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This was the deal breaker for me with iPhone. What happens when the battery wears out before the phone. I'll be looking elswhere.
Too much Mein Kamph for me....
Mind if I nit-pick?
1) Nothing more awkward, or annoying, than having the charge cord coming out the side of your phone especially when trying to talk on your phone while charging. Very awkward indeed.
2) Considering the EVO uses a kickstand, now the cord will stick straight up from the phone?!
3) Doesn't work well with universal dash/window mounts.
I really, Really, REALLY wish they would leave the port on the bottom of the phone.
really great looking phone. I hope that Verizon gets an htc one x variant of it's own
I agree I'm actually impressed with this bad boy. It's ashame it's on the wrong network. A Verizon version would fl...
Hope I can wireless tether