Some people just don’t get the gadget obsession. They think if you have one, you can’t have another. Take for instance, my discussion with my husband the other night about my most desired Christmas present for this year. I told him I wanted a NOOKcolor. Not just wanted, craved. Like an addiction. And his response? “But you have the best phone in the world. Why do you need to spend money on this?”
Yes, I know, if you’re like me you first go “The NOOKcolor ISN’T a phone!” and then proceed to outline all the many things you would do with it while not ignoring both your phone and your Sony e-ink Reader.
So here’s some love for my current absolute favorite gadget in my whole world. The HTC EVO is an incredible little machine. And my husband and I truly believe it is the BEST of the best.
The screen is gorgeous, I marvel at how beautiful anything looks on it: pictures, games, sites, etc. And my friend Caitlin Domanico takes pictures of our son, Jeff and I that look incredible when viewed on the HTC EVO. Not joking, truly breathtaking.
The HTC EVO is packing Android 2.2 and answered all of my problems when switching over from the HTC Hero. The Hero is a great phone, it introduced me to Android technology. And my husband still loves his. But I had issues with too many apps slowing down my phone, response time being a couple seconds behind. It was no way for a tech lover like me to live. So, in steps HTC EVO with not only a large amount of on board memory (where I tend to prefer my apps to stay) but the ability to put the apps on the SD card thanks to Android 2.2.
Other capabilities I was granted as a new EVO owner included: live wallpapers, speech to text, many more apps which were only available to 2.2 and above and so much more.
Response time on this thing is awesome. I can go from one home screen to another with a swipe of my finger, it’s right on point. Apps typically open right when I press the icon. Games run very smoothly (shout out to my late night fave, Angry Birds). All thanks to the 1 GHz Snapdragon processor.
Sure the HTC EVO is bigger than any other phones I’ve compared it to, including the iPhone. But it’s sleek and pretty. And since when is bigger not better? 😉
I love the kickstand, it allows me to put my EVO down when watching a YouTube clip, a tv show, or even use it as an alarm clock. 4G is fast, but I keep it off unless I need it to preserve some battery life. HTC Sense is my favorite UI of any smartphone I have ever owned, hands down. It takes the Android OS to a new level with how user friendly and graphically pretty it is. And the additional widgets are outstanding.
Adobe Flash is a wonderful upgrade which iPhone users miss out on. And I can’t live without the 8 MP camera for pictures and video of my little love, Cole. I haven’t used it yet, but the addition of the HDMI output was a definite selling point. I can’t wait to show off my son on everyone’s HDTVs.
Here’s some quick stats in case you’re interested:
- Access to 4G speeds that are up to 10x faster than 3G
- Dual-mode 3G/4G device, access to dependable 3G speeds and accelerated 4G speeds where available
- 4.3-inch screen
- Dual cameras
- 1 GHz processor
- Mobile Hotspot capable
- 3G speeds where available
- Android™ 2.2
- Music capable
- Sprint TV®
- GPS Navigation enabled
- Web browsing capable
- Email capable
- Bluetooth® Wireless
- Memory card slot
- Voice activated dialing
- Supports multiple simultaneous users
If you’re looking to switch over to Sprint sometime soon, head over to Amazon for either the Hero or the EVO. The HTC Hero is going for $0.01 with a new 2 year contract and the HTC EVO for $99.99, the lowest I have ever seen it!0