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Journeyman

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Advice from those who have this phone.... I currently have a HTC Hero and it locked my out day before yesterday and I had to start all over with contacts.  When I went to the store for help they said it would probably do this from now and I'd have to do a hard restart on it.  I don't like the fact that I don't have a physcial key board on the HTC but I like the speed.  Should I keep my phone or upgrade how does the Replenish compare?

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Sprint Product Ambassador

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I just got the Replenish yesterday. My initial reaction was that it was a little sluggish, but I also have to consider that I'm coming from an HTC Arrive, which is probably THE quickest and THE smoothest interface I have seen outside of IOS based devices. That being said, I changed my updates so that I'm only downloading the past three days of information (so I'm not maintaining a bulky inbox and calendar) and it seems to be working more smoothly... or maybe I'm just getting used to it.

Having said that, I think the move from the Hero to the Replenish is a more lateral move than from an Arrive, so you may actually see little if any difference in the performance.

I must say that I REALLY like the keyboard. I am an avid Swype user and advocate, but the keyboard on the Replenish is, IMHO, very good and responsive. Even with my sausage fingers, I have had very few 'fat-finger' issues... and for the price, it's a pretty great deal. Additionally, if you are in to the whole green movement, you really can't go wrong with this device. 90% recycled materials, and an optional solar-charging back cover (sold separately).

I have my favorite handsets in the "high end" category as well as the "mid-range/entry level" group, and I am excited to see how this compares to my current #1 mid-range choice (the LG Optimus S). So far, i'm in the honeymoon phase, so I am still working out the kinks. I'll let you know more next week after I've had a full weekend of goofing around with it.

Good luck!

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Journeyman

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Replenish. I'm not a greenie-weenie - I couldn't care less if it's made with recycled materials, though if they're able to do it at a lower-than-normal-recycling cost, then good for them.

I do like the idea of the solar charger -- no more worries on whether I've remembered to charge my phone before a long trip, or if the power's out, it's not an issue (though I don't have the solar charger yet).

The phone is just as quick as my old Palm Centro phone (which was my first "smartphone", and what I had before this one).  I love that it can play YouTube videos without loading a separate app.  I haven't had any problems with the internet browser or the facebook app, and there are plenty of functional programs available free and low-cost on the Market link.

I've only experienced ONE problem that is a frustration for me -- it's giving me error messages when it attempts to sync my calendar on the phone to my google calendar online. Since syncing my calendar *somewhere* was one of the main reasons I got the phone in the first place, this is a frustration for me. I need my calendar "backed up" in case something happens to my phone. 

It does come in a 4G package, as well as 3G and that might help with speed issues, I dunno.

Anyway, aside from the syncing trouble I'm having (everything else syncs - contacts, gmail, photos, just not the calendar), I LOVE the phone.

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Sprint Employee

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Hello WENLOM, I'm please to see you like the phone, I want to know which error messages you are seeing for the calendar. where and when do you see them?

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Sprint Product Ambassador

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Check out this thread for help with the Google calendar sync issue...

http://community.sprint.com/baw/message/293723#293723

Sprint Product Ambassador and Sprint employee --

All opinions and views are my own. But I'm usually pretty funny and totally on point because I'm humorous and a smart guy, not just a pretty face.
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Journeyman

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CzechPleaz -

Yeah, that's my thread.  

(It's all solved.)

Thanks!

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