Inspire review March 12, 2011
Great phone, I've had it for about a week now. The battery gets through my work day, but I picked up an extra car charger to be safe. I can compare the features to the Windows Focus and iPhone 3G. All are good phones, no real complaints about either of them! I use a lot of Google features, and this phone integrates the easiest.
Not ready for Corporate America March 11, 2011
I had great expectations for this Android phone. But to be honest my Android experience has bee less-than-spectacular. I have found many aspects lacking in email support on Andriod (2.2). First, the Active-sync abilities are poor at best. Most users (me included) report that they have numerous problems with Exchange email sync. I personally have not been able (despite many attempts) to ever get a clean sync. Another issue is the lack of HTML support in email. if you like plain text email then you will like Android. One other thing is this is a BIG phone and you might not like that. I personally didn't have an issue and actually liked the whole package. The speed was very nice and it seemed to work well on AT&T at nice speeds.
I have decided to go back to Iphone as the Active sync with Exchange works very well and the HTML features in email are very pleasant and similar to using your laptop to do email. By the way I have also attempted to try two other Androids after the Desire (Dell Venue and HTC Inspire 4G). Both are Android 2.2 phones and both has similar issues with email.
Bottom line...If you are needing Exchange support from your mobile phone you may want to skip Android.
Brainrush I and II March 5, 2012
Reviewer: James R. Osborne (Syracuse, NY) -
These books are a little different reading material than I'm use to reading. They are fantasies like "The Maze" and I really liked it. Read both books in two days. Could not put them down.
My First Android Phone... November 24, 2011
Reviewer: Ms SKy
I MEAN I OVER LOVE THIS/MY PHONE. WHEN I FIRST SEEN IT I THOUGHT IT WAS BIG & DOOKEY,BUT THEN AFTER I SEEN EVERYONE W/IT I STARTED LIKING IT. THIS IS YET BEEN MY FIRST ANDROID PHONE & I WOULDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO IF I'D LOOSE IT. :(
Great phone March 21, 2011
Reviewer: First Smart Phone
I purchased this phone 2 weeks ago through Amazon wireless. I was a little hesitant to order a phone online, so I called the toll free number and was helped by a very knowledgeable and pleasant lady. She answered all my questions and walked me through the online ordering. I was very impressed with the great customer service. I got the phone for $69 which was a great price. The phone arrived in 2 business days. Being my first smartphone, it took me a day to get comfortable with it but I love it. I had two minor problems setting up the phone. First, I was supposed to active it online through Amazon Wireless' website, but a message told me to contact my carrier which I did and it was activated immediately. The 2nd problem was that when I ordered the phone online, I didn't choose a texting plan because I already had a family texting plan and the operator told me that it wouldn't change. After I activated the phone I wasn't able to send or receive text messages and it took me a while to figure out that my texting plan had been eliminated all together so another phone call to AT&T to fix it. No big deal. The phone works great. I love the big screen. Pictures are great. I am not a heavy user but battery life could be better and I do have to charge it every night. If you are a big user, you will need an extra charger or car charger. And finally, the only other issue I had was that 2 days after I received my phone, Radio Shack offered the same phone for $49. That's pretty upsetting when I thought I was getting the best price by purchasing it online.
HTC Inspire 4G for AT&T Unboxing & Hands-On February 15, 2011
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Good bye to Iphone February 21, 2011
I travel a lot and since two years ago I switched to Iphone I had been hell hard time carrying two phones with me. IPhone 3G I was able to unlock while in Asian and UK but with Iphone4 Micro Sim card crap made life worse... I must say F IPhone/Apple, there are better phones out there!. It's a free world so big F goes to Apple!
No matter from which side you look at this phone it's so much better than crappy IPhone4.
HTC Inspire Is Lacking In Inspiration! March 19, 2011
Reviewer: Straight Up
After a couple of weeks toying with the inspire. I have concluded what is the use of offering sooo much in a phone when you do not offer a battery to compliment the device you are promoting/selling. Do not get me wrong the inspire has many features that are nice to have. At&t/Htc knew the demands the inspire would have on the stock battery and the best they could offer was a 1300 maH battery. And No I am not gonna cut these big Mega Cell companies any slack in hopes that a more powerful battery will be offered in the market. What gives I do not understand with all the Glowing reviews folks are giveing the Inspire. Trust me at the end of the day Inspiration is lacking when I am running and scrambling for the power cord, to charge the inspire. Come on give me a break. The most use I have been able to get from the factory battery is 3 hours. I never thought this would ever happen but I am starting to get jealous because the inspire is spending more time with the power cord than with me. Do not buy the insipre because you will be dissapointed! :/
HTC INSPIRE April 5, 2011
Reviewer: Teddy Popa
I got mine about three weeks ago.I liked the ideea of having an android phone.Well nothing wrong with that.But now comes the phone:First it is only half the normal modern phone.Only one camera? Why?.How about the speaker phone? The speaker has a very bad sound, it is not loud and not clear.Battery life is very bad,and i do not see a way to use a biger battery in the future.So, i will not buy this phone yet,i will wait ,and i will not spend one hundred for this and the chance to loose a good upgrade.More to come.....
Can someone save me April 8, 2011
Ok i really need some help o really want this phone but i need to know how to side load apps can anyone teach me can i'm new to the world of smart phones and when i watch videos on youtube they never actually show you the steps they just say all this stuff that i don't understand can someone please help me would greatly appreciate it.My email is email@example.com
ATT Truely Sucks May 24, 2011
Reviewer: JJ (Los Angeles, CA United States) -
An awesome phone with a bad carrier will give you a bad experience, plus it will eat your wallet. I've been with ATT over 10 years until last week. My original plan was a 500 Unlimited Data, which means 500 anytime minutes plus unlimited data. It was a 10 years old plan which only cost $35/month. When the 1st gen of smart phones came out, ATT decided that my plan no longer has unlimited data usage. So they would charge me for browsing web and sending text message, even though the name of the plan is 500 Unlimited Data. I called and got a bunch BS that the plan is so old, it's not in their database. I hardly use data anyways, so I put up with the BS.
Fast forward to early this year. ATT pulls another BS, they said my number is too old to be upgrade with their new network and I must pick a new plan or my service will be cut off all together this month. Basically they just want to move all the low cost plan to the new expensive ones. But then they extended the deadline to August, but cut off text message function last month. And yet, they still want me to pay same monthly fee.
I had enough of ATT BS, and googled around last week. Bang! Boost Mobile! Unlimited everything $50/month flat (except international stuff)with no contract, plus they will take off $5 every 6 months. So you'll end up unlimited everything for $35/month. That is cheaper than my $35 ATT plan,ATT has whole bunch taxes and surcharges. A $35 plan ends up $42, go figure. ATT's limited 4G usages plus phone costs around $80+ before tax and lock in for two years. VS $50-$35 unlimited everything flat with no contract.
The thing with Boost Mobile is that, it's only 3G and only has one official Android phone as now (May 2011). But since it's using Sprints network, many of Sprints' Android phones can be converted, including HTC EVO & EVO Shift. The bottom line is Boost Mobile offers many pay as you go plans without contract. If you're not mobile warrior and don't use mobile network much, why pay more. Especially free wifi hotspots are everywhere now.
The whole ATT episode ended perfectly last week, when I ported my number to Boost Mobile. ATT immediately shutoff the access to view my ATT account on their website. When I called their CC and asked for past PDF statements, their BS was it can't be send and I have to go to local ATT store for print out which will be a fee base service. LOL. This is how ATT treats a 10+ years customer. Beware if you're thinking to join ATT, they are rated last among all carriers for good reasons.
Battery Issues : the battery is tiny compared to phone usage March 1, 2011
Used it for 4 days:
Big screen, Android 2.2, Sleek design, App market
Battery horrible, moderate usage drains battery in 6 hours
ATT disabled many apps, cant install native apps
Headphones are missing (do not supply headphones in the box
Dont buy, I am returning to iphone4
terrible June 28, 2011
I was due for an upgrade from the blackberry curve 3g and had the inspire less than 10 hours and returned it for the iphone 4...No comparison...The Inspire is terrible...DO NOT purchase this phone if you want quality, the Inspire has none,,,
AT&T is a Fraud!!! They do not have true 4G Capabilities February 21, 2011
Reviewer: M. Lopez
I had this phone for a day. I tested the speeds and they're nowhere near what the FCC definition of 4G is. It uses 3G on America's worst network. If you want this phone on a more reliable network, wait for the HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon where you'll be able to use LTE which is REAL 4G!!!