CCB readers, when I say you have got to buy the HTC Evo, you have GOT to buy this smartphone. I picked up my Sprint Evo Friday, June 4th. I was going to take the route of reviewing the odds and ends of this cell phone giant, but my brother and boss of the blogs Eric Gargiulo has hit the nail on the head with his review. So I will tell you about my historic day before, during, and after I picked the phone up. Also, don’t let Eric fool you: the reason he currently has his Evo is because he played with mine for less than five minutes, and he got the bug. It really is that addicting.
A little background before I get into my story. First, I had a Boost Mobile phone for about a year and a half, because it was cheap and it was just for the sake of having a phone. I’ve never had a touch screen phone, nor a smart phone, so I was worried about the switch over. When the day came to pre order my Evo, I was a little hesitant but knew I was doing the right thing. After I had signed my name on the dotted line for the pre order list, I was very happy I had done it. Now all I had to do was wait for release day, and continue to do my research I had begun when I had heard about what was to come. The days slowly passed, but finally, I went to sleep on June 3rd, and dreamed of the beauty that was to be mine in a few hours.
7AM slapped me in the face that fine Friday morning; it was time to get up for work. So I woke up, with a little extra pep in my step. So I went through my morning routine of getting ready, eating breakfast, etc. About 8:40 AM, I rushed up to my room, grabbed my pre order papers, and walked out the door. On my way to work, I was pondering how slow my day was going to be, just how long would the day drag out, among other things. After I had overthinked everything, I stepped through my workplace doors. It was go time, t minus seven hours to go.
[adinserter block=”1″]I punched in at nine, and the work day had begun. I said hello to my coworkers, and went about my business. I was helping customers, and just watching the time melt away. Before I knew it, it was lunch time. I got out my phone and sent some texts to friends informing them of the switch that was coming. Lunch ended, and back to work I went. Again time was flying, rather than dragging. I looked at my phone clock, and it was 3:45. I began to wrap up little things at work. Finally, my friend came in to relieve me of my shift. It was 4PM, and I had punched out. I did so with an ever bigger smile, not because I had got paid, but because I knew when I walked out of those doors I was going to get the coolest piece of technology out on the market.
I had pre ordered my phone from Best Buy. On my way over, I was starting to get butterflies in my stomach because I still couldn’t believe it was really time. What would the wait time be? How many other Evo nuts would I bump into? To my surprise, there were only a few people in line. I was taken by an associate right away. We went over a few things, data plan, the whole nine yards. At one point, he got up and went into a cabinet, and brought me my phone. I wanted to hug the poor guy because I was so jacked! We picked a new number, got everything squared away, and off I went after a total of 30 minutes there. Also, Best Buy gave me a free Bluetooth headset with my phone, which was pretty cool. I headed home with a huge grin, and the best purchase of my life.
[adinserter block=”2″]My niece had a dance recital this night, so I had limited play time. I did a few basic things to see how they worked. I tried out YouTube, no glitches on anything. I looked at the various apps I could buy or get for free. I also took some pictures of my niece in her costume with my 8 mega pixel camera, and they came out clear as could be. After her recital, I got some play time for a few hours. She never once crashed or froze on me, which was a plus for something so new. I eventually looked at the clock and realized that 3AM creeped up on me pretty fast. Upstairs I went, in bed I laid, and said goodnight to my phone. Yes, I really did say goodnight to a phone.
As I said at the beginning of my writing: if you haven’t already scooped up this thing, go do it now! I’ve had it almost a week now, and I absolutely love it. I can’t think of anything this phone can’t do. I’m married to this thing for the next two years and I couldn’t be happier. I find more and more things that make it better every day. If there is one thing I know, it’s this: This phone has set the bar for what is to come in the next few years. Will you remember June 4th, 2010 for the rest of your life? I know I will, and I will never regret it either.
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