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Verizon NEEDS the Samsung Epic
mgwarren
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Although the Samsung Facinate is based upon the same Samsung Galaxy platform... it lacks the horizontal slide out keyboard that the Epic has... which IMHO is truly necessary for the most optimum remote access (as well as other applications) usage... i.e. giving up 1/2 the screen space for the onscreen keyboard is a loser from the start... and I have come to hate typing on the onscreen keyboards anyway (as have most of the people I talk to)...

 

Soooo... please Verizon work to acquire the Epic... it really needs to be within the Verizon phone offerings...

 

Signed

Long time Verizonwireless customer... currently disenchanted with phone offerings... coming up on renewal... finding my self walking past another carrier who shall go unnamed here... looking at that Epic in the window and feeling the pull toward it...

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Re: Verizon NEEDS the Samsung Epic
firstlady09
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Thanks for the suggestion! I will be sure to pass this along to the product manager. Keep in mind you can sign up to receive exclusive online offers, promotions and the latest information on products and services. Click here to sign up https://email.vzwshop.com/servlet/formlink/f?NFOQU&SOURCEID=WEB_DGF_VZW_SUPPORTNAV

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Re: Verizon NEEDS the Samsung Epic
firstlady09
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Thanks for the suggestion! I will be sure to pass this along to the product manager. Keep in mind you can sign up to receive exclusive online offers, promotions and the latest information on products and services. Click here to sign up https://email.vzwshop.com/servlet/formlink/f?NFOQU&SOURCEID=WEB_DGF_VZW_SUPPORTNAV

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Re: Verizon NEEDS the Samsung Epic
JohnJ1017
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mgwarren wrote:

Although the Samsung Facinate is based upon the same Samsung Galaxy platform... it lacks the horizontal slide out keyboard that the Epic has... which IMHO is truly necessary for the most optimum remote access (as well as other applications) usage... i.e. giving up 1/2 the screen space for the onscreen keyboard is a loser from the start... and I have come to hate typing on the onscreen keyboards anyway (as have most of the people I talk to)...

 

Soooo... please Verizon work to acquire the Epic... it really needs to be within the Verizon phone offerings...

 

Signed

Long time Verizonwireless customer... currently disenchanted with phone offerings... coming up on renewal... finding my self walking past another carrier who shall go unnamed here... looking at that Epic in the window and feeling the pull toward it...


I second that.

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Re: Verizon NEEDS the Samsung Epic
demmo86rt
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Why does Verizon need another Galaxy S phone? They already have two, the Fascinate and the Continuum, with an unnamed 4g Galaxy S device on the way. It'll just be another Samsung phone that never gets updated. They need to, IMHO, move away from the poor support of Samsung and stick with phones that get semi-timely updates.
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Re: Verizon NEEDS the Samsung Epic
beckyberggren
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I completely agree!!! I'm thinking of changing our entire family to S----t, all 8 of us just so I can get the Epic!!

Please Verizon, get something with the slide out qwerty keyboard like the Epic.

This phone has been out for months, can't you compete??

 

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Re: Verizon NEEDS the Samsung Epic
Jax_Omen
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Speaking as an Epic user myself... trust me, you don't want this phone.

A) Music playback is choppy. Happens with both my phone and my girlfriend's epic, it'll randomly cut out on the song, just for a brief moment, then keep playing like nothing happened. Problem was lessened, but not removed, with the 2.2 update. Problem mostly gone on my own phone because I do unspeakable things to it to try to make it tolerable, and have replaced the stock RFS filesystem (the root of most of the issue) with the android-standard EXT4.

B) bluetooth support is half-assed. Unlike other manufacturer's phones, Samsung does not include the Human Interface Device bluetooth profile in their bluetooth stack. This means that, unlike other phones, my Epic cannot pair with a bluetooth keyboard, wii remote, or pretty much anything else that isn't another phone, a car, or a headset.

C) That keyboard, that keyboard that would have been so wonderful... is gimped by a very severe issue... it's got a keypress delay of about 100ms... meaning if you type the same number twice within 100ms of each other, it registers at ONE keypress, not two. VERY aggravating. Via hackery I've gotten that delay changed down to about 20ms, which is acceptable, but honestly there shouldn't be a delay at all. D) REALLY annoying UI decisions, such as swiping left/right on the notification bar to change your brightness when not on auto-brightness. The problem with this is that half the time when I pull down the notification bar, my brightness changes. Drives me NUTS because i much prefer minimum brightness.


So yeah, take it from someone who owns one, you don't want this phone, get the HTC Merge on Verizon (aka the Evo Shift on Sprint and the T-Mobile G2). It's available at VzW authorized retailers and it's a better phone in just about every single possible respect other than lacking a front-facing camera (which honestly, i've used mine maybe 3 times ever, and I *have* someone who I could video chat with if I cared, since my girlfriend has one as well).
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