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Apr 4, 2011, 11:40 AM

Thunderbolt or EVO

I've finally decided to take a step into the Smart-phone world (ok I should say another step, I've been using the palm centro on the att network for the last 2.5 years Embarassed ) I've been debating Getting an Android phone versus an iPhone (I actually liked the iPhone4 when it came out) but due to customized feel of the Android platform and advice from friends, I know I want an Android phone but am stuck as to which of the 2 top of the line phones. Here's why:

1)Cost is really no issue as my employer will be paying for it, and has told me to get the phone that I think is best.

2) both Verizon and Sprint's network coverage is the same in my area.

I'm placing this post in both forums and will take all info to heart.

Mar 28, 2011, 8:59 PM

Thunderbolt HAS PROBLEMS HANDING OFF from 4g to 3g

Crying or Very sad

BEWARE had to return my thunderbolt first for a speaker phone echo and then again 2 days later since if i was not in a 4G area it would not hand off to 3G.

Verizon knows of the issue and says they are working on it but why should we be beta testers for a new phone. They said it was new technology and with that comes problems but the 4G LTE modem came out in November and they still have issues. My advice wait till they work out the bugs!!
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Jan 19, 2011, 12:04 PM

The Battery....

I noticed they really skimped on the battery. Its not even 1500 and they are expecting approx. 6.5 hours of battery life w/ LTE built in?
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Mar 29, 2011, 4:36 PM


Does it have kindle? Block buster? I really like both.
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Mar 29, 2011, 5:51 PM

A few issues.......

1. Why does the green led stop blinking after a few minutes even if I haven't read or even woke up the phone? On my old Droid I use to see the green light until I picked up the message and or voicemail. I also notice it doesn't blink when I receive a message when it is charging? I wonder if this will be fixed in the first software upgrade?????

2. Why is the power button so hard to push? It seems really flush and takes multiple times to wake it up.

More issues as they come.
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Mar 22, 2011, 8:09 AM

Video Chat

The first thing I looked for after I charged up my new Thunderbolt yesterday was the Skype app. I was disappointed that it didn't look like I would be able to. Am I missing something? Sad
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Mar 22, 2011, 11:32 AM

To the Reviewer Titled 'G A R B A G E'

If everything you're saying is true, you obviously just got a defective unit and you're stomping your feet like a little kid instead of taking it back and getting it replaced OR you work for a competitor of HTC's or Verizon.

Which is it?

Mar 20, 2011, 12:48 PM

Anyway to get Droid X widgets on this thing?

I picked up the thunderbolt as I was bored with my droid X and wanted 4G. I like it for the most part but if it weren't for the fact that I can browse the web while on a call (even in 3g only areas) I would consider returning it because there are some widgets on the droid X that I like a LOT better. News, Calendar, Quick contacts etc...heck the droid x keyboard is better too.

I found a droid x system dump, downloaded it and tried to load these widgets on it manually (yes, I checked the unknown sources box) and it just comes up "application not installed".

Does anyone know of a way to do this?

May be I'm just so use to the X that this bugs me and time would resolve, but I doubt it. The news widget and the calendar widgets are both ...
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Mar 21, 2011, 6:24 AM

Two (easy) Thunderbolt Questions

1. Can you make custom Text (or sms) tones? I have an iPhone and i am not able to do the SSH hack to make it work. I know its silly but its a selling point for me

2. Again with the iPhone comparison - the battery on my iphone needs to be charged twice a day, I think I am only a moderate user. How does the battery fair on the T-Bolt.

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Mar 19, 2011, 11:13 AM

What Do you think?

Who's had time to play with this phone? Your openion please?
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Mar 18, 2011, 2:14 AM

Phone Storage

So the ThundebBolt was advertised to have 8gb phone storage. Mine only shows 2.5gb out of the box! Anyone else notice this? What gives??

The ThunderBolt is still very new but so far I really like it. MUCH less buggy than my Incredible and fast. Still lookin for a 4G signal tho. And, as expected with just about any HTC the battery life is TERRIBLE!
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Mar 18, 2011, 6:07 PM

Imagio 2.0

Yup that's what it is... Just has the latest tech you can cram into a device, just like its predecessor did. Workin for the 'Dub many years, I've seen HTC do this before... This is why i don't like HTC ERR PCD ERR UTstarcom

Mar 18, 2011, 1:26 PM

V Cast Ringtones

Anyone know how to download ringtones from the V Cast App. Can't seem to do it?

Mar 15, 2011, 9:38 AM

The Release date is.....

March 17th according to phone scoop. Phone scoop also says voice plan minimum requirement is 39.99$ and the data plan is 29.99 required minimum Smile

Hopefully the bionic follows SOON!
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Mar 10, 2011, 5:10 PM

ThunderBolt or Bionic?

I'm considering the subject phones for my one. With nothing but specs to go on, I lean toward the Bionic (Tegra 2 Dual-Core, etc.), but would like your thoughts on the question. Cool
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Jan 19, 2011, 10:58 AM

Release date

Does anyone know a release date for the thunderbolt with VZW?? Smile
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Jan 27, 2011, 10:21 PM

I Have Decided....

This is going to be the phone to beat for the upcoming 4G releases for VZW.

HTC knows how to make a quality phone with features that work well and you don't have to worry about not functioning properly.

I am also eligible for my upgrade right now, and I don't want to wait until June/July for the Droid Bionic.
I do currently have the original Moto Droid and it has been a pretty solid phone for me. It lags A LOT now and I don't even run many apps on it and use my task killer daily to help out with the issue but it is still really slow.
But I must say, after a nice 5-6 year absence from the good phone market, Moto is definitely winning me back.

When I got this Droid, I was very nervous because of the Moto name, but I would not h...
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Feb 5, 2011, 2:17 PM

Doesn't $249.99 seem like a lot of money?

The Thunderbolt is rumored to cost $249.99 and the Inspire 4G is only $99.99. There are like two differences between the phones. Just the front facing camera and Verizon's network. What's up with that?
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Mar 8, 2011, 10:51 PM

4G price plan

Looks like I'm sticking with my Incredible. Verizon is set to go into gouge mode with the new 4G phones.

Even though this is for the tablet I am sure it will be the same for the never to be released ThunderBolt. ... »

1GB Included in package - $20.00
3GB $35.00 - $10.00 Per-Minute After Allowance
5GB $50.00 - $10.00 ""
10GB $80.00 - $10.00 ""
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Mar 3, 2011, 7:52 PM


Is it fact or speculation. Can't believe this phone battery is only good for 2 hours. ???
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