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    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...Steve
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    Default Re: To Bolt Or Not To Bolt...

    You've kinda answered your own question within the last paragraph when you ran down and discredited all the other major options. I personally have an i4 from VZW and love it..especially the clear screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptb127 View Post
    You've kinda answered your own question within the last paragraph when you ran down and discredited all the other major options. I personally have an i4 from VZW and love it..especially the clear screen.
    I am not an IPhone guy, but I do love the fact that only one outfit makes it.
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    Keep the bolt. Simultaneous voice and data over 3G is one reason I wouldn't get rid of it. It's the only VZW phone that does that. Great feature for when you're outside of 4G coverage.
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    For what it's worth, Verizon just tweeted that the SGSII will be LTE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jux View Post
    For what it's worth, Verizon just tweeted that the SGSII will be LTE.
    That was a mistake. She realized that she was confused and meant the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanH View Post
    Keep the bolt. Simultaneous voice and data over 3G is one reason I wouldn't get rid of it. It's the only VZW phone that does that. Great feature for when you're outside of 4G coverage.
    I agree,
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    all with extended batteries......
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    Quote Originally Posted by wseyller View Post
    That was a mistake. She realized that she was confused and meant the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tab.
    Yeah, I got a little excitable and posted that before the update.

    Bummer, too, if it winds up not being LTE. It'd sell like hotcakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jux View Post
    Yeah, I got a little excitable and posted that before the update.

    Bummer, too, if it winds up not being LTE. It'd sell like hotcakes.
    I can't just understand how anyone especially a Verizon employee could mix up the two. Some people deserve to be eaten by a tiger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve54 View Post
    I am not an IPhone guy, but I do love the fact that only one outfit makes it.
    The "one outfit" theory does have merit. However, it also pretty much means the lowest common denominator. You choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wseyller View Post
    I can't just understand how anyone especially a Verizon employee could mix up the two. Some people deserve to be eaten by a tiger.
    Have you talked to any VZW employees lately? They generally wouldn't know which way the wind was blowing in a hurricane if they were standing in the middle of one. How do you expect them to be able to keep track of releases?
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    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankXS View Post
    The "one outfit" theory does have merit. However, it also pretty much means the lowest common denominator. You choose.

    -Frank
    An argument can be made there. Narrowing down the "this one does this but that one does that but neither one can do what the other does" is a plus for the feeble minded, such as moi'.
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    Pretty sure I will hang with the TBolt. Just nothing else out there. Thanks for the input, folks. Plus you learn something new every day...didn't know you could do voice and data in 3G. There's a plus, for sure.

    Blessings...Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve54 View Post
    Pretty sure I will hang with the TBolt. Just nothing else out there. Thanks for the input, folks. Plus you learn something new every day...didn't know you could do voice and data in 3G. There's a plus, for sure.

    Blessings...Steve
    YAY!

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwill86 View Post
    YAY!

    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.
    I may just root the bloody thing and be done with it. Of course, I said I would do that with my Incredible, and after the year just ended up getting a DInc2 because Asurion was out of the original and it went off to my sister, so I never did root the phone. We will see...

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