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hi guys, I am looking to upgrade my current Black Berry 8830. I have sprint, and I am not sure if I should go with another Black Berry, or get an Andriod phone.

I really don't know much of the pros and cons, I googled it, didn't find much helpful information.


What phone do you guys recommend to me? I really don't have a spending limit, but if the phone is 350-450 dollars, I want it to be worth the 350, I don't want to pay 350 because its the newest model, that being the only reason.

I was looking at the 4g evo, but thinking, well, I will only be paying 350because its the newest model. Plus I don't have 4g coverage in my area.... Should I go for the 3g instead if thats the case?

Thanks for any help
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Since you are a beginner on Android looking for a good phone, I'd suggest the Nexus S 4G. It has bone-stock Android 2.3 Gingerbread (no manufacturer UI overlays like Samsung's TouchWiz or HTC's Sense) and gets its updates straight from Google. Very capable machine despite it running on a single-core processor; actually, it's got better benchmark scores due to the vanilla nature of its OS.

However, other top choices are the Samsung Epic 4G and HTC Evo 3D when it comes out. The Epic has a large Super AMOLED display as well as an intuitive slide-out keyboard, while the Evo 3D will sport glasses-less 3D as well as a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor.
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Yeah I'd be willing to pay 350 for a dual core phone thats badass.
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Yeah I'd be willing to pay 350 for a dual core phone thats badass.
Then the Evo 3D might be your thing.

Motorola also just announced the Photon 4G, basically Sprint's version of the AT&T Atrix 4G with the Tegra 2 processor. However, seeing that you need a new phone early and you might not like Motorola's MotoBLUR interface (HTC Sense is way better) and its locked bootloader, giving you slim chance of getting custom ROMs.
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Then the Evo 3D might be your thing.

Motorola also just announced the Photon 4G, basically Sprint's version of the AT&T Atrix 4G with the Tegra 2 processor. However, seeing that you need a new phone early and you might not like Motorola's MotoBLUR interface (HTC Sense is way better) and its locked bootloader, giving you slim chance of getting custom ROMs.
maybe im missing it, what are the camera specs? i see 1.3 for the front camera but says nothing on the regular camera
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maybe im missing it, what are the camera specs? i see 1.3 for the front camera but says nothing on the regular camera
The Evo 3D has dual 5MP cameras for 3D stereoscopic videos, while the Photon 4G has an 8MP camera.
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Okay thanks for the help, I think I have made up my mind on the 3d evo.

Can I preorder, or reserve a copy? I feel like its going to be back ordered for a month..
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Okay thanks for the help, I think I have made up my mind on the 3d evo.

Can I preorder, or reserve a copy? I feel like its going to be back ordered for a month..
The Evo 3D is expected to be launched at the end of this month (June 24) and is priced at $199.99 with a contract.

Here's the Sprint page if you would like to take a look: Evo 3D
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Okay thanks for the help, I think I have made up my mind on the 3d evo.

Can I preorder, or reserve a copy? I feel like its going to be back ordered for a month..
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Originally Posted by jjsoviet View Post
The Evo 3D is expected to be launched at the end of this month (June 24) and is priced at $199.99 with a contract.

Here's the Sprint page if you would like to take a look: Evo 3D
It can be pre-ordered... Not sure if you found out yet. You buy a $50 gift card to hold your place to receive one, unfortunately you have to actually go to the store. You are unable to get it online for the time being. I actually pre-ordered mine yesterday and am super stoked!!
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