On the one hand, you have the HTC EVO Shift 4G, which is a QWERTY-fied version of the original EVO. Despite its smaller size, smaller display, and 5-megapixel camera (versus the 8MP shooter on the EVO), it performs better in speed tests than the original model. Then you have the Epic 4G, an awesome high-end Android phone that, despite having Android 2.1, offers a large Super AMOLED display and an awesome physical QWERTY board.
They're both fantastic devices and could appeal to several demographics, but only one can win. Which will it be? Part 2 of 2.