Today I got a new phone. The HTC EVO 3D. Why? you ask. I dropped my Palm
Pre last night and it didn’t survive the fall. :-(
The Palm Pre was a good phone and I really liked WebOS; I liked the
“swipe to dismiss an app” metaphor. But, alas, the good times had to end
sometime. I was just hoping it would have been a little longer.
Last night, while getting out of my car I fumbled my phone. While it was
falling, I over-reacted and actually hit it, propelling it to the
floorboard. Due to damages already received from previous drops the
screen cracked and there was no life visible when I powered it up. I was
sad. I was very sad.
I was already considering upgrading my phone when my discount became
available. Although my Pre was a good phone it started acting up;
randomly calling people and bringing up apps. But now that it was broken
I just decided to bite the bullet and upgrade. Oh sure, I could have had
Sprint send it for repair but it was time to move on. It was time to
retire the Pre; I don’t hold much hope in HP.
So I jumped in my car and headed over the Sprint Corp. Store in
downtown Short Pump. Though I don’t need the 3D camera I like the fact
this version of the EVO has a better processor than its predessor.
As some may know I’ve been a Sprint Customer for years; since 1997 I
believe. And now the entire family (sans 10 year old son) has cell
phones and yadda, yadda, yadda.
They (Sprint) get you with the discounted prices and because I didn’t
have any upgrades available (every 2y a phone is availble for an
upgrade) I had to pay full price. Ouch! But doable!
I have a lot to learn about the phone and its capabilities. But, at
least, I know how to take/receive a call.
Will this be the phone that entices me to do some Android development?
Inquiring minds want to know…