Friday, April 1, 2011

I Have A Computer In My Back Pocket

First of all, I'll say I love my HTC EVO 4G!  "It's a lot to pay for a phone", I thought when hubby wanted to get this for me for Christmas.  We bought it at a Sprint store with a $100 rebate and it was still a lot to pay for a phone.

Now, three months later, I love, love my EVO.  You know what?  It's really not about being a phone.  It's really a portable computer plus a phone.  Once I got that I decided it wasn't too much to pay...not for a computer.  And I feel like I'm in the 21st century after being so attached to my $29.95 non-camera, plain Motorola from Walmart for two years.

One problem.  I couldn't turn off the blasted alarm!  I mean, you are glad it wakes you up but, jeez Louise, now that I'm up please shut up!  There is a dismiss button but you only get one chance to tap it and if you miss that's when the problems start.  No more chances.  And you can't find it again! It is G-O-N-E!

I had to search for an EVO forum on my laptop and I found many people with the same problem and no workable solution for me. People were resorting to taking out the battery or putting it outside!  Even turning off the phone didn't shut it up.  Finally, I found a solution!  If this happens to you, look at the tiny bar at the top and you will see, among other things, a small alarm clock. Tap it. Then you get the option to dismiss.  Sounds obvious.  It isn't!

Oh how challenging and exciting is this 21st century technology!


  1. My husband was going to get me the Evo shift but I can't justify the cost with me staying home. Do I want it? Heck yeah! But I'm trying to show him that I'm putting the good of the family over my wants.

  2. I will be upgrading my phone soon, maybe I'll look at this one. I'm stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party.

  3. Glad you found an easy resolution. Ugh, the sound of an alarm is just not my favorite thing (but really, whose is ;) lol).

    I have the Fascinate and LoVe it! It's nice to minicomputer with you at all times.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello!

  4. Neat phone! I wish I'd be brave enough to fork over the money for one! Im now following you from UBP 11, I'm glad I stopped by as it is great to "meet" you! Please stop by and say hi if you have a chance!


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