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Verizon HTC Thunderbolt

Discussion in 'Technology' started by toyotatacomaTRD, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Mar 16, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    So, rumor has it, the HTC Thunderbolt will be released tomorrow. My account is due for an upgrade, so I am wondering your thoughts on upgrading to this phone or waiting to see what other 4G Android phones Verizon is releasing.

    I am not interested in an iPhone. I have an iPod touch and find navigating through apples software cumbersome compared to my current Android phone (HTC Incredible). I think that is mainly due to having the Menu, Home and Back buttons always available.

    So, is anyone aware of future Android 4G phones being released in the near future that would be worth holding out for, or should I go for the Thunderbolt?
     
  2. Mar 16, 2011 at 7:48 PM
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    Incredible 2, Droid 3, Droid x2, and the Bionic. Bionic later this year but is supposed to be really hot. Incredible 2 shall be very soon as they have already begun phasing out the original one. oh and a motorola targa, don't know if it's vzw specific, and there's the sony xperia play.

    my bad, droid 3 and x2 aren't lte.
     
  3. Mar 16, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    drewskie

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    I am in the process of ordering one now. From what I hear. it's pretty bad-ass. My techie nerd friends say the bionic is the way to go, but I dont want to wait. My friend hs the evo which essentially the same phone as the tbolt, and he loves it.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    i have one! its beast!
     
  5. Mar 17, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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    that's the one i think i'm going to get... the ones coming out later this year aren't enough of an upgrade to wait.
     
  6. Mar 17, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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    the only thing about the thunderbolt, is how much they are hyping up "4G" which is only in SOME of the major cities, look it up on a verizon map. so that is usless until it takes off, for now, im just going with the Droid X. with my upgrade it will be 150 bucks.
     
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    i dont have 4g in my area but i upgraded so i could lock in my data package tier price plan which is 129 for my two droid phones ;)
     
  8. Mar 17, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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  9. Mar 17, 2011 at 10:02 AM
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    yea total sikkness i was able to get in on the "premiere customer plan" that was leaked out by vzw months back ha ha oh yea im luvin it:D
     
  10. Mar 17, 2011 at 10:03 AM
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    With the Thunderbolt, you also get free mobile hotspot for a limited time. Just looked at some here at work. ( I sell cell phones) Seems pretty cool, it's heavier than you would think, because of all the 4G stuff in it I guess
     
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    true true, 4G= +5 LBS. :D
     
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    i say it ways about the same as a droid2:cool:
     
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    Got mine today. Loveing it. Bit of an upgrade from the Droid X. I so much prefer the Sense UI to the Motoblur. Plus it does simultaneous voice and data even on 3G--a first for Verizon. Its much snappier than my DX was. So far so good.
     
  14. Mar 17, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    Those of you with the Thunderbolt, how is the battery life so far?
     
  15. Mar 17, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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    battery life kinda sux well for me today anyway ive been re-syncing and downloading alot of apps so i cant really speak for an everyday use yet, im on my 2nd round charge from this morning.
     
  16. Mar 21, 2011 at 9:19 AM
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    I got my TB last Thursday when it came out. It's had shitty battery life(only about 7 hours) up until Sunday. I got 12+ hours on one charge Sunday with the phone being used moderately and on the 4G network all day long. Surprisingly good battery life after 5 or 6 full charges.


    It's 4G speeds from speedtest.net are:

    Download: 31.95 mbps
    Upload: 20.04 mbps



    That's 10 times faster than my Comcast speeds on my laptop. . . This phone is AMAZING.
     
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    Good to know the battery is getting better. That was one of my main concerns. Those speeds are unbelievable! My Thunderbolt will be here tomorrow, looking forward to it!
     
  18. Mar 22, 2011 at 4:30 AM
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    I must be trippin, I get about 4 hours of barely even using my phone before the battery needs to be charged. i think it's going back soon.
     
  19. Mar 22, 2011 at 4:40 AM
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    ummm yeah
    you need a task manager and your syncs are on......


    i am still happy with my motodroid 1 :)
     
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    what is "needs to be charged" down to 50%? 40%? 15%?

    if you have news, weather, and other stuff you dont need to be on autosync turn it off, i have my email to sync all day, i work from 9-6 and even with web browsing and texting, i came in yesterday fully charged left work got home with 40% battery still left, but i am running on wifi also.

    you might want to give juice defender a try as well. if not wait a week or so im sure the guys over at unrevoked will have a easier root process down and by then roms and kernals will be coming out which will improve battery life for sure!:cool:
     
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