"You must have a 4G plan to activate the phone"3.5 starson by renGek
Pros: keyboard, mostly compact for a phone of this type, responsive. The slower processor on paper is just that...on paper. Performance is pretty good.
Cons: More a con on sprint than HTC. If you try to buy and activate this phone, they will put you on a 4G data plan. Even though the phone can run on 3G, sprint will tell you that you must have a 4G plan to activate the phone.
Summary: Not too thrill with the keyboard sliding. Doesn't seem responsive on slide, almost like its stuck. The keyboard itself is very usable and the track pad is a nice touch. Screen very responsive and I like that its got a smaller screen than the original EVO which for me is just too big. I just don't like sprint's nonsense preventing you from activating the phone with a 3G plan. First they tell you to pay for a more expensive data plan if you want a smart phone (I had been paying $10/month for unlimited data for years but to get a plam pre I had to switch to a $30/month plan even though its the same network). So now to squeeze another $10 from me they want me to upgrade to a 4G plan. Considering how spotty 4G coverage is in my area, I'm basically paying an extra $10/month and getting mostly 3G speed anyway. The only reason I chose to upgrade now is because sprint is going to charge an extra $10/month to anyone wanting a new phone after jan 30th. So I figure I do my upgrade now before the end of Jan. No such luck. I would have to get a 3G only phone. But there really is no outstanding 3G only phone better than my pre so I guess I'll stick with what I have.