: or :emawheadphoneskid:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 08, 2010, 11:32:19 AM
I never see people using Android phones as mp3 players (like you see for iphones all the time).  It probably just goes back to the "ease of use" thing, but may be something to consider.
ya it's just the ease of use that i mentioned.  it's easy to drag a folder of songs onto a SD card, but without itunes syncing for you, people get lost.  like with the EVO, the 4.3" screen is huge and you can load movies, television shows, etc onto it for flights/airports.  the memory is expandable to 64GB :lol: 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 08, 2010, 11:34:12 AM
I Live in KC.  Right now I mainly use my phone for calls and texting but I am definitely intrigued by all of the different new features of the two phones.  Which one has better apps and does AT&T or Sprint have better plans?
Sprint's plans are a lot cheaper than ATT's.  i would tell you to go take a look at the EVO - it has more features than the new iPhone including the 4G network that Sprint just launched in KC.  if it's too big, or maybe not as easy to use as the iPhone is, then you should consider going the iPhone route.  Apple has done a great job of integrating the iPhone into people's lives and making it super easy to use.  Android is getting better but you have to spend a little time learning how to use it and how to make it work for you.  Once you get over the learning curve, I think that Android offers more, so it's a bit of a tradeoff.

Either phone is really cool, so you can't go wrong.
the Sprint plan i'm referring to is the $69.99 everything data plan, with the EVO you have to pay an additional $10 a month.  that's unlimited 3G/4G data, unlimited text, unlimted mobile to mobile calling, unlimited nights/weekends (starting at 7pm, not 9pm like ATT), and 400 non-night/weekend to landline minutes.

ATT can't come close to that plan.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 08, 2010, 12:38:23 PM
Currently at 70% battery and have been unplugged 16h 19m 27s

 :pbj:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: bonercat on June 08, 2010, 01:21:47 PM
Good to hear you love the EVO stevedave! pretty amazing device to say the least. i'll be forced to wait quite a while before i can upgrade
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on June 08, 2010, 03:37:19 PM
Thanks PC.  This was helpful.   :cheers:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on June 08, 2010, 05:00:43 PM
Snapdragon is the current Denis Clemente of cell phone processors

See, I don't really get what a processor does for me in terms of a cell phone, but I completely get what Clemente does for us.  All I could see was that size-wise, the Incredible was Colon and the Ally was Sutton.  If I could find a Clemente-size elite phone, that'd be great.

If you plan to use internet, play games, or use other apps and don't want long wait times for loading, etc. Then you want a faster processor with the Incredible.  If you just want to text or call, get the Ally.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on June 08, 2010, 05:07:31 PM
Snapdragon is the current Denis Clemente of cell phone processors

See, I don't really get what a processor does for me in terms of a cell phone, but I completely get what Clemente does for us.  All I could see was that size-wise, the Incredible was Colon and the Ally was Sutton.  If I could find a Clemente-size elite phone, that'd be great.

If you plan to use internet, play games, or use other apps and don't want long wait times for loading, etc. Then you want a faster processor with the Incredible.  If you just want to text or call, get the Ally.

I want to message board, read the standard news/sports sites, be able to watch an ocassional youtube or something if it's linked here, have something like seesmic on my home computer that organizes facebook/twitter, call, text, and use minimal apps.  I won't play games.  What are we talking about when you say long wait times for loading?  seconds?  tens of seconds?

How much is your plan per month?

We need to have a pak sooner than later so I can just see you use this thing and you can show me why I can't live without it.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: PowercatPat on June 08, 2010, 05:27:20 PM
Ok elite cell phonerz.  I am now torn between the EVO and iPhone 4.  What should I do?

iPhone for sure.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: TheMadCatter on June 08, 2010, 05:57:53 PM
Damnit. Somebody tell me about the Shadow/Extreme and Droid 2!

 :curse:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on June 08, 2010, 08:50:33 PM
Snapdragon is the current Denis Clemente of cell phone processors

See, I don't really get what a processor does for me in terms of a cell phone, but I completely get what Clemente does for us.  All I could see was that size-wise, the Incredible was Colon and the Ally was Sutton.  If I could find a Clemente-size elite phone, that'd be great.

If you plan to use internet, play games, or use other apps and don't want long wait times for loading, etc. Then you want a faster processor with the Incredible.  If you just want to text or call, get the Ally.

I want to message board, read the standard news/sports sites, be able to watch an ocassional youtube or something if it's linked here, have something like seesmic on my home computer that organizes facebook/twitter, call, text, and use minimal apps.  I won't play games.  What are we talking about when you say long wait times for loading?  seconds?  tens of seconds?

How much is your plan per month?

We need to have a pak sooner than later so I can just see you use this thing and you can show me why I can't live without it.

I'm pretty sure the plan with either phone would cost you the same.  The Incredible would just be a little more initially.

The loading of websites and video will be faster with the Incredible and it does the organizing you want.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on June 08, 2010, 11:52:46 PM
I'm pretty sure the plan with either phone would cost you the same.  The Incredible would just be a little more initially.

The loading of websites and video will be faster with the Incredible and it does the organizing you want.

Yeah, plan prices will be the same.  I'm wondering how much yours is to be able to do all you want to do.  Right now, I don't pay any attention to my bill or whether I'm paying too much or not because I expense it.  If it's going to be considerably more than what I pay now, I'll have to figure out if I can keep that train rolling.

I actually might have a Perkins-esque hookup that could make the HTC cheaper up front and/or get it without committing to the 2-year plan.

Is the speed difference like dial-up vs. cable?  They've all got some kind of twitter-organizing app, right?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 09, 2010, 10:43:33 AM
this is cool-
http://www.goodandevo.net/2010/06/review-magnetic-macro-lens-for-htc-evo-4g.html
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: mcmwcat on June 09, 2010, 01:28:49 PM
this is cool-
http://www.goodandevo.net/2010/06/review-magnetic-macro-lens-for-htc-evo-4g.html

want
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 09, 2010, 03:26:01 PM
same
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Mikeyis4dcats on June 09, 2010, 04:45:22 PM
this is cool-
http://www.goodandevo.net/2010/06/review-magnetic-macro-lens-for-htc-evo-4g.html

want

Dealextreme has it for $10.37

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.14953
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Mikeyis4dcats on June 09, 2010, 04:46:51 PM
I'm pretty sure the plan with either phone would cost you the same.  The Incredible would just be a little more initially.

The loading of websites and video will be faster with the Incredible and it does the organizing you want.

Yeah, plan prices will be the same.  I'm wondering how much yours is to be able to do all you want to do.  Right now, I don't pay any attention to my bill or whether I'm paying too much or not because I expense it.  If it's going to be considerably more than what I pay now, I'll have to figure out if I can keep that train rolling.

I actually might have a Perkins-esque hookup that could make the HTC cheaper up front and/or get it without committing to the 2-year plan.

Is the speed difference like dial-up vs. cable?  They've all got some kind of twitter-organizing app, right?

Our company gets an additional $75 off the phone, and only a 1yr contract.    :pbj:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 14, 2010, 06:29:26 PM
the next 4G phone (with QWERTY).
http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/14/sprints-4g-equipped-samsung-galaxy-s-pro-in-the-wild/

expect an EVO w/ QWERTY too.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 14, 2010, 06:58:49 PM
Update:  Yeah, my EVO battery is perfectly fine.  Gets me through the entire day of BBS'n pretty easily.  Love it so far.  LOVE IT.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on June 14, 2010, 10:22:27 PM
Update:  Yeah, my EVO battery is perfectly fine.  Gets me through the entire day of BBS'n pretty easily.  Love it so far.  LOVE IT.

Seems like you can't type for crap when you're trying to twitter.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 15, 2010, 07:07:28 AM
Update:  Yeah, my EVO battery is perfectly fine.  Gets me through the entire day of BBS'n pretty easily.  Love it so far.  LOVE IT.

Seems like you can't type for crap when you're trying to twitter.

How's your martavious irving phone so far? 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on June 15, 2010, 07:16:46 AM
Update:  Yeah, my EVO battery is perfectly fine.  Gets me through the entire day of BBS'n pretty easily.  Love it so far.  LOVE IT.

Seems like you can't type for crap when you're trying to twitter.

How's your martavious irving phone so far? 

Sticking with my Larry Reid for now.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 15, 2010, 07:19:19 AM
Update:  Yeah, my EVO battery is perfectly fine.  Gets me through the entire day of BBS'n pretty easily.  Love it so far.  LOVE IT.

Seems like you can't type for crap when you're trying to twitter.

How's your martavious irving phone so far? 

Sticking with my Larry Reid for now.

you, more than pretty much anyone I know, would benefit from a good phone. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on June 15, 2010, 07:26:36 AM
Update:  Yeah, my EVO battery is perfectly fine.  Gets me through the entire day of BBS'n pretty easily.  Love it so far.  LOVE IT.

Seems like you can't type for crap when you're trying to twitter.

How's your martavious irving phone so far? 

Sticking with my Larry Reid for now.

you, more than pretty much anyone I know, would benefit from a good phone. 

Probably.  I'm getting by ok right now having you and Pete occasionally sending me text-message size updates summarizing what I've missed for a day.

Quote
Hmmm...well we are completely mumped and our president is a monster rough ridin' loser.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 15, 2010, 07:27:40 AM
Quote
Hmmm...well we are completely mumped and our president is a monster rough ridin' loser.
that was a pretty good summary  :shy:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on June 15, 2010, 07:32:17 AM
Quote
Hmmm...well we are completely mumped and our president is a monster rough ridin' loser.
that was a pretty good summary  :shy:

Yep.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: dmartin on June 15, 2010, 04:38:26 PM
Not to steer away from the Evo/ iPhone 4 / Martavius Irving discussion, but here goes:

I have the opportunity to basically upgrade my Droid to an Incredible for free.  Should I take it?  Is there that much of a difference?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 15, 2010, 06:07:34 PM
Not to steer away from the Evo/ iPhone 4 / Martavius Irving discussion, but here goes:

I have the opportunity to basically upgrade my Droid to an Incredible for free.  Should I take it?  Is there that much of a difference?

ya, do it
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: michigancat on June 15, 2010, 06:13:42 PM
Not to steer away from the Evo/ iPhone 4 / Martavius Irving discussion, but here goes:

I have the opportunity to basically upgrade my Droid to an Incredible for free.  Should I take it?  Is there that much of a difference?

ya, do it

and put your droid in a box and send it to me.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 15, 2010, 08:48:35 PM
Not to steer away from the Evo/ iPhone 4 / Martavius Irving discussion, but here goes:

I have the opportunity to basically upgrade my Droid to an Incredible for free.  Should I take it?  Is there that much of a difference?
the droid x comes out in about a month, i'd probably wait on that.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: AppleJack on June 15, 2010, 08:56:32 PM
Pre-Ordered the Iphone 4 today, it will be my first Iphone  :gocho:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: dmartin on June 15, 2010, 09:15:07 PM
Not to steer away from the Evo/ iPhone 4 / Martavius Irving discussion, but here goes:

I have the opportunity to basically upgrade my Droid to an Incredible for free.  Should I take it?  Is there that much of a difference?

ya, do it

and put your droid in a box and send it to me.

probably selling it to a girl here at work for the cost of my upgrade.  she just shattered her Eris and didn't have insurance.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 18, 2010, 11:04:34 AM
UPDATE:  Watching an entire soccer match on Sprint TV will use up approx. 70% of your EVO battery. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: WillieWatanabe on June 18, 2010, 11:05:16 AM
UPDATE:  Watching an entire soccer match on Sprint TV will use up approx. 70% of your EVO battery. 

 :surprised:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: dmartin on June 18, 2010, 11:08:39 AM
Not to steer away from the Evo/ iPhone 4 / Martavius Irving discussion, but here goes:

I have the opportunity to basically upgrade my Droid to an Incredible for free.  Should I take it?  Is there that much of a difference?

ya, do it

and put your droid in a box and send it to me.

probably selling it to a girl here at work for the cost of my upgrade.  she just shattered her Eris and didn't have insurance.


Update: going to skip the incredible and wait till the Droid X comes out next month...
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: mcmwcat on June 21, 2010, 10:21:50 AM
the best android phones (http://financiallyfit.yahoo.com/finance/article-109856-5637-3-the-5-best-android-phones?ywaad=ad0035)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on June 21, 2010, 06:14:19 PM
Update:  Yeah, my EVO battery is perfectly fine.  Gets me through the entire day of BBS'n pretty easily.  Love it so far.  LOVE IT.

:popcorn:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: AppleJack on June 22, 2010, 03:39:37 PM
http://gizmodo.com/5569929/ea-iphone-games-are-on-sale-for-99-cents

 :surprised:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 22, 2010, 06:47:02 PM
http://www.androidcentral.com/slingplayer-android-app-available
 :surprised:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 22, 2010, 07:35:58 PM
http://www.androidcentral.com/slingplayer-android-app-available
 :surprised:

that's so fracking rip-offy.  the same app for my eyetv cost $5.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on June 22, 2010, 08:02:59 PM
UPDATE:  Watching an entire soccer match on Sprint TV will use up approx. 70% of your EVO battery. 

Same here on the palm pre, however; touchstone FTW.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 22, 2010, 08:35:34 PM
the palm pre guy is talking iphone smack.  what a dumbass.

:flush:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on June 22, 2010, 08:40:09 PM
Android people- try out Layar and let me know if it's as cool as it sounds.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 11:23:55 AM
http://www.billshrink.com/blog/9032/iphone-4g-vs-evo-4g/
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on June 23, 2010, 12:44:22 PM
the palm pre guy is talking iphone smack.  what a dumbass.

:flush:

Have fun having to stare at your phone while texting, lol.

Do you run into walls and stuff while texting?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 12:53:40 PM
FROYO!!!

 :runaway:

http://gizmodo.com/5570938/android-22-froyo-available-today
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SleepFighter on June 23, 2010, 12:56:41 PM
FROYO!!!

 :runaway:

http://gizmodo.com/5570938/android-22-froyo-available-today

Root and install immediately.  Report back.

My contract ends July 31 and I'm seriously considering an EVO.  Your information could prove vital to my decision.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 23, 2010, 01:54:23 PM
the palm pre guy is talking iphone smack.  what a dumbass.

:flush:

Have fun having to stare at your phone while texting, lol.

Do you run into walls and stuff while texting?
have fun texting with your phone, lol.  that's all that piece of crap hardware is good for.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 02:24:02 PM
Sprint people:  Is the HeroII/Legend or some other Android device coming out soon?  mrs. dave needs a new phone but thinks the EVO is too big.  Plus, I don't want to pay $10 extra a month for her anyway. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: 1/64th on June 23, 2010, 02:26:42 PM
Sprint people:  Is the HeroII/Legend or some other Android device coming out soon?  mrs. dave needs a new phone but thinks the EVO is too big.  Plus, I don't want to pay $10 extra a month for her anyway. 

Elite looking Sprint worker at the Elite Sprint Store across the street from the Sprint Center told me that the Hero2 would in fact be coming out in the next few months.  Probably Q4 of 2010. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 02:51:09 PM
Sprint people:  Is the HeroII/Legend or some other Android device coming out soon?  mrs. dave needs a new phone but thinks the EVO is too big.  Plus, I don't want to pay $10 extra a month for her anyway. 

Elite looking Sprint worker at the Elite Sprint Store across the street from the Sprint Center told me that the Hero2 would in fact be coming out in the next few months.  Probably Q4 of 2010. 

That guy sounds like he looks amazing.  Tell him thanks.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on June 23, 2010, 02:59:53 PM
the palm pre guy is talking iphone smack.  what a dumbass.

:flush:

Have fun having to stare at your phone while texting, lol.

Do you run into walls and stuff while texting?
have fun texting with your phone, lol.  that's all that piece of crap hardware is good for.

Remember how in 2009 iPhone users were so excited to finally have copy and paste?  I remember how in 2004 I was using it on my phone.  How's the camera flash on the 3gs BTW?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 23, 2010, 03:19:20 PM
the palm pre guy is talking iphone smack.  what a dumbass.

:flush:

Have fun having to stare at your phone while texting, lol.

Do you run into walls and stuff while texting?
have fun texting with your phone, lol.  that's all that piece of crap hardware is good for.

Remember how in 2009 iPhone users were so excited to finally have copy and paste?  I remember how in 2004 I was using it on my phone.  How's the camera flash on the 3gs BTW?
No doubt, apple is slow to implement features into their phone that hamper its ability to function the way they want it.  Even missing all of those features, it's still a great phone.  Crazy, huh?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 23, 2010, 03:21:35 PM
Sprint people:  Is the HeroII/Legend or some other Android device coming out soon?  mrs. dave needs a new phone but thinks the EVO is too big.  Plus, I don't want to pay $10 extra a month for her anyway. 

Elite looking Sprint worker at the Elite Sprint Store across the street from the Sprint Center told me that the Hero2 would in fact be coming out in the next few months.  Probably Q4 of 2010. 

That guy sounds like he looks amazing.  Tell him thanks.
Thank him for nothing, it isn't true imo.  My guess is that there are no new HTC launches this year- however, I would think that it is a safe bet that Sprint does launch a couple of new android phones in 3Q though.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 23, 2010, 03:23:06 PM
Sprint people:  Is the HeroII/Legend or some other Android device coming out soon?  mrs. dave needs a new phone but thinks the EVO is too big.  Plus, I don't want to pay $10 extra a month for her anyway. 

Elite looking Sprint worker at the Elite Sprint Store across the street from the Sprint Center told me that the Hero2 would in fact be coming out in the next few months.  Probably Q4 of 2010. 

That guy sounds like he looks amazing.  Tell him thanks.
Thank him for nothing, it isn't true imo.  My guess is that there are no new HTC launches this year- however, I would think that it is a safe bet that Sprint does launch a couple of new android phones in 3Q though.

Anything worth a damn if you had to guess?  Anything a mrs. dave type wouldn't mind carrying around?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on June 23, 2010, 08:08:53 PM
No doubt, apple is slow to implement features into their phone that hamper its ability to function the way they want it.  Even missing all of those features, it's still a great phone.  Crazy, huh?

Yeah, the iPhone 4g is going to be cool, I just wouldn't ever be able to use one cause I text while driving a lot and I'd die in a fiery vehicle accident if I didn't have a physical keyboard.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on June 24, 2010, 10:40:51 AM
Quote
Jam_Rock32
 
My iPhone 4g will be here 2marow lol #teamIphone

 :gocho:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: michigancat on June 24, 2010, 01:06:41 PM
still waiting for an android phone on Virgin + a Rockbox app for Android.  Which people are working on!

http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php?PHPSESSID=f1f11e34f8a1a7232d6412c855c01195&topic=25107.msg168499#msg168499

:ksu:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 24, 2010, 01:11:42 PM
still waiting for an android phone on Virgin + a Rockbox app for Android.  Which people are working on!

http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php?PHPSESSID=f1f11e34f8a1a7232d6412c855c01195&topic=25107.msg168499#msg168499

:ksu:
i posted somewhere in this thread or the other one- i think july is what i read online.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 24, 2010, 01:27:52 PM
What does rockbox do?  Like, music or whatever?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: michigancat on June 24, 2010, 01:32:17 PM
What does rockbox do?  Like, music or whatever?

yeah.  It's really good for music geeks like me.  Mainly because I can delete songs while they're playing, but there's about everything you could possibly want, other than some itunes smart playlist type stuff, maybe.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 25, 2010, 11:08:51 AM
FROYO!!!

 :runaway:

http://gizmodo.com/5570938/android-22-froyo-available-today

Root and install immediately.  Report back.

My contract ends July 31 and I'm seriously considering an EVO.  Your information could prove vital to my decision.

Was considering rooting but now it doesn't look like I will need to  :excited:

http://gizmodo.com/5572751/froyo-available-on-sprint-in-near-future-motorola-droid-x-in-august
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 27, 2010, 09:19:08 AM
Well, my EVO is broken.  It won't power on.  The light doesn't even come on when it's plugged in. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on June 27, 2010, 09:46:42 AM
Well, my EVO is broken.  It won't power on.  The light doesn't even come on when it's plugged in. 

:surprised:

Hey, everyone who's got one of these fancy phones with no keyboard aside from the touch screen.  Can you text and do stuff easily while driving?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 27, 2010, 10:01:55 AM
Well, my EVO is broken.  It won't power on.  The light doesn't even come on when it's plugged in. 

:surprised:

Hey, everyone who's got one of these fancy phones with no keyboard aside from the touch screen.  Can you text and do stuff easily while driving?

FIXED!  :driving:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on June 27, 2010, 10:05:37 AM
what was wrong w/ it?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 27, 2010, 10:13:02 AM
what was wrong w/ it?

No idea.  I shook the eff out of it and took the battery out about seven times and smacked it with my hand and BAM! works.  I should probably get a job at Sprint with my magical phone fixing skills.  But, yeah, if it does it again I'm taking it back.  
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: dmartin on June 28, 2010, 10:51:55 AM
Well, my EVO is broken.  It won't power on.  The light doesn't even come on when it's plugged in. 

:surprised:

Hey, everyone who's got one of these fancy phones with no keyboard aside from the touch screen.  Can you text and do stuff easily while driving?

the droid has speech to text, so I usually just do that while driving.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Mikeyis4dcats on June 28, 2010, 12:17:16 PM
Well, my EVO is broken.  It won't power on.  The light doesn't even come on when it's plugged in. 

:surprised:

Hey, everyone who's got one of these fancy phones with no keyboard aside from the touch screen.  Can you text and do stuff easily while driving?

the droid has speech to text, so I usually just do that while driving.

yeah, takes some getting used to.

BTW for those that didn't know texting while driving becomes illegal July 1 statewide.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: dmartin on June 28, 2010, 01:13:16 PM
Well, my EVO is broken.  It won't power on.  The light doesn't even come on when it's plugged in. 

:surprised:

Hey, everyone who's got one of these fancy phones with no keyboard aside from the touch screen.  Can you text and do stuff easily while driving?

the droid has speech to text, so I usually just do that while driving.

yeah, takes some getting used to.

BTW for those that didn't know texting while driving becomes illegal July 1 statewide.

but what about hands free texting?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 28, 2010, 02:18:21 PM
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on June 28, 2010, 03:02:46 PM
Well, my EVO is broken.  It won't power on.  The light doesn't even come on when it's plugged in. 

:surprised:

Hey, everyone who's got one of these fancy phones with no keyboard aside from the touch screen.  Can you text and do stuff easily while driving?

the droid has speech to text, so I usually just do that while driving.

yeah, takes some getting used to.

BTW for those that didn't know texting while driving becomes illegal July 1 statewide.

but what about hands free texting?

If my texts often contain words like "pak" and "emaw", will the speech thing work?

That law only applies to people who aren't good at texting while driving.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Gooch on June 28, 2010, 03:04:21 PM
^^ This
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: dmartin on June 28, 2010, 04:18:09 PM
Well, my EVO is broken.  It won't power on.  The light doesn't even come on when it's plugged in. 

:surprised:

Hey, everyone who's got one of these fancy phones with no keyboard aside from the touch screen.  Can you text and do stuff easily while driving?

the droid has speech to text, so I usually just do that while driving.

yeah, takes some getting used to.

BTW for those that didn't know texting while driving becomes illegal July 1 statewide.

but what about hands free texting?

If my texts often contain words like "pak" and "emaw", will the speech thing work?

That law only applies to people who aren't good at texting while driving.

I know you can add words to the dictionary, not sure how EMAW would translate, i'll have to try that. sadly Pack would probably be chosen over pak every time.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on June 28, 2010, 09:35:20 PM
played around w/ a coworkers evo today. IT MIGHT BE TOO BIG! DID NOT EXPECT THIS!!!  :runaway:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on June 28, 2010, 09:37:31 PM
bro that was my biggest concern!   :runaway:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SleepFighter on June 28, 2010, 10:12:47 PM
FROYO!!!

 :runaway:

http://gizmodo.com/5570938/android-22-froyo-available-today

Root and install immediately.  Report back.

My contract ends July 31 and I'm seriously considering an EVO.  Your information could prove vital to my decision.

Was considering rooting but now it doesn't look like I will need to  :excited:

http://gizmodo.com/5572751/froyo-available-on-sprint-in-near-future-motorola-droid-x-in-august

One of the KidFighters cracked my phone's screen.  Badly. Looks like an EVO is definitely in my future.  Going to have to limp through this month, as I'm far too cheap to pay for any kind of stop gap measure.

This could be cross posted to the Kid thread if you so choose. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: O-town Kat on June 28, 2010, 10:14:54 PM
Announced pending release of the Samsung Epic today...looks like a 4G version of the Moment
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on June 28, 2010, 10:38:46 PM
bro that was my biggest concern!   :runaway:

WATRWEGONNADO??1?!  :runaway: :ohno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 29, 2010, 07:07:26 AM
played around w/ a coworkers evo today. IT MIGHT BE TOO BIG! DID NOT EXPECT THIS!!!  :runaway:

This was also my biggest concern.  But, so far, no biggness issues. Fits in my pocket fine and the screen size makes BBSing very enjoyable.  A much bigger concern for you should be what if it just doesn't have power one day and steve dave isn't around to smack it around a bit to get it to come back to life.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on June 29, 2010, 10:33:02 AM


:lol:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: bonercat on June 29, 2010, 02:13:27 PM


:lol:

Freaking hilarious
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Farley Grudge on July 01, 2010, 05:15:08 PM
Alright guys, I got the EVO and I'm not gonna lie.  I don't like this thing.  I can't type on it at all.  I took it in to the Sprint store and we calibrated the keyboard.  No luck!  There are so many things I won't use this phone for.  The most important things to me are text, email and phone.  Two of those three I find very hard to do.  Any suggestions?  I am seriously ready to take this phone back and go back to my BB.

 :bang:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Mikeyis4dcats on July 01, 2010, 05:28:30 PM
Alright guys, I got the EVO and I'm not gonna lie.  I don't like this thing.  I can't type on it at all.  I took it in to the Sprint store and we calibrated the keyboard.  No luck!  There are so many things I won't use this phone for.  The most important things to me are text, email and phone.  Two of those three I find very hard to do.  Any suggestions?  I am seriously ready to take this phone back and go back to my BB.

 :bang:

install Swype
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on July 01, 2010, 05:57:29 PM
Alright guys, I got the EVO and I'm not gonna lie.  I don't like this thing.  I can't type on it at all.  I took it in to the Sprint store and we calibrated the keyboard.  No luck!  There are so many things I won't use this phone for.  The most important things to me are text, email and phone.  Two of those three I find very hard to do.  Any suggestions?  I am seriously ready to take this phone back and go back to my BB.

 :bang:

Make your fingers less humongous or your brain less Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) :dunno:  I can knock out 35 words a minute on that SOB :dunno:  Also, the swype advice was pretty good.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on July 01, 2010, 06:08:21 PM
Alright guys, I got the EVO and I'm not gonna lie.  I don't like this thing.  I can't type on it at all.  I took it in to the Sprint store and we calibrated the keyboard.  No luck!  There are so many things I won't use this phone for.  The most important things to me are text, email and phone.  Two of those three I find very hard to do.  Any suggestions?  I am seriously ready to take this phone back and go back to my BB.

 :bang:

install Swype

Just installed Swype today and I'm very impressed.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on July 01, 2010, 06:09:05 PM
Alright guys, I got the EVO and I'm not gonna lie.  I don't like this thing.  I can't type on it at all.  I took it in to the Sprint store and we calibrated the keyboard.  No luck!  There are so many things I won't use this phone for.  The most important things to me are text, email and phone.  Two of those three I find very hard to do.  Any suggestions?  I am seriously ready to take this phone back and go back to my BB.

 :bang:

install Swype

Just installed Swype today and I'm very impressed.
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_FAN, did you see how backed up they are with the incredible?  Lucky you got one when you did.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on July 01, 2010, 06:14:44 PM
_FAN, did you see how backed up they are with the incredible?  Lucky you got one when you did.

Yes, I'm glad I got one early, its been a great phone.  BTW, you should get Swype.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on July 01, 2010, 06:36:36 PM
Alright guys, I got the EVO and I'm not gonna lie.  I don't like this thing.  I can't type on it at all.  I took it in to the Sprint store and we calibrated the keyboard.  No luck!  There are so many things I won't use this phone for.  The most important things to me are text, email and phone.  Two of those three I find very hard to do.  Any suggestions?  I am seriously ready to take this phone back and go back to my BB.

 :bang:
the learning curve isn't that bad, stick with it champ.  the new law in KS that went into effect today which prohibits texting while driving should help your cause.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Farley Grudge on July 01, 2010, 07:18:30 PM
Alright guys, I got the EVO and I'm not gonna lie.  I don't like this thing.  I can't type on it at all.  I took it in to the Sprint store and we calibrated the keyboard.  No luck!  There are so many things I won't use this phone for.  The most important things to me are text, email and phone.  Two of those three I find very hard to do.  Any suggestions?  I am seriously ready to take this phone back and go back to my BB.

 :bang:

Make your fingers less humongous or your brain less Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) :dunno:  I can knock out 35 words a minute on that SOB :dunno:  Also, the swype advice was pretty good.

That is the problem, my fingers are humongous.  You know what they say about guys with big fingers right?  They can't text for crap!  I am also pretty damn Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!).  I will give it a go.  I just might end up back with the BB if these things don't work.

Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Farley Grudge on July 01, 2010, 07:20:24 PM
Alright guys, I got the EVO and I'm not gonna lie.  I don't like this thing.  I can't type on it at all.  I took it in to the Sprint store and we calibrated the keyboard.  No luck!  There are so many things I won't use this phone for.  The most important things to me are text, email and phone.  Two of those three I find very hard to do.  Any suggestions?  I am seriously ready to take this phone back and go back to my BB.

 :bang:
the learning curve isn't that bad, stick with it champ.  the new law in KS that went into effect today which prohibits texting while driving should help your cause.

This doesn't apply to me.  I now live in Missouri.  I was looking for an app I could download that would tell me how to cook meth.  Any ideas on that?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Dr.Spaceman on July 01, 2010, 10:04:05 PM


:lol:

Just saw a local news story showing the dude who made this video.  He works at a Best Buy in KC and he got fired for making the video.   :surprised:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on July 01, 2010, 10:24:58 PM


:lol:

Just saw a local news story showing the dude who made this video.  He works at a Best Buy in KC and he got fired for making the video.   :surprised:
i saw that too.  best buy sucks for doing that.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on July 21, 2010, 02:32:20 PM
Froyo update... (http://www.androidcentral.com/verizon-droid-incredible-froyo-all-but-confirmed?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed:+yahoo/rVwx+(Meta+Search+Alerts+Android+Froyo)&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher)

 :raccoon:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on July 21, 2010, 03:40:47 PM
Froyo update... (http://www.androidcentral.com/verizon-droid-incredible-froyo-all-but-confirmed?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed:+yahoo/rVwx+(Meta+Search+Alerts+Android+Froyo)&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher)

 :raccoon:

first case of the froyo update being available before the phone is?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SleepFighter on July 21, 2010, 03:41:25 PM
Froyo update... (http://www.androidcentral.com/verizon-droid-incredible-froyo-all-but-confirmed?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed:+yahoo/rVwx+(Meta+Search+Alerts+Android+Froyo)&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher)

 :raccoon:

first case of the froyo update being available before the phone is?

Find me an EVO! (in 10 days)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on July 21, 2010, 04:06:29 PM
Froyo update... (http://www.androidcentral.com/verizon-droid-incredible-froyo-all-but-confirmed?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed:+yahoo/rVwx+(Meta+Search+Alerts+Android+Froyo)&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher)

 :raccoon:

first case of the froyo update being available before the phone is?

Not for me.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: dmartin on July 21, 2010, 10:01:08 PM
Froyo update... (http://www.androidcentral.com/verizon-droid-incredible-froyo-all-but-confirmed?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed:+yahoo/rVwx+(Meta+Search+Alerts+Android+Froyo)&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher)

 :raccoon:


But when can I get it on my X?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on July 23, 2010, 02:33:29 PM
For those on android, which browser do you use?  I'm switching back and forth between Opera and DolphinHD right now trying to decide which I like better.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: mcmwcat on July 23, 2010, 02:59:12 PM
For those on android, which browser do you use?  I'm switching back and forth between Opera and DolphinHD right now trying to decide which I like better.

doesn't the phone have a built in browser?  my friend's droid's browser is ridiculously awesomely fast.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on July 23, 2010, 03:51:11 PM
For those on android, which browser do you use?  I'm switching back and forth between Opera and DolphinHD right now trying to decide which I like better.

doesn't the phone have a built in browser?  my friend's droid's browser is ridiculously awesomely fast.

ya, it has one but its kinda lacking in features
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Mikeyis4dcats on July 23, 2010, 05:36:17 PM
opera mini is much better than the stock browser
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on July 24, 2010, 09:11:49 AM
I usually use the stock browser.  I have opera and skyfire on there as well.  I will use skyfire to watch videos embedded on sites. (like the ridic lady eating chilis video SD posted the other day.)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on July 24, 2010, 09:14:02 AM
I usually use the stock browser.  I have opera and skyfire on there as well.  I will use skyfire to watch videos embedded on sites. (like the ridic lady eating chilis video SD posted the other day.)

DolphinHD has flash and will jump to the youtube app to play youtube links.  I like that about it. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on July 24, 2010, 12:33:04 PM
For AT&T losers, the  Samsung Captivate is pretty cool.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on July 24, 2010, 12:40:47 PM
For AT&T losers, the  Samsung Captivate is pretty cool.

Captivate is going to be on Sprint in a month or so ('Clams, please confirm).

I currently have a Palm Pre and am agonizing on whether to get the Samsung or the EVO.  I've read some good comparos, but most come back saying it's a toss up.  For example:  http://www.goodandevo.net/2010/07/htc-evo-4g-vs-samsung-captivate.html

I'd really like some sound advice on this....I'd go out and buy the EVO tonight if I could convince my self that I wouldn't regret not getting the Samsung.  I am literally frozen with indecision on this.....

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on July 24, 2010, 03:45:36 PM
Pete, things to download:

Google voice (sets up so all of your voicemails get sent as texts/e-mails so you never have to listen to a voicemail again)
DolpinHD web browser (I think it's better than the stock browser and so far I've liked it better than Opera but I'm still trying both)
Pandora
Advanced Task Killer (kills all programs so they're not draining your battery when you aren't using them)
Amazon app (I buy a lot of books and it's fun as hell to take a picture or scan the bar code on a book at Barnes and Noble and it pops up the Amazon page to the book with reviews and their cost.)
Shop Savvy (takes barcodes of items and will show you how much and where they are available online)
Google Goggles (similar, takes photos or scans barcodes and then scans the internet for info on whatever it is)
Qik or Fringo (video chat apps.  With the EVO front camera you can video chat with mrs. pete if she has one too.  we travel a lot for work so this is pretty nice)
Kayak (easy to search for and book reservations)
Your phone will come with Friendstream which is a mash up of your facebook and twitter accounts.  Makes it easy to follow both.  I set it up as a full page widget.  
ESPN Scorecenter (You can personalize it to have live tracking of whatever teams you set.)
Weather Channel app
Put the google search app on your front page as a widget.  It'll search your phone/contacts/internet all from the one input and also has voice input.

That's all I can think of right now :dunno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on July 24, 2010, 03:55:48 PM
Pete, things to download:

Google voice (sets up so all of your voicemails get sent as texts/e-mails so you never have to listen to a voicemail again)
DolpinHD web browser (I think it's better than the stock browser and so far I've liked it better than Opera but I'm still trying both)
Pandora
Advanced Task Killer (kills all programs so they're not draining your battery when you aren't using them)
Amazon app (I buy a lot of books and it's fun as hell to take a picture or scan the bar code on a book at Barnes and Noble and it pops up the Amazon page to the book with reviews and their cost.)
Shop Savvy (takes barcodes of items and will show you how much and where they are available online)
Google Goggles (similar, takes photos or scans barcodes and then scans the internet for info on whatever it is)
Qik or Fringo (video chat apps.  With the EVO front camera you can video chat with mrs. pete if she has one too.  we travel a lot for work so this is pretty nice)
Kayak (easy to search for and book reservations)
Your phone will come with Friendstream which is a mash up of your facebook and twitter accounts.  Makes it easy to follow both.  I set it up as a full page widget. 
ESPN Scorecenter (You can personalize it to have live tracking of whatever teams you set.)
Weather Channel app
Put the google search app on your front page as a widget.  It'll search your phone/contacts/internet all from the one input and also has voice input.

That's all I can think of right now :dunno:

Good list.  I'd also recommend Handcent for text messages.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on July 24, 2010, 03:58:04 PM
Pete, things to download:

Google voice (sets up so all of your voicemails get sent as texts/e-mails so you never have to listen to a voicemail again)
DolpinHD web browser (I think it's better than the stock browser and so far I've liked it better than Opera but I'm still trying both)
Pandora
Advanced Task Killer (kills all programs so they're not draining your battery when you aren't using them)
Amazon app (I buy a lot of books and it's fun as hell to take a picture or scan the bar code on a book at Barnes and Noble and it pops up the Amazon page to the book with reviews and their cost.)
Shop Savvy (takes barcodes of items and will show you how much and where they are available online)
Google Goggles (similar, takes photos or scans barcodes and then scans the internet for info on whatever it is)
Qik or Fringo (video chat apps.  With the EVO front camera you can video chat with mrs. pete if she has one too.  we travel a lot for work so this is pretty nice)
Kayak (easy to search for and book reservations)
Your phone will come with Friendstream which is a mash up of your facebook and twitter accounts.  Makes it easy to follow both.  I set it up as a full page widget. 
ESPN Scorecenter (You can personalize it to have live tracking of whatever teams you set.)
Weather Channel app
Put the google search app on your front page as a widget.  It'll search your phone/contacts/internet all from the one input and also has voice input.

That's all I can think of right now :dunno:

Good list.  I'd also recommend Handcent for text messages.

What does it do _FAN?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on July 24, 2010, 04:36:10 PM
Pete, things to download:

Google voice (sets up so all of your voicemails get sent as texts/e-mails so you never have to listen to a voicemail again)
DolpinHD web browser (I think it's better than the stock browser and so far I've liked it better than Opera but I'm still trying both)
Pandora
Advanced Task Killer (kills all programs so they're not draining your battery when you aren't using them)
Amazon app (I buy a lot of books and it's fun as hell to take a picture or scan the bar code on a book at Barnes and Noble and it pops up the Amazon page to the book with reviews and their cost.)
Shop Savvy (takes barcodes of items and will show you how much and where they are available online)
Google Goggles (similar, takes photos or scans barcodes and then scans the internet for info on whatever it is)
Qik or Fringo (video chat apps.  With the EVO front camera you can video chat with mrs. pete if she has one too.  we travel a lot for work so this is pretty nice)
Kayak (easy to search for and book reservations)
Your phone will come with Friendstream which is a mash up of your facebook and twitter accounts.  Makes it easy to follow both.  I set it up as a full page widget. 
ESPN Scorecenter (You can personalize it to have live tracking of whatever teams you set.)
Weather Channel app
Put the google search app on your front page as a widget.  It'll search your phone/contacts/internet all from the one input and also has voice input.

That's all I can think of right now :dunno:

Good list.  I'd also recommend Handcent for text messages.

What does it do _FAN?

It organizes your texts and keeps them in conversation form.  Also allows for a ton of customization.  Much better than stock messaging.  JMHO.

You get swype yet?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on July 24, 2010, 04:37:11 PM
note to self- download the bump thing and convince sd to do the same then just slam phones and steal all his stuff at ucla pak.  :driving:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on July 24, 2010, 05:02:48 PM
note to self- download the bump thing and convince sd to do the same then just slam phones and steal all his stuff at ucla pak.  :driving:
:surprised: :cheese:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on July 24, 2010, 05:03:24 PM
You get swype yet?

No, I just use the stock keyboard.  Is it a big difference?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on July 24, 2010, 05:18:21 PM
note to self- download the bump thing and convince sd to do the same then just slam phones and steal all his stuff at ucla pak.  :driving:

Reminded to do the same
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on July 24, 2010, 05:47:58 PM
For AT&T losers, the  Samsung Captivate is pretty cool.

Captivate is going to be on Sprint in a month or so ('Clams, please confirm).

I currently have a Palm Pre and am agonizing on whether to get the Samsung or the EVO.  I've read some good comparos, but most come back saying it's a toss up.  For example:  http://www.goodandevo.net/2010/07/htc-evo-4g-vs-samsung-captivate.html

I'd really like some sound advice on this....I'd go out and buy the EVO tonight if I could convince my self that I wouldn't regret not getting the Samsung.  I am literally frozen with indecision on this.....

Thoughts?

They are both pretty sweet.  If you have any questions about the captivabe just ask me as my roommate has it.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on July 24, 2010, 08:27:45 PM
For AT&T losers, the  Samsung Captivate is pretty cool.

Captivate is going to be on Sprint in a month or so ('Clams, please confirm).

I currently have a Palm Pre and am agonizing on whether to get the Samsung or the EVO.  I've read some good comparos, but most come back saying it's a toss up.  For example:  http://www.goodandevo.net/2010/07/htc-evo-4g-vs-samsung-captivate.html

I'd really like some sound advice on this....I'd go out and buy the EVO tonight if I could convince my self that I wouldn't regret not getting the Samsung.  I am literally frozen with indecision on this.....

Thoughts?

They are both pretty sweet.  If you have any questions about the captivabe just ask me as my roommate has it.

I went ahead and got the EVO.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on July 24, 2010, 10:36:12 PM
For AT&T losers, the  Samsung Captivate is pretty cool.

Captivate is going to be on Sprint in a month or so ('Clams, please confirm).

I currently have a Palm Pre and am agonizing on whether to get the Samsung or the EVO.  I've read some good comparos, but most come back saying it's a toss up.  For example:  http://www.goodandevo.net/2010/07/htc-evo-4g-vs-samsung-captivate.html

I'd really like some sound advice on this....I'd go out and buy the EVO tonight if I could convince my self that I wouldn't regret not getting the Samsung.  I am literally frozen with indecision on this.....

Thoughts?

They are both pretty sweet.  If you have any questions about the captivabe just ask me as my roommate has it.

I went ahead and got the EVO.

 :surprised: :pbj:

1. if i use my evo to record ksu related stuff and then youtube it and link here can it be a business expense? bsac?

2. i left my evo charger at work and did not want to drive all the way back today to get it. went to sprint/evo store to buy another. evo salesman showed me a charger/battery that could charge it but also stores three charges worth on it's own. bought it. thoughts?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on July 25, 2010, 08:25:29 AM
2. i left my evo charger at work and did not want to drive all the way back today to get it. went to sprint/evo store to buy another. evo salesman showed me a charger/battery that could charge it but also stores three charges worth on it's own. bought it. thoughts?

cost?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on July 25, 2010, 09:21:35 AM
heard about that, pretty sweet.

confirmo on the epic hitting sprint in the next month, thinking middle-late august
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on July 25, 2010, 10:24:37 AM
2. i left my evo charger at work and did not want to drive all the way back today to get it. went to sprint/evo store to buy another. evo salesman showed me a charger/battery that could charge it but also stores three charges worth on it's own. bought it. thoughts?

cost?

I upgraded from a Palm Pre....the EVO uses the same charger as the Pre.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on July 25, 2010, 10:32:49 AM
2. i left my evo charger at work and did not want to drive all the way back today to get it. went to sprint/evo store to buy another. evo salesman showed me a charger/battery that could charge it but also stores three charges worth on it's own. bought it. thoughts?

cost?

forty dollars U.S.

probably something better out there. dunno.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on July 25, 2010, 10:33:35 AM
2. i left my evo charger at work and did not want to drive all the way back today to get it. went to sprint/evo store to buy another. evo salesman showed me a charger/battery that could charge it but also stores three charges worth on it's own. bought it. thoughts?

cost?

forty dollars U.S.

probably something better out there. dunno.

That doesn't seem bad for holding three charges.  Could come in very handy on a long flight if you're stuck in coach with no powerpoint.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on July 25, 2010, 10:47:31 AM
http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/25/samsung-website-calendar-suggests-sprint-epic-4g-in-late-august/
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on July 25, 2010, 11:45:41 AM
http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/25/samsung-website-calendar-suggests-sprint-epic-4g-in-late-august/

Okay, that looks really bad ass.  I've been searching for reviews and specs and stuff and I can't find what the video recording is going to be.  Will it be the same as the captivate?  The captivate's video is beyond amazing for a phone.

EDIT:  NVM, found it.  It does have the same video specs.  This phone is probably the best phone of the year I would think.  4g, HD video, physical and virtual keyboard, android OS.  Only problem is that the captivate is pretty think which is awesome, but I do wonder if the keyboard will make this phone really thick.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on July 25, 2010, 11:54:04 AM
it's pretty sweet, i was impressed with how thin it is and it looks really cool.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on July 25, 2010, 12:04:56 PM
it's pretty sweet, i was impressed with how thin it is and it looks really cool.

I may be ditching by beloved Palm Pre unless HP comes out with some rough ridin' information about the next one soon.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on July 25, 2010, 12:05:51 PM
there won't  be one soon.  fwiw.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on July 25, 2010, 01:29:33 PM
Alright guys, I got the EVO and I'm not gonna lie.  I don't like this thing.  I can't type on it at all.  I took it in to the Sprint store and we calibrated the keyboard.  No luck!  There are so many things I won't use this phone for.  The most important things to me are text, email and phone.  Two of those three I find very hard to do.  Any suggestions?  I am seriously ready to take this phone back and go back to my BB.

 :bang:

install Swype

Just installed Swype today and I'm very impressed.

I searched the marketplace for "Swype" and nothing.  :dunno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on July 25, 2010, 01:31:28 PM
Alright guys, I got the EVO and I'm not gonna lie.  I don't like this thing.  I can't type on it at all.  I took it in to the Sprint store and we calibrated the keyboard.  No luck!  There are so many things I won't use this phone for.  The most important things to me are text, email and phone.  Two of those three I find very hard to do.  Any suggestions?  I am seriously ready to take this phone back and go back to my BB.

 :bang:

install Swype

Just installed Swype today and I'm very impressed.

I searched the marketplace for "Swype" and nothing.  :dunno:
You have to go to their website
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on July 25, 2010, 02:01:54 PM
Alright guys, I got the EVO and I'm not gonna lie.  I don't like this thing.  I can't type on it at all.  I took it in to the Sprint store and we calibrated the keyboard.  No luck!  There are so many things I won't use this phone for.  The most important things to me are text, email and phone.  Two of those three I find very hard to do.  Any suggestions?  I am seriously ready to take this phone back and go back to my BB.

 :bang:

install Swype

Just installed Swype today and I'm very impressed.

I searched the marketplace for "Swype" and nothing.  :dunno:
You have to go to their website

THE BETA IS CLOSED.   :curse:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on July 25, 2010, 02:47:25 PM
Alright guys, I got the EVO and I'm not gonna lie.  I don't like this thing.  I can't type on it at all.  I took it in to the Sprint store and we calibrated the keyboard.  No luck!  There are so many things I won't use this phone for.  The most important things to me are text, email and phone.  Two of those three I find very hard to do.  Any suggestions?  I am seriously ready to take this phone back and go back to my BB.

 :bang:

install Swype

Just installed Swype today and I'm very impressed.

I searched the marketplace for "Swype" and nothing.  :dunno:
You have to go to their website

THE BETA IS CLOSED.   :curse:

iirc it's out of beta and open to the public now :dunno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on July 25, 2010, 02:50:55 PM
Alright guys, I got the EVO and I'm not gonna lie.  I don't like this thing.  I can't type on it at all.  I took it in to the Sprint store and we calibrated the keyboard.  No luck!  There are so many things I won't use this phone for.  The most important things to me are text, email and phone.  Two of those three I find very hard to do.  Any suggestions?  I am seriously ready to take this phone back and go back to my BB.

 :bang:

install Swype

Just installed Swype today and I'm very impressed.

I searched the marketplace for "Swype" and nothing.  :dunno:
You have to go to their website

THE BETA IS CLOSED.   :curse:

iirc it's out of beta and open to the public now :dunno:

LINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on July 25, 2010, 02:55:04 PM
Maybe it's not, I dunno :dunno:  I downloaded it once but then didn't have the energy to figure it out and erased it.  Maybe that was during Beta. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on July 25, 2010, 09:14:01 PM
First, swype makes it much easier to type on the touch screen. Very worthwhile if you can find it, and free.

Also I am finding the public transport button for directions on navigator/google maps is very handy here in Chicago.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on July 26, 2010, 12:42:30 PM
Also I am finding the public transport button for directions on navigator/google maps is very handy here in Chicago.

Just found that out in Chicago last weekend as well. Did you enjoy the car wreckage on Mich. Ave. for the Transformers 3 set? I did not.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: dmartin on July 26, 2010, 02:36:25 PM
swype is great. takes a little getting used to, but after a while of getting used to it you can really start to fly on the keyboard.

also using DolphinHD. haven't tried the opera browser yet.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on July 26, 2010, 04:53:57 PM
Who do I have to blow to get a way to listen to 810 WHB on my rough ridin' phone?  Who?  I will do it.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on July 26, 2010, 05:14:56 PM
Who do I have to blow to get a way to listen to 810 WHB on my rough ridin' phone?  Who?  I will do it.

I've been able to before. I could copy and paste the windows media link into one of the players I had for my Winmo phone a long time ago.

Hey clams, I think I'm gonna never let go of my $30 SERO plan. Any word on when fancy Blackberry 6.0 phones will be out?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on July 26, 2010, 05:47:51 PM
Who do I have to blow to get a way to listen to 810 WHB on my fracking phone?  Who?  I will do it.

I've been able to before. I could copy and paste the windows media link into one of the players I had for my Winmo phone a long time ago.

Hey clams, I think I'm gonna never let go of my $30 SERO plan. Any word on when fancy Blackberry 6.0 phones will be out?
I think 4th Quarter.  Ya the old SERO plan is great.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on July 26, 2010, 05:52:31 PM
Also I am finding the public transport button for directions on navigator/google maps is very handy here in Chicago.

Just found that out in Chicago last weekend as well. Did you enjoy the car wreckage on Mich. Ave. for the Transformers 3 set? I did not.

Didn't bother me any, and my boys (6 and 9) thought it was really cool

They also had Bumblebee and another car there, but they had covers on them.  The other one was a red Ferrari, must be new for Transformers 3.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on July 26, 2010, 06:44:00 PM
Who do I have to blow to get a way to listen to 810 WHB on my fracking phone?  Who?  I will do it.

I've been able to before. I could copy and paste the windows media link into one of the players I had for my Winmo phone a long time ago.

Hey clams, I think I'm gonna never let go of my $30 SERO plan. Any word on when fancy Blackberry 6.0 phones will be out?
I think 4th Quarter.  Ya the old SERO plan is great.

It's amazing, but I'm jonesing for an Evo.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on July 26, 2010, 07:47:55 PM
Who do I have to blow to get a way to listen to 810 WHB on my fracking phone?  Who?  I will do it.

I've been able to before. I could copy and paste the windows media link into one of the players I had for my Winmo phone a long time ago.

Hey clams, I think I'm gonna never let go of my $30 SERO plan. Any word on when fancy Blackberry 6.0 phones will be out?
I think 4th Quarter.  Ya the old SERO plan is great.

It's amazing, but I'm jonesing for an Evo.

Well, you sure as eff can't listen to 810AM on it....no matter who you blow.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on July 26, 2010, 07:52:51 PM
Who do I have to blow to get a way to listen to 810 WHB on my fracking phone?  Who?  I will do it.

I've been able to before. I could copy and paste the windows media link into one of the players I had for my Winmo phone a long time ago.

Hey clams, I think I'm gonna never let go of my $30 SERO plan. Any word on when fancy Blackberry 6.0 phones will be out?
I think 4th Quarter.  Ya the old SERO plan is great.

It's amazing, but I'm jonesing for an Evo.

Well, you sure as shazbot! can't listen to 810AM on it....no matter who you blow.

OMG, I know.  I have to listen to 610 and those tards.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on July 26, 2010, 07:58:57 PM
Who do I have to blow to get a way to listen to 810 WHB on my fracking phone?  Who?  I will do it.

I've been able to before. I could copy and paste the windows media link into one of the players I had for my Winmo phone a long time ago.

Hey clams, I think I'm gonna never let go of my $30 SERO plan. Any word on when fancy Blackberry 6.0 phones will be out?
I think 4th Quarter.  Ya the old SERO plan is great.

It's amazing, but I'm jonesing for an Evo.

Well, you sure as shazbot! can't listen to 810AM on it....no matter who you blow.

crap. seriously? there's gotta be a way. jhwkjason? mods?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on July 26, 2010, 09:55:31 PM
Who do I have to blow to get a way to listen to 810 WHB on my fracking phone?  Who?  I will do it.

I've been able to before. I could copy and paste the windows media link into one of the players I had for my Winmo phone a long time ago.

Hey clams, I think I'm gonna never let go of my $30 SERO plan. Any word on when fancy Blackberry 6.0 phones will be out?
I think 4th Quarter.  Ya the old SERO plan is great.

It's amazing, but I'm jonesing for an Evo.

Well, you sure as shazbot! can't listen to 810AM on it....no matter who you blow.

crap. seriously? there's gotta be a way. jhwkjason? mods?

I've got a palm pre and no internet radio apps have 810 on them.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on July 27, 2010, 12:11:00 AM
Who do I have to blow to get a way to listen to 810 WHB on my fracking phone?  Who?  I will do it.

I've been able to before. I could copy and paste the windows media link into one of the players I had for my Winmo phone a long time ago.

Hey clams, I think I'm gonna never let go of my $30 SERO plan. Any word on when fancy Blackberry 6.0 phones will be out?
I think 4th Quarter.  Ya the old SERO plan is great.

It's amazing, but I'm jonesing for an Evo.

Well, you sure as eff can't listen to 810AM on it....no matter who you blow.

Will no media player stream from a web address?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SleepFighter on July 27, 2010, 10:13:10 AM
Is paying $6.99 better or worse than blowing someone?  Wunder Radio has an 810 stream, and I used to listen occasionally on the iPhone app (which I'm pretty sure was free at one point or I don't think I'd have it.)

Somebody be the guinea pig and see how will it works on Android.
(http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=qr&chs=135x135&chl=market://search?q=pname:com.wunderground.android.wunderradio)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on July 27, 2010, 10:17:05 AM
Is paying $6.99 better or worse than blowing someone?  Wunder Radio has an 810 stream, and I used to listen occasionally on the iPhone app (which I'm pretty sure was free at one point or I don't think I'd have it.)

Somebody be the guinea pig and see how will it works on Android.
(http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=qr&chs=135x135&chl=market://search?q=pname:com.wunderground.android.wunderradio)


.....researching now, will keep you posted....
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on July 27, 2010, 10:18:56 AM
Who do I have to blow to get a way to listen to 810 WHB on my fracking phone?  Who?  I will do it.

I've been able to before. I could copy and paste the windows media link into one of the players I had for my Winmo phone a long time ago.

Hey clams, I think I'm gonna never let go of my $30 SERO plan. Any word on when fancy Blackberry 6.0 phones will be out?
I think 4th Quarter.  Ya the old SERO plan is great.

It's amazing, but I'm jonesing for an Evo.

Well, you sure as shazbot! can't listen to 810AM on it....no matter who you blow.

Will no media player stream from a web address?

Nope.

It's a GIANT black hole in the mobile device area right now.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on July 27, 2010, 10:23:56 AM
Is paying $6.99 better or worse than blowing someone?  Wunder Radio has an 810 stream, and I used to listen occasionally on the iPhone app (which I'm pretty sure was free at one point or I don't think I'd have it.)

Somebody be the guinea pig and see how will it works on Android.
(http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=qr&chs=135x135&chl=market://search?q=pname:com.wunderground.android.wunderradio)


.....researching now, will keep you posted....

IT WORKS!

Sleepfighter, I outsource most of the non-value added tasks in my life (lawn mowing, cleaning gutters, etc), I've arranged for Rick to blow you.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SleepFighter on July 27, 2010, 10:27:34 AM
Is paying $6.99 better or worse than blowing someone?  Wunder Radio has an 810 stream, and I used to listen occasionally on the iPhone app (which I'm pretty sure was free at one point or I don't think I'd have it.)

Somebody be the guinea pig and see how will it works on Android.
(http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=qr&chs=135x135&chl=market://search?q=pname:com.wunderground.android.wunderradio)


.....researching now, will keep you posted....

IT WORKS!

Sleepfighter, I outsource most of the non-value added tasks in my life (lawn mowing, cleaning gutters, etc), I've arranged for Rick to blow you.

I'll have to try and make it to the next PAK.   :gocho:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on July 27, 2010, 10:35:09 AM
Wunder Radio also carries KMAN!   :pbj:

Perfect for those Saturday mornings listening to Stanbot and Danny breakdown the Big 12 live from Varneys!
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on July 27, 2010, 12:35:09 PM
Is paying $6.99 better or worse than blowing someone?  Wunder Radio has an 810 stream, and I used to listen occasionally on the iPhone app (which I'm pretty sure was free at one point or I don't think I'd have it.)

Somebody be the guinea pig and see how will it works on Android.
(http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=qr&chs=135x135&chl=market://search?q=pname:com.wunderground.android.wunderradio)



.....researching now, will keep you posted....

IT WORKS!

Sleepfighter, I outsource most of the non-value added tasks in my life (lawn mowing, cleaning gutters, etc), I've arranged for Rick to blow you.

Is sleepfighter the daughter of any local judges? I mean, I'll do it and all...I just don't want it to negatively impact any mou or sj's or anything that could hurt the khatz. Mods?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on July 29, 2010, 03:27:15 PM
FROYO WEEKEND!  :pbj:

http://phandroid.com/2010/07/29/htc-evo-4g-to-receive-feature-packed-android-2-2-update-starting-tomorrow/
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 02, 2010, 07:49:20 PM
OTA Froyo update happening right now!  :excited:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Mikeyis4dcats on August 02, 2010, 09:02:49 PM
 :pbj:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: TBL on August 02, 2010, 10:27:21 PM
eff you.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 03, 2010, 07:28:13 AM
message boarding from the toilet had never been easier than it was today  :gocho:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: hillwalking03 on August 03, 2010, 08:55:45 AM
can't wait

(http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim//2010/06/27/screenshot_02_610x489.jpg)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: bonercat on August 03, 2010, 09:00:28 AM
can't wait

(http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim//2010/06/27/screenshot_02_610x489.jpg)

Me either, I'm going to do some serious NES Emulation all over that piece of ace
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Christer on August 04, 2010, 03:18:49 PM
Do any of you Evo owners have one of these? I am kind of curious how hard it would be to apply.
(http://sprint.skinit.com/images/web/product_shot/product_shot27621236.jpg)
http://sprint.skinit.com/skins/sports/colleges/kansas_state_university (http://sprint.skinit.com/skins/sports/colleges/kansas_state_university)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 04, 2010, 03:19:48 PM
Do any of you Evo owners have one of these? I am kind of curious how hard it would be to apply.
(http://sprint.skinit.com/images/web/product_shot/product_shot27621236.jpg)
http://sprint.skinit.com/skins/sports/colleges/kansas_state_university (http://sprint.skinit.com/skins/sports/colleges/kansas_state_university)

no, don't have
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on August 04, 2010, 03:46:45 PM
Do any of you Evo owners have one of these? I am kind of curious how hard it would be to apply.
(http://sprint.skinit.com/images/web/product_shot/product_shot27621236.jpg)
http://sprint.skinit.com/skins/sports/colleges/kansas_state_university (http://sprint.skinit.com/skins/sports/colleges/kansas_state_university)

maybe its just me but i think that looks rediculous.  of course, i think the powercat looks rediculous on anything excluding our football helmets.   this comes from years of holiday presents gifted to me that included anything with a powercat on it.  a powercat potholder!  sweet!  a powercat hammock!  sweet!   powercat curtains for my living room!  sweet!  :flush:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Farley Grudge on August 04, 2010, 05:49:57 PM
Ok, I think we have established that I am a little slow.  Did I get whatever this Froyo is on my update yesterday?   :dunno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on August 04, 2010, 06:01:16 PM
i think it will prompt you to install it and i don't think it will install unless you ok it. 
check what version of android you're running, official number is 3.26.651.6 for 2.2 (i think)

go to settings > system updates > HTC update and "check now"
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 04, 2010, 06:04:50 PM
Do any of you Evo owners have one of these? I am kind of curious how hard it would be to apply.
(http://sprint.skinit.com/images/web/product_shot/product_shot27621236.jpg)
http://sprint.skinit.com/skins/sports/colleges/kansas_state_university (http://sprint.skinit.com/skins/sports/colleges/kansas_state_university)

Here's the good thing about skinit.  You can make your own.  Would be fantastic if a good 'shopper on here could make a really sweet one.  I'm a below average 'shopper.  I also kind of wonder how clear they would look if you make them yourself.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Farley Grudge on August 04, 2010, 06:47:04 PM
i think it will prompt you to install it and i don't think it will install unless you ok it. 
check what version of android you're running, official number is 3.26.651.6 for 2.2 (i think)

go to settings > system updates > HTC update and "check now"

My phone is up to date.   :excited:

I think this makes my life better. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Gooch on August 04, 2010, 08:50:31 PM
Here's the good thing about skinit.  You can make your own.  Would be fantastic if a good 'shopper on here could make a really sweet one.  I'm a below average 'shopper.  I also kind of wonder how clear they would look if you make them yourself.
KATPAK HEAD!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: hillwalking03 on August 06, 2010, 09:19:54 AM
YES!!!!   :pbj:


According to a few reliable sources it looks as if the Epic 4G will launch on August 11th, also other rumors suggest that Sprint stores will be opening early for the launch (8.00am).

http://www.product-reviews.net/2010/08/06/sprint-samsung-epic-4g-release-date-rumor/ (http://www.product-reviews.net/2010/08/06/sprint-samsung-epic-4g-release-date-rumor/)

 :bawl: <--- me cause my discount is a few weeks away and this will probably sell out for months like the EVO
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on August 06, 2010, 09:27:46 AM
YES!!!!   :pbj:


According to a few reliable sources it looks as if the Epic 4G will launch on August 11th, also other rumors suggest that Sprint stores will be opening early for the launch (8.00am).

http://www.product-reviews.net/2010/08/06/sprint-samsung-epic-4g-release-date-rumor/ (http://www.product-reviews.net/2010/08/06/sprint-samsung-epic-4g-release-date-rumor/)

 :bawl: <--- me cause my discount is a few weeks away and this will probably sell out for months like the EVO
if you're in the same month as your renewal/contract expiration, they will renew you.  (pretty sure, not 100%).
the epic is really cool.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 06, 2010, 09:44:29 AM
Ya, Sprint is pretty cool about just giving you the full discount if you are close
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 07, 2010, 09:33:06 AM
YES!!!!   :pbj:


According to a few reliable sources it looks as if the Epic 4G will launch on August 11th, also other rumors suggest that Sprint stores will be opening early for the launch (8.00am).

http://www.product-reviews.net/2010/08/06/sprint-samsung-epic-4g-release-date-rumor/ (http://www.product-reviews.net/2010/08/06/sprint-samsung-epic-4g-release-date-rumor/)

 :bawl: <--- me cause my discount is a few weeks away and this will probably sell out for months like the EVO

This looks to not be happening.  However, I would LOVE for it to.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: bonercat on August 09, 2010, 10:48:51 AM
It'll happen soon. Just get ready for it...
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on August 09, 2010, 11:03:58 AM
OTA Froyo update happening right now!  :excited:

OK, I have this all updated on my EVO, what benefits should I be experiencing?  :dunno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 09, 2010, 11:11:35 AM
OTA Froyo update happening right now!  :excited:

OK, I have this all updated on my EVO, what benefits should I be experiencing?  :dunno:

Voice dialing over Bluetooth.
Camera four-way rotation allows the camera icons to rotate with the camera.
Capability to share applications.
Display events and birthdays from Facebook on calendar.
Use camera LED as flashlight.
New user interface for the FM radio.
Add unknown users in Facebook as friends in Friend Stream.
Photo Gallery supports Facebook comments function.
Send contact as vCard using text message.
New preloaded widgets including calculator, FM radio, message list view, profile settings, and ringtone settings.
Camcorder can use camera flash so video can be shot at night or in low light.
Improved browser performance including a faster JavaScript engine and Flash 10x support improving the user's capability to view videos and available content associated with Web pages.
Numeric PIN and alphanumeric passwords to unlock screen.
Search widget and search bar able to switch to search in different types (Web, specific application, or all).
Adjustable alarm volume.
Android Market widget allows installation of applications on SD card.
Improved Android Market interface
The screen rotates in both directions now, previously it was just counterclockwise.
You can, at last, copy text from e-mails using the standard Gmail app. It's a bit fiddly, but what you do is open your e-mail, go to "menu," select "more," and there's an option to select text. Position the cursor where you want, and press and hold to copy to the clipboard.
It supports Hebrew font
The camcorder app now encodes video in H.264 not just MPEG4 or H.263.
When you hold the home icon you get eight active apps versus the previous six active apps.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on August 09, 2010, 11:13:36 AM
The flash light is very bright.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 09, 2010, 11:14:31 AM
The flash light is very bright.

It's amazing.  I have a monster mag light at my house that my phone now pwns. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on August 09, 2010, 11:20:00 AM
The flash light is very bright.

It's amazing.  I have a monster mag light at my house that my phone now pwns. 

Does the "improved browser performance" only apply to the delivered browser or does it also apply to Dolphin...'cause I've just been using Dolphin.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 09, 2010, 11:23:29 AM
The flash light is very bright.

It's amazing.  I have a monster mag light at my house that my phone now pwns. 

Does the "improved browser performance" only apply to the delivered browser or does it also apply to Dolphin...'cause I've just been using Dolphin.

I think it's just improved flash integration which is not browser specific.  I've noticed that my apps seem to be "snappier" too but that may be placebo. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: bakerman on August 11, 2010, 03:16:36 PM
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/08/11/online_dating_service_finds_iphone_owners_have_more_sex_partners.html

too bad for all you that got suckered into buying the EVO, like 4G is really what matters....   :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 11, 2010, 05:31:56 PM
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/08/11/online_dating_service_finds_iphone_owners_have_more_sex_partners.html

too bad for all you that got suckered into buying the EVO, like 4G is really what matters....   :lol: :lol:

Evo owners are sleeping with the 9's and 10's.  Iphone owners are sleeping with the 1-6's.  Blackberry owners get the 7's and 8's.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: MakeItRain on August 12, 2010, 12:19:38 AM
Have been scared to post in this thread since 'clams PIed the crap out of me.

Pete, how do you feel about the EVO right now compared to the Pre?  How reliable is it?  How practical is it?  I went to Sprint today and the salesman had horrible breath and didn't know what the hell he was talking about.  I had my Pre in my hand while looking at the EVO and the dipshit kept comparing Android to Windows Mobile.  I need a comparo from someone who has had both.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on August 12, 2010, 08:12:28 AM
Have been scared to post in this thread since 'clams PIed the crap out of me.

Pete, how do you feel about the EVO right now compared to the Pre?  How reliable is it?  How practical is it?  I went to Sprint today and the salesman had horrible breath and didn't know what the hell he was talking about.  I had my Pre in my hand while looking at the EVO and the dipshit kept comparing Android to Windows Mobile.  I need a comparo from someone who has had both.
damn i forgot about that PI.  wasn't really a good PI but it was a PI.  sorry MIR for the webOS PI, glad you bounced back strong from it.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: O-town Kat on August 12, 2010, 09:14:15 AM
Samsung epic launches aug 31, can reserve as of tomorrow
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: hillwalking03 on August 12, 2010, 09:24:29 AM
Samsung epic launches aug 31, can reserve as of tomorrow

Already reserved mine.  Use this link to reserve today 

https://sprint.timetrade.com/tc/ReservePhone.do?method=load (https://sprint.timetrade.com/tc/ReservePhone.do?method=load)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: chum1 on August 12, 2010, 10:14:43 AM
Have been scared to post in this thread since 'clams PIed the crap out of me.

Pete, how do you feel about the EVO right now compared to the Pre?  How reliable is it?  How practical is it?  I went to Sprint today and the salesman had horrible breath and didn't know what the hell he was talking about.  I had my Pre in my hand while looking at the EVO and the dipshit kept comparing Android to Windows Mobile.  I need a comparo from someone who has had both.

FYI - Samsung Intercept Android is free right now if you don't want to waste money on stuff you don't really need.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on August 12, 2010, 10:26:03 AM
Have been scared to post in this thread since 'clams PIed the crap out of me.

Pete, how do you feel about the EVO right now compared to the Pre?  How reliable is it?  How practical is it?  I went to Sprint today and the salesman had horrible breath and didn't know what the hell he was talking about.  I had my Pre in my hand while looking at the EVO and the dipshit kept comparing Android to Windows Mobile.  I need a comparo from someone who has had both.

I first got the Pre, because I had been a long time Treo user and the Treo was dying and the Pre seemed like an easy transition combined with some cool new features.  Once I got used to the Pre I found that I did use it to access the internet more than I thought I would.  I also used the navigation a fair bit, and the travel apps.  Also, I ended up using the Pre as a tether for my PC when I was on the road in airports and stuff.

However, I got really tired of the shitty app selection and tiny screen on the Pre, and I really did want more convergence with media stuff on my phone (use it to watch movies, music, etc).  I have found it to be really reliable...the 4G is freaking fast as hell if you are in a coverage area.  All the same stuff that I used to rely on with my Pre works just as well on the EVO, but the "fun" stuff is way better....it still has the Sprint navie and all that.  I am finding that I am using it more and more for stuff that I wouldn't have done with my Pre...the app universe on Android is enormous.  I don't mind that it's a bigger phone to haul around, but that is something to think about.    I don't type much on it, mostly just quick responses to emails or texts, but the lack of physical keyboard is something to consider.....if that's a big deal for you then you may want to wait for that Samsung to launch.

All in all, I am really happy with it.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on August 12, 2010, 12:44:59 PM
For EVO owners, here is an app that will play AVI and other movie files that the default player will not play. 

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=3XX6PZKH
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Christer on August 12, 2010, 02:19:48 PM
Two new features announced today for 2.2 users.

http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2010/08/just-speak-it-introducing-voice-actions.html
(additional voice command functions like sending texts and playing a music file)

http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2010/08/working-title-instantly-zap-links-maps.html
(the official Chrome to Phone app for those who use the Chrome browser.)

Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: MakeItRain on August 12, 2010, 02:45:13 PM
Have been scared to post in this thread since 'clams PIed the crap out of me.

Pete, how do you feel about the EVO right now compared to the Pre?  How reliable is it?  How practical is it?  I went to Sprint today and the salesman had horrible breath and didn't know what the hell he was talking about.  I had my Pre in my hand while looking at the EVO and the dipshit kept comparing Android to Windows Mobile.  I need a comparo from someone who has had both.

I first got the Pre, because I had been a long time Treo user and the Treo was dying and the Pre seemed like an easy transition combined with some cool new features.  Once I got used to the Pre I found that I did use it to access the internet more than I thought I would.  I also used the navigation a fair bit, and the travel apps.  Also, I ended up using the Pre as a tether for my PC when I was on the road in airports and stuff.

However, I got really tired of the shitty app selection and tiny screen on the Pre, and I really did want more convergence with media stuff on my phone (use it to watch movies, music, etc).  I have found it to be really reliable...the 4G is freaking fast as hell if you are in a coverage area.  All the same stuff that I used to rely on with my Pre works just as well on the EVO, but the "fun" stuff is way better....it still has the Sprint navie and all that.  I am finding that I am using it more and more for stuff that I wouldn't have done with my Pre...the app universe on Android is enormous.  I don't mind that it's a bigger phone to haul around, but that is something to think about.    I don't type much on it, mostly just quick responses to emails or texts, but the lack of physical keyboard is something to consider.....if that's a big deal for you then you may want to wait for that Samsung to launch.

All in all, I am really happy with it.

Thanks, I have had a Palm phone of some sorts for 5 years, the last non Palm I had was a Razr.  I was a bit hesitant to get the EVO because it was not a Palm, it doesn't have a dedicated keyboard, and the shitty extra $120 a year just to have it.  I am so sick of the garbage hardware for the Pre.  I have had my original Pre for over a year without even having to take it in to Palm, including one time when I dropped it 20 feet screen first onto concrete.  The constant freeze-ups really piss me off.  You and SD have convinced me that I will just have to get used to not having a keyboard and will have to tolerate the extra $10 a month.  Even though I don't think I'm eligible for the full refund (2 years :dunno:) I'm going to get the EVO.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 12, 2010, 02:46:38 PM
You won't mind not having a keyboard imo.  Typing is really easy. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on August 12, 2010, 03:18:55 PM
Have been scared to post in this thread since 'clams PIed the crap out of me.

Pete, how do you feel about the EVO right now compared to the Pre?  How reliable is it?  How practical is it?  I went to Sprint today and the salesman had horrible breath and didn't know what the hell he was talking about.  I had my Pre in my hand while looking at the EVO and the dipshit kept comparing Android to Windows Mobile.  I need a comparo from someone who has had both.

I first got the Pre, because I had been a long time Treo user and the Treo was dying and the Pre seemed like an easy transition combined with some cool new features.  Once I got used to the Pre I found that I did use it to access the internet more than I thought I would.  I also used the navigation a fair bit, and the travel apps.  Also, I ended up using the Pre as a tether for my PC when I was on the road in airports and stuff.

However, I got really tired of the shitty app selection and tiny screen on the Pre, and I really did want more convergence with media stuff on my phone (use it to watch movies, music, etc).  I have found it to be really reliable...the 4G is freaking fast as hell if you are in a coverage area.  All the same stuff that I used to rely on with my Pre works just as well on the EVO, but the "fun" stuff is way better....it still has the Sprint navie and all that.  I am finding that I am using it more and more for stuff that I wouldn't have done with my Pre...the app universe on Android is enormous.  I don't mind that it's a bigger phone to haul around, but that is something to think about.    I don't type much on it, mostly just quick responses to emails or texts, but the lack of physical keyboard is something to consider.....if that's a big deal for you then you may want to wait for that Samsung to launch.

All in all, I am really happy with it.

Thanks, I have had a Palm phone of some sorts for 5 years, the last non Palm I had was a Razr.  I was a bit hesitant to get the EVO because it was not a Palm, it doesn't have a dedicated keyboard, and the shitty extra $120 a year just to have it.  I am so sick of the garbage hardware for the Pre.  I have had my original Pre for over a year without even having to take it in to Palm, including one time when I dropped it 20 feet screen first onto concrete.  The constant freeze-ups really piss me off.  You and SD have convinced me that I will just have to get used to not having a keyboard and will have to tolerate the extra $10 a month.  Even though I don't think I'm eligible for the full refund (2 years :dunno:) I'm going to get the EVO.
Are you on the Simply Everything plan? 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on August 12, 2010, 03:20:34 PM
Quote from: steve dave had he typed this on his EVO
Yw wontmnd nut having a kybeard imo.  Tipeing s rally eazy  

:peek:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 12, 2010, 03:30:41 PM
Quote from: steve dave had he typed this on his EVO
Yw wontmnd nut having a kybeard imo.  Tipeing s rally eazy  

:peek:

auto spell check  :gocho:  But, it will change all your cuss words to regular words until it learns them all and it'll look stupid  :frown:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on August 12, 2010, 04:17:30 PM
Quote from: steve dave had he typed this on his EVO
Yw wontmnd nut having a kybeard imo.  Tipeing s rally eazy  

:peek:

auto spell check  :gocho:  But, it will change all your cuss words to regular words until it learns them all and it'll look stupid  :frown:

First thing I did was turn that word prediction crap off.  I hated it.  Just plain old typing for me, thank you.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 12, 2010, 06:55:30 PM
Quote from: steve dave had he typed this on his EVO
Yw wontmnd nut having a kybeard imo.  Tipeing s rally eazy  

:peek:

auto spell check  :gocho:  But, it will change all your cuss words to regular words until it learns them all and it'll look stupid  :frown:

First thing I did was turn that word prediction crap off.  I hated it.  Just plain old typing for me, thank you.

well, that explains a lot of your texts to me I guess
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Farley Grudge on August 12, 2010, 09:07:05 PM
FWIW.  I got the EVO and hated it.  Couldn't type on it, the battery life sucked compared to my BB.  I took it back and went back to my BB.  The people at the store gave me some crap but finally just accepted that I didn't like the phone.  Then the hate for my BB came back.  Constant track ball problems, no apps worth a damn etc.  My wife insisted that I go back to the EVO and this time around I love the damn thing.  I can type on it.  I figured out how to make the battery last longer by turning off WiFi & 4g & for some reason typing is even easier for me now.  The phone is great.  I bought in and I love it.  Give me another cup of kool aide I guess.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on August 12, 2010, 09:40:13 PM
it's a big change from a BB, i have a tour right now and when i do switch it will be an adjustment.  but i'm looking forward to it b/c i hate being so connected to work like i am with my bb
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 12, 2010, 10:28:05 PM
Thanks, I have had a Palm phone of some sorts for 5 years, the last non Palm I had was a Razr.  I was a bit hesitant to get the EVO because it was not a Palm, it doesn't have a dedicated keyboard, and the shitty extra $120 a year just to have it.  I am so sick of the garbage hardware for the Pre.  I have had my original Pre for over a year without even having to take it in to Palm, including one time when I dropped it 20 feet screen first onto concrete.  The constant freeze-ups really piss me off.  You and SD have convinced me that I will just have to get used to not having a keyboard and will have to tolerate the extra $10 a month.  Even though I don't think I'm eligible for the full refund (2 years :dunno:) I'm going to get the EVO.

You could wait for the Epic as well.  I am willing to bet that the epic is better than he EVO.  Unless you REALLY REALLY want a bigger screen (and a kick-stand)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: MakeItRain on August 12, 2010, 10:48:50 PM
Have been scared to post in this thread since 'clams PIed the crap out of me.

Pete, how do you feel about the EVO right now compared to the Pre?  How reliable is it?  How practical is it?  I went to Sprint today and the salesman had horrible breath and didn't know what the hell he was talking about.  I had my Pre in my hand while looking at the EVO and the dipshit kept comparing Android to Windows Mobile.  I need a comparo from someone who has had both.

I first got the Pre, because I had been a long time Treo user and the Treo was dying and the Pre seemed like an easy transition combined with some cool new features.  Once I got used to the Pre I found that I did use it to access the internet more than I thought I would.  I also used the navigation a fair bit, and the travel apps.  Also, I ended up using the Pre as a tether for my PC when I was on the road in airports and stuff.

However, I got really tired of the shitty app selection and tiny screen on the Pre, and I really did want more convergence with media stuff on my phone (use it to watch movies, music, etc).  I have found it to be really reliable...the 4G is freaking fast as hell if you are in a coverage area.  All the same stuff that I used to rely on with my Pre works just as well on the EVO, but the "fun" stuff is way better....it still has the Sprint navie and all that.  I am finding that I am using it more and more for stuff that I wouldn't have done with my Pre...the app universe on Android is enormous.  I don't mind that it's a bigger phone to haul around, but that is something to think about.    I don't type much on it, mostly just quick responses to emails or texts, but the lack of physical keyboard is something to consider.....if that's a big deal for you then you may want to wait for that Samsung to launch.

All in all, I am really happy with it.

Thanks, I have had a Palm phone of some sorts for 5 years, the last non Palm I had was a Razr.  I was a bit hesitant to get the EVO because it was not a Palm, it doesn't have a dedicated keyboard, and the shitty extra $120 a year just to have it.  I am so sick of the garbage hardware for the Pre.  I have had my original Pre for over a year without even having to take it in to Palm, including one time when I dropped it 20 feet screen first onto concrete.  The constant freeze-ups really piss me off.  You and SD have convinced me that I will just have to get used to not having a keyboard and will have to tolerate the extra $10 a month.  Even though I don't think I'm eligible for the full refund (2 years :dunno:) I'm going to get the EVO.
Are you on the Simply Everything plan? 

Yep and I use the crap out of it.  Last month I had over 10,000 texts and my data usage was over 2.6 million
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: MakeItRain on August 12, 2010, 10:59:30 PM
Thanks, I have had a Palm phone of some sorts for 5 years, the last non Palm I had was a Razr.  I was a bit hesitant to get the EVO because it was not a Palm, it doesn't have a dedicated keyboard, and the shitty extra $120 a year just to have it.  I am so sick of the garbage hardware for the Pre.  I have had my original Pre for over a year without even having to take it in to Palm, including one time when I dropped it 20 feet screen first onto concrete.  The constant freeze-ups really piss me off.  You and SD have convinced me that I will just have to get used to not having a keyboard and will have to tolerate the extra $10 a month.  Even though I don't think I'm eligible for the full refund (2 years :dunno:) I'm going to get the EVO.

You could wait for the Epic as well.  I am willing to bet that the epic is better than he EVO.  Unless you REALLY REALLY want a bigger screen (and a kick-stand)

After my Pre experience I will no longer be getting a phone at launch and I really don't want to wait for the Epic, it looks pretty tempting but I will no longer buy a phone without talking to someone who has had the phone for an extended period of time.  I'm also thrilled that I found out that I am eligible for the full rebate after having the Pre for just over a year, meanwhile my wife has the shitty Kitana (trim like phone) and she has to wait the entire two years for her full rebate.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on August 12, 2010, 11:05:21 PM
meanwhile my wife has the shitty Kitana (trim like phone)

:love:

Me and JW are totally talking old-school cell phones with her Saturday night.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on August 13, 2010, 07:13:02 AM
Have been scared to post in this thread since 'clams PIed the crap out of me.

Pete, how do you feel about the EVO right now compared to the Pre?  How reliable is it?  How practical is it?  I went to Sprint today and the salesman had horrible breath and didn't know what the hell he was talking about.  I had my Pre in my hand while looking at the EVO and the dipshit kept comparing Android to Windows Mobile.  I need a comparo from someone who has had both.

I first got the Pre, because I had been a long time Treo user and the Treo was dying and the Pre seemed like an easy transition combined with some cool new features.  Once I got used to the Pre I found that I did use it to access the internet more than I thought I would.  I also used the navigation a fair bit, and the travel apps.  Also, I ended up using the Pre as a tether for my PC when I was on the road in airports and stuff.

However, I got really tired of the shitty app selection and tiny screen on the Pre, and I really did want more convergence with media stuff on my phone (use it to watch movies, music, etc).  I have found it to be really reliable...the 4G is freaking fast as hell if you are in a coverage area.  All the same stuff that I used to rely on with my Pre works just as well on the EVO, but the "fun" stuff is way better....it still has the Sprint navie and all that.  I am finding that I am using it more and more for stuff that I wouldn't have done with my Pre...the app universe on Android is enormous.  I don't mind that it's a bigger phone to haul around, but that is something to think about.    I don't type much on it, mostly just quick responses to emails or texts, but the lack of physical keyboard is something to consider.....if that's a big deal for you then you may want to wait for that Samsung to launch.

All in all, I am really happy with it.

Thanks, I have had a Palm phone of some sorts for 5 years, the last non Palm I had was a Razr.  I was a bit hesitant to get the EVO because it was not a Palm, it doesn't have a dedicated keyboard, and the shitty extra $120 a year just to have it.  I am so sick of the garbage hardware for the Pre.  I have had my original Pre for over a year without even having to take it in to Palm, including one time when I dropped it 20 feet screen first onto concrete.  The constant freeze-ups really piss me off.  You and SD have convinced me that I will just have to get used to not having a keyboard and will have to tolerate the extra $10 a month.  Even though I don't think I'm eligible for the full refund (2 years :dunno:) I'm going to get the EVO.
Are you on the Simply Everything plan? 

Yep and I use the crap out of it.  Last month I had over 10,000 texts and my data usage was over 2.6 million
then you should be classified as a "premier" customer and are allowed yearly upgrades as opposed to having to wait 2 years.  everyone on a plan > $99 is.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Cire on August 13, 2010, 07:14:35 AM
I've got a full rebate coming up in November (sprint).  What should I get?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 13, 2010, 08:05:15 AM
I've got a full rebate coming up in November (sprint).  What should I get?

EVO
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Gooch on August 13, 2010, 08:09:36 AM
<--- will be upgrading to the evo from the pre next week.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ksuwizard on August 13, 2010, 08:53:44 AM
I've got a full rebate coming up in November (sprint).  What should I get?

EVO


I'd get the new Samsung Epic 4G phone.  If I had Sprint at least.  New iPhone 4 tonight for me after work.  iOS 4 is just way to slow on my old 3G...
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: bonercat on August 13, 2010, 10:25:57 AM
The Epic > Evo. But both > your mom
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: mcmwcat on August 13, 2010, 02:15:53 PM
droid x vs droid 2:

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadgets/reviews/motorola-droid-x-droid-2-comparison?click=pm_latest
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 13, 2010, 06:05:57 PM
I've got a full rebate coming up in November (sprint).  What should I get?

EVO

Or you can wait and see by that time you will know if the Epic is any good or not.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: MakeItRain on August 13, 2010, 06:10:39 PM
<--- will be upgrading to the evo from the pre next week.

All of the Sprint stores here are out of them and the online store is also out.  Rumblings that Rock Road may be getting a shipment Monday.  Dude said a shipment = 11 EVOs.

Phone besties again  :cheers:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Gooch on August 13, 2010, 06:25:34 PM
<--- will be upgrading to the evo from the pre next week.

All of the Sprint stores here are out of them and the online store is also out.  Rumblings that Rock Road may be getting a shipment Monday.  Dude said a shipment = 11 EVOs.

Phone besties again  :cheers:
You sneaky SOB when did you upgrade? Is the Evo that much better?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: MakeItRain on August 13, 2010, 06:45:38 PM
<--- will be upgrading to the evo from the pre next week.

All of the Sprint stores here are out of them and the online store is also out.  Rumblings that Rock Road may be getting a shipment Monday.  Dude said a shipment = 11 EVOs.

Phone besties again  :cheers:
You sneaky SOB when did you upgrade? Is the Evo that much better?

Did you read Pete's & SDs summary?  Essentially the only things that the Pre has on the EVO is the keyboard and the not having to add $10/month for 4G that we don't even have yet.  I went shopping yesterday but like I said they're out until Monday (maybe) & the online store is out.  Best Buy has them but I'm not sure I want to get one from there, not sure why.  I'll still have the old beater tomorrow night.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: chum1 on August 13, 2010, 11:59:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86qYC8FSYys (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86qYC8FSYys)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 14, 2010, 09:56:03 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86qYC8FSYys (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86qYC8FSYys)
:surprised:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 14, 2010, 09:59:47 AM
MIR, you really should wait until the Epic comes out.  I mean it's only a little over 2 weeks.  But I guess you could always return your EVO within 30 days if you decide to switch.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: hemmy on August 14, 2010, 10:19:57 AM
Yeah, Galaxy S phones seem fast
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: MakeItRain on August 14, 2010, 12:24:25 PM
MIR, you really should wait until the Epic comes out.  I mean it's only a little over 2 weeks.  But I guess you could always return your EVO within 30 days if you decide to switch.

I'll have to see if the Epic will have sling mobile at launch.  I had been using sling mobile for 2 years before I got the Pre and I have really missed it.  I haven't gotten much use out of my slingbox the last year because I don't use my laptop much anymore.  I won't even consider getting a phone without sling mobile.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 14, 2010, 05:56:37 PM
MIR, you really should wait until the Epic comes out.  I mean it's only a little over 2 weeks.  But I guess you could always return your EVO within 30 days if you decide to switch.

I'll have to see if the Epic will have sling mobile at launch.  I had been using sling mobile for 2 years before I got the Pre and I have really missed it.  I haven't gotten much use out of my slingbox the last year because I don't use my laptop much anymore.  I won't even consider getting a phone without sling mobile.

I'm pretty sure it will because my roommate's Captivate does and they run the same OS.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: CrushNasty on August 15, 2010, 11:04:18 AM
Any thoughts on the new BB Torch?

(<---limited to BB bc of work :frown: )
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Gooch on August 15, 2010, 12:07:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86qYC8FSYys (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86qYC8FSYys)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on August 15, 2010, 02:17:40 PM
MIR, you really should wait until the Epic comes out.  I mean it's only a little over 2 weeks.  But I guess you could always return your EVO within 30 days if you decide to switch.

I'll have to see if the Epic will have sling mobile at launch.  I had been using sling mobile for 2 years before I got the Pre and I have really missed it.  I haven't gotten much use out of my slingbox the last year because I don't use my laptop much anymore.  I won't even consider getting a phone without sling mobile.

I don't know if the Epic will have it or not, but the EVO does...but I haven't tried it.  I am likely getting a Slingbox this winter when basketball starts.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on August 15, 2010, 02:28:21 PM
I have evo too and really like it. bsac is apparently buying all the mods evos. It's freakin evo trees as far as the eye can see in modtown and bsac is johnny appleseed but with evo seeds. Bsac Evoseed.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on August 16, 2010, 08:27:41 AM
http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/16/epic-4g-review/
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on August 16, 2010, 08:54:07 AM
http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/16/epic-4g-review/


Quote
and making things even more interesting is the fact that Sprint's first WiMAX handset -- HTC's EVO 4G  -- is simply one of the best phones we've ever reviewed. In other words, yeah, you could say that the Epic's got a lot to live up to. Is it up to the task? Let's find out.

Quote
the EVO is also on that short list for us -- and the better camera, bigger screen, and $50 savings versus the Epic still make it our winner in this 4G shootout, though only by the thinnest of margins. Needless to say, if you need a physical keyboard and you're looking for the one of the most musclebound Android phones money can buy, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

Can't go wrong here, boys.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 16, 2010, 09:35:26 AM
http://phandroid.com/2010/08/16/sprint-football-live-update-adds-college-game-streaming/
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 16, 2010, 09:39:21 AM
http://phandroid.com/2010/08/16/sprint-football-live-update-adds-college-game-streaming/

The sprint site says it's not compatible on my phone.  Found out that this is because I opened the link with the Dolphin browser.  Open it using the default browser and it will download. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on August 16, 2010, 09:41:10 AM
http://phandroid.com/2010/08/16/sprint-football-live-update-adds-college-game-streaming/

 :curse:

Quote
Thank you for your interest in Sprint Football Live.  Unfortunately, Sprint Football Live is not available yet for your device.  Check out other great football content here
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on August 16, 2010, 09:41:48 AM
http://phandroid.com/2010/08/16/sprint-football-live-update-adds-college-game-streaming/

The sprint site says it's not compatible on my phone.  Found out that this is because I opened the link with the Dolphin browser.  Open it using the default browser and it will download. 

 :pbj:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on August 16, 2010, 09:47:13 AM
I need a couple people who will be paking at upcoming football games to get a droid 2 and droid x on verizon so I can play with those along with _FAN's incredible and figure out which one I can tolerate lugging around.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on August 16, 2010, 09:47:19 AM
http://phandroid.com/2010/08/16/sprint-football-live-update-adds-college-game-streaming/

The sprint site says it's not compatible on my phone.  Found out that this is because I opened the link with the Dolphin browser.  Open it using the default browser and it will download. 

OK, this SB is stuck on Dolphin.  How do I force my delivered browser?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on August 16, 2010, 09:49:20 AM

sounds like you guys are flogging your dolphins.  :lol:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on August 16, 2010, 09:53:26 AM

sounds like you guys are flogging your dolphins.  :lol:

I figured it out.  No more flogging.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on August 16, 2010, 09:58:51 AM
http://phandroid.com/2010/08/16/sprint-football-live-update-adds-college-game-streaming/

The sprint site says it's not compatible on my phone.  Found out that this is because I opened the link with the Dolphin browser.  Open it using the default browser and it will download. 

IMPORTANT TIP ABOUT SPRINT FOOTBALL LIVE!

You must completely shut off wifi AND 4G in order to get Football Live to activate.  You can only use it over 3G, so you have to force your phone to use 3G to connect.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 16, 2010, 10:01:21 AM
http://phandroid.com/2010/08/16/sprint-football-live-update-adds-college-game-streaming/

The sprint site says it's not compatible on my phone.  Found out that this is because I opened the link with the Dolphin browser.  Open it using the default browser and it will download. 

IMPORTANT TIP ABOUT SPRINT FOOTBALL LIVE!

You must completely shut off wifi AND 4G in order to get Football Live to activate.  You can only use it over 3G, so you have to force your phone to use 3G to connect.

Great work Sprint.  The roll out of this polished son of a bitch could not be going more smoothly. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on August 16, 2010, 10:01:54 AM
thanks for the tip, pro dolphin flogger.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: chum1 on August 17, 2010, 10:34:32 AM
just gpt a rouchscreeen. ugh. how long is rhw leaenomg cirve¿
?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on August 17, 2010, 12:30:58 PM
just gpt a rouchscreeen. ugh. how long is rhw leaenomg cirve¿
?


swype
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on August 17, 2010, 12:34:02 PM
just gpt a rouchscreeen. ugh. how long is rhw leaenomg cirve¿
?


swype

Closed beta.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 17, 2010, 12:38:00 PM
just gpt a rouchscreeen. ugh. how long is rhw leaenomg cirve¿
?


What kind of phone?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on August 17, 2010, 12:54:18 PM
just gpt a rouchscreeen. ugh. how long is rhw leaenomg cirve¿
?


swype

Closed beta.

I haven't used this one, but it looks very similar to swype from the videos.  Currently available and free from what I can tell.

http://www.shapewriter.com/software.html
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on August 17, 2010, 01:43:12 PM
LOL @ you dumbasses thinking chum got a new phone :flush:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on August 17, 2010, 02:55:56 PM
For you EVO users, just figured out something interesting...

I just noticed that when I was tethering my PC to my EVO using PdaNet, and I receive a text message, a SMS window will pop on my PC....you can do all your texting from a PdaNet SMS window on your PC.  Cool.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 17, 2010, 03:13:49 PM
For you EVO users, just figured out something interesting...

I just noticed that when I was tethering my PC to my EVO using PdaNet, and I receive a text message, a SMS window will pop on my PC....you can do all your texting from a PdaNet SMS window on your PC.  Cool.

Yeah, I'll take this one fellas.  Pete, from all of us who don't live in 4G areas, here's a little something we got you:


LINK TO YOUR GIFT! (http://www.dimebagnyc.com/utt/media/1/20081207-christ-middle-finger.jpg)

Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SleepFighter on August 18, 2010, 12:37:30 PM
For you EVO users, just figured out something interesting...

I just noticed that when I was tethering my PC to my EVO using PdaNet, and I receive a text message, a SMS window will pop on my PC....you can do all your texting from a PdaNet SMS window on your PC.  Cool.

So other places I've looked show that tethering using PDANet is actually a little slower compared to tethering using the native app.  So why use PDANet?

Also, since you're on an Android phone, you might as well just use Google Voice, so you can text "from your phone" from any web browser anywhere, get transcriptions of voice mail messages sent to you, etc.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on August 18, 2010, 12:52:15 PM
For you EVO users, just figured out something interesting...

I just noticed that when I was tethering my PC to my EVO using PdaNet, and I receive a text message, a SMS window will pop on my PC....you can do all your texting from a PdaNet SMS window on your PC.  Cool.

So other places I've looked show that tethering using PDANet is actually a little slower compared to tethering using the native app.  So why use PDANet?

Also, since you're on an Android phone, you might as well just use Google Voice, so you can text "from your phone" from any web browser anywhere, get transcriptions of voice mail messages sent to you, etc.

Good feedback on both items...I haven't even tried the native app.  I didn't know about it. :dunno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on August 18, 2010, 12:52:33 PM
For you EVO users, just figured out something interesting...

I just noticed that when I was tethering my PC to my EVO using PdaNet, and I receive a text message, a SMS window will pop on my PC....you can do all your texting from a PdaNet SMS window on your PC.  Cool.

Yeah, I'll take this one fellas.  Pete, from all of us who don't live in 4G areas, here's a little something we got you:


LINK TO YOUR GIFT! (http://www.dimebagnyc.com/utt/media/1/20081207-christ-middle-finger.jpg)



 :surprised:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SleepFighter on August 18, 2010, 01:03:44 PM
Apt picture SD, because, Jesus Christ, 4G is sweet.

<- One more GOEVO user.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Farley Grudge on August 19, 2010, 10:44:28 AM
How in the hell do I Skype on my EVO?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on August 19, 2010, 10:52:09 AM
Interesting read for android owners-

http://androidboss.com/android-and-task-killers-dont/
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Farley Grudge on August 19, 2010, 12:29:33 PM
Interesting read for android owners-

http://androidboss.com/android-and-task-killers-dont/


I had read someting similar to this during my short hiatus back to my BB.  The second go round with my EVO I haven't used a task killer and have had no problems.  Now if I could just figure out how to Skype before my upcoming trip!
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 19, 2010, 12:38:25 PM
You used to be able to skype using Fring but they disabled it because all the iphone tards crippled it.  The only thing I know to do now is to use Fring or Qik to talk to other Evo owners.  mrs. dave also has an EVO so we just do that for phonsexx0rs :dunno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SleepFighter on August 19, 2010, 01:23:23 PM
Yeah, don't use task-killers, and you can't do video chat with anyone that doesn't have an EVO.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on August 19, 2010, 01:41:02 PM
Yeah, don't use task-killers, and you can't do video chat with anyone that doesn't have an EVO.

I believe that Qik is the restriction, not an EVO.  Qik to Qik, not EVO to EVO.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SleepFighter on August 19, 2010, 01:50:02 PM
Yeah, don't use task-killers, and you can't do video chat with anyone that doesn't have an EVO.

I believe that Qik is the restriction, not an EVO.  Qik to Qik, not EVO to EVO.

Yeah, you're right.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 19, 2010, 09:29:52 PM
I'm very confused about the whole don't use task killers situation.  My roommate who has the captivate uses one and it doesn't seem to be messing up his phone.  His phone will start to run slow and he goes to the task manager and it shows like 10-15 apps running.  So he kills them and his phone runs faster.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: O-town Kat on August 21, 2010, 04:38:34 PM
Just put my dirty mitts on an epic. Light 'n sexy
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SleepFighter on August 21, 2010, 05:18:42 PM
I'm very confused about the whole don't use task killers situation.  My roommate who has the captivate uses one and it doesn't seem to be messing up his phone.  His phone will start to run slow and he goes to the task manager and it shows like 10-15 apps running.  So he kills them and his phone runs faster.

Basically, the only reason you might need a task killer is if you have downloaded a poorly programmed app.  Which happens, which is why I have a task killer on my phone, I just don't use it very often (like, never).

If you start indiscriminately killing apps, you can cause other kinds of performance issues.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 21, 2010, 06:23:19 PM
Just put my dirty mitts on an epic. Light 'n sexy

How'd you pull that off?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: O-town Kat on August 21, 2010, 07:25:14 PM
 store across from OP mall had one in the back for training or whatev
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ChiCat on August 21, 2010, 08:04:31 PM
I'm looking at axing my contract with ATT and getting a new phone on a new network.  Here's my question for the experts, if I hopped over to Sprint and grabbed the EVO 4, am I just going to be pissed when a new awesome phone comes out in a month or so?  I mean, I know there will be a new phone that might be slightly better, but are we on the verge of some big ass-kicker phone showing up any time soon?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SwiftCat on August 21, 2010, 09:44:31 PM
I'm looking at axing my contract with ATT and getting a new phone on a new network.  Here's my question for the experts, if I hopped over to Sprint and grabbed the EVO 4, am I just going to be pissed when a new awesome phone comes out in a month or so?  I mean, I know there will be a new phone that might be slightly better, but are we on the verge of some big ass-kicker phone showing up any time soon?

Probably not until like January.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: MakeItRain on August 21, 2010, 10:14:14 PM
I'm looking at axing my contract with ATT and getting a new phone on a new network.  Here's my question for the experts, if I hopped over to Sprint and grabbed the EVO 4, am I just going to be pissed when a new awesome phone comes out in a month or so?  I mean, I know there will be a new phone that might be slightly better, but are we on the verge of some big ass-kicker phone showing up any time soon?

Who cares about potential phones, AT&T is overpriced and shitty.  Sprint has the best plans.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ChiCat on August 21, 2010, 10:38:58 PM
I'm looking at axing my contract with ATT and getting a new phone on a new network.  Here's my question for the experts, if I hopped over to Sprint and grabbed the EVO 4, am I just going to be pissed when a new awesome phone comes out in a month or so?  I mean, I know there will be a new phone that might be slightly better, but are we on the verge of some big ass-kicker phone showing up any time soon?

Who cares about potential phones, AT&T is overpriced and shitty.  Sprint has the best plans.

Completely agree.  Thats why I've already decided that I'm leaving, just dont know where I'm going yet (though probably Sprint).  If nothing big is out til Jan, I'll make the jump nowish.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 22, 2010, 11:18:38 AM
I'm looking at axing my contract with ATT and getting a new phone on a new network.  Here's my question for the experts, if I hopped over to Sprint and grabbed the EVO 4, am I just going to be pissed when a new awesome phone comes out in a month or so?  I mean, I know there will be a new phone that might be slightly better, but are we on the verge of some big ass-kicker phone showing up any time soon?

The thing about sprint is, that if you are on an everything plan (which if you get any smart phone you should have), you get a full upgrade every year, rather than every 2 years, so you don't have to worry too much about a new bad ass phone coming out and you not being able to get it.  Plus if you get the EVO or the EPIC, although a better phone may come out, it won't be good enough to make your phone seem outdated.
Title: Droid users
Post by: RonLongshaft on August 23, 2010, 09:35:24 PM
when is goEMAW gonna get an app.

also on the driod is there anyway you can have your contacts come up with only your phone contacts, it brings up my phone contacts and all my facebook contacts.  I was completely wasted this weekend and called a chick that i haven't talked to in probably 15 years and left her a 3 min voicemail of a convo between me and friends.

what is a good free ringtone app? they all sucks!  Is there anyway to take music from my puter and make it a ringtone? all i can do is play it on the player.

I suck at technology
Title: Re: Droid users
Post by: kazzu on August 24, 2010, 02:17:55 AM
On my Droid, I just long-press down on a song and it gives me the option to put it as a ringtone.  :users:
Title: Re: Droid users
Post by: Pexikan on August 24, 2010, 04:21:59 AM
Not having Facebook to begin with helps.  I'd rather keep my personal life personal.
Title: Re: Droid users
Post by: kso_FAN on August 24, 2010, 06:48:11 AM
ringdroid app lets you cut audio files and make them into ringtones.
Title: Re: Droid users
Post by: dmartin on August 24, 2010, 09:03:12 AM
when is goEMAW gonna get an app.

also on the driod is there anyway you can have your contacts come up with only your phone contacts, it brings up my phone contacts and all my facebook contacts.  I was completely wasted this weekend and called a chick that i haven't talked to in probably 15 years and left her a 3 min voicemail of a convo between me and friends.

what is a good free ringtone app? they all sucks!  Is there anyway to take music from my puter and make it a ringtone? all i can do is play it on the player.

I suck at technology

at the top of your contact list, it will say Contacts: A-Z
below that it should say Contacts: All Contacts   if so, tap there and select Google, and you'll only see your backed up google contacts.

and ringdroid is great for making and assigning ring tones.
Title: Droid Phone and cats
Post by: Lynch on August 24, 2010, 09:48:16 AM
What stations stream K-State sports in a droid friendly format that I could listen to on my phone?

810whb didn't work for me.
Title: Re: Droid Phone and cats
Post by: kso_FAN on August 24, 2010, 09:52:54 AM
I haven't tried it, but I assume you should be able to use the free streaming from kstatesports.com.  Not an app, but I'm sure you can pull up the regular site and use it.
Title: Re: Droid Phone and cats
Post by: Lynch on August 24, 2010, 09:55:34 AM
I haven't tried it, but I assume you should be able to use the free streaming from kstatesports.com.  Not an app, but I'm sure you can pull up the regular site and use it.

I'll try that.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on August 24, 2010, 10:12:03 AM
another solution would be to delete a chick's number if you haven't talked to them in 15 yrs, dunno maybe dumb idea though :dunno:
Title: Re: Droid Phone and cats
Post by: SleepFighter on August 24, 2010, 10:39:36 AM
I haven't tried it, but I assume you should be able to use the free streaming from kstatesports.com.  Not an app, but I'm sure you can pull up the regular site and use it.

If you're looking for actual games, the only thing that worked for me last year was to get WunderRadio and then listen to 91.9.
Title: Re: Droid users
Post by: RonLongshaft on August 24, 2010, 11:51:47 AM
when is goEMAW gonna get an app.

also on the driod is there anyway you can have your contacts come up with only your phone contacts, it brings up my phone contacts and all my facebook contacts.  I was completely wasted this weekend and called a chick that i haven't talked to in probably 15 years and left her a 3 min voicemail of a convo between me and friends.

what is a good free ringtone app? they all sucks!  Is there anyway to take music from my puter and make it a ringtone? all i can do is play it on the player.

I suck at technology

at the top of your contact list, it will say Contacts: A-Z
below that it should say Contacts: All Contacts   if so, tap there and select Google, and you'll only see your backed up google contacts.

and ringdroid is great for making and assigning ring tones.

i figured that out but the next time i open it its back to the full list of contacts

another solution would be to delete a chick's number if you haven't talked to them in 15 yrs, dunno maybe dumb idea though :dunno:

its a facebook contact and for some dumbshitty reason it added all my facebook contacts into my orginal phone contacts..
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: michigancat on August 24, 2010, 11:53:16 AM
when is goEMAW gonna get an app.

also on the driod is there anyway you can have your contacts come up with only your phone contacts, it brings up my phone contacts and all my facebook contacts.  I was completely wasted this weekend and called a chick that i haven't talked to in probably 15 years and left her a 3 min voicemail of a convo between me and friends.

what is a good free ringtone app? they all sucks!  Is there anyway to take music from my puter and make it a ringtone? all i can do is play it on the player.

I suck at technology

at the top of your contact list, it will say Contacts: A-Z
below that it should say Contacts: All Contacts   if so, tap there and select Google, and you'll only see your backed up google contacts.

and ringdroid is great for making and assigning ring tones.

i figured that out but the next time i open it its back to the full list of contacts

another solution would be to delete a chick's number if you haven't talked to them in 15 yrs, dunno maybe dumb idea though :dunno:

its a facebook contact and for some dumbshitty reason it added all my facebook contacts into my orginal phone contacts..

another solution would be to defriend a chick if you haven't talked to them in 15 yrs, dunno maybe dumb idea though :dunno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on August 24, 2010, 12:49:14 PM
another solution would be to delete a chick's number if you haven't talked to them in 15 yrs, dunno maybe dumb idea though :dunno:

its a facebook contact and for some dumbshitty reason it added all my facebook contacts into my orginal phone contacts..

did facebook begin a new feature of adding peoples phone numbers into their profiles?  the answer is no, they rough ridin' didn't.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: dmartin on August 24, 2010, 01:53:58 PM
another solution would be to delete a chick's number if you haven't talked to them in 15 yrs, dunno maybe dumb idea though :dunno:

its a facebook contact and for some dumbshitty reason it added all my facebook contacts into my orginal phone contacts..

did facebook begin a new feature of adding peoples phone numbers into their profiles?  the answer is no, they fracking didn't.

people can add their phone numbers into their facebook profiles, and if so, the phone will pull that contact into the "phone contact" list.

back to ronlongshaft:  forgot to mention that the idea I posted only works on the actual contact list. when you go into contacts from the dialer, everyone with a phone number (either that you put in, or that has their number on their facebook profile) is there.

one way to avoid this is to remove facebook from your "my accounts" and then just use the facebook app. but even this doesn't work perfectly.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on August 24, 2010, 01:57:58 PM
another solution would be to delete a chick's number if you haven't talked to them in 15 yrs, dunno maybe dumb idea though :dunno:

its a facebook contact and for some dumbshitty reason it added all my facebook contacts into my orginal phone contacts..

did facebook begin a new feature of adding peoples phone numbers into their profiles?  the answer is no, they fracking didn't.

people can add their phone numbers into their facebook profiles, and if so, the phone will pull that contact into the "phone contact" list.

back to ronlongshaft:  forgot to mention that the idea I posted only works on the actual contact list. when you go into contacts from the dialer, everyone with a phone number (either that you put in, or that has their number on their facebook profile) is there.

one way to avoid this is to remove facebook from your "my accounts" and then just use the facebook app. but even this doesn't work perfectly.
then rusty's suggesto is probably best.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: chum1 on August 24, 2010, 03:51:52 PM
there's an app for deleting contacts if you need it.  this isn't rough ridin' apple we're talking about.  you can set things up how you want them to be.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ksuwizard on August 24, 2010, 04:28:00 PM
Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S) on ATT with new or upgrade contract for a penny ($0.01) at Amazon.  Get em while they're hot!

http://wireless.amazon.com/Samsung-Captivate-Android-Phone-AT/dp/B003TLMQG8?tag=gmgamzn-20
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 24, 2010, 09:19:04 PM
Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S) on ATT with new or upgrade contract for a penny ($0.01) at Amazon.  Get em while they're hot!

http://wireless.amazon.com/Samsung-Captivate-Android-Phone-AT/dp/B003TLMQG8?tag=gmgamzn-20

$99 for an upgrade with an individual account, $149 for an upgrade with a family plan.  the $0.01 is for new customers only.
Title: Re: Droid users
Post by: KSU_foo on August 24, 2010, 10:37:46 PM
when is goEMAW gonna get an app.

also on the driod is there anyway you can have your contacts come up with only your phone contacts, it brings up my phone contacts and all my facebook contacts.  I was completely wasted this weekend and called a chick that i haven't talked to in probably 15 years and left her a 3 min voicemail of a convo between me and friends.

what is a good free ringtone app? they all sucks!  Is there anyway to take music from my puter and make it a ringtone? all i can do is play it on the player.

I suck at technology

myxer.com is a good website to create ringtones from your computer.
Title: Re: Droid users
Post by: dmartin on August 25, 2010, 08:08:56 AM
when is goEMAW gonna get an app.

also on the driod is there anyway you can have your contacts come up with only your phone contacts, it brings up my phone contacts and all my facebook contacts.  I was completely wasted this weekend and called a chick that i haven't talked to in probably 15 years and left her a 3 min voicemail of a convo between me and friends.

what is a good free ringtone app? they all sucks!  Is there anyway to take music from my puter and make it a ringtone? all i can do is play it on the player.

I suck at technology

myxer.com is a good website to create ringtones from your computer.

what is this, 2001?  who still makes ring tones from their computer? unless you're sporting a razr or something.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Gooch on August 25, 2010, 08:23:32 AM
Trim's gonna beat your ass making fun of his phone like that.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on August 25, 2010, 08:30:50 AM
Trim's gonna beat your ass making fun of his phone like that.

I don't hear those haterz.  :gocho:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: dmartin on August 25, 2010, 09:00:23 AM
Trim's gonna beat your ass making fun of his phone like that.

I don't hear those haterz.  :gocho:


haterz gotta hate
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: MakeItRain on August 26, 2010, 01:45:04 PM
Guess who is walking around with a 4 cubic foot EVO in their pocket now :peek:

Early reviews are it's okay, I'm sure it will get better when I have it longer.  I have only had it for about 20 hours.

Biggest issues
1. Battery power- my phone has been off of the charger for 5 hours and the battery is less than 10%.  It said my phone usage has accounted for 1/3 of the drained battery, I have spent about 25 minutes on the phone, not good.  I should also point out that I turned the phone completely off for an hour while I was in a meeting.  Hopefully after the battery runs completly down and gets a good charge the battery will function better.  If not, holy crap.

2.  No swype, the beta is up, I'm quite upset with this although I have been alright with the keyboard, and the voice to type thing is working pretty well considering that I am still getting used to it.

3. My Google voice isn't working. I think I am going to uninstall it and try again.

4.  Doesn't appear that it can multi-task like the Pre' I had gotten acustomed to that.

It looks good, the apps are great, I can use my slng box and I am using my slingbox & I'm using the classic, didn't have to upgrade to the AV or the Pro like it says you have to.  Happy I got it, will be even happier when I learn how to use Android
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on August 26, 2010, 01:48:57 PM
Android doesn't multitask the same way that webOS does- read the App Killer link I posted a page or two back.

That battery life doesn't seem right.  Did you get the battery life paperwork with the device at the Sprint Store?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: train on August 26, 2010, 01:53:00 PM
android is the best, but for some strange reason my bold and its brand-new-but-3-year-old-technology keeps sucking me back in :dunno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SleepFighter on August 26, 2010, 02:36:35 PM
An app that I have found that is useful for conserving some battery life is Juice Defender.  The free version (which is what my cheap ass has) more or less shuts down the data radios when the screen is off.  You can set it so that it will turn itself on periodically to go look for emails and whatnot, also you can white list apps like Pandora so your music keeps playing while your phone is locked.  Obviously if you get a bunch of time-critical email this isn't so hot, but it seems to extend my stand-by time by about 50% or so.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 26, 2010, 02:40:12 PM
You could get an extended battery.   :dunno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: MakeItRain on August 26, 2010, 03:04:45 PM

Android doesn't multitask the same way that webOS does- read the App Killer link I posted a page or two back.

That battery life doesn't seem right.  Did you get the battery life paperwork with the device at the Sprint Store?

I'm going to say no since I don't know what you're talking about.  The salesman was a dildo said many stupid things.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Gooch on August 26, 2010, 03:10:11 PM
can not get mine until Sep 1. Will have to have SD give us his list of must have apps @ MOAP.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 26, 2010, 03:19:39 PM
Here's what's on my phone's front pages (a lot of these will come with your phone)

google calendar
gmail
facebook
twitter
weather channel
td ameritrade
NPR news
scorecenter (ESPN app for news/scores)
sprint TV
sprint football
engadget
dolphinHD browser (best web browser)
rockplayer (plays avi files and other formats that the stock player won't)
google earth
google navigation (nav, places, maps)
google listen (podcast thing)
pandora
google sky (awesome)
amazon app (good for taking a picture of a book or scanning a barcode and it taking you to the books page on amazon for reviews and pricing)
google goggles (takes a picture of stuff and searches for it on the internet)
shopper (scans barcodes and takes photos of products and checks google shopper for prices and reviews)
shop savvy (scans barcodes and checks the internet for prices.  basically the same as shopper)
shazam (tells you what song is playing around you)
epicurious (recipes, shopping lists, etc.)
kayak (travel booking)
tripadvisor (travel stuff)
chrometophone (share stuff between your browser and phone)
qik (evo to evo video calls)
bonsai blast (game)
air control (game)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Chingon on August 26, 2010, 03:24:18 PM
http://blog.netflix.com/2010/08/netflix-now-available-on-your-iphone.html

:dunno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: train on August 26, 2010, 04:19:27 PM
http://blog.netflix.com/2010/08/netflix-now-available-on-your-iphone.html

:dunno:

that's great.
android netflix app coming soon
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 26, 2010, 07:56:55 PM
This thing is awesome for NES Emulators and such.

http://sites.google.com/site/gamegripper/
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: MakeItRain on August 26, 2010, 11:42:44 PM
TuneSync allows you to sync ITunes with your phone.  Great but slow.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 27, 2010, 07:13:52 AM
Here's what's on my phone's front pages (a lot of these will come with your phone)

google calendar
gmail
facebook
twitter
weather channel
td ameritrade
NPR news
scorecenter (ESPN app for news/scores)
sprint TV
sprint football
engadget
dolphinHD browser (best web browser)
rockplayer (plays avi files and other formats that the stock player won't)
google earth
google navigation (nav, places, maps)
google listen (podcast thing)
pandora
google sky (awesome)
amazon app (good for taking a picture of a book or scanning a barcode and it taking you to the books page on amazon for reviews and pricing)
google goggles (takes a picture of stuff and searches for it on the internet)
shopper (scans barcodes and takes photos of products and checks google shopper for prices and reviews)
shop savvy (scans barcodes and checks the internet for prices.  basically the same as shopper)
shazam (tells you what song is playing around you)
epicurious (recipes, shopping lists, etc.)
kayak (travel booking)
tripadvisor (travel stuff)
chrometophone (share stuff between your browser and phone)
qik (evo to evo video calls)
bonsai blast (game)
air control (game)

What I'd like is awardwallet getting a mobile app.  There are a couple out there like tripit and personal assistant that have some point and travel tracking stuff in them but they don't seem to integrate them like the awardwallet website.  Luckily, the website is optomized for mobile so it makes it fairly easy to use via the browser.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 27, 2010, 07:27:28 AM
I also use Calorie Counter.  It has a huge database of chain restraunt food and grocery items and you can pull up the nutritional stats in everything.  Helps me to lessen my fattening up like a christmas goose (only somewhat lessen). 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: dmartin on August 27, 2010, 09:08:09 AM
glad to see i'm not the only one that plays air control.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SleepFighter on August 27, 2010, 09:08:35 AM
TuneSync allows you to sync ITunes with your phone.  Great but slow.

TuneSync's upside is it syncs wirelessly.  DoubleTwist lets you do wired syncs, and also transcodes music/video so that it will play on your phone, but is also really, really rough ridin' slow.

I use iSyncr, to sync my old smart playlists that I still can't get away from.  It's a wired sync, but is way, way faster than the other solutions I've found.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SleepFighter on August 27, 2010, 09:10:39 AM
SleepFighter's Apps on the HTC Evo 4G (http://www.appbrain.com/user/SleepFighter/apps-on-the-htc-evo-4g)

Phone: HTC Evo 4G
93 total, 87 free (93%), 6 paid (6%), 132MB total size, $16.82 total price


^
|
Every app I currently have installed.  List made via AppBrain, which is a no-brainer to get.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 27, 2010, 09:49:25 AM
My flash keeps coming up in appbrain saying it needs to update but the update can never be found  :confused:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SleepFighter on August 27, 2010, 09:59:26 AM
My flash keeps coming up in appbrain saying it needs to update but the update can never be found  :confused:

You mean on your computer or on android?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SleepFighter on August 27, 2010, 10:24:57 AM
SleepFighter's Apps on the HTC Evo 4G (http://www.appbrain.com/user/SleepFighter/apps-on-the-htc-evo-4g)


  • iSyncr Ratings Widget (http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.jrtstudio.mediaWidget) - Works with iSyncr to allow you to put ratings made on the phone into iTunes
  • TabbedOut (http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.atxinnovation.tabbedout) - Can be used in bars and restaraunts to pay tabs.  Mostly only in Dallas and Austin
  • iSyncr for PC (http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.jrtstudio.iSyncr) - My favorite method for synching iTunes playlists to my phone
  • My Tracks (http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.google.android.maps.mytracks) - Shows you where your path when you go running, biking, etc.
  • ³ (http://www.appbrain.com/app/org.abrantix.rockon.rockonnggl) - Replacement music player.  Really good, I use this or MixZing.
  • AppBrain App Market (http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.appspot.swisscodemonkeys.apps) - Makes finding/installing apps much easier, lets you do it from a browser.
  • Beautiful Widgets (http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.levelup.beautifulwidgets) - Customizable clock/weather widgets.  One of the few things I've paid for, I really like it.
  • MixZing Media Player (http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.mixzing.basic) - Recommends music from your own music, plus music you don't own based on what you are listening to
  • SlideIT Soft Keyboard (http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.dasur.slideit.vt.lite) - decent swype clone
  • Dolphin Browser HD (http://www.appbrain.com/app/mobi.mgeek.TunnyBrowser) - really good browser, with tabs and stuff
  • Movies (http://www.appbrain.com/app/net.flixster.android) - shows movie showtimes/review and stuff
  • Zillow Real Estate (http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.zillow.android.zillowmap) real estate dealio
  • Shazam (http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.shazam.android) - music id
  • Google Chrome to Phone (http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.google.android.apps.chrometophone) - Useful way to transfer what you're looking at on your computer to your phone
  • SwiftKey Keyboard Beta (http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.touchtype.swiftkey.trial) - Swype clone.  Kind of ugly, but it works
  • Awesome Drop (File Sync) (http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.dashwire.drop) - Lets you transfer files from a web browser to your phone
  • Fandango Movies (http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.fandango) - Buy movie tickets
  • JuiceDefender - battery saver (http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.latedroid.juicedefender) - Does a good job of extending battery life.  Can kind of slow phone down when waking up
  • SportsTap (http://www.appbrain.com/app/mobi.sportstap.android.sportstap) - My favorite scoreboard app.
  • Gmote 2.0 (http://www.appbrain.com/app/org.gmote.client.android) - Lets you control stuff on your computer from your phone.  Useful if using a PC as a media player for your TV
  • Wheres My Droid (http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.alienmanfc6.wheresmyandroid) - Send your phone a txt with a key phrase and it turns on the volume to max if in silent or vibrate so you can find your phone
  • ASTRO File Manager (http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.metago.astro) - Lets you see your directory structure
  • UniWar (http://www.appbrain.com/app/android.uniwar) - Only game I like so far for Android.  Turn-based strategy thing.
  • Google Sky Map (http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.google.android.stardroid) - Really cool
  • Google Voice (http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.google.android.apps.googlevoice) - I love Google Voice.  Even more useful now that I can get free incoming/outgoing VOIP calls through gmail with my Google Voice number.
^
|
Every app I currently have installed.  List made via AppBrain, which is a no-brainer to get.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: chum1 on August 27, 2010, 10:28:48 AM
wow. i only have a couple. light racer is just like the light cycle level from the tron arcade game. best app out there, really.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on August 27, 2010, 10:39:53 AM
which phone do you have chum
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 27, 2010, 10:41:56 AM
My flash keeps coming up in appbrain saying it needs to update but the update can never be found  :confused:

You mean on your computer or on android?

android
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SleepFighter on August 27, 2010, 10:42:56 AM
My flash keeps coming up in appbrain saying it needs to update but the update can never be found  :confused:

You mean on your computer or on android?

android

Download the app for your phone, and visit the website from your computer. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 27, 2010, 10:45:38 AM
My flash keeps coming up in appbrain saying it needs to update but the update can never be found  :confused:

You mean on your computer or on android?

android

Download the app for your phone, and visit the website from your computer. 

I don't have the app that I know of.  Didn't flash 10.1 just came packaged with froyo with the HTC OTA update?  I mean, the app doesn't show up in my list of apps anyway.  But, appbrain shows that I have a flash 10.1 but there is an update i need to install and when I click it to install it says it can't find it.  weird.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SleepFighter on August 27, 2010, 10:55:12 AM
My flash keeps coming up in appbrain saying it needs to update but the update can never be found  :confused:

You mean on your computer or on android?

android

Download the app for your phone, and visit the website from your computer. 

I don't have the app that I know of.  Didn't flash 10.1 just came packaged with froyo with the HTC OTA update?  I mean, the app doesn't show up in my list of apps anyway.  But, appbrain shows that I have a flash 10.1 but there is an update i need to install and when I click it to install it says it can't find it.  weird.

Yeah, flash is still kind of hit or miss.  AppBrain is a free app, get it here:

(http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=qr&chs=150x150&chl=market://search%3Fq%3Dpname:com.appspot.swisscodemonkeys.apps)

and then use it instead of the Market app when you want to use the market.  You can then follow appbrain links when on your computer, choose things you want on your phone, then go into the app and sync to the things you've chosen to install. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SleepFighter on August 27, 2010, 11:00:23 AM
My flash keeps coming up in appbrain saying it needs to update but the update can never be found  :confused:

You mean on your computer or on android?

android

Download the app for your phone, and visit the website from your computer.  

I don't have the app that I know of.  Didn't flash 10.1 just came packaged with froyo with the HTC OTA update?  I mean, the app doesn't show up in my list of apps anyway.  But, appbrain shows that I have a flash 10.1 but there is an update i need to install and when I click it to install it says it can't find it.  weird.

Just figured out what you mean, sorry for being momentarily Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!).  Yes, some kind of bug with AppBrain and/or Flash.

EDIT: A little Googling shows that Flash has released an update but Sprint hasn't made it available, or something like that.

If you want you can go here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?tn7q3335ltf5aag (http://www.mediafire.com/?tn7q3335ltf5aag)
 
to get the latest Flash version, and install it.  Make sure that you have the "Install Non-Market Aps" switch checked in settings.  I just did it and it seems to work okay.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 27, 2010, 11:17:25 AM
meh, I'll just wait for it....unless it does something good. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on August 27, 2010, 11:45:16 AM
Verizon FINALLY is starting their OTA froyo update for the incredible today. 

:sigh:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: chum1 on August 27, 2010, 12:15:47 PM
which phone do you have chum

commtiva blaze. endorsed by nick lachey.

i would have sprint but i live in one of about thirty houses in my suburb of 60,000 with no service. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on August 27, 2010, 01:08:04 PM
Was thinking about going to Verizon to get a fancy phone finally but saw in my last bill that Verizon 4G will be out soon.  Does that mean that current selections will be shitty soon?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ChiCat on August 27, 2010, 01:33:31 PM
Was thinking about going to Verizon to get a fancy phone finally but saw in my last bill that Verizon 4G will be out soon.  Does that mean that current selections will be shitty soon?

If you get a phone that has 4g from verizon you should be set.  I dont think they have any yet, but if they do, I would get them now as they can't really force you into a 4g data plan as sprint does.  4G is  only in some of the big cities and I wouldnt imagine it would be in ICT anytime soon.  KC is the only place in KS with Sprint 4G.  Some other Cell phone insiders may know better on some of this
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 27, 2010, 01:40:48 PM
Was thinking about going to Verizon to get a fancy phone finally but saw in my last bill that Verizon 4G will be out soon.  Does that mean that current selections will be shitty soon?

If you get a phone that has 4g from verizon you should be set.  I dont think they have any yet, but if they do, I would get them now as they can't really force you into a 4g data plan as sprint does.  4G is  only in some of the big cities and I wouldnt imagine it would be in ICT anytime soon.  KC is the only place in KS with Sprint 4G.  Some other Cell phone insiders may know better on some of this

Well the EVO is the first 4g phone, and that came out like over a year after 4g started showing up.  So it's doubtful that they'd release a 4g phone before 4g towers start showing up.  Also, it took like over a year for KC to get 4g once they started in other cities, so you're (probably) looking at a year and a half at least before you'd need a 4g phone.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on August 27, 2010, 01:42:01 PM
Was thinking about going to Verizon to get a fancy phone finally but saw in my last bill that Verizon 4G will be out soon.  Does that mean that current selections will be shitty soon?

If you get a phone that has 4g from verizon you should be set.  I dont think they have any yet, but if they do, I would get them now as they can't really force you into a 4g data plan as sprint does.  4G is  only in some of the big cities and I wouldnt imagine it would be in ICT anytime soon.  KC is the only place in KS with Sprint 4G.  Some other Cell phone insiders may know better on some of this

Well the EVO is the first 4g phone, and that came out like over a year after 4g started showing up.  So it's doubtful that they'd release a 4g phone before 4g towers start showing up.  Also, it took like over a year for KC to get 4g once they started in other cities, so you're (probably) looking at a year and a half at least before you'd need a 4g phone.

:combofan:  <-- the "that make sense, thanks for your help" version, not the I don't know wtf you're talking about version
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 27, 2010, 01:47:18 PM

:combofan:  <-- the "that make sense, thanks for your help" version, not the I don't know wtf you're talking about version
:cheers:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SleepFighter on August 27, 2010, 02:20:02 PM
Verizon is testing LTE stuff in a few big cities already, and has been for a while.  I don't know how many cities will be covered at launch, or even when it will launch, but the "Kansas is way the eff down on the list" hypothesis is probably pretty solid.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 27, 2010, 02:50:14 PM
Verizon is testing LTE stuff in a few big cities already, and has been for a while.  I don't know how many cities will be covered at launch, or even when it will launch, but the "Kansas is way the shazbot! down on the list" hypothesis is probably pretty solid.

Esp. since it took Sprint over a year to get KC involved and their HQ is in OP.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on August 27, 2010, 05:13:43 PM
Was thinking about going to Verizon to get a fancy phone finally but saw in my last bill that Verizon 4G will be out soon.  Does that mean that current selections will be shitty soon?

for trimreaper-
http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/27/mysterious-verizon-bound-htc-handset-appears-mysteriously-on-the/#disqus_thread

i bet it's their first 4G handset but it's just a guess
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 27, 2010, 05:18:06 PM
Was thinking about going to Verizon to get a fancy phone finally but saw in my last bill that Verizon 4G will be out soon.  Does that mean that current selections will be shitty soon?

for trimreaper-
http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/27/mysterious-verizon-bound-htc-handset-appears-mysteriously-on-the/#disqus_thread

i bet it's their first 4G handset but it's just a guess

Verizon EVO  :surprised:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 27, 2010, 06:19:02 PM
Fennec alpha build is out.  May give it a whirl.  Wish google would just release chrome for phone already.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/m/alpha
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 27, 2010, 07:58:01 PM
Fennec alpha build is out.  May give it a whirl.  Wish google would just release chrome for phone already.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/m/alpha

Is it good?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on August 27, 2010, 08:43:10 PM
Was thinking about going to Verizon to get a fancy phone finally but saw in my last bill that Verizon 4G will be out soon.  Does that mean that current selections will be shitty soon?

for trimreaper-
http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/27/mysterious-verizon-bound-htc-handset-appears-mysteriously-on-the/#disqus_thread

i bet it's their first 4G handset but it's just a guess

I'm thinking of getting a droid 2.  Seems not too gigantic, has keyboard and most of the stuff they all have.  Dumb?  :dunno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SwiftCat on August 27, 2010, 09:01:21 PM
Was thinking about going to Verizon to get a fancy phone finally but saw in my last bill that Verizon 4G will be out soon.  Does that mean that current selections will be shitty soon?

for trimreaper-
http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/27/mysterious-verizon-bound-htc-handset-appears-mysteriously-on-the/#disqus_thread

i bet it's their first 4G handset but it's just a guess

I'm thinking of getting a droid 2.  Seems not too gigantic, has keyboard and most of the stuff they all have.  Dumb?  :dunno:

Droid 2 is a good phone. It's not as powerful as the Droid X, but if you want a keyboard and want to be on Verizon, this is a good choice.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 27, 2010, 10:48:07 PM
Almost everyone I know who has a droid hasn't pulled the keyboard out in the last 80% of the time they've owned it.  This includes sddad who's 50 and the keyboard was his sticking point.  I think a keyboard is just extra bulk.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 27, 2010, 10:51:25 PM
Fennec alpha build is out.  May give it a whirl.  Wish google would just release chrome for phone already.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/m/alpha

Is it good?

It's a buggy POS that's def. in alpha.  Used for about 5 minutes and then told it to GTFOOMF until at least beta.  Also, good news on the keyboard front, figured out that when I downloaded and installed swype beta but then deleted it because I didn't want to eff with it I can still install and run it again because I registered beta.  So, will be giving it round 2 this weekend. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ChiCat on August 27, 2010, 10:56:55 PM
Should have my EVO tomorrow  :pbj:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: O-town Kat on August 28, 2010, 10:44:13 AM
 Chicat, that plan work or no
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ChiCat on August 28, 2010, 12:05:13 PM
Chicat, that plan work or no

Not for the EVO.  Sprint store people were not having it.  :dunno: I appreciate the offer tho.  I found out my work has a discount thingie set up that is getting me a slight discount
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on August 28, 2010, 06:05:41 PM
It's not as powerful as the Droid X,

Does not as powerful by any chance also mean the battery will last longer?  I'd be good with that trade-off.

I think a keyboard is just extra bulk.

Bulk as in weight?  Don't care about that, so long as it's not prohibitively more difficult to fit in my pocket compared to my sweet razr.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 29, 2010, 01:27:20 PM
Two days until Epic 4g.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: MakeItRain on August 29, 2010, 07:50:38 PM
Chicat, that plan work or no

Not for the EVO.  Sprint store people were not having it.  :dunno: I appreciate the offer tho.  I found out my work has a discount thingie set up that is getting me a slight discount

Check to see if Sprint will buy your phone.  I sold them my Pre, it was all scratched and cracked up, and hey don't even sell the Pre anymore.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 29, 2010, 08:31:54 PM
Chicat, that plan work or no

Not for the EVO.  Sprint store people were not having it.  :dunno: I appreciate the offer tho.  I found out my work has a discount thingie set up that is getting me a slight discount

Check to see if Sprint will buy your phone.  I sold them my Pre, it was all scratched and cracked up, and hey don't even sell the Pre anymore.

How much did they buy your pre for?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: RonLongshaft on August 29, 2010, 08:34:49 PM
Two days until Epic 4g.

im kinda a dumbass so sorry if this is a stupid question but does this mean that my droid 2 i just got a week ago is already out of date?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 29, 2010, 08:44:31 PM
Two days until Epic 4g.

im kinda a dumbass so sorry if this is a stupid question but does this mean that my droid 2 i just got a week ago is already out of date?

No, the Epic is for Sprint.  But the HTC Verizon phone that was just leaked will make your droid 2 out of date.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: O-town Kat on August 29, 2010, 10:25:05 PM
http://sprint.com/buyback
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: MakeItRain on August 30, 2010, 01:01:29 AM
Chicat, that plan work or no

Not for the EVO.  Sprint store people were not having it.  :dunno: I appreciate the offer tho.  I found out my work has a discount thingie set up that is getting me a slight discount

Check to see if Sprint will buy your phone.  I sold them my Pre, it was all scratched and cracked up, and hey don't even sell the Pre anymore.

How much did they buy your pre for?

$40, pretty good for a discontinued phone that was cracked and scratched up.  It was oreoing pretty badly & the power button didn't even work anymore.  The dumbass sales man tried to tell me that I could sell it for $200 on ebay, I asked him if his eyes worked, he thought I was joking.  I had to interact with this bad person for oven an hour and I can't even begin to tell you the stupid things he did and said.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on August 30, 2010, 01:16:42 AM
I had to interact with this bad person for oven an hour and I can't even begin to tell you the stupid things he did and said.

This is a giant part of why I don't want to get a new phone. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: MakeItRain on August 30, 2010, 01:32:57 AM
I had to interact with this bad person for oven an hour and I can't even begin to tell you the stupid things he did and said.

This is a giant part of why I don't want to get a new phone. 

Really wanted to buy the Evo online but they have been sold out online for weeks.  Not sure why they don't have them on Sprint.com, but most stores do :dunno:  My luck with Sprint salesmen are usually elite.  The last two times, I have run into two meth heads selling phones here on the west side.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on August 30, 2010, 01:39:07 AM
I had to interact with this bad person for oven an hour and I can't even begin to tell you the stupid things he did and said.

This is a giant part of why I don't want to get a new phone. 

Really wanted to buy the Evo online but they have been sold out online for weeks.  Not sure why they don't have them on Sprint.com, but most stores do :dunno:  My luck with Sprint salesmen are usually elite.  The last two times, I have run into two meth heads selling phones here on the west side.

Juggalos?  :surprised:

This may surprise you, but I don't have a whole lot of patience dealing with alltel/verizon GED types.  I'd be surprised if the goofs working at other carriers are much different.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 30, 2010, 08:44:12 AM
Chicat, that plan work or no

Not for the EVO.  Sprint store people were not having it.  :dunno: I appreciate the offer tho.  I found out my work has a discount thingie set up that is getting me a slight discount

Check to see if Sprint will buy your phone.  I sold them my Pre, it was all scratched and cracked up, and hey don't even sell the Pre anymore.

How much did they buy your pre for?

$40, pretty good for a discontinued phone that was cracked and scratched up.  It was oreoing pretty badly & the power button didn't even work anymore.  The dumbass sales man tried to tell me that I could sell it for $200 on ebay, I asked him if his eyes worked, he thought I was joking.  I had to interact with this bad person for oven an hour and I can't even begin to tell you the stupid things he did and said.

I just broke the power standby/power button on my pre like a week and a half ago, took it in to sprint, they are replacing it (under the insurance) for free.  I'm going to pick it up tonight, get my Epic tomorrow, then sell my Pre on craigslist for like 150.00.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on August 30, 2010, 10:06:43 AM
I think I'm going to try to get this done tomorrow.  I'll be traveling a bit in the next few weeks and I'd have Labor Day to figure out how the thing works. 

So, assuming they have a Droid 2 in stock, there's nothing that's going to come out anytime soon that's going to make a guy that's been happily rolling with a standard flip phone for the last 5 years be pissed that he's stuck with the droid 2 for 1.5 - 2 years, right?

Basically, I just need to be able to adequately message board with the thing in the car.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on August 30, 2010, 11:14:09 AM
I think I'm going to try to get this done tomorrow.  I'll be traveling a bit in the next few weeks and I'd have Labor Day to figure out how the thing works. 

So, assuming they have a Droid 2 in stock, there's nothing that's going to come out anytime soon that's going to make a guy that's been happily rolling with a standard flip phone for the last 5 years be pissed that he's stuck with the droid 2 for 1.5 - 2 years, right?

Basically, I just need to be able to adequately message board with the thing in the car.

yep, I do a lot of message boarding behind the wheel.  It'll be fine for your needs.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on August 30, 2010, 11:16:02 AM
I think I'm going to try to get this done tomorrow.  I'll be traveling a bit in the next few weeks and I'd have Labor Day to figure out how the thing works. 

So, assuming they have a Droid 2 in stock, there's nothing that's going to come out anytime soon that's going to make a guy that's been happily rolling with a standard flip phone for the last 5 years be pissed that he's stuck with the droid 2 for 1.5 - 2 years, right?

Basically, I just need to be able to adequately message board with the thing in the car.

yep, I do a lot of message boarding behind the wheel.  It'll be fine for your needs.

 :driving: but with using knee to steer.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: dmartin on August 30, 2010, 11:27:35 AM
I think I'm going to try to get this done tomorrow.  I'll be traveling a bit in the next few weeks and I'd have Labor Day to figure out how the thing works. 

So, assuming they have a Droid 2 in stock, there's nothing that's going to come out anytime soon that's going to make a guy that's been happily rolling with a standard flip phone for the last 5 years be pissed that he's stuck with the droid 2 for 1.5 - 2 years, right?

Basically, I just need to be able to adequately message board with the thing in the car.

yep, I do a lot of message boarding behind the wheel.  It'll be fine for your needs.

 :driving: but with using knee to steer.

just downloaded a beta app that lets you steer your car with your android phone.  now you can text and drive safely. also uses the camera to display what's ahead of you in the background of your texting..
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ChiCat on August 30, 2010, 12:03:21 PM
I think I'm going to try to get this done tomorrow.  I'll be traveling a bit in the next few weeks and I'd have Labor Day to figure out how the thing works. 

So, assuming they have a Droid 2 in stock, there's nothing that's going to come out anytime soon that's going to make a guy that's been happily rolling with a standard flip phone for the last 5 years be pissed that he's stuck with the droid 2 for 1.5 - 2 years, right?

Basically, I just need to be able to adequately message board with the thing in the car.

yep, I do a lot of message boarding behind the wheel.  It'll be fine for your needs.

 :driving: but with using knee to steer.

DontTextAndDriveLogoMakingCat (I'm assuming this was his name) would not be impressed
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on August 30, 2010, 01:27:53 PM
I think I'm going to try to get this done tomorrow.  I'll be traveling a bit in the next few weeks and I'd have Labor Day to figure out how the thing works. 

So, assuming they have a Droid 2 in stock, there's nothing that's going to come out anytime soon that's going to make a guy that's been happily rolling with a standard flip phone for the last 5 years be pissed that he's stuck with the droid 2 for 1.5 - 2 years, right?

Basically, I just need to be able to adequately message board with the thing in the car.

yep, I do a lot of message boarding behind the wheel.  It'll be fine for your needs.

 :driving: but with using knee to steer.

DontTextAndDriveLogoMakingCat (I'm assuming this was his name) would not be impressed

message boarding, not texting.  :gocho:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 31, 2010, 10:23:04 AM
Just picked up my epic  :gocho:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: bonercat on August 31, 2010, 11:16:03 AM
Just picked up my epic  :gocho:

Much respekt.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Gooch on August 31, 2010, 03:48:04 PM
<-- would kill a hobo to find an Evo. Wichita is bone dry. Got a crap ton of the POS Epics tho.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 31, 2010, 04:14:35 PM
<-- would kill a hobo to find an Evo. Wichita is bone dry. Got a crap ton of the POS Epics tho.

Well you shouldn't have a hard time finding a hobo in that pos town.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on August 31, 2010, 04:43:13 PM
<-- would kill a hobo to find an Evo. Wichita is bone dry. Got a crap ton of the POS Epics tho.
you should check your store today/tomorrow, i bet they have some in stock...also, they're currently available on Sprint.com and they'll have it to you in ~2 days.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steaksdime on August 31, 2010, 07:54:24 PM
Experts, I can't fracking decide. Epic or Evo. I'm damn worried whichever I choose I'll wish I would have picked the other (a recurring theme in life). TIA.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on August 31, 2010, 08:03:17 PM
Experts, I can't fracking decide. Epic or Evo. I'm damn worried whichever I choose I'll wish I would have picked the other (a recurring theme in life). TIA.



Clams posted this a few pages back....it's a review of the Epic and they compare it to the Evo

Quote
So is it the right phone for the job? In a word, yes -- the Epic 4G is a great device. Killer, even. Nothing speaks to us more strongly during the course of a review than finishing it and saying, "alright, I'm ready to buy this thing," and the Epic is on the short list of phones that has managed to do it. More than its Galaxy S siblings, it feels like the Epic has overcome its shortcomings -- notably the forgettable UI skin -- to shine, and it's a phone we could easily imagine using day to day. Only thing is, the EVO is also on that short list for us -- and the better camera, bigger screen, and $50 savings versus the Epic still make it our winner in this 4G shootout, though only by the thinnest of margins. Needless to say, if you need a physical keyboard and you're looking for the one of the most musclebound Android phones money can buy, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.



http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/16/epic-4g-review/


I went with the EVO because I didn't really care about the physical keyboard (haven't really missed it, but I don't  type much on my phone), AND I wanted the bigger display.  I'm sure I would have been just as happy with the Epic, though.

I live in a 4G area (KC) and travel a fair bit....so the 4G is fantastic.  You can't go wrong.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Pete on August 31, 2010, 08:05:11 PM
<-- would kill a hobo to find an Evo. Wichita is bone dry. Got a crap ton of the POS Epics tho.
you should check your store today/tomorrow, i bet they have some in stock...also, they're currently available on Sprint.com and they'll have it to you in ~2 days.

If you can get to the KC area, the BEST place to get one is the Sprint store on the Sprint Campus.  If they are out, put your name on the list and you will get one within the week.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on August 31, 2010, 10:07:45 PM
Experts, I can't fracking decide. Epic or Evo. I'm damn worried whichever I choose I'll wish I would have picked the other (a recurring theme in life). TIA.

With sprint you have 30 days to return your device if you don't like it.  So just get whichever one you think you'll like the best, if you decide you like the other one, then return it and get that one.

Realistically, though it comes down to if you want a physical keyboard or not.  If you want a physical keyboard get an Epic, if you don't care, then get the EVO.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: jtksu on August 31, 2010, 10:49:25 PM
My dad was in Green Bay recently and marveled at the 4G speeds on his EVO.  (I was :surprised: that freakin Green Bay had 4G.). Anyhoos-  he dropped his phone and cracked the screen.  Sprint gave him the option of a $125 repair for a new screen or a $100 insurance claim for a new phone, presumably.  Kinda sucks the insurance deductable is so high.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on September 01, 2010, 12:23:25 AM
Got the droid 2.  Don't know how to do anything.  Won't try until I have other pak'rs set it all up for me at MOAP.  Pissed that I forgot to have the verizon dude set up voice mail and call forwarding for me before I left.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: MakeItRain on September 01, 2010, 02:39:55 AM
Got the droid 2.  Don't know how to do anything.  Won't try until I have other pak'rs set it all up for me at MOAP.  Pissed that I forgot to have the verizon dude set up voice mail and call forwarding for me before I left.

Proud of you, welcome to the 21st century
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on September 01, 2010, 07:10:12 AM
Got the droid 2.  Don't know how to do anything.  Won't try until I have other pak'rs set it all up for me at MOAP.  Pissed that I forgot to have the verizon dude set up voice mail and call forwarding for me before I left.

Download google voice and you voicemails will get texted/emailed to you and you never have to check them again.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on September 01, 2010, 07:50:02 AM
Got the droid 2.  Don't know how to do anything.  Won't try until I have other pak'rs set it all up for me at MOAP.  Pissed that I forgot to have the verizon dude set up voice mail and call forwarding for me before I left.

Download google voice and you voicemails will get texted/emailed to you and you never have to check them again.

My plan is carrying around a piece of paper with me for the next 3 days and writing down everything I can think of that I need done and having it set up for me during down time in FoodPrepPak.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on September 01, 2010, 08:10:33 AM
Got the droid 2.  Don't know how to do anything.  Won't try until I have other pak'rs set it all up for me at MOAP.  Pissed that I forgot to have the verizon dude set up voice mail and call forwarding for me before I left.

Download google voice and you voicemails will get texted/emailed to you and you never have to check them again.
do you get weird translations?  we have a similar system where i work and i get some really odd voice to text translations that make getting messages a lot of fun.  it always thinks when people say my first name that they're saying "general".
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on September 01, 2010, 08:29:58 AM
Got the droid 2.  Don't know how to do anything.  Won't try until I have other pak'rs set it all up for me at MOAP.  Pissed that I forgot to have the verizon dude set up voice mail and call forwarding for me before I left.

Download google voice and you voicemails will get texted/emailed to you and you never have to check them again.
do you get weird translations?  we have a similar system where i work and i get some really odd voice to text translations that make getting messages a lot of fun.  it always thinks when people say my first name that they're saying "general".

Usually does a pretty good job but there are a few weird ones from people that garble their words.  I can always make them out.  Plus, I hate voicemails.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on September 01, 2010, 08:34:33 AM
hate voicemails too, generally save them up until i have 3 or 4 then just keep hitting "7" until they're all gone.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SleepFighter on September 01, 2010, 09:42:01 AM
Voicemail transcriptions from little kids are particularly amusing.  Or so I hear. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: MakeItRain on September 01, 2010, 11:52:52 AM
Got the droid 2.  Don't know how to do anything.  Won't try until I have other pak'rs set it all up for me at MOAP.  Pissed that I forgot to have the verizon dude set up voice mail and call forwarding for me before I left.

Download google voice and you voicemails will get texted/emailed to you and you never have to check them again.
do you get weird translations?  we have a similar system where i work and i get some really odd voice to text translations that make getting messages a lot of fun.  it always thinks when people say my first name that they're saying "general".

This is the issue I had, I couldn't understand what the first four transmissions I received meant, the translations were wack so I had to uninstall it.  Voicemails are essential to my job, I get about 10 a day so I need accuracy.  I do like the non phone voicemail memo thingy that came with  the phone.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on September 01, 2010, 11:54:36 AM
I really like the tweetdeck app for facebook/twitter.  Very clean and fast. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on September 01, 2010, 12:24:39 PM
I really like the tweetdeck app for facebook/twitter.  Very clean and fast. 

Just it just real-time feed you facebook or twitter updates?  The Epic came with something like that, and it works really well.  Except it is pink and there is no way to change the color. . .
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on September 01, 2010, 12:25:41 PM
I really like the tweetdeck app for facebook/twitter.  Very clean and fast. 

Just it just real-time feed you facebook or twitter updates?  The Epic came with something like that, and it works really well.  Except it is pink and there is no way to change the color. . .

ya, the EVO came with something that did it too but tweetdeck is better.  tweetdeck is a pretty established desktop twitter/facebook program so I'm throwing in with them. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on September 01, 2010, 12:27:50 PM
I really like the tweetdeck app for facebook/twitter.  Very clean and fast. 

Just it just real-time feed you facebook or twitter updates?  The Epic came with something like that, and it works really well.  Except it is pink and there is no way to change the color. . .

ya, the EVO came with something that did it too but tweetdeck is better.  tweetdeck is a pretty established desktop twitter/facebook program so I'm throwing in with them. 

why can't I find it in the marketplace!?!?!  It's because I'm Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!), isn't it. . .
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on September 01, 2010, 12:48:36 PM
Got the droid 2.  Don't know how to do anything.  Won't try until I have other pak'rs set it all up for me at MOAP.  Pissed that I forgot to have the verizon dude set up voice mail and call forwarding for me before I left.

Download google voice and you voicemails will get texted/emailed to you and you never have to check them again.
do you get weird translations?  we have a similar system where i work and i get some really odd voice to text translations that make getting messages a lot of fun.  it always thinks when people say my first name that they're saying "general".

This is the issue I had, I couldn't understand what the first four transmissions I received meant, the translations were wack so I had to uninstall it.  Voicemails are essential to my job, I get about 10 a day so I need accuracy.  I do like the non phone voicemail memo thingy that came with  the phone.

True, if you need accuracy, its not very good.  Kind of fun to read them and compare to the real voicemail though.  And I try to tell people they really need to enunciate when they call.

I finally got Froyo today. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: bonercat on September 01, 2010, 01:09:47 PM
My dad was in Green Bay recently and marveled at the 4G speeds on his EVO.  (I was :surprised: that freakin Green Bay had 4G.). Anyhoos-  he dropped his phone and cracked the screen.  Sprint gave him the option of a $125 repair for a new screen or a $100 insurance claim for a new phone, presumably.  Kinda sucks the insurance deductable is so high.

True, but its just because the unsubsidized cost of that phone is insanely high IMO
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on September 01, 2010, 01:12:34 PM
It's in beta.  Get it direct form them:

http://blog.tweetdeck.com/android-tweetdeck-beta-test
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Gooch on September 01, 2010, 01:58:15 PM
Had to order my Evo online so I will have to roll to MOAP'r with my old ass Palm Pre. Looks like I will have to sit at the kiddie table and wish I could hang with all the cool kids and their uber-elite android phones. :cry:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on September 01, 2010, 04:41:17 PM
My dad was in Green Bay recently and marveled at the 4G speeds on his EVO.  (I was :surprised: that freakin Green Bay had 4G.). Anyhoos-  he dropped his phone and cracked the screen.  Sprint gave him the option of a $125 repair for a new screen or a $100 insurance claim for a new phone, presumably.  Kinda sucks the insurance deductable is so high.

True, but its just because the unsubsidized cost of that phone is insanely high IMO
$450 isn't high, let alone insanely high.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on September 01, 2010, 11:24:16 PM
Had to order my Evo online so I will have to roll to MOAP'r with my old ass Palm Pre. Looks like I will have to sit at the kiddie table and wish I could hang with all the cool kids and their uber-elite android phones. :cry:

You can play with mine and set it all up for me in the process.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Gooch on September 02, 2010, 11:15:12 AM
Elite new Evo was delivered the morning via UPS. :combofan:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on September 02, 2010, 12:32:09 PM
Elite new Evo was delivered the morning via UPS. :combofan:

there's a shocker

<-- would kill a hobo to find an Evo. Wichita is bone dry. Got a feces ton of the POS Epics tho.
you should check your store today/tomorrow, i bet they have some in stock...also, they're currently available on Sprint.com and they'll have it to you in ~2 days.

 :users:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steaksdime on September 02, 2010, 01:45:05 PM
Elite new Evo was delivered the morning via UPS. :combofan:

there's a shocker

<-- would kill a hobo to find an Evo. Wichita is bone dry. Got a feces ton of the POS Epics tho.
you should check your store today/tomorrow, i bet they have some in stock...also, they're currently available on Sprint.com and they'll have it to you in ~2 days.

 :users:
:gocho: As did mine. Thanks for the heads up.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on September 02, 2010, 01:46:54 PM
nice.  i'm jealous, gotta admit.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ChiCat on September 02, 2010, 01:52:57 PM
Must've got them on Sprint.com in the last week or so.  Weren't there when I was looking. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steaksdime on September 02, 2010, 01:58:29 PM
Must've got them on Sprint.com in the last week or so.  Weren't there when I was looking. 
I ordered it on Sprint.com Tuesday evening. I admit I was shocked when I my wife called that it was delivered today.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Gooch on September 02, 2010, 02:28:44 PM
 I ordered mine wed am it showed up today. I really owe Sprint an apology for all the crap I have talked on them in the past.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: michigancat on September 02, 2010, 02:50:05 PM
still waiting on that virgin mob. android phone.   

:cheese:

(only because it was closest to foot-tapping guy)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on September 02, 2010, 03:00:23 PM
still waiting on that virgin mob. android phone.   

:cheese:

(only because it was closest to foot-tapping guy)

pffft, not even close. foot tapping guy just stands around doing nothing about anything.  cheese lantern mouse gets crap done.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on September 02, 2010, 03:31:49 PM
still waiting on that virgin mob. android phone.   

:cheese:

(only because it was closest to foot-tapping guy)
boost has one but it's iden, virgin mobile's is coming soon
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on September 06, 2010, 02:20:52 PM
Back to the razr!  :woot:

Going to hold out a few months for the verizon version of an evo or something else that seems impervious to a drunk sd karate chop.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on September 06, 2010, 02:26:37 PM
Back to the razr!  :woot:

Going to hold out a few months for the verizon version of an evo or something else that seems impervious to a drunk sd karate chop.

pfffttt, I'll just improve the karate chop with the times. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kstatefreak42 on September 06, 2010, 02:34:54 PM
I have a blackberry storm... And dont ask me how, but i managed to drop it in a FULL cup of water.. it was completely submerged for like 4 seconds.



still works..  :gocho:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: WillieWatanabe on September 06, 2010, 04:05:55 PM
still works..  :gocho:

damnit.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: jtksu on September 06, 2010, 04:10:21 PM
That BB Torch looks pretty BA.  I'll have to decided in the next month if it's BA enough to switch to AT+T.  I'm leaning towards no.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SwiftCat on September 06, 2010, 11:03:05 PM
That BB Torch looks pretty BA.  I'll have to decided in the next month if it's BA enough to switch to AT+T.  I'm leaning towards no.

Are you set on a BB? Because you would really be better off getting an Android... The software (even with the updated BB 6 OS) isn't very good.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: jtksu on September 06, 2010, 11:14:24 PM
I've really become fond of the BB setup.  I'm sure I could switch and eventually be just as happy with another platform.  Which is what I'll probably do because I prefer to stay with Sprint and they don't offer a BB that would be an upgrade from what I have.  May go with the EVO, everyone I know that has it seems pleased with it.  It is a bit bigger than I would like though...
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on September 07, 2010, 09:32:40 AM
I've really become fond of the BB setup.  I'm sure I could switch and eventually be just as happy with another platform.  Which is what I'll probably do because I prefer to stay with Sprint and they don't offer a BB that would be an upgrade from what I have.  May go with the EVO, everyone I know that has it seems pleased with it.  It is a bit bigger than I would like though...

I don't know too much about the torch, but I do know that it isn't selling very well.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on September 07, 2010, 09:35:37 AM
Unless you are a complete Apple/IPhone fan (nothing wrong with that), its hard to beat the Android phones made by HTC, no matter what wireless company you have.  JMHO.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on September 07, 2010, 12:55:58 PM
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20015691-94.html?part=rss&amp;subj=news&amp;tag=2547-1_3-0-20
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: CrushNasty on September 12, 2010, 12:16:45 PM
Just got an iPhone 4 yesterday.   Was kinda hesitant, b/c I had a 3G but the 4 is crazy fast, apps are amazing... Thought about the BB Torch but couldn't.

Been going crazy w/ the Apps downloads, and its worth it.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SwiftCat on September 13, 2010, 01:01:04 AM
Hopefully getting a Captivate sometime this week
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: jtksu on September 13, 2010, 03:02:36 AM
Your mom was captivated by the size of my dong last night.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: mcmwcat on September 13, 2010, 08:44:58 AM
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20015691-94.html?part=rss&amp;subj=news&amp;tag=2547-1_3-0-20

Quote
RIM and Nokia will cave and adopt Android as an operating system and give the operating system a massive market share boost.

god, please before my BB contract comes up next year

Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on September 13, 2010, 08:52:39 AM
Nokie prolly will but I cannot see RIM bailing on their software.  It's the only thing they have.  If they decide to enter into a phone building contest they are screwed. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: mcmwcat on September 13, 2010, 10:22:30 AM
Nokie prolly will but I cannot see RIM bailing on their software.  It's the only thing they have.  If they decide to enter into a phone building contest they are screwed. 

 :frown:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: mcmwcat on September 13, 2010, 03:06:12 PM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/12/AR2010091203925.html

wireless boom
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: TBL on September 14, 2010, 10:42:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8APowosR7Ug (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8APowosR7Ug)


This is kinda neat.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: jtksu on September 14, 2010, 11:09:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8APowosR7Ug (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8APowosR7Ug)


This is kinda neat.

That is pretty sweet.  No idea what I would do with it, but still pretty cool.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Cire on September 15, 2010, 07:33:57 PM
My wife just got a samsung facinate.  It's pretty cool.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on September 22, 2010, 09:17:03 AM
for michigancat-

http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/21/virgin-mobile-scooping-up-samsung-intercept/

Title: Android browser review
Post by: pissclams on September 30, 2010, 08:57:13 AM
http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/30/six-android-browsers-enter-the-ring-only-one-reigns-supreme/

good stuff for you "droid-heads"   :pbj:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on September 30, 2010, 08:59:43 AM
man, may have to switch fron Dolphin  :frown:  I guess I'll give Opera another shot (though I recall hating it for some reason).  Anyone tried skyfire?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: michigancat on September 30, 2010, 09:18:16 AM
for michigancat-

http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/21/virgin-mobile-scooping-up-samsung-intercept/



 :woot:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on September 30, 2010, 09:24:38 AM
man, may have to switch fron Dolphin  :frown:  I guess I'll give Opera another shot (though I recall hating it for some reason).  Anyone tried skyfire?

It's good if you want it to look exactly like a desktop browser, but it's really clunky to move around in. I don't really like surfing around in it.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on September 30, 2010, 09:26:03 AM
man, may have to switch fron Dolphin  :frown:  I guess I'll give Opera another shot (though I recall hating it for some reason).  Anyone tried skyfire?

It's good if you want it to look exactly like a desktop browser, but it's really clunky to move around in. I don't really like surfing around in it.

Are you talking about skyfire or opera?  I think I remember that I didn't like opera because it didn't have flash capability or something.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on October 04, 2010, 04:58:36 PM
for michigancat-

http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/21/virgin-mobile-scooping-up-samsung-intercept/



 :woot:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/04/virgin-mobile-rolls-out-android-based-samsung-intercept-249-pr/
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on October 04, 2010, 07:21:24 PM
man, may have to switch fron Dolphin  :frown:  I guess I'll give Opera another shot (though I recall hating it for some reason).  Anyone tried skyfire?

It's good if you want it to look exactly like a desktop browser, but it's really clunky to move around in. I don't really like surfing around in it.

Are you talking about skyfire or opera?  I think I remember that I didn't like opera because it didn't have flash capability or something.

Skyfire. Opera has flash enabled on Windows Phones. It runs like hell on it though. Skyfire is much smoother if I want to use flash.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: michigancat on October 04, 2010, 07:32:57 PM
for michigancat-

http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/21/virgin-mobile-scooping-up-samsung-intercept/



 :woot:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/04/virgin-mobile-rolls-out-android-based-samsung-intercept-249-pr/

I realize that phone is not that cool, but $25 for unlimited text and data and Android is sick.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on October 04, 2010, 07:47:01 PM
yup, who gives a shazbot! about the hardware, android OS/applications are what you're after.  the phone will run them fine and the monthly charges aren't bad.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on October 06, 2010, 01:50:57 PM
http://www.androidcentral.com/verizon-announces-its-lte-markets-38-metro-areas-end-year
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on October 06, 2010, 02:03:59 PM
Seriously considering moving to Sprint and going with the EVO.  I'm pretty tired of my iPhone.  It's slow and starting to drop calls.  I'm also sick of getting jammed in the ass by ATT for $110 every month.  Does Sprint's 69.99 unlimited plan work with the EVO/Epic?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SleepFighter on October 06, 2010, 02:16:04 PM
http://www.androidcentral.com/verizon-announces-its-lte-markets-38-metro-areas-end-year

What a lame bunch of cities.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on October 06, 2010, 02:31:47 PM
Seriously considering moving to Sprint and going with the EVO.  I'm pretty tired of my iPhone.  It's slow and starting to drop calls.  I'm also sick of getting jammed in the ass by ATT for $110 every month.  Does Sprint's 69.99 unlimited plan work with the EVO/Epic?
Yes but with the EVO/Epic you have to pay $69.99 + an additional $10 monthly charge for having a 4G phone.  Still ends up considerably cheaper than ATT/VZN.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on October 06, 2010, 02:57:26 PM
Seriously considering moving to Sprint and going with the EVO.  I'm pretty tired of my iPhone.  It's slow and starting to drop calls.  I'm also sick of getting jammed in the ass by ATT for $110 every month.  Does Sprint's 69.99 unlimited plan work with the EVO/Epic?
Yes but with the EVO/Epic you have to pay $69.99 + an additional $10 monthly charge for having a 4G phone.  Still ends up considerably cheaper than ATT/VZN.

That settles it.  Going to be an EVO/EPIC user in January. Can't wait.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: sonofdaxjones on October 06, 2010, 03:55:29 PM
HTC Touch Pro II Review after 7 Weeks:

Good:  Hooked into corporate network in seconds.   Set up personal email in seconds.   Camera takes excellent pictures.   Both on screen keyboard and pull out keyboard are relatively easy to use.   Screen Picture quality is good.   Picture mail a snap (much better than previous Crackberry),  picture management is good.   Touch screen is good.   Windows Mobile Office Apps work perfectly.  Full motion video capability is good.    Internet navigation is good.  Wi-Fi turns on with ease and works well.   Phone charges on USB port in car.  Uploading to and accessing preferred social networking website is easy (much better than Crackberry).  

Bad:  Sprint store did not have EVO in stock and the Blackberry was dead . . . and this was before latest Samsung whatever it is . . . will now just wait another year for another upgrade (I am a premiere customer).   Battery life sucks.  No flash on camera.   Touchscreen navigation of contacts is cludgy at times.   Phone is bulky.   Phone does not have enough processing power at times.  

Do not care about that many apps, because I am not a phone nerd/geek . . . my life doesn't center around my F'ing Mobile Phone.  

Will be interested to see what Windows Mobile 7.0 does, but will likely get a Droid next time around.  

Will likely upgrade as soon as anniversary date rolls around next year

Overall Grade:  B

Do not care what your comments are.



Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: michigancat on October 06, 2010, 03:57:36 PM

Do not care what you're comments are.


Love it when dax does this.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on October 06, 2010, 06:09:09 PM
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/06/sprint-guns-for-mid-range-android-149-samsung-transform-99-s/#disqus_thread
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on October 08, 2010, 10:50:18 AM
http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/deal-discussion/1023340/?start=0

HOW DID I NOT HEAR ABOUT THIS? Evo for $50 a month? Yes please!!! Clams, when will Sprint get WP7 phones? Worth waiting?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on October 08, 2010, 11:14:43 AM
WP7 is limited to ATT for 2010.  I'd expect Sprint and others to release their WP7's in Q1 11 but wouldn't wait on them.  Early reports have been disappointing.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: KSU_foo on October 08, 2010, 11:26:48 AM
Best Verizon phone at the moment?  Thoughts on the Droid 2?

Sorry if this has already been discussed.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on October 08, 2010, 11:31:14 AM
WP7 is limited to ATT for 2010.  I'd expect Sprint and others to release their WP7's in Q1 11 but wouldn't wait on them.  Early reports have been disappointing.

The Xbox Live stuff is the only reason I'd really consider it. Any other 4.3" Android phones coming that would make me regret getting the Evo?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on October 08, 2010, 02:42:51 PM
WP7 is limited to ATT for 2010.  I'd expect Sprint and others to release their WP7's in Q1 11 but wouldn't wait on them.  Early reports have been disappointing.

The Xbox Live stuff is the only reason I'd really consider it. Any other 4.3" Android phones coming that would make me regret getting the Evo?
There won't be a phone released in the next 12 months by any carrier that would make you regret getting the Evo.  It's that complete of a phone.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on October 11, 2010, 09:31:58 AM
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/11/htc-7-mozart-and-7-trophy-set-out-to-conquer-the-wp7-world-7-pr/#disqus_thread
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on October 11, 2010, 09:37:14 AM
this is cool on a couple different levels for Uverse customers-
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/11/atandt-brings-u-verse-to-windows-phone-7-xbox-360/

Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SleepFighter on October 11, 2010, 10:07:22 AM
this is cool on a couple different levels for Uverse customers-
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/11/atandt-brings-u-verse-to-windows-phone-7-xbox-360/



Was hoping this was news about an Android app.   :curse:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Dr. tylerhughes on October 11, 2010, 11:31:45 AM
Best Verizon phone at the moment?  Thoughts on the Droid 2?

Sorry if this has already been discussed.

Droid 2 is good if you want a physical keyboard.

Droid Incredible is the best is you want a phone sized phone. I dont like how big the new phones are.

Samsung Fascinate is great too...
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: jtksu on October 11, 2010, 04:20:29 PM
So, the first Windows 7 will be released tomorrow and there will be 9 on the market next month.  All 9 will be AT&T?  That seems a bit silly.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: jtksu on October 11, 2010, 04:25:42 PM
Sorry, guess they unveiled the first one today.  And it looks like T-Mobile will get 3, ATT 4, and Sprint 2, at least initially. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on October 11, 2010, 04:31:33 PM
Sorry, guess they unveiled the first one today.  And it looks like T-Mobile will get 3, ATT 4, and Sprint 2, at least initially. 

ATT will be the only provider at launch.  T-Mob in November, VZN and Sprint in 1Q11.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: jtksu on October 11, 2010, 05:21:23 PM
The show I watched earlier said 9 phones would hit the market in November.  Sorry, I can't say much more cause the volume was turned down.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on October 11, 2010, 06:29:14 PM
WP7 is limited to ATT for 2010.  I'd expect Sprint and others to release their WP7's in Q1 11 but wouldn't wait on them.  Early reports have been disappointing.

The Xbox Live stuff is the only reason I'd really consider it. Any other 4.3" Android phones coming that would make me regret getting the Evo?
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/11/xbox-live-for-windows-phone-7-your-xbox-isnt-in-your-phone-yet/
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: JavaCat on October 19, 2010, 04:42:47 PM
Please, HP, give us a phone with the hardware to match the software...http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/19/webos-2-0-review/
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: jtksu on November 15, 2010, 09:24:55 PM
Kind of a stupid question here-  I broke the little metal hinge thing that locks my battery cover in place.  Can I buy a new one at the Sprint store or do I have to order one?  I called Sprint about this and they said they would see about shipping me one but I hung up after waiting for like 10 minutes.  Dude seemed like a Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!).  :ck:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on November 15, 2010, 09:45:11 PM
it's worth stopping by the store and telling them what happened.  they might have one they can give you if you ask.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: jtksu on November 15, 2010, 10:11:46 PM
Sweet, will do then.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Cire on November 27, 2010, 05:43:43 PM
Just got home with samsung epic.

Is the battery just complete crap or what?

am I doing it wrong?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: jtksu on November 27, 2010, 05:58:29 PM
I was planning on buying an Epic on December 1.  May not if the battery sucks.  (My dad says the battery on his Evo sucks too, BTW.)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Cire on November 27, 2010, 06:40:29 PM
well, I've changed some settings so hopefully it will be better.

my wife has the facinate(?) and her battery is really good.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: KSU_foo on November 28, 2010, 08:45:53 AM
Best Verizon phone at the moment?  Thoughts on the Droid 2?

Sorry if this has already been discussed.

Droid 2 is good if you want a physical keyboard.

Droid Incredible is the best is you want a phone sized phone. I dont like how big the new phones are.

Samsung Fascinate is great too...

Thanks.  Definitely want the physical keyboard. What about that new Droid Pro?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Cire on November 28, 2010, 05:55:17 PM
I changed a bunch of settings on my epic and it's much better.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: turns_cats_trashy on November 28, 2010, 06:25:12 PM
Just got home with samsung epic.

Is the battery just complete cac or what?

am I doing it wrong?

Battery life on all Android devices is cac. You can run atk all you want, change your settings to not push but what's the point in having a smartphone if you're going to use it like a rzr  :dunno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on November 28, 2010, 06:40:18 PM
I changed a bunch of settings on my epic and it's much better.
do NOT use advanced task killer.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: jtksu on November 28, 2010, 06:57:51 PM
Tell me more about this ATK thing.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: turns_cats_trashy on November 28, 2010, 07:16:32 PM
Tell me more about this ATK thing.

App that kills apps that are running in the background not being used  supposedly draining the battery. Steve Jobs thinks it's cac, Dan Hesse thinks it's the cac. People are too dumb to realize that all Android phones are constantly locating CDMA and GSM towers no matter what provider they have and that's the reason the battery life is cac. Before I threw my Hero at Steve Welmer's firecrotch I disabled that.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on November 29, 2010, 03:39:15 PM
I changed a bunch of settings on my epic and it's much better.

Make sure you stop the drm service.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on November 30, 2010, 11:34:47 AM
Guess who just ordered an Evo for $100 at $50 a month?

This guy.

 :cool:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: jtksu on November 30, 2010, 11:36:08 AM
How'd you get it for $100?  Thought it was $200?  Also, did you just put a phone on lay-a-way?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on November 30, 2010, 11:46:10 AM
How'd you get it for $100?  Thought it was $200?  Also, did you just put a phone on lay-a-way?

Yesterday was Cyber Monday, tard.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: jtksu on November 30, 2010, 12:37:53 PM
Yeah, I spent quite a bit of time looking for a good price on a phone yesterday.  Didn't really find any on the higher-end Sprint phones.  How do you lay-a-way online?  Just how poor are you anyway?  Like eating catfood poor, or just have to break up $100 in monthly payments poor?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on December 08, 2010, 10:50:46 AM
GINGERBREAD BEFORE XMAS?

Quote
The Evo 4G
Yes, your Evo will get Gingerbread, I'm sure of it.  Regardless of which phone the customers think is Sprint's best Android offering, Sprint has a lot riding on the Evo, even five months after its launch.

To round it all out, there's this crazy rumor -- and feel free to ridicule me for not having the link -- that an HTC employee confirmed that HTC wants Gingerbread on the Evo before Christmas, and Sprint wants to be first to market with the update.  Like I said, it's a rumor, but it sounds reasonable.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Cire on December 08, 2010, 10:52:59 AM
what's gingerbread?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on December 08, 2010, 11:55:45 AM
GINGERBREAD BEFORE XMAS?

Quote
The Evo 4G
Yes, your Evo will get Gingerbread, I'm sure of it.  Regardless of which phone the customers think is Sprint's best Android offering, Sprint has a lot riding on the Evo, even five months after its launch.

To round it all out, there's this crazy rumor -- and feel free to ridicule me for not having the link -- that an HTC employee confirmed that HTC wants Gingerbread on the Evo before Christmas, and Sprint wants to be first to market with the update.  Like I said, it's a rumor, but it sounds reasonable.

I read this earlier. Would be awesome.

Cire- It's android 2.3. Supposed to have a lot of performance and battery saving tweaks. also, Honeycomb 3.0 has been talked about recently as well.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on December 08, 2010, 12:11:19 PM
would not surprise me in the least.


WOULD NOT SURPRISE ME IN THE LEAST
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Chingon on December 08, 2010, 02:48:53 PM
I like my Optimus S so far....(hey it was free!)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Saulbadguy on December 08, 2010, 02:50:35 PM
psp phone.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: dmartin on December 08, 2010, 03:04:38 PM
psp phone.
:love:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: jtksu on December 08, 2010, 06:47:04 PM
Been having trouble with my wifi lately.  It identifies the connection with the checkmark but the little icon doesn't appear at the top of the screen.  Then, when I go back to check, its not connnected.  WTF is that all about?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: MakeItRain on December 08, 2010, 11:38:44 PM
When I got my Evo in September I had to sign up for Swype beta.  Just got it sent to me 30 min ago, still getting used to it but I love it.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on December 09, 2010, 06:51:47 AM
When I got my Evo in September I had to sign up for Swype beta.  Just got it sent to me 30 min ago, still getting used to it but I love it.

Tried it initially but lost patience quickly.  I think I text too many non-dictionary words like pak, emaw & brothaman.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on December 09, 2010, 07:07:43 AM
When I got my Evo in September I had to sign up for Swype beta.  Just got it sent to me 30 min ago, still getting used to it but I love it.

Tried it initially but lost patience quickly.  I think I text too many non-dictionary words like pak, emaw & brothaman.

You can add them very easily.  just type them out with the virtual keyboard letter by letter, then push space key after the word and it is saved.

Too bad you hayseeds have the EVO which doesn't come with swype and have to use the crappy beta version, though.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on December 09, 2010, 07:10:15 AM
When I got my Evo in September I had to sign up for Swype beta.  Just got it sent to me 30 min ago, still getting used to it but I love it.

Tried it initially but lost patience quickly.  I think I text too many non-dictionary words like pak, emaw & brothaman.

You can add them very easily.  just type them out with the virtual keyboard letter by letter, then push space key after the word and it is saved.

Too bad you hayseeds have the EVO which doesn't come with swype and have to use the crappy beta version, though.

Mine came with it (both the droid 2 that sd broke and the droid x I replaced it with).
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on December 09, 2010, 07:27:25 AM
When I got my Evo in September I had to sign up for Swype beta.  Just got it sent to me 30 min ago, still getting used to it but I love it.

Tried it initially but lost patience quickly.  I think I text too many non-dictionary words like pak, emaw & brothaman.

You can add them very easily.  just type them out with the virtual keyboard letter by letter, then push space key after the word and it is saved.

Too bad you hayseeds have the EVO which doesn't come with swype and have to use the crappy beta version, though.

Mine came with it (both the droid 2 that sd broke and the droid x I replaced it with).

You can blame daris' floor for the first one.  It was fine when it left your hand/the back of my hand.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on December 09, 2010, 07:28:56 AM
DARIS!!! :chainsaw:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on December 18, 2010, 07:15:05 AM
pretty cool

http://www.androidcentral.com/sprint-carry-30-college-bowl-games-espn-mobile-tv
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on December 18, 2010, 07:20:42 AM
Also, maybe talked about while I was away, but the new software update for the EVO adds swype
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: MakeItRain on December 19, 2010, 01:27:09 AM
Also, maybe talked about while I was away, but the new software update for the EVO adds swype

I finally got swype beta and had to turn it off, it is garbage with DolphinHD, really slows down the browser and has a few glitches like if I place the cursor the type actually appears at a random place somewhere in the line above.  It is also slow with handcent.  The glitches and speed are better with my email apps, but still not good enough.  It sucks because I acclimated quickly to swype, I like it a lot, will be nice when I can actually use it.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: turns_cats_trashy on December 19, 2010, 04:56:35 PM
Been having trouble with my wifi lately.  It identifies the connection with the checkmark but the little icon doesn't appear at the top of the screen.  Then, when I go back to check, its not connnected.  WTF is that all about?

It's cute jt hasn't picked up we ignore.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on December 20, 2010, 03:39:55 PM
Also, maybe talked about while I was away, but the new software update for the EVO adds swype
i didn't get swype in the update, unless i'm missing it?  where is it in the app list?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on December 20, 2010, 03:51:01 PM
Found it
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: MakeItRain on December 20, 2010, 07:29:08 PM
Anyone else having the swype issues I mentioned, resolutions?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on December 21, 2010, 04:14:36 PM
i've had no problems
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on December 21, 2010, 06:39:13 PM
No problems here either. Are you using the beta or the built in Evo update?

Also, any idea when the Evo will get Gingerbread, clams?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on December 21, 2010, 07:16:32 PM
i'm hearing Gingerbread for EVO very soon
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on December 21, 2010, 08:24:17 PM
i'm hearing Gingerbread for EVO very soon
:emawkid:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on December 22, 2010, 03:59:36 PM
i'm hearing Gingerbread for EVO very soon
:emawkid:


yes yes yes yes yes
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: MakeItRain on December 22, 2010, 05:14:47 PM
No problems here either. Are you using the beta or the built in Evo update?

Also, any idea when the Evo will get Gingerbread, clams?

The beta.  I got the update last night but no non-beta swype.  I did get a nerdy ass looking game, and I lost 3 apps though.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on December 22, 2010, 06:38:43 PM
the beta swype is there, you just have to activate it.

menu---> settings--->language & keyboard,  Swype. 

you might want to uninstall the beta though, maybe.

i have version 2.7.49.12469 and don't think it's beta- maybe it is though?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: MakeItRain on December 23, 2010, 10:39:06 PM
the beta swype is there, you just have to activate it.

menu---> settings--->language & keyboard,  Swype. 

you might want to uninstall the beta though, maybe.

i have version 2.7.49.12469 and don't think it's beta- maybe it is though?

I knew how to activate it, I did it 3 different times when I forgot about how glitchy it was and wanted to try it again.  So here's my swype update:

I went to activate it and it kept crashing when I did so.  I restarted the phone several times, it kept crashing.  I finally got it to work and the swype installer gave me a message saying something like "your current version is swype beta, please use the full swype version" so I uninstalled the swype beta I downloaded.  I went to the market thinking that swype would be there, no such luck.  I still have the swype installer from the beta, but when I install it I get the same, use the real swype message.

Looks like swype isn't happening for me unless it is placed in the market.  I found the manual update and tried to run it, but it didn't work.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on December 23, 2010, 11:24:35 PM
swype is great. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Chingon on December 23, 2010, 11:26:20 PM
swype is STANDARD on an Optimus S

:gocho:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Dlew12 on January 03, 2011, 05:49:23 PM
Got a G2 today.


Now tell me what a great purchase I made.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on January 03, 2011, 05:53:02 PM
Got a G2 today.


Now tell me what a great purchase I made.

sorry dlew. what's the return policy?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Dlew12 on January 03, 2011, 06:00:06 PM
Got a G2 today.


Now tell me what a great purchase I made.

sorry dlew. what's the return policy?

Why's that important?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on January 03, 2011, 06:18:39 PM
Got a G2 today.


Now tell me what a great purchase I made.

sorry dlew. what's the return policy?

Why's that important?


you know what G2 means in german?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Dlew12 on January 03, 2011, 06:50:58 PM
Got a G2 today.


Now tell me what a great purchase I made.

sorry dlew. what's the return policy?

Well, according to google translate, which comes standard on the g2, it doesn't translate to anything wiseguy.

Why's that important?


you know what G2 means in german?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: jtksu on January 03, 2011, 07:21:27 PM
Seems strange that they went with the 800Mhz processor in their flagship phone.  Also, rumblings that T-Mobile's 4G is mostly smoke and mirrors.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on January 03, 2011, 08:24:51 PM
Seems strange that they went with the 800Mhz processor in their flagship phone.  Also, rumblings that T-Mobile's 4G is mostly smoke and mirrors.

with the G2, HTC opted to go for increased battery life with no noticeable benchmark differences b/w its 800 mhz cpu and the 1 gb snapdragon on the EVO.

as far as t-mobile's 4G network- the footprint is real for sure, REAL SMALL.   :lol:  good luck finding 4G w/ t-mobile.   :flush:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: jtksu on January 03, 2011, 09:37:42 PM
Isn't the G2's processor a snapdragon as well?  And the reviews I have read of the G2 all say they noticed a difference in speed between the Evo and the G2...
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on January 03, 2011, 09:52:05 PM
it has a snapdragon chipset but it's not the same cpu.  snapdragon refers to a family of chipsets.  snapdragon chipset uses the scorpion cpu in it.  both scorpions (EVO/G2) are clocked at different speeds.

more info on the chipset family here-  http://www.qualcomm.com/products_services/chipsets/snapdragon.html#specs


i've only read a couple reviews but they've said there isn't a noticeable difference b/w the two but honestly i have no desire to do my own benchmarks
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SwiftCat on January 03, 2011, 10:08:35 PM
Seems strange that they went with the 800Mhz processor in their flagship phone.  Also, rumblings that T-Mobile's 4G is mostly smoke and mirrors.

with the G2, HTC opted to go for increased battery life with no noticeable benchmark differences b/w its 800 mhz cpu and the 1 gb snapdragon on the EVO.

as far as t-mobile's 4G network- the footprint is real for sure, REAL SMALL.   :lol:  good luck finding 4G w/ t-mobile.   :flush:

Verizon has the "truest" 4G with their LTE network, then semi-legit Sprint with their WiMax network, then T-Mobile with what is basically 3.5G. I'm actually surprised they are allowed to call it 4g because it really isn't. T-mobile 3g is called hspa. Their "4G" is hspa+. But I think that actually means that everywhere they have 3G, they actually now have the "4G" but I'm not positive on that.


EDIT: Also, the clocking (800 mhz/1gb) Doesn't mean everything in terms of speed. The G2 processor is a newer model than what's in the Evo and similar phones.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: turns_cats_trashy on January 03, 2011, 11:36:48 PM
http://money.cnn.com/2010/12/01/technology/4g_myth/index.htm (http://money.cnn.com/2010/12/01/technology/4g_myth/index.htm)

T-Mobile has just as much right to call it 4G as anyone else because nobody truly is 4G yet. I could call my male genitals a rattlesnake all I want but that still wouldn't make it venomous.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Dlew12 on January 03, 2011, 11:44:47 PM
Yeah don't really know what you guys are talking about.  But this "goggles" thing seems to be pretty cool.  You can take a picture of stuff (bar codes, brands, landmarks) and the phone will recognize it and bring up a google search about it.  Seems like magic to me.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: O-town Kat on January 04, 2011, 09:29:18 AM
Lower end EVO that I thought would be available by the end of last year.

http://now.sprint.com/firsts/evo4g/#/evoshift4g/ (http://now.sprint.com/firsts/evo4g/#/evoshift4g/)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on January 04, 2011, 10:30:18 AM
Seems strange that they went with the 800Mhz processor in their flagship phone.  Also, rumblings that T-Mobile's 4G is mostly smoke and mirrors.

with the G2, HTC opted to go for increased battery life with no noticeable benchmark differences b/w its 800 mhz cpu and the 1 gb snapdragon on the EVO.

as far as t-mobile's 4G network- the footprint is real for sure, REAL SMALL.   :lol:  good luck finding 4G w/ t-mobile.   :flush:

Verizon has the "truest" 4G with their LTE network, then semi-legit Sprint with their WiMax network, then T-Mobile with what is basically 3.5G. I'm actually surprised they are allowed to call it 4g because it really isn't. T-mobile 3g is called hspa. Their "4G" is hspa+. But I think that actually means that everywhere they have 3G, they actually now have the "4G" but I'm not positive on that.


EDIT: Also, the clocking (800 mhz/1gb) Doesn't mean everything in terms of speed. The G2 processor is a newer model than what's in the Evo and similar phones.

um you should probably do a little research on the December 6th, 2010, ITU announcement related to their "IMT Advanced" requirements....  dumbass :lol:

go cats
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: PowercatPat on January 04, 2011, 09:34:14 PM
Got the iPhone 4 a couple of weeks ago.

 :gocho:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: bonercat on January 05, 2011, 04:14:18 PM
Got the Epic today and I'm already having to beat ladies off of me with it! SCORE!
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on January 05, 2011, 05:53:15 PM
Got the Epic today and I'm already having to beat ladies off of me with it! SCORE!

Grats. Just wait until you get Froyo.  :lol:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: bonercat on January 06, 2011, 01:19:44 PM
Got the Epic today and I'm already having to beat ladies off of me with it! SCORE!

Grats. Just wait until you get Froyo.  :lol:

No kidding. Rumblings of them skipping to a gingerbread update instead
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on January 06, 2011, 01:41:48 PM
Got the Epic today and I'm already having to beat ladies off of me with it! SCORE!

Grats. Just wait until you get Froyo.  :lol:

No kidding. Rumblings of them skipping to a gingerbread update instead
froyo should be anytime, gbread for evo soon too. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on January 06, 2011, 02:22:44 PM
Got an OtterBox Commuter Series case for my EVO.  I didn't think a stupid case would make much of a difference but it does.  Feels much better in my pocket/hand. 

LINK (http://www.otterbox.com/HTC-EVO-Commuter-Series-Case/HTC4-EVO4G,default,pd.html?dwvar_HTC4-EVO4G_color=20&start=2&cgid=htc-evo-4g-cases)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on January 06, 2011, 02:24:34 PM
Got an OtterBox Commuter Series case for my EVO.  I didn't think a stupid case would make much of a difference but it does.  Feels much better in my pocket/hand. 

LINK (http://www.otterbox.com/HTC-EVO-Commuter-Series-Case/HTC4-EVO4G,default,pd.html?dwvar_HTC4-EVO4G_color=20&start=2&cgid=htc-evo-4g-cases)

I thought about this one. I went with a silicone one instead. I like it a lot.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on January 06, 2011, 05:46:40 PM
Got an OtterBox Commuter Series case for my EVO.  I didn't think a stupid case would make much of a difference but it does.  Feels much better in my pocket/hand. 

LINK (http://www.otterbox.com/HTC-EVO-Commuter-Series-Case/HTC4-EVO4G,default,pd.html?dwvar_HTC4-EVO4G_color=20&start=2&cgid=htc-evo-4g-cases)
ya i bought mine when i bought my phone.  of course, i'm a rough ridin' pimp.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on January 06, 2011, 05:57:25 PM
Got an OtterBox Commuter Series case for my EVO.  I didn't think a stupid case would make much of a difference but it does.  Feels much better in my pocket/hand. 

LINK (http://www.otterbox.com/HTC-EVO-Commuter-Series-Case/HTC4-EVO4G,default,pd.html?dwvar_HTC4-EVO4G_color=20&start=2&cgid=htc-evo-4g-cases)
ya i bought mine when i bought my phone.  of course, i'm a rough ridin' pimp.

didn't you just buy your phone, like, 2 months ago?..........  :lol:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on January 06, 2011, 06:08:51 PM
Got an OtterBox Commuter Series case for my EVO.  I didn't think a stupid case would make much of a difference but it does.  Feels much better in my pocket/hand.  

LINK (http://www.otterbox.com/HTC-EVO-Commuter-Series-Case/HTC4-EVO4G,default,pd.html?dwvar_HTC4-EVO4G_color=20&start=2&cgid=htc-evo-4g-cases)
ya i bought mine when i bought my phone.  of course, i'm a rough ridin' pimp.

didn't you just buy your phone, like, 2 months ago?..........  :lol:
i'm not sure, i just remember it was 2 months before you bought your otter box  :flush:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on January 06, 2011, 06:26:05 PM
 :cool:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: mcmwcat on January 07, 2011, 01:59:27 PM
http://www.shellypalmer.com/2011/01/verizon-wants-4g-everywhere/

Quote
Verizon’s CES keynote revealed plans to make the 4G LTE network nationwide over the next 36 months.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on January 07, 2011, 05:51:40 PM
http://www.shellypalmer.com/2011/01/verizon-wants-4g-everywhere/

Quote
Verizon’s CES keynote revealed plans to make the 4G LTE network nationwide over the next 36 months.


SPRINT!!!
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Farley Grudge on January 07, 2011, 07:38:13 PM
The rough ridin' camera lens on my EVO broke somehow.  Not happy.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pufiZzle on January 07, 2011, 09:44:57 PM
"This is the worst case scenario for the other carriers," said Roger Entner of Recon Analytics. "When Verizon comes out with the iPhone, there's only one carrier in the U.S. that will gain customers, and that's Verizon."

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704739504576068170230339348.html#ixzz1APYupQfI
 :emawkid:

And the new lineup of 4g phones coming out!!??   :drool:



Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: turns_cats_trashy on January 07, 2011, 09:47:44 PM
Sprint gave me $270 for my iPhone & Hero, Evo is now rooted and a FREE mobile hotspot  :love:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: BigPapi on January 10, 2011, 11:04:47 PM
so are the bionic or thunderbolt worth waiting for? just found out i can upgrade my phone.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pufiZzle on January 11, 2011, 12:23:20 AM
so are the bionic or thunderbolt worth waiting for? just found out i can upgrade my phone.

Yes and yes.  The Droid X, or Droid 2 Global, or Incredible are good phones but you may as well wait another month and get a ridiculously awesome phone (or an iphone if you are an apple guy)  <---announcement coming at 10 tomorrow morning!   :excited:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: turns_cats_trashy on January 11, 2011, 12:39:34 AM
Pretty sure I wouldn't hold out for this

Quote
It's a big phone in all dimensions. Think Droid X, without the thin-ness. It's all plastic, and very light. Considering only the size-weight ratio, it feels a bit cheap

Quote
It's LCD, but it has the same sub-pixel issues as some OLED displays, so a thin line looks more like a very fine dotted line than a smooth line

http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=7254 (http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=7254)



Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: hemmy on January 11, 2011, 12:59:43 AM
iphone losers :flush:  <- go into the toilet
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on January 11, 2011, 08:15:35 AM
Sprint gave me $270 for my iPhone & Hero, Evo is now rooted and a FREE mobile hotspot  :love:
this recently?  what software build did you root?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on January 11, 2011, 11:57:45 AM
My contract is up in 3 weeks. 

My choices:

1. Stay with AT&T, upgrade to iPhone4.
2. Switch to Sprint and go w/ the Evo
3. Switch to Verizon and (crap I dont' even know what phone they would have)  Help!

I need some good advice from someone smart like Steve Dave or 'Clams.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on January 11, 2011, 12:17:09 PM
get off of att.  verizon will have the iPhone 4 on 2/10, either go with that or the EVO on sprint.

evo can do everything the iphone 4 can do and more, it's just not integrated as well as the apple product.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on January 11, 2011, 12:23:46 PM
I got a black market droid x and switched it into my verizon plan, so I'm not bound to anything.  Will be less problems to continue expensing it if I stay on verizon.  Looks like HTC thunderbolt and Motorola droid bionic will be verizon comparables to sprint htc evo 4g.  What should I get?  Would also consider verizon iphone.  Not in a hurry for any of them, unless sd figures out how to break my droid x.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on January 11, 2011, 12:26:34 PM
get off of att.  verizon will have the iPhone 4 on 2/10, either go with that or the EVO on sprint.

evo can do everything the iphone 4 can do and more, it's just not integrated as well as the apple product.

agree witch clams.  Plus you could take advantage of the 4g if you go with Sprint since you live in KC.  I haven't heard but would guess the Verizon iphone plan will be more expensive than the Sprint Evo plan and not have 4g.  then again, iphones seem pretty elite.  just get off att.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on January 11, 2011, 12:27:23 PM
I got a black market droid x and switched it into my verizon plan, so I'm not bound to anything.  Will be less problems to continue expensing it if I stay on verizon.  Looks like HTC thunderbolt and Motorola droid bionic will be verizon comparables to sprint htc evo 4g.  What should I get?  Would also consider verizon iphone.  Not in a hurry for any of them, unless sd figures out how to break my droid x.

would not put it past him. that guy lives to break phones.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on January 11, 2011, 12:27:37 PM
I got a black market droid x and switched it into my verizon plan, so I'm not bound to anything.  Will be less problems to continue expensing it if I stay on verizon.  Looks like HTC thunderbolt and Motorola droid bionic will be verizon comparables to sprint htc evo 4g.  What should I get?  Would also consider verizon iphone.  Not in a hurry for any of them, unless sd figures out how to break my droid x.

you better figure out whichever one doesn't have a keyboard and plan on getting it because I am going to break the crap out of your X.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on January 11, 2011, 12:30:12 PM
ya the vzn plan is $20 more/mo then the everything data plan on sprint with the 4G tax added in.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: turns_cats_trashy on January 12, 2011, 12:50:27 AM
Sprint gave me $270 for my iPhone & Hero, Evo is now rooted and a FREE mobile hotspot  :love:
this recently?  what software build did you root?

Yeah, did it Friday to software build 3.70.651.1. It wasn't half as hard as I imagined it would be and some of the custom roms are pretty bad ass.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Johnny Thunderbone on January 12, 2011, 01:16:52 AM
Sprint gave me $270 for my iPhone & Hero, Evo is now rooted and a FREE mobile hotspot  :love:
this recently?  what software build did you root?

Yeah, did it Friday to software build 3.70.651.1. It wasn't half as hard as I imagined it would be and some of the custom roms are pretty bad ass.

Running CyanogenMod 6.1.2 with the gingerbread keyboard and a couple of apps flashed on there.  :love:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on January 12, 2011, 07:52:34 AM
Sprint gave me $270 for my iPhone & Hero, Evo is now rooted and a FREE mobile hotspot  :love:
this recently?  what software build did you root?

Yeah, did it Friday to software build 3.70.651.1. It wasn't half as hard as I imagined it would be and some of the custom roms are pretty bad ass.

cool thanks, the 3.70.XX.XXX.X build wasn't compatible until the last two weeks or so, i think i checked around Christmas and they still hadn't released a root yet.  this is good news.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Saulbadguy on January 12, 2011, 07:54:41 AM
I hate the crap out of AT&T's data service
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on January 12, 2011, 08:00:10 AM
I hate the crap out of AT&T's data service

pretty bad business decision that they've waited so long to deploy LTE considering everything they had at stake and the fact that they spent the last 4 years bathing in apple's money.

losing iphone 4 exclusivity is really going to hurt them badly.  their growth came almost exclusively from the iphone.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on January 12, 2011, 09:35:44 AM
I've decided to drop AT&T. 

My decision is now between Sprint and the EVO and going to Verizon and the iPhone 4 or DroidX. 

I assume Sprint's monthly rates are better than Verizon's and the 4G blows Verizon's coverage away.  How can Verizon compete with Sprint and the EVO?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pufiZzle on January 12, 2011, 09:39:38 AM
I've decided to drop AT&T. 

My decision is now between Sprint and the EVO and going to Verizon and the iPhone 4 or DroidX. 

I assume Sprint's monthly rates are better than Verizon's and the 4G blows Verizon's coverage away.  How can Verizon compete with Sprint and the EVO?

Sprint's 4g definitely does not blow Verizon's away.  Actually quite the opposite.  Sprint's 4g is wimax compared to the LTE that Verizon runs.  Sprint might be offering 4g in some places that Verizon is not but that will change sooner than later.  LTE kicks the crap out of wimax.  Google it. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on January 12, 2011, 09:43:01 AM
Is LTE even launching in KC?  If so, when? I know Verizon doesn't have any current 4G phones available and neither of the ones you mentioned are 4g anyway.  Plus, as clams mentioned, verizon will cost more for their data plans.  The only benefit to verizon that I can see is that the iphone seems more elite.  I would definitely not go with verizon and a droid given the cost differences and no current 4g.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on January 12, 2011, 09:45:38 AM
I've decided to drop AT&T. 

My decision is now between Sprint and the EVO and going to Verizon and the iPhone 4 or DroidX. 

I assume Sprint's monthly rates are better than Verizon's and the 4G blows Verizon's coverage away.  How can Verizon compete with Sprint and the EVO?

Sprint's 4g definitely does not blow Verizon's away.  Actually quite the opposite.  Sprint's 4g is wimax compared to the LTE that Verizon runs.  Sprint might be offering 4g in some places that Verizon is not but that will change sooner than later.  LTE kicks the crap out of wimax.  Google it. 

this isn't really accurate.  google it.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: O-town Kat on January 12, 2011, 12:50:44 PM
Sprint just dropped the price on the Epic and that Galaxy tab
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Cire on January 12, 2011, 01:56:09 PM
I really really like my epic.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on January 12, 2011, 02:38:03 PM
clams- the eff is this? http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/12/sprint-promises-industry-first-at-february-7th-event/
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on January 12, 2011, 05:17:41 PM
clams- the eff is this? http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/12/sprint-promises-industry-first-at-february-7th-event/
i was surprised to read that on engadget this morning as anyone.  i don't think it's a hardware thing, my guess- and this is only a guess, is that it's a new plan or policy shift.  also could be a network related announcement.  i really have no idea
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: turns_cats_trashy on January 12, 2011, 07:57:52 PM
Sprint gave me $270 for my iPhone & Hero, Evo is now rooted and a FREE mobile hotspot  :love:
this recently?  what software build did you root?

Yeah, did it Friday to software build 3.70.651.1. It wasn't half as hard as I imagined it would be and some of the custom roms are pretty bad ass.

cool thanks, the 3.70.XX.XXX.X build wasn't compatible until the last two weeks or so, i think i checked around Christmas and they still hadn't released a root yet.  this is good news.

Everything you need is here... it's for dummies so even goEMAWers should be able to pull it off  :emawkid:

http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/194918-rooting-dummies-extras.html (http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/194918-rooting-dummies-extras.html)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on January 12, 2011, 09:12:53 PM
ya i have read that guide several times over the past 2 months, still only understand a little bit of it
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: turns_cats_trashy on January 12, 2011, 09:48:38 PM
Did you download unrevoked?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on January 12, 2011, 10:14:58 PM
no, not yet
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: turns_cats_trashy on January 12, 2011, 10:22:30 PM
If you wanna pull the trigger you need to have unrevoked, once you get everything set up that program does the rooting for you.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on January 12, 2011, 10:24:50 PM
ok cool, thanks.  i don't want to brick my phone though.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: turns_cats_trashy on January 12, 2011, 10:30:38 PM
ok cool, thanks.  i don't want to brick my phone though.

Yeah but that only happens to maybe one in every thousand and if you have insurance on it worst case scenario that happens, you say you lost your phone, put up $100 and get a new one.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on January 12, 2011, 11:50:01 PM
I think I'll root once Gingerbread comes out and Unrevoked has a method for it. Wireless tethering and ad blocking alone are worth rooting.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: slimz on January 13, 2011, 12:17:21 AM
I hate the crap out of AT&T's data service

pretty bad business decision that they've waited so long to deploy LTE considering everything they had at stake and the fact that they spent the last 4 years bathing in apple's money.

losing iphone 4 exclusivity is really going to hurt them badly.  their growth came almost exclusively from the iphone.

If AT&T doesn't continue to grandfather their existing unlimited data plans for the iPhone, they stand to lose a lot of business.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on January 13, 2011, 08:58:45 AM
I hate the crap out of AT&T's data service

pretty bad business decision that they've waited so long to deploy LTE considering everything they had at stake and the fact that they spent the last 4 years bathing in apple's money.

losing iphone 4 exclusivity is really going to hurt them badly.  their growth came almost exclusively from the iphone.

If AT&T doesn't continue to grandfather their existing unlimited data plans for the iPhone, they stand to lose a lot of business.
i don't understand, pls explain
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pufiZzle on January 13, 2011, 10:27:52 AM
Is LTE even launching in KC?  If so, when? I know Verizon doesn't have any current 4G phones available and neither of the ones you mentioned are 4g anyway.  Plus, as clams mentioned, verizon will cost more for their data plans.  The only benefit to verizon that I can see is that the iphone seems more elite.  I would definitely not go with verizon and a droid given the cost differences and no current 4g.

No official date yet for KC.  Probably looking like end of this year beginning of next year which sucks.  Wichita is getting it soon though!!!!!   :emawkid:

I've actually compared my X to my buddy's EVO on 4g in KC and saw almost zero difference in speed...........actually my X was faster in some instances.  The Motorola Bionic (2 separate 1Ghz processors  :drool:) is due in stores February 17th.  That will be the first 4g handset to hit Verizon stores with the Thunderbolt and some others close behind. 

In tablet news........the Motorola Xoom??  Holy mother of wooldridge this thing is going to be elite.  10 inch screen, 4g, honeycomb, front and back facing cameras, hdmi out.......... :runaway:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on January 13, 2011, 11:24:05 AM
I've actually compared my X to my buddy's EVO on 4g in KC and saw almost zero difference in speed...........actually my X was faster in some instances. 

pffftttt
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on January 13, 2011, 12:32:46 PM
Is LTE even launching in KC?  If so, when? I know Verizon doesn't have any current 4G phones available and neither of the ones you mentioned are 4g anyway.  Plus, as clams mentioned, verizon will cost more for their data plans.  The only benefit to verizon that I can see is that the iphone seems more elite.  I would definitely not go with verizon and a droid given the cost differences and no current 4g.

No official date yet for KC.  Probably looking like end of this year beginning of next year which sucks.  Wichita is getting it soon though!!!!!   :emawkid:

I've actually compared my X to my buddy's EVO on 4g in KC and saw almost zero difference in speed...........actually my X was faster in some instances.  The Motorola Bionic (2 separate 1Ghz processors  :drool:) is due in stores February 17th.  That will be the first 4g handset to hit Verizon stores with the Thunderbolt and some others close behind. 

In tablet news........the Motorola Xoom??  Holy mother of wooldridge this thing is going to be elite.  10 inch screen, 4g, honeycomb, front and back facing cameras, hdmi out.......... :runaway:

i get 5-6 down, 1 up in kc on 4g.  you must have super evdo to beat that
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pufiZzle on January 13, 2011, 01:36:06 PM
Is LTE even launching in KC?  If so, when? I know Verizon doesn't have any current 4G phones available and neither of the ones you mentioned are 4g anyway.  Plus, as clams mentioned, verizon will cost more for their data plans.  The only benefit to verizon that I can see is that the iphone seems more elite.  I would definitely not go with verizon and a droid given the cost differences and no current 4g.

No official date yet for KC.  Probably looking like end of this year beginning of next year which sucks.  Wichita is getting it soon though!!!!!   :emawkid:

I've actually compared my X to my buddy's EVO on 4g in KC and saw almost zero difference in speed...........actually my X was faster in some instances.  The Motorola Bionic (2 separate 1Ghz processors  :drool:) is due in stores February 17th.  That will be the first 4g handset to hit Verizon stores with the Thunderbolt and some others close behind. 

In tablet news........the Motorola Xoom??  Holy mother of wooldridge this thing is going to be elite.  10 inch screen, 4g, honeycomb, front and back facing cameras, hdmi out.......... :runaway:

i get 5-6 down, 1 up in kc on 4g.  you must have super evdo to beat that

I upgraded my service to SUPER!!!  evdo recently.  Pretty increds  :gocho:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: bonercat on January 13, 2011, 01:41:07 PM
clams- the eff is this? http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/12/sprint-promises-industry-first-at-february-7th-event/
i was surprised to read that on engadget this morning as anyone.  i don't think it's a hardware thing, my guess- and this is only a guess, is that it's a new plan or policy shift.  also could be a network related announcement.  i really have no idea

Rumblings of the first 3D phone or tablet coming to Sprint. And by rumblings, I mean pure speculation
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on January 13, 2011, 01:44:59 PM
I can't wait for 3D stuff to go away. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on January 13, 2011, 02:25:59 PM
I can't wait for 3D stuff to go away. 
it's actually a lot cooler than i thought it would be.  playing Gran Turismo 5 in 3D is really a lot of fun.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on January 13, 2011, 02:26:50 PM
also, it's not going away.  someone decided that we need 3d and it's going to be here to stay.  should see glassesless 3d showing up next year in the consumer electronic space at least, that will be better.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on January 13, 2011, 02:47:08 PM
also, it's not going away.  someone decided that we need 3d and it's going to be here to stay.  should see glassesless 3d showing up next year in the consumer electronic space at least, that will be better.

heard that sales of 3D tvs were awful over the holiday season.  I mean, they had tons of 3d in the 80s and it went away then.  I'm hopeful it goes away again....though glassesless intrigues me
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pufiZzle on January 13, 2011, 03:44:51 PM
glassesless is hard to say.  that is all.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: jtksu on January 13, 2011, 03:56:40 PM
I'm not completely sold on that actually being a word.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: turns_cats_trashy on January 13, 2011, 06:58:48 PM
i get 5-6 down, 1 up in kc on 4g.  you must have super evdo to beat that

I second this motion, I compared 4G and Road Runner on different speed test and it's super close. 5.22 down 1.07 up is the most I've got so far into this early experiment. Hands down no possible way a 3G network is pulling that weight.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: chum1 on January 13, 2011, 07:07:10 PM
It's been around six months since I got my touch screen.  Don't like it as much.  I make more mistakes while typing and my thumbs can only move about 70-80% as fast as they can with a keyboard (mainly because I'm trying not to make mistakes).  Don't tell me about Skype because I'm already fast.  I just want to be super, blazin', teenage girl fast.  I'm also not crazy about Android.  Too limiting.  Reminds me of Apple.  For example, why the eff can't you copy text from Gmail? 

(http://lolsnaps.com/upload_images/real/734.jpg)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Cire on January 13, 2011, 07:10:30 PM
I can't effing believe that they don't have copy paste.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: michigancat on January 13, 2011, 07:22:22 PM
I can't wait for 3D stuff to go away. 

thanks for chiming in gramps
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on January 13, 2011, 08:31:48 PM
It's been around six months since I got my touch screen.  Don't like it as much.  I make more mistakes while typing and my thumbs can only move about 70-80% as fast as they can with a keyboard (mainly because I'm trying not to make mistakes).  Don't tell me about Skype because I'm already fast.  I just want to be super, blazin', teenage girl fast.  I'm also not crazy about Android.  Too limiting.  Reminds me of Apple.  For example, why the eff can't you copy text from Gmail? 

You can copy text from gmail. It's just cumbersome. Menu-more-select text.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: chum1 on January 13, 2011, 09:30:28 PM
You can copy text from gmail. It's just cumbersome. Menu-more-select text.

I think I would have been able to figure that out.  And I also don't think that sounds cumbersome.  I don't know what you have, but I looked into the issue and read that the standard Gmail app does not facilitate copying.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on January 13, 2011, 10:47:28 PM
You can copy text from gmail. It's just cumbersome. Menu-more-select text.

I think I would have been able to figure that out.  And I also don't think that sounds cumbersome.  I don't know what you have, but I looked into the issue and read that the standard Gmail app does not facilitate copying.

I have version 2.3.2 on my Evo. Right there. Plain as day.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: hemmy on January 13, 2011, 10:58:37 PM
chum1 sound like an idiot when it comes to phones
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: chum1 on January 13, 2011, 11:54:57 PM
So, they finally added this function just recently.  Sounds like Apple.  Which was my original point.  Because the reason they didn't have it before was that they tried to make it so rough ridin' user friendly. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: turns_cats_trashy on January 16, 2011, 10:57:37 PM
Anyone who uses google as home page change it to www.ecozi.org

I was skeptical at first but have noticed better battery life.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on January 17, 2011, 02:20:56 PM
In first half of 2011 Wichita getting Verizon LTE but not KC

http://phandroid.com/2011/01/17/49-new-lte-markets-for-first-half-of-2011-named-by-verizon/
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on January 17, 2011, 04:26:40 PM
:gocho:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on January 18, 2011, 09:02:53 AM
In first half of 2011 Wichita getting Verizon LTE but not KC

http://phandroid.com/2011/01/17/49-new-lte-markets-for-first-half-of-2011-named-by-verizon/

Was told by Verizon store person that the thought is Manhattan will get it in about a year.  Of course, the knowledge of store people is often questionable, but it sounds about right.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on January 18, 2011, 09:16:56 AM
sprint adding +$10 charge/month to their 3G data plans at contract renewals.  4g people will pay the same as 3g.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on January 18, 2011, 09:20:25 AM
sprint adding +$10 charge/month to their 3G data plans at contract renewals.  4g people will pay the same as 3g.

Though this doesn't help me at all it makes me feel better
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on January 18, 2011, 10:40:04 AM
I just turned on 4g and I actually connected in downtown Co Springs. Only getting 2mbps though.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: michigancat on January 24, 2011, 10:43:51 PM
wow, hope this is real:

http://www.androidcentral.com/virgin-mobiles-lg-optimus-v-priced-149

:gocho:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on January 24, 2011, 11:06:58 PM
Any ETA for Evo Gingerbread, ssclams? I'm getting ancy.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: jtksu on January 24, 2011, 11:21:13 PM
Ancy?!  Seriously?!
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on January 25, 2011, 09:19:54 AM
Ancy?!  Seriously?!

I want to root my phone, but I'm waiting on Gingerbread so I don't have to keep messing with it.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on January 25, 2011, 09:36:09 AM
not sure, heard it was close but it's been a while so not sure
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: jtksu on January 25, 2011, 10:10:05 AM
Hope ginger has a built in spell check.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Saulbadguy on January 25, 2011, 11:14:30 AM
I'd just like to add that Sprint keeps sending me refund checks for like a couple bucks every few months, I dunno why.  It's kinda awesome cashing them, though.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on February 02, 2011, 01:30:19 PM
Android market web client launched today w/ OTA installations.   Pretty cool.

http://market.android.com/



Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: dmartin on February 02, 2011, 01:49:52 PM
Android market web client launched today w/ OTA installations.   Pretty cool.

http://market.android.com/





now if they would just get the sign-in problems fixed......

Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on February 02, 2011, 01:52:35 PM
My app updates are pissing me off.  About half the time I update an app it fails and fucks up my phone.  I have discovered that if I un-mount the SD card and then update the app it works but it is an unholy pain in the ass to do this every time.  I've been waiting for gingerbread hoping it would fix this.   :dubious:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: bakerman on February 02, 2011, 02:01:09 PM
My app updates are pissing me off.  About half the time I update an app it fails and fucks up my phone.  I have discovered that if I un-mount the SD card and then update the app it works but it is an unholy pain in the ass to do this every time.  I've been waiting for gingerbread hoping it would fix this.   :dubious:

Damn, that sucks!
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: dmartin on February 02, 2011, 02:12:49 PM
My app updates are pissing me off.  About half the time I update an app it fails and fucks up my phone.  I have discovered that if I un-mount the SD card and then update the app it works but it is an unholy pain in the ass to do this every time.  I've been waiting for gingerbread hoping it would fix this.   :dubious:

Had this happen to me a while back.  Fixed it by renaming (or deleting) the android_secure folder on the root of your SD card. After that, all my updates worked without problems.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on February 02, 2011, 02:15:51 PM
My app updates are pissing me off.  About half the time I update an app it fails and fucks up my phone.  I have discovered that if I un-mount the SD card and then update the app it works but it is an unholy pain in the ass to do this every time.  I've been waiting for gingerbread hoping it would fix this.   :dubious:

Had this happen to me a while back.  Fixed it by renaming (or deleting) the android_secure folder on the root of your SD card. After that, all my updates worked without problems.

come to my house and do this on my phone. tia.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on February 02, 2011, 03:18:33 PM
Yesterday there was a rumor that google would release their music service. I was hoping it was true. Oh well.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SwiftCat on February 02, 2011, 09:31:29 PM
Android market web client launched today w/ OTA installations.   Pretty cool.

http://market.android.com/



http://www.appbrain.com/ Already did this. But they are always kinda slow to get updates for apps.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on February 02, 2011, 10:18:48 PM
Android market web client launched today w/ OTA installations.   Pretty cool.

http://market.android.com/



http://www.appbrain.com/ Already did this. But they are always kinda slow to get updates for apps.
i have appbrain app but it's not the same
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on February 02, 2011, 10:43:07 PM
Just found Pulse news reader. Blows Google Reader out of the water in terms of UI.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Cire on February 02, 2011, 10:48:23 PM


Just found Pulse news reader. Blows Google Reader out of the water in terms of UI.

Yeah it's very good
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on February 04, 2011, 10:17:03 AM
http://www.kansascity.com/2011/02/03/2631425/sprint-hires-famous-illusionist.html (http://www.kansascity.com/2011/02/03/2631425/sprint-hires-famous-illusionist.html)

 :excited: :dunno: :popcorn:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on February 04, 2011, 11:11:32 AM
http://www.kansascity.com/2011/02/03/2631425/sprint-hires-famous-illusionist.html (http://www.kansascity.com/2011/02/03/2631425/sprint-hires-famous-illusionist.html)

 :excited: :dunno: :popcorn:

I posted this earlier and clams claimed he didn't know. Any news on this clams?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on February 04, 2011, 11:56:42 AM
One analyst estimates the carrier pre-sold as many as 100,000 units in 17 hours


Source: Verizon Wireless
That didn't take long.

Verizon (VZ) announced Friday that it had halted pre-sales of Apple's (AAPL) iPhone, having burned through its first shipment in less than a day.

It took only two hours -- from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. EST Thursday -- for the company to sell more phones than any first-day launch in its history, according to Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead.

Within 17 hours it had run out of its "limited" supply -- which RBC Capital's Mike Abramsky estimates at something less than 100,000 units.

The stock out, Abramsky told clients, "affirms the strong pent-up demand for the Verizon iPhone, and bodes well for initial sell-through."

Based on first-day sales, Susquehanna's Jeff Fidicaro estimates that Verizon will sell 2.9 million iPhones before the end of March and a total of 11.6 million iPhones in 2011.

Some customers who pre-ordered iPhones have already been notified that their units have shipped. Retail sales of iPhones Verizon's outlets begin Feb. 10 at 7 a.m. local time. We expect to see some lines.

Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on February 04, 2011, 12:26:36 PM
Verizon announces iphone, begins sales, announces data throttling  :lol:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SwiftCat on February 04, 2011, 01:14:33 PM

i have appbrain app but it's not the same

How is it different for you? You can browse apps, and install them over the web...
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on February 04, 2011, 01:37:13 PM

i have appbrain app but it's not the same

How is it different for you? You can browse apps, and install them over the web...

They're similar, but the android market seems to be a lot faster, cleaner, easier to use. The Appbrain app sucked.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on February 04, 2011, 01:50:40 PM
http://www.kansascity.com/2011/02/03/2631425/sprint-hires-famous-illusionist.html (http://www.kansascity.com/2011/02/03/2631425/sprint-hires-famous-illusionist.html)

 :excited: :dunno: :popcorn:

I posted this earlier and clams claimed he didn't know. Any news on this clams?
nothing. this one is undercover bigtime.  i don't think it's going to be too big of a deal though.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: CNS on February 04, 2011, 02:14:31 PM
I am really hating my HTC HD2.  Windows OS is rough ridin' horrible.  Everything is slow and crashes often. 

Looking at selling it and buying a Blackberry.  Loved my Curve 8320. 

Someone with more recent BB use than I, what is a good BB nowadays?

Looking at BB because I like the keyboard.  Not digging my touch screen keypad lately.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on February 04, 2011, 02:15:21 PM
Verizon announces iphone, begins sales, announces data throttling  :lol:

:sigh:

I wonder how much gets you into Verizon's "top 5%". That's the tier they claim to be targeting.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on February 04, 2011, 02:43:04 PM
Verizon announces iphone, begins sales, announces data throttling  :lol:

:sigh:

I wonder how much gets you into Verizon's "top 5%". That's the tier they claim to be targeting.

I doubt you're even close.  I bet it's people that stream tv all day or something. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SwiftCat on February 04, 2011, 04:41:33 PM
I am really hating my HTC HD2.  Windows OS is rough ridin' horrible.  Everything is slow and crashes often. 

Looking at selling it and buying a Blackberry.  Loved my Curve 8320. 

Someone with more recent BB use than I, what is a good BB nowadays?

Looking at BB because I like the keyboard.  Not digging my touch screen keypad lately.

You have one of the most heavily developed phones. If you wanted to, you could load Android, WinPho 7, Windows98, or Linux on your HD2.

http://www.xda-developers.com/tag/htc-hd2/
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on February 04, 2011, 05:06:51 PM
HTC Thunderbolt coming in a couple weeks to Verizon 4G?  Does Verizon have 4G capability?  Thunderbolt bad ass?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on February 04, 2011, 05:17:31 PM
HTC Thunderbolt coming in a couple weeks to Verizon 4G?  Does Verizon have 4G capability?  Thunderbolt bad ass?

Yes, Yes, and Yes.  No Vzn 4G in KC yet though.  Sometime in 2011 I think?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SwiftCat on February 04, 2011, 05:44:44 PM
HTC Thunderbolt coming in a couple weeks to Verizon 4G?  Does Verizon have 4G capability?  Thunderbolt bad ass?

I would wait for HTC to release a dual core phone. Its basically an Evo for Verizon. Which is cool, the Evo is a great phone, but it came out like 6 months ago.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: hemmy on February 04, 2011, 05:49:13 PM
I am really hating my HTC HD2.  Windows OS is rough ridin' horrible.  Everything is slow and crashes often. 

Looking at selling it and buying a Blackberry.  Loved my Curve 8320. 

Someone with more recent BB use than I, what is a good BB nowadays?

Looking at BB because I like the keyboard.  Not digging my touch screen keypad lately.

An HD2 can run like any Mobile OS on the planet.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on February 04, 2011, 06:01:50 PM
HTC Thunderbolt coming in a couple weeks to Verizon 4G?  Does Verizon have 4G capability?  Thunderbolt bad ass?

I would wait for HTC to release a dual core phone. Its basically an Evo for Verizon. Which is cool, the Evo is a great phone, but it came out like 6 months ago.
why?  what's a dual core going to do that the snapdragon cant?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pufiZzle on February 04, 2011, 06:29:05 PM
HTC Thunderbolt coming in a couple weeks to Verizon 4G?  Does Verizon have 4G capability?  Thunderbolt bad ass?

Yes, Yes, and Yes.  No Vzn 4G in KC yet though.  Sometime in 2011 I think?

3Q is what I heard last
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SwiftCat on February 04, 2011, 07:06:08 PM
HTC Thunderbolt coming in a couple weeks to Verizon 4G?  Does Verizon have 4G capability?  Thunderbolt bad ass?

I would wait for HTC to release a dual core phone. Its basically an Evo for Verizon. Which is cool, the Evo is a great phone, but it came out like 6 months ago.
why?  what's a dual core going to do that the snapdragon cant?

Probably nothing, but it will be able to do everything better. I wouldn't buy a 1ghz processor if i knew there was a 1.2 or 1.4 dual core on the way in the next few months. I would personally wait for CTIA in March.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on February 04, 2011, 07:57:14 PM
I'm rolling with a busted up, cracked screen, piece of crap iPhone 3G.  I'm either going iPhone 4 or this Thunderbolt.  The t-bolt looks like a bad [redacted].
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on February 04, 2011, 09:04:43 PM
I'm rolling with a busted up, cracked screen, piece of crap iPhone 3G.  I'm either going iPhone 4 or this Thunderbolt.  The t-bolt looks like a bad [redacted].

Honestly, and I'm not just saying this because I have one, you should go EVO on Sprint if you aren't going iphone4.  The iphone has a lot of advantages over the EVO but the thunderbolt has the exact same advantages/disadvantages as the EVO.  It's pretty much the same phone.  Plus, you get the 4G on sprint in KC right now and your bill will be lower.  If you are staying Verizon you should get the iphone4.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: hemmy on February 04, 2011, 09:07:45 PM
Dual core sure as crap won't do battery life better
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on February 05, 2011, 09:56:33 AM
My app updates are pissing me off.  About half the time I update an app it fails and fucks up my phone.  I have discovered that if I un-mount the SD card and then update the app it works but it is an unholy pain in the ass to do this every time.  I've been waiting for gingerbread hoping it would fix this.   :dubious:

Had this happen to me a while back.  Fixed it by renaming (or deleting) the android_secure folder on the root of your SD card. After that, all my updates worked without problems.

come to my house and do this on my phone. tia.

seriously, walk me through exactly what to do here
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on February 05, 2011, 12:18:31 PM
Dual core sure as crap won't do battery life better
hemmy's first good post.

Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SwiftCat on February 05, 2011, 03:19:26 PM
My app updates are pissing me off.  About half the time I update an app it fails and fucks up my phone.  I have discovered that if I un-mount the SD card and then update the app it works but it is an unholy pain in the ass to do this every time.  I've been waiting for gingerbread hoping it would fix this.   :dubious:

Had this happen to me a while back.  Fixed it by renaming (or deleting) the android_secure folder on the root of your SD card. After that, all my updates worked without problems.

come to my house and do this on my phone. tia.

seriously, walk me through exactly what to do here

Are you rooted?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on February 05, 2011, 04:08:27 PM
My app updates are pissing me off.  About half the time I update an app it fails and fucks up my phone.  I have discovered that if I un-mount the SD card and then update the app it works but it is an unholy pain in the ass to do this every time.  I've been waiting for gingerbread hoping it would fix this.   :dubious:

Had this happen to me a while back.  Fixed it by renaming (or deleting) the android_secure folder on the root of your SD card. After that, all my updates worked without problems.

come to my house and do this on my phone. tia.

seriously, walk me through exactly what to do here

Are you rooted?

no
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: CNS on February 05, 2011, 06:27:08 PM
I am really hating my HTC HD2.  Windows OS is rough ridin' horrible.  Everything is slow and crashes often. 

Looking at selling it and buying a Blackberry.  Loved my Curve 8320. 

Someone with more recent BB use than I, what is a good BB nowadays?

Looking at BB because I like the keyboard.  Not digging my touch screen keypad lately.

An HD2 can run like any Mobile OS on the planet.

Where would a guy go to learn how to do this so that once I start the process, I can finish it in a reasonable amt of time(work phone)?

TIA
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SwiftCat on February 06, 2011, 12:49:32 AM
I am really hating my HTC HD2.  Windows OS is rough ridin' horrible.  Everything is slow and crashes often.  

Looking at selling it and buying a Blackberry.  Loved my Curve 8320.  

Someone with more recent BB use than I, what is a good BB nowadays?

Looking at BB because I like the keyboard.  Not digging my touch screen keypad lately.

An HD2 can run like any Mobile OS on the planet.

Where would a guy go to learn how to do this so that once I start the process, I can finish it in a reasonable amt of time(work phone)?

TIA

Well, learning the process is the hard part. It will take a few hours of reading to feel confident enough you aren't going to brick your phone. Once you feel confident, It doesn't take that long to get your phone how you want it.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=531

@stevedave Start here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=838448
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: hemmy on February 06, 2011, 01:11:32 AM
Do you need root access to rename a folder? A terminal emulator doesn't require root, you can just rename it from there.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on February 06, 2011, 08:00:35 AM
guess it's back to waiting for gingerbread and hoping that fixes it.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ChiCat on February 06, 2011, 08:20:13 AM
My TopGuest app fucks up everytime I try to run it.  I am absolutely furious at this.  Anyone know of any solution to this that doesn't involve me reconfiguring my whole rough ridin' phone operating system with one mistake destroying all my contacts/important info?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: bonercat on February 07, 2011, 11:14:55 AM
Not a 3D device. Dual Screen though.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on February 07, 2011, 01:34:49 PM
wow, hope this is real:

http://www.androidcentral.com/virgin-mobiles-lg-optimus-v-priced-149

:gocho:

http://www.virginmobileusa.com/cell-phones/lg-optimus-v-phone.jsp?intcmp=p-hp-mps1-optimuslaunch-020111
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: michigancat on February 07, 2011, 02:22:34 PM
wow, hope this is real:

http://www.androidcentral.com/virgin-mobiles-lg-optimus-v-priced-149

:gocho:

http://www.virginmobileusa.com/cell-phones/lg-optimus-v-phone.jsp?intcmp=p-hp-mps1-optimuslaunch-020111

yep, they have been in target and radio shack for a week or 2 now. That's a hell of a deal.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on February 07, 2011, 02:39:13 PM
did you buy one?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: michigancat on February 07, 2011, 02:44:42 PM
did you buy one?

not yet. waiting for verizon contract to go up, then porting the number to google voice.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on February 07, 2011, 05:43:58 PM
Well, now this is quite the embarrassment.

http://gizmodo.com/#!5754281/kyoceras-double+headed-echo-is-nothing-more-than-mutant
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on February 08, 2011, 05:15:43 PM
this is super cool.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/08/verizons-lg-revolution-to-support-voice-over-lte-mid-year/

Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on February 08, 2011, 05:53:12 PM
this is super cool.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/08/verizons-lg-revolution-to-support-voice-over-lte-mid-year/



Lots of potential, but I could see a lot of problems. Will the higher quality only work when both people have VoLTE? Will battery life be as abysmal as Evo with 4G turned on? How will it handle LTE/CDMA transitions during a call?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on February 08, 2011, 06:19:04 PM
this is super cool.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/08/verizons-lg-revolution-to-support-voice-over-lte-mid-year/



Lots of potential, but I could see a lot of problems. Will the higher quality only work when both people have VoLTE? Will battery life be as abysmal as Evo with 4G turned on? How will it handle LTE/CDMA transitions during a call?
for this phone, battery life will be an issue.  but you know how it works, they'll design better arm processors that will require less voltage to do more processing, along with more advanced batteries.

voip is most definitely the next evolution of wireless networks though.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on February 11, 2011, 07:32:56 AM
 :bait:

So the David Blaine gimmick was for this?  http://www.pcworld.com/article/218935/kyocera_echo_revealed_sprints_hot_dualscreen_android_phone.html (http://www.pcworld.com/article/218935/kyocera_echo_revealed_sprints_hot_dualscreen_android_phone.html)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on February 11, 2011, 08:16:32 AM
ya :flush:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on February 11, 2011, 09:08:59 AM
:bait:

So the David Blaine gimmick was for this?  http://www.pcworld.com/article/218935/kyocera_echo_revealed_sprints_hot_dualscreen_android_phone.html (http://www.pcworld.com/article/218935/kyocera_echo_revealed_sprints_hot_dualscreen_android_phone.html)

http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=1031.msg228465#msg228465

It's quite embarassing.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on February 11, 2011, 09:18:46 AM
don't rub it in
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: CNS on February 11, 2011, 09:20:17 AM
:bait:

So the David Blaine gimmick was for this?  http://www.pcworld.com/article/218935/kyocera_echo_revealed_sprints_hot_dualscreen_android_phone.html (http://www.pcworld.com/article/218935/kyocera_echo_revealed_sprints_hot_dualscreen_android_phone.html)

http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=1031.msg228465#msg228465

It's quite embarassing.

Echo looks like a Nintendo DS
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on February 11, 2011, 09:32:41 AM
:bait:

So the David Blaine gimmick was for this?  http://www.pcworld.com/article/218935/kyocera_echo_revealed_sprints_hot_dualscreen_android_phone.html (http://www.pcworld.com/article/218935/kyocera_echo_revealed_sprints_hot_dualscreen_android_phone.html)

http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=1031.msg228465#msg228465

It's quite embarassing.

Echo looks like a Nintendo DS

QFT
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on February 11, 2011, 09:36:35 AM
:bait:

So the David Blaine gimmick was for this?  http://www.pcworld.com/article/218935/kyocera_echo_revealed_sprints_hot_dualscreen_android_phone.html (http://www.pcworld.com/article/218935/kyocera_echo_revealed_sprints_hot_dualscreen_android_phone.html)

http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=1031.msg228465#msg228465

It's quite embarassing.

Echo looks like a Nintendo DS cheap knockoff
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on February 14, 2011, 07:25:37 AM
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/14/qualcomm-unveils-next-gen-snapdragon-family-including-quad-core/

next gen arm processors, 65% power consumtion reduction, quad core
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on February 14, 2011, 01:32:43 PM
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/14/qualcomm-unveils-next-gen-snapdragon-family-including-quad-core/

next gen arm processors, 65% power consumtion reduction, quad core

 :eek: will take
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on February 14, 2011, 09:20:20 PM
Got something in the mail from sprint that basically said.  "eff you.  No more yearly upgrades, dickhead."
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: jtksu on February 14, 2011, 09:22:28 PM
You make the silver list?  Got the same deal.  IDK WTF the Sprint Premier thing is even about.  I guess we get the full discounts every 22 months now.  :meh:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Cire on February 14, 2011, 09:28:22 PM
Can someone tell me how to get chat to work on my epic.  Or if it's possible.  Tia
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on February 14, 2011, 10:56:08 PM
You make the silver list?  Got the same deal.  IDK WTF the Sprint Premier thing is even about.  I guess we get the full discounts every 22 months now.  :meh:

Yeah, I think I've got 1 more year until I have 10 years with sprint, so I'll be gold then, I guess.  Still sucks.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SwiftCat on February 15, 2011, 12:32:41 AM
Can someone tell me how to get chat to work on my epic.  Or if it's possible.  Tia

Root your phone (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=770388).  Upgrade to Android 2.2. (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=861213)  Install the latest flash player. (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.adobe.flashplayer)

Its possible, but it will take a lot of reading and you will remove any warranty you have on your phone.

Probably would be better and safer if you wait til sprint pushes a 2.2 update.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Saulbadguy on February 15, 2011, 12:32:51 AM
xperia play.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Cire on February 15, 2011, 08:38:17 PM
Can someone tell me how to get chat to work on my epic.  Or if it's possible.  Tia

Root your phone (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=770388).  Upgrade to Android 2.2. (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=861213)  Install the latest flash player. (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.adobe.flashplayer)

Thanks, will wait

Its possible, but it will take a lot of reading and you will remove any warranty you have on your phone.

Probably would be better and safer if you wait til sprint pushes a 2.2 update.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on February 18, 2011, 03:33:50 PM
Froyo for Epic 4G Monday 2/21

Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Cire on February 18, 2011, 04:57:49 PM
Woot
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: O-town Kat on February 21, 2011, 10:05:39 PM
:bait:

So the David Blaine gimmick was for this?  http://www.pcworld.com/article/218935/kyocera_echo_revealed_sprints_hot_dualscreen_android_phone.html (http://www.pcworld.com/article/218935/kyocera_echo_revealed_sprints_hot_dualscreen_android_phone.html)

http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=1031.msg228465#msg228465


It's quite embarassing.

Echo looks like a Nintendo DS cheap knockoff

played with a beta today.  2 Zios sewn together minus the trackball.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on February 22, 2011, 11:45:08 AM
Ended up getting a sweet hookup with Sprint.  Have the EVO now.  Trying to figure it all out.  It makes me feel old and like I am only using 5% of what it can do.  Any tips, apps, etc...??
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on February 22, 2011, 11:58:12 AM
Ended up getting a sweet hookup with Sprint.  Have the EVO now.  Trying to figure it all out.  It makes me feel old and like I am only using 5% of what it can do.  Any tips, apps, etc...??

sd updated app list:

American Airlines
Amazon
Amex
British Airways
Chase
Continental Airlines
Delta Airlines
Dropbox (share stuff between your PC and phone)
Epicurious (recipes)
NY Bus & Subway Maps
Scorecenter (ESPN Scoreboard app)
calorie counter (has nutrition info on pretty much every restraunt's food)
runkeeper (who the eff am I kidding, I'm not running anywhere.  Even if I was, I wouldn't drag my EVO with me...got it free and is usually $10 so that's the only reason I have it)
flightview free (flight time and delay app)
Chrome to Phone (send links from your pc in chrome browser to your phone)
Google Voice
Google Listen (podcast app)
Google Reader
Shopper
Goggles (take pictures of crap and it searches google for what you took a picture of)
Google Earth
Barcode Scanner
Happy Hours
Fruit Ninja
Priority Club Rewards
Award Wallet beta
DC Metro Transit map
Kayak
Gingerbread keyboard
Orbitz
Pandora
Angry Birds
Angry Birds Seasons
Southwest Air
Tweetdeck (tried Twitdroyd but like tweetdeck better)
Hilton
Tripadvisor
Tripit
Weather Channel
Yelp
Words with friends
X Construct
Dolphin Browser HD (my fav web browser)
RockPlayer (play divx and other encoded movies)
NPR News
TuneIn Radio
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on February 22, 2011, 12:08:44 PM
Ended up getting a sweet hookup with Sprint.  Have the EVO now.  Trying to figure it all out.  It makes me feel old and like I am only using 5% of what it can do.  Any tips, apps, etc...??

sd updated app list:

American Airlines
Amazon
Amex
British Airways
Chase
Continental Airlines
Delta Airlines
Dropbox (share stuff between your PC and phone)
Epicurious (recipes)
NY Bus & Subway Maps
Scorecenter (ESPN Scoreboard app)
calorie counter (has nutrition info on pretty much every restraunt's food)
runkeeper (who the eff am I kidding, I'm not running anywhere.  Even if I was, I wouldn't drag my EVO with me...got it free and is usually $10 so that's the only reason I have it)
flightview free (flight time and delay app)
Chrome to Phone (send links from your pc in chrome browser to your phone)
Google Voice
Google Listen (podcast app)
Google Reader
Shopper
Goggles (take pictures of crap and it searches google for what you took a picture of)
Google Earth
Barcode Scanner
Happy Hours
Fruit Ninja
Priority Club Rewards
Award Wallet beta
DC Metro Transit map
Kayak
Gingerbread keyboard
Orbitz
Pandora
Angry Birds
Angry Birds Seasons
Southwest Air
Tweetdeck (tried Twitdroyd but like tweetdeck better)
Hilton
Tripadvisor
Tripit
Weather Channel
Yelp
Words with friends
X Construct
Dolphin Browser HD (my fav web browser)
RockPlayer (play divx and other encoded movies)
NPR News
TuneIn Radio

Wow... Thanks!  I'll be busy tonight.  Love Words w/ Friends on the iPhone.  Can I still play w/ my iPhone friends on this?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on February 22, 2011, 12:14:27 PM
ya, cross platform
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on February 22, 2011, 01:23:42 PM
here's my android app list
810 WHB
AppBrain
Battery Watcher
Beautiful Widgets
Epicurious
EasyTether
Foursquare
GoLauncher
Googles
Groupon
Kayak
iSync'r
Maps
Nesoid Lite
Open Table
ROM Gripper
ScoreCenter
ShopSavvy
SNesoid Lite
SlideIT
Solitaire
SWA
Speed Test
TV Guide Mobile
Words Free
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on February 22, 2011, 01:25:13 PM
PowerAmp
Shopper
Pandora
Kindle
Dolphin
Adobe Reader
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: michigancat on February 22, 2011, 01:27:11 PM
none of you guys use winamp?

it looks great. Wish there was a foobar2000 app (not just a remote).
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on February 22, 2011, 01:30:29 PM
poweramp > winamp
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: michigancat on February 22, 2011, 01:37:31 PM
poweramp > winamp

winamp seems like a billion times better for integration with a PC music library.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on February 22, 2011, 01:39:03 PM
poweramp > winamp

winamp seems like a billion times better for integration with a PC music library.
might be better for pc, not sure.  i don't use one.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on February 22, 2011, 04:32:36 PM
I have winamp and double twist installed. I think I prefer doubletwist. Kinda wondering if it's worth it for the paid version.

SD- have you tried dolphin HD mini? I like it a lot more than the regular version.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on February 22, 2011, 04:51:13 PM
I have winamp and double twist installed. I think I prefer doubletwist. Kinda wondering if it's worth it for the paid version.

SD- have you tried dolphin HD mini? I like it a lot more than the regular version.

hate HD mini.  HATE.  was an unholy pain in the ass and wasn't any faster than HD.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on February 22, 2011, 04:52:33 PM
I have winamp and double twist installed. I think I prefer doubletwist. Kinda wondering if it's worth it for the paid version.

SD- have you tried dolphin HD mini? I like it a lot more than the regular version.

hate HD mini.  HATE.  was an unholy pain in the ass and wasn't any faster than HD.

How was it a pain in the ass? Mine is fine. It's not supposed to be faster. It has the same engine. It's just a more minimal layout with less stuff in it. It's pretty much the same exact browser.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on February 23, 2011, 12:58:39 PM
Froyo for Epic 4G Monday 2/21



Enjoyed my first flash vid on my epic last night. Couldn't wait for the OTA update, so I went and downloaded it directly from Samsung.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on February 23, 2011, 01:11:37 PM
I have winamp and double twist installed. I think I prefer doubletwist. Kinda wondering if it's worth it for the paid version.

SD- have you tried dolphin HD mini? I like it a lot more than the regular version.

hate HD mini.  HATE.  was an unholy pain in the ass and wasn't any faster than HD.

How was it a pain in the ass? Mine is fine. It's not supposed to be faster. It has the same engine. It's just a more minimal layout with less stuff in it. It's pretty much the same exact browser.

much worse, fewer options, looks terrible, smells
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Cire on February 23, 2011, 01:38:22 PM
Froyo for Epic 4G Monday 2/21



Enjoyed my first flash vid on my epic last night. Couldn't wait for the OTA update, so I went and downloaded it directly from Samsung.

Yeah, I shouted when I got it this morning.  sweet.  I like mini better, but didn't at first at all.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on February 23, 2011, 02:05:54 PM
I have winamp and double twist installed. I think I prefer doubletwist. Kinda wondering if it's worth it for the paid version.

SD- have you tried dolphin HD mini? I like it a lot more than the regular version.

hate HD mini.  HATE.  was an unholy pain in the ass and wasn't any faster than HD.

How was it a pain in the ass? Mine is fine. It's not supposed to be faster. It has the same engine. It's just a more minimal layout with less stuff in it. It's pretty much the same exact browser.

much worse, fewer options, looks terrible, smells

I wanted fewer options. Tabs are the only thing I need. HD is cluttered and Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!).
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on February 23, 2011, 02:51:26 PM
I have winamp and double twist installed. I think I prefer doubletwist. Kinda wondering if it's worth it for the paid version.

SD- have you tried dolphin HD mini? I like it a lot more than the regular version.

hate HD mini.  HATE.  was an unholy pain in the ass and wasn't any faster than HD.

How was it a pain in the ass? Mine is fine. It's not supposed to be faster. It has the same engine. It's just a more minimal layout with less stuff in it. It's pretty much the same exact browser.

much worse, fewer options, looks terrible, smells

I wanted fewer options. Tabs are the only thing I need. HD is cluttered and Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!).

How is HD "cluttered"?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on February 24, 2011, 05:00:37 PM
I have winamp and double twist installed. I think I prefer doubletwist. Kinda wondering if it's worth it for the paid version.

SD- have you tried dolphin HD mini? I like it a lot more than the regular version.

hate HD mini.  HATE.  was an unholy pain in the ass and wasn't any faster than HD.

How was it a pain in the ass? Mine is fine. It's not supposed to be faster. It has the same engine. It's just a more minimal layout with less stuff in it. It's pretty much the same exact browser.

much worse, fewer options, looks terrible, smells

I wanted fewer options. Tabs are the only thing I need. HD is cluttered and Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!).

How is HD "cluttered"?

The side bar thing, addons, other "features" that aren't needed on a mobile browser. It's not bad, but compared to mini, it is. I also prefer the speed dial homepage on mini, over bookmarks.


(https://ssl.gstatic.com/android/market/com.dolphin.browser/ss-0-320-480-160-3-72878652e5a9bde7bae6354f63d2857da14eb03a) (https://ssl.gstatic.com/android/market/mobi.mgeek.TunnyBrowser/ss-1-320-480-160-1-c7bdd0be5c60f48e2be61cdaffee4ee031f5ecf9)


I still am not a proponent of either, to be honest. The UI's are pretty gnarly. Green is a color I would not use at all. If the default browser was easier to tab through and had a homepage button, I'd use it.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on February 24, 2011, 05:39:28 PM
I think the fact that the sidebars are only there when you swipe them over removes them from the clutter equation.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on February 24, 2011, 05:42:59 PM
I think the fact that the sidebars are only there when you swipe them over removes them from the clutter equation.

I only see the sidebars when I want to see them.....which is sometimes.....which isn't an option on that shitbag mini
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on February 24, 2011, 05:46:29 PM
I think the fact that the sidebars are only there when you swipe them over removes them from the clutter equation.

Not when you want only tabs and a speed dial homepage. I haven't used it in a while, but it was permanently there when I used it last. No real reason to go back.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on February 24, 2011, 05:47:23 PM
I think the fact that the sidebars are only there when you swipe them over removes them from the clutter equation.

I only see the sidebars when I want to see them.....which is sometimes.....which isn't an option on that shitbag mini

If you could be sexually abused by software, you'd be a candidate.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: CrushNasty on February 24, 2011, 06:45:50 PM
Sheesh,  must suck not to have an iPhone 4.

Oh wait, I had to give mine up for work.  :goodbyecruelworld:

Looking at bringing it back - exploring ALL options!  :emawkid:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on February 24, 2011, 09:26:03 PM
OK, I need some new widgets for my epic. good ones?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SwiftCat on February 24, 2011, 09:57:43 PM
OK, I need some new widgets for my epic. good ones?

Desktop Visualizer
Last Call Widget
Make Your Clock Widget
Minimalistic Text
Scrollable News
SMS Unread Count
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on February 25, 2011, 09:10:19 AM
OK, I need some new widgets for my epic. good ones?

Desktop Visualizer don't really get what this accomplishes
Last Call Widget
Make Your Clock Widget really like this one, thanks
Minimalistic Text similar to Make Your Clock, but worse?
Scrollable News
SMS Unread Count Samsung's native SMS client has a count :dunno:

Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on February 25, 2011, 09:22:56 AM
I use:
Simi Clock
Switch Pro
Double Twist music player
and I have Launcher Pro installed instead of the HTC dock
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on February 25, 2011, 09:24:43 AM
just switched to miren browser, didn't care for dolphin hd very much.  miren is for elite users. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on February 25, 2011, 09:26:04 AM
just switched to miren browser, didn't care for dolphin hd very much.  miren is for elite users. 

will try
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on February 25, 2011, 09:52:17 AM
I really like it so far, lemme know your thoughts
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Chingon on February 25, 2011, 09:54:28 AM
I find Elixir to be useful
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on February 25, 2011, 09:55:31 AM
I find Elixir to be useful

what is
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Chingon on February 25, 2011, 09:57:25 AM
(http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=qr&chs=150x150&chl=http://www.appbrain.com/app/bt.android.elixir?install=web)
http://www.appbrain.com/app/elixir/bt.android.elixir
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: dmartin on February 25, 2011, 09:57:54 AM
love having a minimalist main screen on my phone.  only using typoclock and battstatt widgets on the main screen with the weatherbug widget in the corner.  and launcherpro is a must have.  scrolling dock is great.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on February 25, 2011, 10:11:28 AM
do these custom launcher apps just crush your battery? i've been cautious to try one to this point.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on February 25, 2011, 10:22:07 AM
Posting this from Miren. Like so far, nice interface.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on February 25, 2011, 10:24:18 AM
do these custom launcher apps just crush your battery? i've been cautious to try one to this point.

Mine's no different.

Trying Miren. Hopefully it's better than this dolphin pos.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on February 25, 2011, 10:38:25 AM
do these custom launcher apps just crush your battery? i've been cautious to try one to this point.

i don't notice much of a difference with GoLauncher or Beautiful Widgets
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SwiftCat on February 25, 2011, 11:53:36 PM
OK, I need some new widgets for my epic. good ones?

Desktop Visualizer don't really get what this accomplishes
Last Call Widget
Make Your Clock Widget really like this one, thanks
Minimalistic Text similar to Make Your Clock, but worse?
Scrollable News
SMS Unread Count Samsung's native SMS client has a count :dunno:

Desktop Visualizer: You can use alternative icon images to launch applications.
Minimalistic Text: This is actually really powerful. Mess with the layouts a little to get an idea.

I run Launcher Pro Plus. I guess I really wouldn't know if it has comparably worse battery, because I've used it since day 1, but I can get a full day with medium usage. Definitely recommend if you want to make your phone look elite.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: bonercat on February 28, 2011, 01:23:14 PM
Didn't get the Froyo push before the cancellation on my Epic  :dubious:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Cire on February 28, 2011, 02:12:43 PM
Didn't get the Froyo push before the cancellation on my Epic  :dubious:

A friend of mine didn't get it either
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Cire on February 28, 2011, 02:27:16 PM
just switched to miren browser, didn't care for dolphin hd very much.  miren is for elite users. 

tried it, it didn't run very smoothly for me.  still giving it a chance but mini is SOOOOOOOOOOO easy.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on February 28, 2011, 03:22:46 PM
Didn't get the Froyo push before the cancellation on my Epic  :dubious:

Waiting for OTA? :dubious:

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/downloads/SPH-D700ZKASPR

Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on February 28, 2011, 06:11:30 PM
Switched to miren.  It's as elite as 'clams described.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on February 28, 2011, 06:38:07 PM
Switched to miren.  It's as elite as 'clams described.
thx for the update trim, you must be an elite user.   
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on March 02, 2011, 11:08:06 AM
piss, well done on miren. elite browser indeed.

also really enjoying GO Launcher EX so far. i would have just settled for the ability to change my dock apps, let alone all the other custom stuff.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on March 02, 2011, 12:16:29 PM
piss, well done on miren. elite browser indeed.

also really enjoying GO Launcher EX so far. i would have just settled for the ability to change my dock apps, let alone all the other custom stuff.

Try some other launchers before settling. I was using Go Launcher as well, but I had heard good things about Launcher Pro and prefer it. Nothing really stands out over the others. It's all preference, but worth a try.

And the miren UI is loads better than dolphin. Hopefully the speed increases with new releases.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Cire on March 02, 2011, 12:23:45 PM
piss, well done on miren. elite browser indeed.

also really enjoying GO Launcher EX so far. i would have just settled for the ability to change my dock apps, let alone all the other custom stuff.

Try some other launchers before settling. I was using Go Launcher as well, but I had heard good things about Launcher Pro and prefer it. Nothing really stands out over the others. It's all preference, but worth a try.

And the miren UI is loads better than dolphin. Hopefully the speed increases with new releases.

Still think miren is slower.  Agree though with it being better all other things being equal.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on March 02, 2011, 12:53:01 PM
piss, well done on miren. elite browser indeed.

also really enjoying GO Launcher EX so far. i would have just settled for the ability to change my dock apps, let alone all the other custom stuff.
another elite user identified.

haven't used Launcher Pro but Go Launcher does what I want it to do so I just stuck with it.  Will give Launcher Pro a shot.

i didn't notice any difference in speed b/w Miren and Dolphin like you guys did.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Cire on March 02, 2011, 01:11:55 PM
can you create more than the 8 speed dials?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on March 02, 2011, 01:25:48 PM
piss, well done on miren. elite browser indeed.

also really enjoying GO Launcher EX so far. i would have just settled for the ability to change my dock apps, let alone all the other custom stuff.
another elite user identified.

haven't used Launcher Pro but Go Launcher does what I want it to do so I just stuck with it.  Will give Launcher Pro a shot.

i didn't notice any difference in speed b/w Miren and Dolphin like you guys did.

Me either (re: speed). Only weird thing I've noticed with miren so far is that on some sites, when I hit Back, it actually goes to the previous domain I was at, rather than the previous page within that same domain.

Example: facebook. Anyone else noticed this?

If it only happens on facebook, I'm ok with that, since I hardly ever go there.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on March 02, 2011, 01:31:10 PM
no haven't noticed that.  i don't visit facebook through the browser since i have the facebook app.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on March 02, 2011, 02:31:31 PM
piss, well done on miren. elite browser indeed.

also really enjoying GO Launcher EX so far. i would have just settled for the ability to change my dock apps, let alone all the other custom stuff.
another elite user identified.

haven't used Launcher Pro but Go Launcher does what I want it to do so I just stuck with it.  Will give Launcher Pro a shot.

i didn't notice any difference in speed b/w Miren and Dolphin like you guys did.

Me either (re: speed). Only weird thing I've noticed with miren so far is that on some sites, when I hit Back, it actually goes to the previous domain I was at, rather than the previous page within that same domain.

Example: facebook. Anyone else noticed this?

If it only happens on facebook, I'm ok with that, since I hardly ever go there.

I noticed this once. I thought I may have double tapped, but it may have been the browser.

With speed, I think it has to do with it waiting to load the whole page. It just seems slower.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on March 02, 2011, 08:58:27 PM
no haven't noticed that.  i don't visit facebook through the browser since i have the facebook app.

Yeah, got there by clicking on an email link though.

Another oddity: double-clicking a word in text entry doesn't pull up the Swype "hidden word" dialog like it should. (does nothing instead)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on March 03, 2011, 07:52:19 AM
LOL @ Swype :lol:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on March 03, 2011, 08:01:57 AM
I'm using the new gingerbread keyboard until gingerbread is actually available
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on March 03, 2011, 08:05:30 AM
SlideIt
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on March 03, 2011, 09:24:06 AM
SlideIt

How is that different than Swype?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: sonofdaxjones on March 03, 2011, 09:28:20 AM
I am on Sprint, I will likely stay on Sprint, everyone I know around here on Verizon sounds like they're talking through a tin cup and string, AT&T isn't much better.     

I hate my phone, what should I get has a replacement.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on March 03, 2011, 09:30:30 AM
I am on Sprint, I will likely stay on Sprint, everyone I know around here on Verizon sounds like they're talking through a tin cup and string, AT&T isn't much better.     

I hate my phone, what should I get has a replacement.


EVO
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on March 03, 2011, 09:53:48 AM
I am on Sprint, I will likely stay on Sprint, everyone I know around here on Verizon sounds like they're talking through a tin cup and string, AT&T isn't much better.     

I hate my phone, what should I get has a replacement.


EVO  :emawkid:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on March 03, 2011, 10:08:19 AM
LOL @ Swype :lol:

You rough ridin' kidding? Swype is amazing.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on March 03, 2011, 10:12:50 AM
I downloaded  Sandstorm for my ringtone last night free of charge.  EVO  =  :bracketmouse:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on March 03, 2011, 10:14:55 AM
EVO
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on March 03, 2011, 10:16:13 AM
Swipe blows ass compared to SlideIT.  I will note, however, that SlideIT is geared towards elite power users.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Cire on March 03, 2011, 10:17:01 AM
Epic or EVO. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on March 03, 2011, 10:27:03 AM
Swipe blows ass compared to SlideIT.  I will note, however, that SlideIT is geared towards elite power users.


So they're the same thing then?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on March 03, 2011, 10:53:00 AM
Swipe blows ass compared to SlideIT.  I will note, however, that SlideIT is geared towards elite power users.


I'll try it, but color me skeptical. I don't see much room to improve on what Swype does. You draw over the letters of the word: it types out the word. :dunno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on March 03, 2011, 02:21:36 PM
Swipe blows ass compared to SlideIT.  I will note, however, that SlideIT is geared towards elite power users.


I'll try it, but color me skeptical. I don't see much room to improve on what Swype does. You draw over the letters of the word: it types out the word. :dunno:

They function in the same way, however, Swype's dictionary sucks.  It makes up way too many words, the helpful hints that pop up all the time suck. SlideIT learns your words/phrases/etc much quicker and seems to be a lot more intuitive that Swype ever was for me.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Cire on March 03, 2011, 02:30:38 PM
Swipe blows ass compared to SlideIT.  I will note, however, that SlideIT is geared towards elite power users.


I'll try it, but color me skeptical. I don't see much room to improve on what Swype does. You draw over the letters of the word: it types out the word. :dunno:

They function in the same way, however, Swype's dictionary sucks.  It makes up way too many words, the helpful hints that pop up all the time suck. SlideIT learns your words/phrases/etc much quicker and seems to be a lot more intuitive that Swype ever was for me.

Hate this about swype.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Mikeyis4dcats on March 03, 2011, 02:35:02 PM
Swipe blows ass compared to SlideIT.  I will note, however, that SlideIT is geared towards elite power users.


I'll try it, but color me skeptical. I don't see much room to improve on what Swype does. You draw over the letters of the word: it types out the word. :dunno:

They function in the same way, however, Swype's dictionary sucks.  It makes up way too many words, the helpful hints that pop up all the time suck. SlideIT learns your words/phrases/etc much quicker and seems to be a lot more intuitive that Swype ever was for me.

Hate this about swype.

IIRC you can turn off the tips
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on March 03, 2011, 02:53:59 PM
You can certainly try.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on March 03, 2011, 04:24:50 PM
I had nothing pop up with swype. I think I had a menu option to turn it off.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on March 03, 2011, 04:58:45 PM
SlideIT costs money. lol, not a chance. Swype is just fine.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on March 03, 2011, 05:11:28 PM
What is Swype?  I want to be cool.  Does it work on the EVO?   
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on March 03, 2011, 05:11:36 PM
$6.23? lmao.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on March 03, 2011, 05:12:27 PM
What is Swype?  I want to be cool.  Does it work on the EVO?   

The latest update (from a month or so ago) includes it with the Evo. Hold down where you enter the text and change the input.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on March 03, 2011, 05:32:26 PM
$6.23? lmao.
maybe they take food stamps?  :dunno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on March 03, 2011, 05:45:46 PM
$6.23? lmao.
maybe they take food stamps?  :dunno:

Psh. Dumb to pay for something you can get for free. I bet you buy CDs still. :lol:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on March 03, 2011, 06:11:03 PM
SlideIT isn't free.  Swype sucks, enjoy sucking with it.  :users:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on March 03, 2011, 07:50:49 PM
Swype + $0.00 > SlideIT + $6.23

It's science. :popcorn:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Cire on March 03, 2011, 08:04:19 PM
I changed my setting and out is better
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on March 03, 2011, 09:38:35 PM
SlideIT isn't free.  Swype sucks, enjoy sucking with it.  :users:

:delusional:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SwiftCat on March 03, 2011, 09:40:38 PM
Slide it is for non-elite users who are not good at swype.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on March 03, 2011, 10:45:25 PM
Slide it is for non-elite users who are not good at swype.

BOOM. THAT JUST HAPPENED. <--- typed with swype :gocho:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on March 04, 2011, 11:44:20 AM
Trying swype.  Cooooool. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SwiftCat on March 06, 2011, 11:15:54 PM
Just updated to Gingerbread (2.3.3)

Power off screen is elite.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on March 07, 2011, 09:33:25 AM
(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/server_attention_span.png)

hate this
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on March 07, 2011, 11:19:16 AM
Just updated to Gingerbread (2.3.3)

Power off screen is elite.

Which phone? Nexus s?

Also, http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/06/sprint-announcing-nexus-s-4g-evo-3d-and-evo-view-tablet-at-cti/
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SwiftCat on March 07, 2011, 05:56:16 PM
Just updated to Gingerbread (2.3.3)

Power off screen is elite.

Which phone? Nexus s?

Also, http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/06/sprint-announcing-nexus-s-4g-evo-3d-and-evo-view-tablet-at-cti/

Captivate. Was on 2.2.1 before this.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: MakeItRain on March 07, 2011, 06:24:29 PM
Swipe blows ass compared to SlideIT.  I will note, however, that SlideIT is geared towards elite power users.


I'll try it, but color me skeptical. I don't see much room to improve on what Swype does. You draw over the letters of the word: it types out the word. :dunno:

They function in the same way, however, Swype's dictionary sucks.  It makes up way too many words, the helpful hints that pop up all the time suck. SlideIT learns your words/phrases/etc much quicker and seems to be a lot more intuitive that Swype ever was for me.

Hate this about swype.

IIRC you can turn off the tips

I have well documented issues with Swype.  When you instruct Swype to not give the pop-up tips it still does and with the bullshit words that it makes up it's beyond annoying.  Even when you delete the words from the dictionary they show back up again when you reset your device.  My last name is Johnson, so the "Johndon" that continually came up pissed me off.  Don't know what was worst "Johndon" or "abd."

I've been using SlideIT for a week and it is great, thanks 'sclams.  My only issue is that the dictionary isn't big enough, but it is much better to add words than to repeatedly delete scores of bullshit ones.  Some of you cheap assholes would eat spam and gubment cheese just because its free.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on March 07, 2011, 07:36:48 PM
Swipe blows ass compared to SlideIT.  I will note, however, that SlideIT is geared towards elite power users.


I'll try it, but color me skeptical. I don't see much room to improve on what Swype does. You draw over the letters of the word: it types out the word. :dunno:

They function in the same way, however, Swype's dictionary sucks.  It makes up way too many words, the helpful hints that pop up all the time suck. SlideIT learns your words/phrases/etc much quicker and seems to be a lot more intuitive that Swype ever was for me.

Hate this about swype.

IIRC you can turn off the tips

I have well documented issues with Swype.  When you instruct Swype to not give the pop-up tips it still does and with the bullcac words that it makes up it's beyond annoying.  Even when you delete the words from the dictionary they show back up again when you reset your device.  My last name is Johnson, so the "Johndon" that continually came up pissed me off.  Don't know what was worst "Johndon" or "abd."

I've been using SlideIT for a week and it is great, thanks 'sclams.  My only issue is that the dictionary isn't big enough, but it is much better to add words than to repeatedly delete scores of bullcac ones.  Some of you cheap assholes would eat spam and gubment cheese just because its free.

Never had these issues with Swype. I'm chalking it up to user error / MiR having really fat fingers.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on March 07, 2011, 08:02:48 PM
Swipe blows ass compared to SlideIT.  I will note, however, that SlideIT is geared towards elite power users.


I'll try it, but color me skeptical. I don't see much room to improve on what Swype does. You draw over the letters of the word: it types out the word. :dunno:

They function in the same way, however, Swype's dictionary sucks.  It makes up way too many words, the helpful hints that pop up all the time suck. SlideIT learns your words/phrases/etc much quicker and seems to be a lot more intuitive that Swype ever was for me.

Hate this about swype.

IIRC you can turn off the tips

I have well documented issues with Swype.  When you instruct Swype to not give the pop-up tips it still does and with the bullshit words that it makes up it's beyond annoying.  Even when you delete the words from the dictionary they show back up again when you reset your device.  My last name is Johnson, so the "Johndon" that continually came up pissed me off.  Don't know what was worst "Johndon" or "abd."

I've been using SlideIT for a week and it is great, thanks 'sclams.  My only issue is that the dictionary isn't big enough, but it is much better to add words than to repeatedly delete scores of bullshit ones.  Some of you cheap assholes would eat spam and gubment cheese just because its free.
good to know that not everyone here is a complete a-clown.  MiR, obviously promoted to elite user status.  summed up my thoughts exactly.  props.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on March 07, 2011, 09:33:05 PM
Swipe blows ass compared to SlideIT.  I will note, however, that SlideIT is geared towards elite power users.


I'll try it, but color me skeptical. I don't see much room to improve on what Swype does. You draw over the letters of the word: it types out the word. :dunno:

They function in the same way, however, Swype's dictionary sucks.  It makes up way too many words, the helpful hints that pop up all the time suck. SlideIT learns your words/phrases/etc much quicker and seems to be a lot more intuitive that Swype ever was for me.

Hate this about swype.

IIRC you can turn off the tips

I have well documented issues with Swype.  When you instruct Swype to not give the pop-up tips it still does and with the bullcac words that it makes up it's beyond annoying.  Even when you delete the words from the dictionary they show back up again when you reset your device.  My last name is Johnson, so the "Johndon" that continually came up pissed me off.  Don't know what was worst "Johndon" or "abd."

I've been using SlideIT for a week and it is great, thanks 'sclams.  My only issue is that the dictionary isn't big enough, but it is much better to add words than to repeatedly delete scores of bullcac ones.  Some of you cheap assholes would eat spam and gubment cheese just because its free.
good to know that not everyone here is a complete a-clown.  MiR, obviously promoted to elite user status.  summed up my thoughts exactly.  props.

Just added you to the "Has Fat Fingers" list. :users:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on March 12, 2011, 03:42:06 PM
Switched to SlideIT. 

I got tired of Swype sending out a new version every couple months, then the version on my phone wouldn't work. I then had to uninstall, find the new beta, install, etc.

Its worth the $6 to just have it as a regular app that updates itself. I have no idea why Swype didn't ever just make theirs a regular app in the Android App store, even if they charged a dollar or two.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: michigancat on March 12, 2011, 04:11:37 PM
target had the optimus v's on sale for 129 and they gave you a $20 gift card.

None were available anywhere. :blank:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: O-town Kat on March 12, 2011, 05:46:16 PM
Optimus must be doing well on the sprint side b/c they won't let employees buy them. Remarkable for a mid-range phone.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Christer on March 22, 2011, 09:00:20 AM
http://skattertech.com/2011/03/android-v2-3-gingerbread-heading-to-the-htc-evo-4g/ (http://skattertech.com/2011/03/android-v2-3-gingerbread-heading-to-the-htc-evo-4g/)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: michigancat on March 24, 2011, 07:34:18 AM
Got the Optimus V. Love the phone. The Virgin Mobile data network is an incredible joke. It's absolutely ridiculous.

Clams? Kougs? :blank:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Mikeyis4dcats on March 28, 2011, 11:08:01 AM
LOL, just got asked how I racked up 10gb in data usage last month on my phone.   Explained to the boss how the EVO worked...
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on March 28, 2011, 11:29:17 AM
Got the Optimus V. Love the phone. The Virgin Mobile data network is an incredible joke. It's absolutely ridiculous.

Clams? Kougs? :blank:

Sorry, I have no insidery info from the prepaid world. Most of the things I've heard about Sprint's prepaid networks have been positive though. Just really slow in your experience, or what?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on April 01, 2011, 10:39:36 AM
Got the Optimus V. Love the phone. The Virgin Mobile data network is an incredible joke. It's absolutely ridiculous.

Clams? Kougs? :blank:

VM doesn't have a network, they use sprint's and verizons.  quit living in bfe, redneck hayseed.  boom, slow roasted.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on April 01, 2011, 10:54:49 AM
I've had my EVO for about a month and it's already running reall slowly at times. It's pissing me off.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on April 01, 2011, 10:56:52 AM
I've had my EVO for about a month and it's already running reall slowly at times. It's pissing me off.

slow how?  boom, roasted.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on April 01, 2011, 11:22:13 AM
I've had my EVO for about a month and it's already running reall slowly at times. It's pissing me off.

slow how?  boom, roasted.

Starting up after the lock screen, switching between apps, camera starting up.  It's about as slow as my shitty old iPhone was. :(  :dunno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on April 01, 2011, 11:36:34 AM
I've had my EVO for about a month and it's already running reall slowly at times. It's pissing me off.

slow how?  boom, roasted.

Starting up after the lock screen, switching between apps, camera starting up.  It's about as slow as my shitty old iPhone was. :(  :dunno:

do you reboot it occasionally?  do you ever go into the settings/applications and make sure you don't have every nascar app on the phone running at the same time?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on April 01, 2011, 11:58:18 AM
I've had my EVO for about a month and it's already running reall slowly at times. It's pissing me off.

slow how?  boom, roasted.

Starting up after the lock screen, switching between apps, camera starting up.  It's about as slow as my shitty old iPhone was. :(  :dunno:

shouldn't do that.  something is wrong.  stop by a sprint store and have them help you.  tell them s'clams sent you.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on April 01, 2011, 12:09:39 PM
I've had my EVO for about a month and it's already running reall slowly at times. It's pissing me off.

slow how?  boom, roasted.

Starting up after the lock screen, switching between apps, camera starting up.  It's about as slow as my shitty old iPhone was. :(  :dunno:

do you reboot it occasionally?  do you ever go into the settings/applications and make sure you don't have every nascar app on the phone running at the same time?


Wow... ton of crap running.  Shut it down.  Appears to be much better.  Thanks!  :emawkid:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on April 01, 2011, 12:15:42 PM
ya you should pull your battery every few days and reboot it. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: michigancat on April 01, 2011, 01:18:35 PM
Got the Optimus V. Love the phone. The Virgin Mobile data network is an incredible joke. It's absolutely ridiculous.

Clams? Kougs? :blank:

VM doesn't have a network, they use sprint's and verizons.  quit living in bfe, redneck hayseed.  boom, slow roasted.

Well Sprint's network was down for a couple days, dumbass. Works great now! :pbj:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on April 01, 2011, 03:30:51 PM
ya, they usually take it down from time to time in areas where they think no one lives because it saves them money.  boom.  data.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on April 04, 2011, 12:50:48 PM
ya, they usually take it down from time to time in areas where they think no one lives because it saves them money.  boom.  data.

lol
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: michigancat on April 04, 2011, 12:58:32 PM
I should say I really love the phone. Very compact, light. I don't want to watch movies or anything, and I'm a cheapskate, so it's great for me.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on April 04, 2011, 01:01:21 PM
I should say I really love the phone. Very compact, light. I don't want to watch movies or anything, and I'm a cheapskate, so it's great for me.

Speaking of which: anyone else find it hilariously stupid that T-Mobile thought it was a good idea to preload Inception on a phone?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Chingon on April 04, 2011, 01:14:50 PM
hey if any of you care at all, amazon has an android application store now and give you a free "non-free" application every day (?)

also

OurGroceries is a  pretty good application to use if you have to share shopping lists with multiple people.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on April 04, 2011, 01:29:52 PM
hey if any of you care at all, amazon has an android application store now and give you a free "non-free" application every day (?)

also

OurGroceries is a  pretty good application to use if you have to share shopping lists with multiple people.

Also Angry Birds Rio is exclusive on the amazon store. Not sure if it still is or for how long. I got Fruit Ninja for free last week. Decent game, but I can't believe people pay money for it.

On another note, download PewPew. rough ridin' great game.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on April 04, 2011, 02:24:45 PM
plants vs zombies on ipad, how great is that game?  very great.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on April 04, 2011, 02:28:21 PM
Also Angry Birds Rio is exclusive on the amazon store. Not sure if it still is or for how long.

as of you posting this that wasn't even true anymore
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: jtksu on April 04, 2011, 03:00:49 PM
I got Rio from Amazon a week or two ago.  All 3 stars.  :cool:  looking forward to May.  :users:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 04, 2011, 03:01:53 PM
I really don't get the appeal of angry birds. It's boring as crap.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on April 04, 2011, 03:08:33 PM
Also Angry Birds Rio is exclusive on the amazon store. Not sure if it still is or for how long.

as of you posting this that wasn't even true anymore

Hence the disclaimer. I don't keep up with the exclusitivity of apps after I have them. Does the android market version have apps? Pretty sure the amazon version does not.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on April 04, 2011, 03:13:57 PM
I really don't get the appeal of angry birds. It's boring as crap.

I didn't finish the first one. The holiday one wasn't even played. I actually played through the available levels in Rio. Not sure I'd play much more if more were available.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on April 04, 2011, 03:28:22 PM
I really don't get the appeal of angry birds. It's boring as crap.
agreed.  i get bored playing it pretty quickly.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: bonercat on April 04, 2011, 03:42:35 PM
Its a good game when you're on the crapper at work
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: dmartin on April 04, 2011, 03:47:24 PM
Its a good game when you're on the crapper at work

This is where i do the majority of my android gaming.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on April 04, 2011, 03:48:20 PM
Who games on their phone anywhere other than the pooper?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Saulbadguy on April 04, 2011, 05:18:15 PM
Who games on their phone anywhere other than the pooper?
women, and dumbasses
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: CrushNasty on April 12, 2011, 04:08:13 AM
So at work we can get full reimbursement if we have Blackberry phones (has always been the case) or now if we have the new windows phones.

I wish I could go back to my iPhone 4, but I really hate most BB phones I've ever messed around with so I'm thinking of trying out the Windows phone(s).

Who can provide me an analysis comparing it, or multiple models, to iPhones or BB's?? I'll hang up and listen off air.  TIA.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Cire on April 12, 2011, 06:18:48 AM
So at work we can get full reimbursement if we have Blackberry phones (has always been the case) or now if we have the new windows phones.

I wish I could go back to my iPhone 4, but I really hate most BB phones I've ever messed around with so I'm thinking of trying out the Windows phone(s).

Who can provide me an analysis comparing it, or multiple models, to iPhones or BB's?? I'll hang up and listen off air.  TIA.

Google
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on April 12, 2011, 03:18:22 PM
Anyone with an Android needs to download this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004U6QJFA?ie=UTF8&path=%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB004U6QJFA&redirect=true&tag=epiemp0a-20&useRedirectOnSuccess=1&ref=mas_dp

PewPew 2 is free on Amazon for today only. Really awesome game.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on April 12, 2011, 08:26:16 PM
Anyone with an Android needs to download this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004U6QJFA?ie=UTF8&path=%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB004U6QJFA&redirect=true&tag=epiemp0a-20&useRedirectOnSuccess=1&ref=mas_dp

PewPew 2 is free on Amazon for today only. Really awesome game.

it's ok
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on April 12, 2011, 08:33:35 PM
Anyone with an Android needs to download this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004U6QJFA?ie=UTF8&path=%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB004U6QJFA&redirect=true&tag=epiemp0a-20&useRedirectOnSuccess=1&ref=mas_dp

PewPew 2 is free on Amazon for today only. Really awesome game.

it's ok
(http://rebelbadges.co.uk/images/too-cool-for-school-rebelbadges.co.uk.jpg)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: CNS on April 12, 2011, 09:39:19 PM
The HD2 shot major craps today.  They are replacing it with the HD7(windows phone 7).  Anyone use WP7 before?  Really hated the Windows OS on the HD2.  Slow as eff.

I would open up my text app and it would literally take 20-30 seconds for the program to process whatevs the hell it needed to process so that I could start typing.  Hate it.

Hoping that HD7 is much better.   :ohno:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on April 12, 2011, 09:56:38 PM
i dont know anyone with a W7  phone, nor have i ever seen one live
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Tobias on April 12, 2011, 11:03:28 PM
The HD2 shot major craps today.  They are replacing it with the HD7(windows phone 7).  Anyone use WP7 before?  Really hated the Windows OS on the HD2.  Slow as eff.

I would open up my text app and it would literally take 20-30 seconds for the program to process whatevs the hell it needed to process so that I could start typing.  Hate it.

Hoping that HD7 is much better.   :ohno:

does rob dyrdek post here?  :crossfingers:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on April 12, 2011, 11:31:21 PM
Friend has WP7 and loves it despite a few well known drawbacks. Go to a store and play with it.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on April 14, 2011, 08:50:15 AM
i dont know anyone with a W7  phone, nor have i ever seen one live

Interface is actually pretty awesome, and I was sadly geeked out by the seamless integration with MS Office stuff, primarily Outlook. But like all new OS's before it, it'll be limited until it builds out its app selection.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: dmartin on April 14, 2011, 11:23:50 AM
Anyone with an Android needs to download this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004U6QJFA?ie=UTF8&path=%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB004U6QJFA&redirect=true&tag=epiemp0a-20&useRedirectOnSuccess=1&ref=mas_dp

PewPew 2 is free on Amazon for today only. Really awesome game.

it's ok

locked up my X on the second level.  had to pull the battery
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on April 14, 2011, 02:05:47 PM
Anyone with an Android needs to download this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004U6QJFA?ie=UTF8&path=%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB004U6QJFA&redirect=true&tag=epiemp0a-20&useRedirectOnSuccess=1&ref=mas_dp

PewPew 2 is free on Amazon for today only. Really awesome game.

it's ok

locked up my X on the second level.  had to pull the battery

Not pew pew's fault, your chitty phone's fault I'm sure.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on April 14, 2011, 02:29:26 PM
Anyone with an Android needs to download this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004U6QJFA?ie=UTF8&path=%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB004U6QJFA&redirect=true&tag=epiemp0a-20&useRedirectOnSuccess=1&ref=mas_dp

PewPew 2 is free on Amazon for today only. Really awesome game.

it's ok

locked up my X on the second level.  had to pull the battery

Not pew pew's fault, your chitty phone's fault I'm sure.

Well, it is a motorolla.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: j-von on April 14, 2011, 02:30:00 PM
Got the Thunderbolt this week.  Pretty awesome, and if you tweak the settings (Turn off 4G etc), the battery isn't an issue at all.  
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on April 14, 2011, 04:07:53 PM
Got the Thunderbolt this week.  Pretty awesome, and if you tweak the settings (Turn off 4G etc), the battery isn't an issue at all. 

so you got the Thunderbolt presumably because it's a 4G phone, and then you have to turn 4G off to make it through the day, battery-wise?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: CNS on April 14, 2011, 04:09:36 PM
False alarm.  They sent me another HD2.   :dubious:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on April 14, 2011, 04:28:05 PM
False alarm.  They sent me another HD2.   :dubious:

I really miss Windows Solitaire.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on April 14, 2011, 05:33:16 PM
Got the Thunderbolt this week.  Pretty awesome, and if you tweak the settings (Turn off 4G etc), the battery isn't an issue at all. 

so you got the Thunderbolt presumably because it's a 4G phone, and then you have to turn 4G off to make it through the day, battery-wise?
that's how it is with my HTC EVO 4G.  i keep the wimax, GPS, and WiFi radios all off, otherwise my battery is dead after being off the charger for 7 hrs.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: CNS on April 14, 2011, 05:33:58 PM
False alarm.  They sent me another HD2.   :dubious:

I really miss Windows Solitaire.

do not have.

 :dubious:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on April 14, 2011, 11:41:05 PM
Got the Thunderbolt this week.  Pretty awesome, and if you tweak the settings (Turn off 4G etc), the battery isn't an issue at all. 

so you got the Thunderbolt presumably because it's a 4G phone, and then you have to turn 4G off to make it through the day, battery-wise?
that's how it is with my HTC EVO 4G.  i keep the wimax, GPS, and WiFi radios all off, otherwise my battery is dead after being off the charger for 7 hrs.

Same. 4G is spotty here, as well. Having wifi connected to a network actually uses less battery than 3g, though.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Johnny Thunderbone on April 15, 2011, 12:14:34 AM
Got the Thunderbolt this week.  Pretty awesome, and if you tweak the settings (Turn off 4G etc), the battery isn't an issue at all. 

so you got the Thunderbolt presumably because it's a 4G phone, and then you have to turn 4G off to make it through the day, battery-wise?
that's how it is with my HTC EVO 4G.  i keep the wimax, GPS, and WiFi radios all off, otherwise my battery is dead after being off the charger for 7 hrs.

Same. 4G is spotty here, as well. Having wifi connected to a network actually uses less battery than 3g, though.

I rooted my EVO and am running Cyanogenmod7 currently. Seriously feels like the battery life has doubled. Runs a lot quicker and you can backload nearly any app for free. Also, free WiMax and free WiFi tethering.

Can't wait to see how Google integrates their new multi-million dollar fiber optic technology in KCK with Android phones.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: j-von on April 15, 2011, 01:55:02 AM
Got the Thunderbolt this week.  Pretty awesome, and if you tweak the settings (Turn off 4G etc), the battery isn't an issue at all. 

so you got the Thunderbolt presumably because it's a 4G phone, and then you have to turn 4G off to make it through the day, battery-wise?

I got the Thunderbolt because it's the best phone Verizon has currently. 4G didn't matter to me since Manhattan probably won't see it until my 2 year contract is up anyways.  KC will get it sometime in 2012, and the only city in Kansas that will have it in 2011 will be Wichita.

I've had it off the charger for about 14-15 hours now and I've used it to make quite a few calls, surf the internet, text, even played some games on the crapper and the battery has about 70% left so the people (on the interwebs, not here) complaining about the battery must not have it setup right or spend all day on their phone.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on April 15, 2011, 08:29:26 AM
Got the Thunderbolt this week.  Pretty awesome, and if you tweak the settings (Turn off 4G etc), the battery isn't an issue at all.  

so you got the Thunderbolt presumably because it's a 4G phone, and then you have to turn 4G off to make it through the day, battery-wise?
that's how it is with my HTC EVO 4G.  i keep the wimax, GPS, and WiFi radios all off, otherwise my battery is dead after being off the charger for 7 hrs.

Same. 4G is spotty here, as well. Having wifi connected to a network actually uses less battery than 3g, though.
i don't think the 3G radio is off when you turn the WiFi radio on, is it?

Got the Thunderbolt this week.  Pretty awesome, and if you tweak the settings (Turn off 4G etc), the battery isn't an issue at all.  

so you got the Thunderbolt presumably because it's a 4G phone, and then you have to turn 4G off to make it through the day, battery-wise?
that's how it is with my HTC EVO 4G.  i keep the wimax, GPS, and WiFi radios all off, otherwise my battery is dead after being off the charger for 7 hrs.

Same. 4G is spotty here, as well. Having wifi connected to a network actually uses less battery than 3g, though.

I rooted my EVO and am running Cyanogenmod7 currently. Seriously feels like the battery life has doubled. Runs a lot quicker and you can backload nearly any app for free. Also, free WiMax and free WiFi tethering.

Can't wait to see how Google integrates their new multi-million dollar fiber optic technology in KCK with Android phones.
i'd pay someone to successfully root my EVO, despite reading the Rooting For Dummies thread on Android Forums I still get lost with a lot of the terminology and process.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on April 15, 2011, 09:20:56 AM
Got the Thunderbolt this week.  Pretty awesome, and if you tweak the settings (Turn off 4G etc), the battery isn't an issue at all. 

so you got the Thunderbolt presumably because it's a 4G phone, and then you have to turn 4G off to make it through the day, battery-wise?
that's how it is with my HTC EVO 4G.  i keep the wimax, GPS, and WiFi radios all off, otherwise my battery is dead after being off the charger for 7 hrs.

Same. 4G is spotty here, as well. Having wifi connected to a network actually uses less battery than 3g, though.
i don't think the 3G radio is off when you turn the WiFi radio on, is it?

3G does turn off with wifi on. You don't need to pull data from two places, so it shuts it off. The problem is, when wifi is on and it's not connected to a router, it murders your battery. I use wifi when I decide to update all my apps or stream stuff.


Got the Thunderbolt this week.  Pretty awesome, and if you tweak the settings (Turn off 4G etc), the battery isn't an issue at all. 

so you got the Thunderbolt presumably because it's a 4G phone, and then you have to turn 4G off to make it through the day, battery-wise?
that's how it is with my HTC EVO 4G.  i keep the wimax, GPS, and WiFi radios all off, otherwise my battery is dead after being off the charger for 7 hrs.

Same. 4G is spotty here, as well. Having wifi connected to a network actually uses less battery than 3g, though.

I rooted my EVO and am running Cyanogenmod7 currently. Seriously feels like the battery life has doubled. Runs a lot quicker and you can backload nearly any app for free. Also, free WiMax and free WiFi tethering.

Can't wait to see how Google integrates their new multi-million dollar fiber optic technology in KCK with Android phones.
i'd pay someone to successfully root my EVO, despite reading the Rooting For Dummies thread on Android Forums I still get lost with a lot of the terminology and process.

I'm in the same boat. I really want to load CM7 on it, but I just know I'll mess it up.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on April 15, 2011, 03:30:44 PM
Got the Thunderbolt this week.  Pretty awesome, and if you tweak the settings (Turn off 4G etc), the battery isn't an issue at all. 

so you got the Thunderbolt presumably because it's a 4G phone, and then you have to turn 4G off to make it through the day, battery-wise?
that's how it is with my HTC EVO 4G.  i keep the wimax, GPS, and WiFi radios all off, otherwise my battery is dead after being off the charger for 7 hrs.

crap. my Epic makes it through the day easy. at work i'm on 4G, WiFi at home. i only turn GPS on when i'm actually using Navigator.

and yeah, the quickest way to drain a battery is to leave WiFi on without a connection. you can almost see the battery icon bar moving.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on April 15, 2011, 04:39:32 PM
Got the Thunderbolt this week.  Pretty awesome, and if you tweak the settings (Turn off 4G etc), the battery isn't an issue at all. 

so you got the Thunderbolt presumably because it's a 4G phone, and then you have to turn 4G off to make it through the day, battery-wise?
that's how it is with my HTC EVO 4G.  i keep the wimax, GPS, and WiFi radios all off, otherwise my battery is dead after being off the charger for 7 hrs.

crap. my Epic makes it through the day easy. at work i'm on 4G, WiFi at home. i only turn GPS on when i'm actually using Navigator.

and yeah, the quickest way to drain a battery is to leave WiFi on without a connection. you can almost see the battery icon bar moving.

The Evo has a pretty lame battery. It's the same mah rating as the touch pro 2. That said, it was pretty kick ass for the tp2, but I get home with about an hour of calling and pretty heavy usage throughout the day and have it at 60-50% full. I bought an extended battery for when I travel.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Johnny Thunderbone on April 17, 2011, 02:52:18 AM
Got the Thunderbolt this week.  Pretty awesome, and if you tweak the settings (Turn off 4G etc), the battery isn't an issue at all.  

so you got the Thunderbolt presumably because it's a 4G phone, and then you have to turn 4G off to make it through the day, battery-wise?
that's how it is with my HTC EVO 4G.  i keep the wimax, GPS, and WiFi radios all off, otherwise my battery is dead after being off the charger for 7 hrs.

Same. 4G is spotty here, as well. Having wifi connected to a network actually uses less battery than 3g, though.
i don't think the 3G radio is off when you turn the WiFi radio on, is it?

Got the Thunderbolt this week.  Pretty awesome, and if you tweak the settings (Turn off 4G etc), the battery isn't an issue at all.  

so you got the Thunderbolt presumably because it's a 4G phone, and then you have to turn 4G off to make it through the day, battery-wise?
that's how it is with my HTC EVO 4G.  i keep the wimax, GPS, and WiFi radios all off, otherwise my battery is dead after being off the charger for 7 hrs.

Same. 4G is spotty here, as well. Having wifi connected to a network actually uses less battery than 3g, though.

I rooted my EVO and am running Cyanogenmod7 currently. Seriously feels like the battery life has doubled. Runs a lot quicker and you can backload nearly any app for free. Also, free WiMax and free WiFi tethering.

Can't wait to see how Google integrates their new multi-million dollar fiber optic technology in KCK with Android phones.
i'd pay someone to successfully root my EVO, despite reading the Rooting For Dummies thread on Android Forums I still get lost with a lot of the terminology and process.

Took me about 5 hours reading and re-reading and re-re-reading to make absolutely sure I was going about it the right way with the correct software. Used http://unrevoked.com/ and ultimately it was a very painless process. Wouldn't trust myself doing it to someone else's phone though.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on April 17, 2011, 02:10:04 PM
sounds racist
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on April 17, 2011, 03:49:01 PM
Is CM7 buggy? I've heard good and bad about it. Mostly good though. I may get around to doing it soon. I want to see what android is like without sense.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SwiftCat on April 18, 2011, 12:16:51 AM
Is CM7 buggy? I've heard good and bad about it. Mostly good though. I may get around to doing it soon. I want to see what android is like without sense.

CM7 is built to run on many different phones, so it wouldn't be quite as smooth as a ROM built specifically for your phone.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: dmartin on April 22, 2011, 09:44:41 AM
Work is considering switching from Verizon to ATT. Currently have a DroidX. Suggestions on new phone?  Looking at the Atrix. Anything better coming out very soon? (like next 30 days)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 12, 2011, 03:56:20 PM
Netflix for android was released today.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on May 12, 2011, 03:56:57 PM
Netflix for android was released today.

 :party:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kougar24 on May 12, 2011, 04:02:57 PM
Work is considering switching from Verizon to ATT.

that would be dumb.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on May 12, 2011, 05:06:27 PM
Took me about 5 hours reading and re-reading and re-re-reading to make absolutely sure I was going about it the right way with the correct software. Used http://unrevoked.com/ and ultimately it was a very painless process. Wouldn't trust myself doing it to someone else's phone though.

I've had a Droid Incredible for nearly a year and was very cautious to root it. A friend showed me unrevoked.com, so I went for it. Very easy and safe process, really rooting for the extra scared/dumb out there. Then installed this (http://code.google.com/p/android-wifi-tether/) (android wifi tether) and now my Incredible is a free wifi hotspot. Connected to my laptop and my iPad just fine.

Anything else that those who have rooted recommend? I've seen some things that are supposed to help with battery life and speed, but I'm not sure which ones to try.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: CrushNasty on May 12, 2011, 10:05:31 PM
Can't wait for the HD7S to come out for AT&T...  :bracketmouse:

Supposed to be any day now!!  :excited:
 :katpak:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SwiftCat on May 13, 2011, 01:09:24 AM
Took me about 5 hours reading and re-reading and re-re-reading to make absolutely sure I was going about it the right way with the correct software. Used http://unrevoked.com/ and ultimately it was a very painless process. Wouldn't trust myself doing it to someone else's phone though.

I've had a Droid Incredible for nearly a year and was very cautious to root it. A friend showed me unrevoked.com, so I went for it. Very easy and safe process, really rooting for the extra scared/dumb out there. Then installed this (http://code.google.com/p/android-wifi-tether/) (android wifi tether) and now my Incredible is a free wifi hotspot. Connected to my laptop and my iPad just fine.

Anything else that those who have rooted recommend? I've seen some things that are supposed to help with battery life and speed, but I'm not sure which ones to try.

Font Changer is a good app. It allows you to change the system font of your phone. But really, I think the best part of rooting is being able to flash new ROMS and Themes, allowing you to completely change the way your phone looks and acts.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: jtksu on May 13, 2011, 01:23:09 AM
Rooting scares the crap out of me.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on May 13, 2011, 07:30:43 AM
Rooting scares the crap out of me.

Yeah, it should.... http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/android-news-rumors/6888-some-food-thought-bootloaders-rooting-manufacturers-carriers.html (http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/android-news-rumors/6888-some-food-thought-bootloaders-rooting-manufacturers-carriers.html)
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 13, 2011, 08:20:53 AM
But really, I think the best part of rooting is being able to flash new ROMS and Themes, allowing you to completely change the way your phone looks and acts.
you can do that without rooting. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kso_FAN on May 13, 2011, 08:30:36 AM
But really, I think the best part of rooting is being able to flash new ROMS and Themes, allowing you to completely change the way your phone looks and acts.
you can do that without rooting. 

Yeah, Android already gives plenty of option for personalization.

I found this one yesterday and it seems like it should be really good: http://www.setcpu.com/ It allows you to adjust the speed of your processor depending on how much battery you have left, whether your screen is off, if you are charging, etc.

And the post above on Verizon and others monitoring phones is not surprising, but at this point I'm not real concerned. I will likely go the iphone route in December anyway.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: MakeItRain on May 16, 2011, 03:06:58 PM
So the HBO GO app for Android is the greatest app in the history of the world.  I would seriously consider buying a product that just has the HBO offerings on it, luckily I don't have to buy a damn thing, the app is free.  Since downloading the app last week, I watched the 2nd season of Eastbound and Down, started Treme, and have started The Wire.  Also watched Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader in Secretary and it was a great reminder that my taste in women has evolved nicely since I first saw that movie.  Maggs doesn't do it for me at all anymore.

The only HBO show I can think of that isn't on there is First and 10, thankfully I have the DVD box set.  They have about 100 full length movies, and they even have their pervert crap like Real Sex, Taxicab Confessions, and Cathouse.  Get the app, get it now.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on May 16, 2011, 03:40:34 PM
HBO GO doesn't work with Time Warner cable.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Trim on May 16, 2011, 06:31:54 PM
Since downloading the app last week, I watched the 2nd season of Eastbound and Down, started Treme, and have started The Wire.  Also watched Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader in Secretary.

Hey Saul, can you make a goEMAW Go app so that MIR starts posting more often?

Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SwiftCat on May 17, 2011, 12:02:03 AM
So the HBO GO app for Android is the greatest app in the history of the world.  I would seriously consider buying a product that just has the HBO offerings on it, luckily I don't have to buy a damn thing, the app is free.  Since downloading the app last week, I watched the 2nd season of Eastbound and Down, started Treme, and have started The Wire.  Also watched Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader in Secretary and it was a great reminder that my taste in women has evolved nicely since I first saw that movie.  Maggs doesn't do it for me at all anymore.

The only HBO show I can think of that isn't on there is First and 10, thankfully I have the DVD box set.  They have about 100 full length movies, and they even have their pervert crap like Real Sex, Taxicab Confessions, and Cathouse.  Get the app, get it now.

Do you have to subscribe to HBO to use said app?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: jtksu on May 17, 2011, 12:33:24 AM
Nah, you can probably just watch their crap for free on a mobile device.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: SwiftCat on May 17, 2011, 01:13:42 AM
Nah, you can probably just watch their crap for free on a mobile device.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I WAS HOPING YOU'D SAY!!!1  :emawkid:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: dmartin on May 17, 2011, 07:51:55 AM
Work is considering switching from Verizon to ATT.

that would be dumb.

Yeah, I've been testing an IPhone 3gs for the last week and the data speeds are pathetic. my Droidx is easily 10 times faster at any given moment.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Chingon on May 17, 2011, 11:14:23 AM
Report:

Netflix app on Optimus S works pretty well.  Colors a bit off.

As for rooting, if you only want cosmetic changes to your phone, I probably wouldn't bother.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 01, 2011, 11:04:42 PM
gingerbread for EVO news
http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/01/evo-4g-getting-gingerbread-on-june-6th-or-friday-if-youre-impa/

Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on June 01, 2011, 11:31:55 PM
Yesssssssss.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: hemmy on June 01, 2011, 11:32:55 PM
Not rooting your phone is dumb.  Its not like it is some magical process by which your phone gets more power, you just get superuser permissions...
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Johnny Thunderbone on June 02, 2011, 12:37:11 AM
EVO 3D  :drool:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on June 02, 2011, 06:58:12 AM
The battery life on my Epic has gone to basically nothing ever since I installed Froyo on it.  It lasts about 3 and a half hours off the charger with minimal use.  Not really a fan of having it on the charger all the time.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 02, 2011, 07:23:09 AM
FINALLY!

http://www.androidcentral.com/evo-4g-gingerbread-update-may-be-coming-june-6
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on June 02, 2011, 07:31:46 AM
FINALLY!

http://www.androidcentral.com/evo-4g-gingerbread-update-may-be-coming-june-6

Ok fellow elite EVO 4G owners.... Tell me what this "gingerbread" means to me.  In English!
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on June 02, 2011, 07:33:01 AM
FINALLY!

http://www.androidcentral.com/evo-4g-gingerbread-update-may-be-coming-june-6

Ok fellow elite EVO 4G owners.... Tell me what this "gingerbread" means to me.  In English!
It's android 2.3.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 02, 2011, 07:39:07 AM
FINALLY!

http://www.androidcentral.com/evo-4g-gingerbread-update-may-be-coming-june-6

Ok fellow elite EVO 4G owners.... Tell me what this "gingerbread" means to me.  In English!

Just newer android software.  little bit quicker, minor improvements to tons of stuff.  you will probably not notice a difference.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 02, 2011, 07:47:18 AM
gingerbread for EVO news
http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/01/evo-4g-getting-gingerbread-on-june-6th-or-friday-if-youre-impa/


Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 02, 2011, 07:48:03 AM
gingerbread for EVO news
http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/01/evo-4g-getting-gingerbread-on-june-6th-or-friday-if-youre-impa/




great work scoops callahan
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 02, 2011, 07:48:49 AM
Not rooting your phone is dumb.  Its not like it is some magical process by which your phone gets more power, you just get superuser permissions...
it certainly can give your phone more power.  dumbass.  what the eff do you think superuser permissions allow you to do?
dumbass.

hemmy----> :flush:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 02, 2011, 07:50:49 AM
gingerbread for EVO news
http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/01/evo-4g-getting-gingerbread-on-june-6th-or-friday-if-youre-impa/




FINALLY!

http://www.androidcentral.com/evo-4g-gingerbread-update-may-be-coming-june-6
thanks, loser

stevedave-----> :flush:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 02, 2011, 07:53:34 AM
gingerbread for EVO news
http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/01/evo-4g-getting-gingerbread-on-june-6th-or-friday-if-youre-impa/




FINALLY!

http://www.androidcentral.com/evo-4g-gingerbread-update-may-be-coming-june-6
thanks, loser

stevedave-----> :flush:

 :lol:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Mikeyis4dcats on June 02, 2011, 02:01:58 PM
sweet.  Now I guess I need to determine if I need to dso anything special since I'm rooted.   Best reason to Root:  Free wifi hotspot.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on June 02, 2011, 04:27:10 PM
Clams. Any word on an updated Sense?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 02, 2011, 05:30:06 PM
nein
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on June 03, 2011, 09:17:10 AM
Do I need to have a wifi or 4g connection to dl this new update whenever it becomes available?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on June 03, 2011, 09:49:53 AM
You can download it over 3G. Will be faster over wifi or 4G though.

I just got it installed. No new sense. Booo.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on June 03, 2011, 11:09:58 AM
Downloading now.  Is it not what we thought it was going to be?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 03, 2011, 11:13:13 AM
Downloading now.  Is it not what we thought it was going to be?


It will be exactly what I think it is. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on June 03, 2011, 11:32:58 AM
Downloading now.  Is it not what we thought it was going to be?


It will be exactly what I think it is. 

What do you think it is?  :popcorn:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 03, 2011, 11:37:01 AM
Downloading now.  Is it not what we thought it was going to be?


It will be exactly what I think it is. 

What do you think it is?  :popcorn:

minor (sometimes unnoticed) improvements across the board. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on June 03, 2011, 11:38:49 AM
Downloading now.  Is it not what we thought it was going to be?


It will be exactly what I think it is. 

What do you think it is?  :popcorn:

minor (sometimes unnoticed) improvements across the board. 

 :jerk:
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 03, 2011, 11:40:19 AM
Downloading now.  Is it not what we thought it was going to be?


It will be exactly what I think it is. 

What do you think it is?  :popcorn:

minor (sometimes unnoticed) improvements across the board. 

 :jerk:

that will be your exact reaction after you download and install it.  oh, also a new base keyboard that is a pretty big improvement over the old one.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on June 03, 2011, 11:48:18 AM
The on/off is amazingly fast. The copy and paste functions are great. I'm disappointed about the lack of the screen off animation.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: The1BigWillie on June 03, 2011, 01:55:55 PM
I don't notice any difference.  meh
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 03, 2011, 01:57:28 PM
I don't notice any difference.  meh

nailed it
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: dmartin on June 03, 2011, 02:08:56 PM
sweet.  Now I guess I need to determine if I need to dso anything special since I'm rooted.   Best reason to Root:  Free wifi hotspot.

can you still do free wifi hotspot with root?  Last I knew they had all been blocked out (at least with Verizon)..
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: ew2x4 on June 03, 2011, 02:09:31 PM
I don't notice any difference.  meh

I listed about the only things people will notice. Let's see what the battery life does, though.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: kitten_mittons on June 03, 2011, 04:31:10 PM
sweet.  Now I guess I need to determine if I need to dso anything special since I'm rooted.   Best reason to Root:  Free wifi hotspot.

can you still do free wifi hotspot with root?  Last I knew they had all been blocked out (at least with Verizon)..

Whoever told you that lied to you.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: dmartin on June 06, 2011, 10:00:33 AM
sweet.  Now I guess I need to determine if I need to dso anything special since I'm rooted.   Best reason to Root:  Free wifi hotspot.

can you still do free wifi hotspot with root?  Last I knew they had all been blocked out (at least with Verizon)..

Whoever told you that lied to you.

when I try to start up my google wifi tether it kicks on the default wifi access point app.  started happening after i loaded up gingerbread
 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Mikeyis4dcats on June 07, 2011, 08:50:18 AM
sweet.  Now I guess I need to determine if I need to dso anything special since I'm rooted.   Best reason to Root:  Free wifi hotspot.

can you still do free wifi hotspot with root?  Last I knew they had all been blocked out (at least with Verizon)..

Whoever told you that lied to you.

when I try to start up my google wifi tether it kicks on the default wifi access point app.  started happening after i loaded up gingerbread
 
did you load a rooted version of Gingerbread or just update OTA?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: jtksu on June 07, 2011, 01:32:26 PM
Rooted version of GB?  What happens if you just load the reg GB to a rooted phone?
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: Mikeyis4dcats on June 07, 2011, 01:48:04 PM
Rooted version of GB?  What happens if you just load the reg GB to a rooted phone?

STUFF MAY NOT WORK RIGHT, BEST CASE.   BRICKED PHONE, WORST CASE.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: dmartin on June 07, 2011, 01:52:50 PM
sweet.  Now I guess I need to determine if I need to dso anything special since I'm rooted.   Best reason to Root:  Free wifi hotspot.

can you still do free wifi hotspot with root?  Last I knew they had all been blocked out (at least with Verizon)..

Whoever told you that lied to you.

when I try to start up my google wifi tether it kicks on the default wifi access point app.  started happening after i loaded up gingerbread
 
did you load a rooted version of Gingerbread or just update OTA?

rooted GB. trying barnacle right now.
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 09, 2011, 11:56:33 AM
http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/09/virgin-mobile-welcomes-4-1-inch-motorola-triumph-brings-froyo-t/
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: steve dave on June 09, 2011, 02:52:47 PM
that thing from like 12 pages back where I had a problem updating some apps that were on the card instead of internal drive and I gave up because all of the computer tards solutions seemed hard and I hoped gingerbread would fix it?  yep, fixed it. 
Title: Re: Cell Phone Insiders
Post by: pissclams on June 09, 2011, 03:03:00 PM