Nope, but would I give back my EVO 4G? Nope! What is the big deal with this phone, and why my hesitation to use it for everything?
Let me start with the good. It has a ton of very cool apps. Of those apps, there aren't many I expect to use on a regular basis. They are creative in how they integrate the camera and GPS, but they just aren't useful for much more than showing off the phone.
It is a WiFi hotspot for my other devices! It is very simple to activate the hot spot feature and get other devices on the net in seconds. That means my Evo, iPhone, iPad, laptop and Blackberry can all share the same internet plan. Picture this: You are trying to get a wireless signal from your laptop in a basement during a job, but you just don't get cell coverage. Well, you could not connect via wifi to your hot spot sitting on the main floor. Pretty cool trick to extend wireless access that you cant do with tethering or an aircard.
This EVO just doesn't have as polished of an experience for navigation and messaging that a Blackberry does, but for internet browsing it rocks(Flash support! ...kinda). It sports the popular WebKit based browser that the higher end mobile phones all seem to be running now. This is coming to Blackberry in their new devices this year!
So what is disappointing about this device? It is big and clunky for one. As I stated before the navigation between apps isn't great. The on-screen keyboard is a pain to deal with when you are entering data in form fields. It is also difficult to type while doing something else and looking away from the keys like you can on a Blackberry. The speed of the processor in this thing comes at a price: battery life! Oh, and if you happen to have some divx movies you want to watch, think again. There isnt support for the amount of media players that you have on the Blackberry.
Overall, it is a very cool device for some niche applications. If you are on the thing all of the time messaging, tweeting, face booking, or talking, then you might want another device.
What does this mean for RIDGIDConnect? Some of you already know about our mobile client that will be released soon based off our award winning CRM Application. Expect to see a media uploader come out first. Along with the Blackberry uploader, we are working on an Android based one as well. Most of the professionals we have seen use a Blackberry, but we know there are other devices being used. If we see enough activity in this area from our customers, you can expect to see a lot more attention paid to this area to remain a top mobile development company.
What device do you carry today? What will your next mobile device be?