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THE HTC INSPIRE IS FAR FROM INSPIRING. You will be dissapointed. Lacks in battery support.

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THE HTC INSPIRE IS FAR FROM INSPIRING. You will be dissapointed. Lacks in battery support.

The htc inspire is a big disappointment. One of the biggest problems is the disappointing battery. I can only get 3 hours of use on one battery. I hold htc, at&t accountable for providing such a mediocre oem battery. I will not cut these multi billion dollar corporations any slack for selling  an electronic device with sooo many features and not having the GUMPTION to BACK it up. I equate this to bait and switch. Please give me a break. At least offer to SELL yes SELL a battery with double the amount of power to support your equipment. After all it is useless to have an unlimited data plan with all the other added costs of having such a device if you can not use it. You guys have to be ashamed of your selves. 

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Guru

Re: THE HTC INSPIRE IS FAR FROM INSPIRING. You will be dissapointed. Lacks in battery support.

WCDMA is AT&T'S 3G Network.
GSM is their edge network.
GPRS Is the slower than edge network. Not sure what it's called.
CDMA and EVDO is what Verizon and Sprint run on.
I may have the terminology wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's how it rolls in the cellular world.
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Master

Re: THE HTC INSPIRE IS FAR FROM INSPIRING. You will be dissapointed. Lacks in battery support.

That's what I understand about the differences between GSM and CDMA
Probably from mobile, maybe. Smiley Happy
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Tutor

Re: THE HTC INSPIRE IS FAR FROM INSPIRING. You will be dissapointed. Lacks in battery support.

 FYI,

 

 As others have stated above, there are many APPS (applications ie little programs) that can be DOWNLOAD to reduce the number of applications running (ie using up precious battery power) and also appilcations to extend battery usage (life).

 

 If your a serious Techie, check out this forum dedicated to our Inspire4Gs.

 

-->>> http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1015

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Professor

Re: THE HTC INSPIRE IS FAR FROM INSPIRING. You will be dissapointed. Lacks in battery support.

 


Katmandu2 wrote:

 FYI,

 

 As others have stated above, there are many APPS (applications ie little programs) that can be DOWNLOAD to reduce the number of applications running (ie using up precious battery power)


 

Task killers for Android don't work and shouldn't be used, the processes will just respawn themselves.

 

http://geekfor.me/faq/you-shouldnt-be-using-a-task-killer-with-android/

 

The best way to stop bloatware apps from starting at boot is to root and uninstall the apps.  But there is no way of uninstalling the previously mentioned ATT bloat apps without rooting.  This is becoming a significant complaint about recent ATT Android phones.

 

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Master

Re: THE HTC INSPIRE IS FAR FROM INSPIRING. You will be dissapointed. Lacks in battery support.


redpoint73 wrote:

  

Task killers for Android don't work and shouldn't be used, the processes will just respawn themselves.

 

http://geekfor.me/faq/you-shouldnt-be-using-a-task-killer-with-android/

 

The best way to stop bloatware apps from starting at boot is to root and uninstall the apps.  But there is no way of uninstalling the previously mentioned ATT bloat apps without rooting.  This is becoming a significant complaint about recent ATT Android phones.

 


 

Or all other carriers' android phones.  What would you think if you had one single app weighting in at 131 MB as bloatware on the phone along with other pre-installed applications?

Probably from mobile, maybe. Smiley Happy
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Teacher

Re: THE HTC INSPIRE IS FAR FROM INSPIRING. You will be dissapointed. Lacks in battery support.

Bloatware is lame. You should be able to delete anything in your phone. But what about the fake 4G? What about the terrible upload speeds. The bloatware might be in the fineprint. Wheres the fineprint about the crippled upload speeds or the fake 4G? They didnt tell us about that in all the advertising hype leading up to the release of the Inspire and the Atrix. Not one Inspire/Atrix owner sees HSPA+ in the settings. Only HSDPA. Thats 3G! Uninspiring.

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Re: THE HTC INSPIRE IS FAR FROM INSPIRING. You will be dissapointed. Lacks in battery support.

 


Green2222 wrote:

I can only get 3 hours of use on one battery.


It really is because of the bloatware that people already stated, which is AT&T's fault. Root it, and get rid of it. You'll easily surpass current usage (I use 3 hours for entertainment during commute, from simple games to emulating PSX, daily, and still have 60-80% battery life left for the rest of the day).

 

And I don't sacrifice on quality. I use live wallpaper, and medium-low backlight setting.

 


redpoint73 wrote:

Task killers for Android don't work and shouldn't be used, the processes will just respawn themselves.


This is true. There really isn't a point in having a task killer set to automatic, but there is a point in having a task killer. When you use a one-time program, like a game or camera, and go back to the home screen, the app will still be running in the background. Apps like these can be closed with a task killer, and will not restart, unless you start it up again.

 

Only the apps that are designed/coded to run all the time = restarted. You can put all these on the "ignore" list, and have task killers periodically shut down other apps (like the said game/camera apps), or you can manually kill it all after running the app.

 


BassLine wrote:

But what about the fake 4G? ... Wheres the fineprint about the crippled upload speeds or the fake 4G? ... Not one Inspire/Atrix owner sees HSPA+ in the settings. Only HSDPA.


 

IIRC, HSPA+ is available in very select areas, and may not even be readily usable at all... seeing how that's their main point to the FCC in the acquisition of T-Mobile (AT&T claims that they're the victims of their own success).

 

The phone itself is capable of 4G, and that's not fake advertisement, nor is it for AT&T to claim that they offer 4G (which usually follows the disclaimer that it's not available everywhere).

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Teacher

Re: THE HTC INSPIRE IS FAR FROM INSPIRING. You will be disappointed. Lacks in battery support.

For 14+ years I've been a faithful, patient and loyal BellSouth Mobility ... Cingular ... AT&T customer. Mainly because I travel a 400 mile radius for business and they have had the most extensive coverage areas and descent service, pretty much .... until now. I used to get a good signal in my home and in my office at work on all the mobile phones I've had (Audiovox, Nokia, HTC, Samsung and Now HTC Inspire   4G   2.5E). Now, when I pick up my Inspire at my home (or office) and press the power button the signal indicator shows "H"-3 bars. Before I can unlock it, the indicator shows "H"-1 bar. If I make a call, sometimes, it will stay on "H"-1 bar BUT ....... you let me try ANYTHING with data (on my unlimited data plan) and it immediately streaks past 3G and shows "E"-4 bars. I never see "H" or "G" again until I've put the phone in 'sleep mode' and pick it up again later. Rinse and repeat. 

 

Today was my second grandchild's 1st birthday party. We were outdoors grilling and (7 miles across town from my home) discussing some of the recent destruction from the tornadoes locally and I was asked if I had seen the "YouTube" video from a near-by community. I said no and whipped out my trusty Inspire 2.5G and had an "H"-4 bars signal. I thought to myself ..... 'this is going to be easy." I hit the pre-loaded "YouTube" widget, turned the phone to landscape so I could take full advantage of the beautiful 4.3" SLCD screen and all I got was a buffering wheel and after a couple of minutes returned the phone to the upright portrait view so as to see the signal strength ...... it was "E"-5 bars. In disgust, I put the Inspire 2.5G back in it's protective leather case and proceeded with 2 hot dogs, cole slaw and a very large piece of birthday cake. After a little settling, my son asked if I had been able to see that "YouTube" tornado video. I told him no, but, let's try again. Sure enough, I had "H"-4 bars again and was satisfied that this would be the fastest video download (or stream) ever. Again after a minute or two of foot tapping, I returned the phone, again, to the portrait position and again, .... "E"-5 bars. Rinse and repeat.

 

I like the phone. It's fast offline and on my Wifi at home. I don't even have a problem with the duration of the battery. I have downloaded Market Apps to customize it to my liking. This fake 4G is ...... well, I won't call it false advertising (YET), lets just call it ........ A D*** LIE! 

 

And now for the questions:

1) What is causing the "auto-switch" from "H" to "E", especially for data, and what is the cure?

2) Do you have to be an Iphone owner to get at least a 3G signal?

3) My 30-day return expires in 5 days, can anyone tell me a comparable model from Verizon or Cellular South, because, if this problem isn't resolved by AT&T in 4 days, I'll be a proud new customer of some other company.

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Professor

Re: THE HTC INSPIRE IS FAR FROM INSPIRING. You will be dissapointed. Lacks in battery support.

 

 


Printerscape wrote:

 This is true. There really isn't a point in having a task killer set to automatic, but there is a point in having a task killer. When you use a one-time program, like a game or camera, and go back to the home screen, the app will still be running in the background. Apps like these can be closed with a task killer, and will not restart, unless you start it up again.

 


You can do that right in Android's settings, so again, task killers are pointless.  Don't waste space on your phone on apps that do what the Android OS already does.

 

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