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Posted 21 July 2011 - 03:13 PM

my HTC Hero is on it's last legs. I am eligible for upgrade on Sept 1st and I plan to be at the sprint store that exact morning.

So guys...

HTC Evo 3D
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Motorola Photon 4g
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 03:47 PM

I'm waiting for the Photon 4g to come out to get it for my boss. He certainly doesn't need the 3D gimmick. That just seems like more stuff to break on the 3D phone.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 03:52 PM

The more I'm researching it... the more this just cinches the deal for me


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Posted 21 July 2011 - 03:54 PM

Interesting...I think if I were upgrading now I'd probably get the Droid 3, sticking w/ Verizon and Motorola. Though the Samsung Droid Charge looks pretty slick also.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:43 PM

Photon for me too. HTC brought an unbaked product in 3D.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:57 PM

I'm hearing not so good things about the 3D also... I only wanted it for the processor power, I don't care about the 3d feature.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 05:25 PM

I'll have to check out the Photon also.

Not to change the subject, but does anyone here have experience w/ tablets? i.e. iPad2, android-based ones, etc?
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 05:30 PM

Android ones have the hardware, but the software isn't quite done cookin yet.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 06:28 PM

I'm hearing not so good things about the 3D also... I only wanted it for the processor power, I don't care about the 3d feature.


More than the processor, it is the RAM which Photon is weak in. 1.0G Tegra is not a slouch compared to the 1.2G snapdragon. Unless you are playing chess software or working with autocad, both the processors will give you good performance.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 06:31 PM

My biggest concern is future performance. i'm finding that my old Hero is unable to really run some of the new app even though it is technically capable (the app starts and runs.... that's about it) I'm hoping to futureproof my phone for at least 22 months.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 06:34 PM

Battery life still seems to be a limiting factor w/ many Droid phones...a coworker recently went from a Droid 1 like mine to a Samsung Charge, it's battery life is even worse than the Droid...
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 06:42 PM

My biggest concern is future performance. i'm finding that my old Hero is unable to really run some of the new app even though it is technically capable (the app starts and runs.... that's about it) I'm hoping to futureproof my phone for at least 22 months.

Have you rooted and put a newer rom on your phone? Did wonders for my HTC Desire. http://forum.xda-dev...splay.php?f=512

Samsung Galaxy S II for me if I was to choose now.. But the rumoured Nexus Prime will probably be my next phone as I won't be upgrading this year. I prefer vanilla or cyanogen Android.

Edited by frogger, 21 July 2011 - 06:44 PM.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:43 PM

I just bought an ipad2 it is fantastic and I own an android phone. Apps are what sold the iPad for me. If you want a tablet now ipadftw'
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 09:50 PM

I just bought an ipad2 it is fantastic and I own an android phone. Apps are what sold the iPad for me. If you want a tablet now ipadftw'



I've been thinking tablet because for casual surfing, etc while watching TV, my Dell Studio XPS laptop is kinda bulky and heavy...a tablet might really be useful in that context...
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:36 PM

You have more than a month, they'll introduce a dozen new smartphones by then. lol
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 05:10 AM


I just bought an ipad2 it is fantastic and I own an android phone. Apps are what sold the iPad for me. If you want a tablet now ipadftw'



I've been thinking tablet because for casual surfing, etc while watching TV, my Dell Studio XPS laptop is kinda bulky and heavy...a tablet might really be useful in that context...


The wife loves her iPad2, its great for killing time on the train. I think its nifty, but haven't felt compelled to get one.
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 07:51 AM

I can see the appeal of the tablets, and I'm waiting for them to come down in price. Smartphones though, I still don't get. I'll stick with my phone that actually fits in my pocket comfortably.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 08:18 AM

I was a late adopter to smart phones..but after having one for a year+, I wouldn't want to go back to a plain phone...being able to read email, surf the web, etc when on the go is invaluable to me.
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:00 AM

Touch screen smart phones tend to be compact, its the ones with keyboards that waste pocket room. They are heavier, but that's the price you pay for being able to watch porn and play Angry Birds on a tiny screen.
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:17 AM

You have more than a month, they'll introduce a dozen new smartphones by then. lol


Sprint's device roadmap for the next quarter has been leaked. So, the Proton and the 3D are my choices in the timeframe.
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