To Bolt Or Not To Bolt...
07-27-2011 07:29 PM
- Howdy folks...I have until Friday to either turn in my TBolt or do the until death or your 2-year contract do you part thing. I truly have enjoyed the TBolt and do believe it is Verizon's big gun. I must say that I am truly spoiled by 4g now and damn the battery issues!!! The phone is quirky, though. Here are some issues I have had...
The interface is hesitant at times, for lack of a better word. When coming off of a phone call or out of an application the interface becomes laggy and sticky. The information bar will not pull down, for example, until the phone finishes whatever it is doing. Then it runs fine.
When going into the application management screen, it takes quite a long time...compared to my old DInc...to register the applications list with the application icons. It also takes me a couple of attempts to move an application to the sd card.
And just the feeling that the phone doesn't multi-task very well. Isn't it supposed to?
The other issue is I don't know what else I would get. My ladyfriend has the latest greatest Samsung Infuse (ATT) and it is a nice device, but for my money, not nearly the device the TBolt is. The LG? Nah...or the Charge? Nah...and I doubt the Moto phone will be out by Friday and I don't think I would want that phone.
I keep hearing all of the wonderful "root" stories, but am truly scared to death to attempt that option.
Does anyone else experience these things on their stock device? I did speak to VZ Tech and they say hold out for Gingerbread. We all know what that entails after waiting forever for Froyo. Any thoughts, pieces of advice, reasonable rants and/or suggestions are welcome.
I do like the phone, by the way.
Blessings...Steve07-26-2011 11:07 PM
- 07-26-2011 11:33 PM
- 07-27-2011 01:52 PM
- 07-27-2011 04:16 PM
- My recommendation.....I would keep the TB. I do not see anything coming down the road that would make me want to switch. Some of the hiccups that you see are going to happen with any phone running Android. I have had some reboot issues but nothing that would make me swap it out for a lesser featured phone. If and when 2.3 comes out it should help. However I will wait for them to bake it fully before putting it on my phone. As a side note- my son upgraded his DroidX to 2.3 and has nothing but issues, reboots lockups, keyboards no appearing and crazy battery drain.07-27-2011 04:41 PM
- Got carried away above I haven't had a lockup, reboot, shutdown or any other glitch since the MR2 update. I've currently got 262+ hours of up time since I switched batteries. I'm using the extended battery and have no complaints with the phone. The Bionic is new and will no doubt suffer the same growing pains the TB endured. Not interested in anything Samsung has to offer in a smartphone.07-27-2011 04:56 PM
- 07-27-2011 05:47 PM
I have the notification bar not pulling down right away issue as well..but its usually when im switching between a bunch of apps getting notifications at the same time. I never really gave it much thought. i always just give it a sec and try a gain.07-27-2011 07:19 PM
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