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    A friend of mine picked it up at lunch today and thought I had a case on it because of how solid it feels. Coming from a Blackberry Storm this thing is blazing fast. No 3G in my area (Omaha, NE) yet...maybe next year. Battery life seemed good, but I "widgetized" my phone and with wifi on and not connected it's sucking down the battery pretty fast. Have to try out the Hotspot and see if it sucks it down too. Screen is wonderful....overall SUPER impressed....so far I don't regret not waiting for the Bionic....we'll see if that holds when the Bionic gets released though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pufidad View Post
    I came from a storm 1 as well and it is basically the same as unlocking the storm. If you carry it in your pocket you lock your storm every time anyway.
    Quote Originally Posted by nater View Post
    That's the problem with 4 capacitive buttons at the bottom instead of physical buttons...


    I was rarely able to wake my storm by pressing the screen...after 21-22 months of use, I usually had to wake it with one of the front buttons and rarely got it right the first time...just wasn't intuitive I guess. However, it may have had something to do with locking the screen all the time....because you had to press the unlock button anyway...
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    Coming from a bb tour. This phone rocks!
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    One of the first things I did was to get the thunderstorm paper and put it on the Tbolt.

    That is all.
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    so..ummm I just got 21mbps/ 41mbps

    thats a bit hard to fathom, Maybe there is something wrong with the speed test app on 4g.......
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    How do I open the "task manager" when I want to exit out of programs?

    On my epic4g I was able to hold the Home button and it would show me the recent apps/task lists.. but for the thunderbolt it only shows me recent apps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlee217 View Post
    How do I open the "task manager" when I want to exit out of programs?

    On my epic4g I was able to hold the Home button and it would show me the recent apps/task lists.. but for the thunderbolt it only shows me recent apps.
    Pretty sure most is not all the Apps close as soon as you leave it. Might be wrong on this though, but it seems that way though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by booboolala2000 View Post
    Screen is much more vibrant than my DX
    Audio out through BT and Headphones seems crisper and more even toned

    Very snappy
    Sense is much more functional and better looking than Blur
    Battery life during heavy use is about seven hours, I'm sure once I get all my apps and start using this as normal I will get about ten hours from it.
    Browser seems faster than my DX
    Did you run your x over with your car. If you x display was less vibrant than your TB you probably had a bad one. Not even a close call when you compare the x side by side. Lte is great though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwill86 View Post
    so..ummm I just got 21mbps/ 41mbps

    thats a bit hard to fathom, Maybe there is something wrong with the speed test app on 4g.......
    Speedtest.net app is bogus for up and closer to being accurate on down. Try another bandwidth test to get accurate up speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pufidad View Post
    I came from a storm 1 as well and it is basically the same as unlocking the storm. If you carry it in your pocket you lock your storm every time anyway.
    Yes, but with the storm all you had to do to unlock it was press on the upper left part of the phone, which is much easier to do. With this Droid the button is much smaller and less convenient to reach. I'm just saying they could have made it easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwill86 View Post
    Pretty sure most is not all the Apps close as soon as you leave it. Might be wrong on this though, but it seems that way though.
    I'm not positive they close automatically - the Verizion store guy told (and showed) me to use "advanced Task Killer" free app to shut down all, or some, open apps. I was shocked at how many apps were open and running. I'm guessing this is what Droid users do instead of the battery pulls that Blackberry users do?
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    Most task killers after they are done, allow those very programs you thought you shut down fire back up. Edwill86 is better informed than your vz Rep. Most, not all apps, do not need to be powered down or "task killed ".as they are idle till you need them. Some do run in the background and i've tried a app called Watch Dog that sniffs out those programs and notifies you so you can take action. I don't have any affiliation to the vendor. Just sharing info for the masses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cgc2 View Post
    Most task killers after they are done, allow those very programs you thought you shut down fire back up. Edwill86 is better informed than your vz Rep. Most, not all apps, do not need to be powered down or "task killed ".as they are idle till you need them. Some do run in the background and i've tried a app called Watch Dog that sniffs out those programs and notifies you so you can take action. I don't have any affiliation to the vendor. Just sharing info for the masses.
    I noticed that, after "killing" the app, some popped open again (Pandora in particular). What "action" can you take if there is no "close app" button to push and the "kill app" doesn't "kill" it?
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    I'm concerned about this too. Maybe I'm phobic of idle running apps since those notoriously KILL blackberries. o.o;
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    Barely making it through my second day with this Droid. Had to Charged the phone TWICE again today. Right now, 8:43 PM and my battery is yellow and less than 15%.

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    89% Display (set to to full - I need to be able to see the screen in daylight) I'm out side most of the day.

    3% Android System

    2% Phone idle

    2% internet
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    It just went RED and told me to plug it in!
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    After a few hours of use, all I can say is WOW. I came from the Dinc. This phone is faster, brighter screen and much better. I do not live in a 4G city, but will be visiting one on Monday to test out the LTE.

    While playing with the phone, a friend of mine called. Needless to say, browsing the internet and talking on the phone in CDMA 3G worked like a charm.

    I also put some music on the phone and the speakers are amazing.

    All in all, I will be happy with this phone for some time to come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by racedog View Post
    You don't even have to have a phone on that line. If the Verizon rep has a clue he can just assign a dummy number to that line with no phone used on it at all. I've done that before but there are a lot of clueless reps out there, you'll need to find one that knows what to do or you can even try explaining it to him/her. You'll get the new line with a new number, then have them switch the phone to your old number and leave the new number as a dummy line.

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    How does this work? Don't you need a data plan on the new line? The discounted prices always say with 2-yr contract and data plan.
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    Two questions...in the Verizon store today with the Thunderbolt I tried to play video on espn.com and it didn't let me ! (just like the iphone) You know the blue arrow that appears when you move your mouse over it. it just showed the video picture and never started playing! That is not good, espn.com video is an absolute must, and I thought the Thunderbolt was supposed to be Flash friendly. Any thoughts, just a bug?

    Also, I am thinking about buying the Thunderbolt on sale tonight at Let's Talk. When you get to the checkout screen, it gives you that long list of Verizon plans. I have no idea what plan my family is on, and I don't want to change the plan, just continue the same service. Do I have to select a plan on that screen if I just want the phone?

    One more thing, if I buy the phone online, how do I a) activate it, and b) transfer my contacts? Thanks!
    Last edited by chelseafbclub; 03-19-2011 at 12:11 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chelseafbclub View Post
    Two questions...in the Verizon store today with the Thunderbolt I tried to play video on espn.com and it didn't let me ! (just like the iphone) You know the blue arrow that appears when you move your mouse over it. it just showed the video picture and never started playing! That is not good, espn.com video is an absolute must, and I thought the Thunderbolt was supposed to be Flash friendly. Any thoughts, just a bug?

    Also, I am thinking about buying the Thunderbolt on sale tonight at Let's Talk. When you get to the checkout screen, it gives you that long list of Verizon plans. I have no idea what plan my family is on, and I don't want to change the plan, just continue the same service. Do I have to select a plan on that screen if I just want the phone?

    One more thing, if I buy the phone online, how do I a) activate it, and b) transfer my contacts? Thanks!
    When you receive the phone there is large booklet that says follow these steps to activate you phone. You call 1-800 activation number FIRST. Do Not I repeat Do Not rush because it is a new toy and put in the sim card / battery first. You will brick the sim card and have to get a new one. Sim card when powered automaticaly finishes the activation process so if you haven't made the call first it is not ready to activate.

    So step by step
    1. Call 1-800 number
    2. Put in Sim card don't touch the gold part
    3. Power on phone and give it a minute to hit the actual network and see some 3G / 4G action.
    4. Go forward with first page on setup which is Backup Assistance (Answer to your second question if you are previous Verizon customer)
    Continue through adding all other accounts you wish and finish setup.
    The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving.
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    Well, I sent back my new Droid X and waited for this one. It's a great device, the hardware makes the software very responsive. Everything works except for one thing: ActiveSync Calendar.

    Build quality - Thumbs up. Very good.
    Mail - Thumbs up. Very good.
    Contacts - Thumbs up. Very good.
    On screen keyboard - Thumbs up. Good (though the haptics feel weak)
    Everything on the whole, so far - Thumbs up. Very good.
    ActiveSync on the calendar - Thumbs down. 100% non functional.

    Unfortunately, I wish I could say the problem was on my end. The server reads green. There are no conflicting items in the control panel and the device gives no reason other than, "Synchronization is experiencing problems". In a matter of minutes we went through Tier 1, and 2 support at VZW, referred to HTC and stumped them in about 20 minutes. Awaiting referral to someone higher in the chain...

    I'm still tinkering with it, but I should not have to buy a third party app to get this to work. It's part of the whole point of having a "smartphone"...

    I am really going to find a work-around on this. The device on the whole is really nice. The HTC Sense UI isn't as much of a hindrance as I though it might be (of course I was comparing to Moto Blur-ish Droid X).

    So, I'm not bashing anything. I really like this device, but I only have limited resources to devote to making it work.
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    I'm not quite sure what to think of the Bolt yet. It has the potential to be an amazing handset, easily one of the best Android phones I've ever had. The screen is great, the updated sense is really quite good, and its typical HTC when it comes to good build quality.

    But...

    The battery life has got me concerned. I've never had a phone die on me before, and my Bolt was dead by 6 pm today with only light use. I changed some settings with the Blockbuster app, and I'll continue to adjust them, but its still concerning. (and I sure as hell am not shelling out money for that tumor of an extended battery) If I can't get the battery life to be better, I might have to return it.
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    I honestly think that the be-all, end-all battery issues are uncalled for; isn't it well documented that smartphones receive OTA upgrades to improve battery life?
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    I love my new thunderbolt! I used to have an LG ally...and let me tell u that this is a huge upgrade! The two phones are not even in the same class. My quadrant speed test was 1950 on 3g. I am not concerned about the battery because I have a charger at work, home, and in the car. My wife was laughing when she used it because of how fast and smooth the phone operates. If anyone is still on the fence about buying this phone...buy it! I had been on this forum reading posts for the past month....thank u all for all the info!
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    Had my phone since day one and I'm still learning how to use it but I really like it. The battery sucks but I don't think that's really HTC's fault is it? I mean when are the battery manufacturers going to make batteries that can keep up with phone technology?? So they can make these fancy batteries to supply power to cars but not batteries good enough to keep a smartphone charged?!?

    There is a bit of a learning curve. I'm having some trouble with a few things but after the first view days I'm loving my new phone and glad I waited for it. I feel like I have the top of the line for sure.
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