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    Default Second thoughts?

    Just curious if anyone is having second thoughts about the Thunderbolt, do you feel you have jumped the gun and should have waited for the Bionic or another device for comparison?
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    Yup. Had iPhone 4 before. If I were getting great battery life and video chat didn't seem so far in the distance, I wouldn't be having any remorse. I dig the Android platform and HTC Sense, but with the iPhone I could have WiFi and Bluetooth on all day, screen brightness relatively high, and use the phone as often as I wanted without hesitation and I would rarely have to worry about charging unless I was using GPS a bunch.

    After my first full day with it, I'm disappointed that I will have to be wary of BT and WiFi and will need to keep the brightness down. Nuisance? Yes. Dealbreaker? I'll know within the next 14 days, but I won't throw the towel in just yet.
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    No second thoughts at all.

    The TB is a truly high powered smartphone with the best mobile OS out there (and with Sense the best implementation of that OS). Having to be a bit more power conscious is a very small tradeoff for the capabilities gained.

    BTW, people here get overconcerned with battery life - one of the advantages to phones like this over the iPhone is the ability to carry a spare battery and swap it in. And true video chat (not the iVersion that only works over WiFi) will be here shortly - and even better over Skype which is by far the dominant video chat platform.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joelist View Post
    No second thoughts at all.

    The TB is a truly high powered smartphone with the best mobile OS out there (and with Sense the best implementation of that OS). Having to be a bit more power conscious is a very small tradeoff for the capabilities gained.

    BTW, people here get overconcerned with battery life - one of the advantages to phones like this over the iPhone is the ability to carry a spare battery and swap it in. And true video chat (not the iVersion that only works over WiFi) will be here shortly - and even better over Skype which is by far the dominant video chat platform.
    You can Skype over 3G on the iPhone.
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    NO! No second thoughts. The best phone I have ever had in my hands. Period. It has exceeded my expectations!!! I'm gonna keep it for full two years or longer, unless they come up with a phone that analyzes and solves all my personal problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Droid800 View Post
    You can Skype over 3G on the iPhone.
    That would be Verizon iPhone, right? I think Skype over 3G is exclusive on Verizon.
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    you can do anything over 3G on any network if you really wanted too..

    lots of iphone hacks, new to android, waiting to see what the hack community is like
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    Quote Originally Posted by prakash99 View Post
    That would be Verizon iPhone, right? I think Skype over 3G is exclusive on Verizon.
    Nope. On the iPhone you can video chat over skype on 3G on both networks.
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    I am but that is ONLY due to having alot of issues with the T-Bolt, gone through 5. 1 with light leakage, 1 with a dead pixel in the center and 3 with dust in the screen. Currently got one with dust in the screen. Just all of these issues that should not be issues bother me.

    I had an iphone 4 for 2 weeks and never had a problem with ANY hardware issues, I liked the phone, nice and simple (albeit a little boring) but GREAT battery life, would go 2 days easy without charging and I used it on a reg basis. However the screen IMO is too small. I LOVE the thunderbolt, more than I liked the iphone. However, if I cant get a T-Bolt without dust in the screen, screen leakage or dead pixels I cant imagine being able to stay with it and odds are I will just switch back to the iphone since it has no major hardware issues (light leakage, dead pixels or dust in the screen) Ah well we shall see how it all works out.

    Hopefully I have my phone situation settled by tuesday (hopefully it's the t-bolt) but if not I'll settle for the iphone I guess and be fine with it.. One last note HTC PLEASE start making your phones without light leakage, dead pixels and most of all DUST UNDER THE SCREEN! Rant over haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcalibur1011 View Post
    Just curious if anyone is having second thoughts about the Thunderbolt, do you feel you have jumped the gun and should have waited for the Bionic or another device for comparison?
    Why would I wait for a bootlocked blurred piece of crap?

    Seriously. They know radios. But, don't know jack about software.

    Yeah, I'll be buying a Motorola again when.... umm never.

    No more CLOSED software practices, for me.
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    STORM 1 to Thunderbolt need I say more?
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    the phone is decent, and with 1 year contract I have my upgrade ready for jan 2012. By then there should be some multi-core non-motorola phone available. And the fact that it cost me $229 on 1 year contract makes it even better.

    By the way, I had a verizon iphone4...and the battery life on that thing was bad. It lasts forever in areas with good signal, but in my work building with 1-2 bars I had to charge it mid through the day. I am getting better signal levels with thunderbolt in the same building, so thats already better. At least thunderbolt can hold 3G connection there, while iphone was on 1x alot of the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by debsdroid View Post
    STORM 1 to Thunderbolt need I say more?


    Yep night and day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zenit View Post
    the phone is decent, and with 1 year contract I have my upgrade ready for jan 2012. By then there should be some multi-core non-motorola phone available. And the fact that it cost me $229 on 1 year contract makes it even better.

    By the way, I had a verizon iphone4...and the battery life on that thing was bad. It lasts forever in areas with good signal, but in my work building with 1-2 bars I had to charge it mid through the day. I am getting better signal levels with thunderbolt in the same building, so thats already better. At least thunderbolt can hold 3G connection there, while iphone was on 1x alot of the time.
    I too am moving from the Fascinate to the TB. It arrives on Monday and I have stressed more about this than I should have so far. I have been holding out for the Bionic since August with my upgrade and broke down and ordered the TB Friday.

    Reasons:

    1. Price 229 for 1 year contract
    2. Kickstand
    3. Unlimited hot spot trial
    4. 4g price of 29 dollars

    I just still do not know if I am doing the right thing. I am thinking use the TB and sell it when the Bionic comes out. Buy the Bionic. Ughhhhhhhhhh
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    no second thoughts here, for some reason, im eligible for upgrade on 12/17/11... even with its terrible battery life, i can manage 9 months ^^... and it has a lot of other perks... battery management is simply part of the process, so not a big deal, plus, i find i am normally within some sort of outlet or charging source, so not a problem for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by prakash99 View Post
    NO! No second thoughts. The best phone I have ever had in my hands. Period. It has exceeded my expectations!!! I'm gonna keep it for full two years or longer, unless they come up with a phone that analyzes and solves all my personal problems.
    This x 2!
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    Im Thunderstruck. No second thoughts. I do miss the fun time we all had waiting for it lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by debsdroid View Post
    STORM 1 to Thunderbolt need I say more?
    Quoted for abso-lute-ly freakin truth.
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    I find it hard to believe that people get the our four phones, with dust in the screen. How does this happen?

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    Is it worth it for the $599 price? I'm thinking of buying it to get grandfathered into the unlimited 4G in case they tier it at some point. Plus I really love the latest & greatest phones. :-)

    I don't want to "trade-up" my Fascinate, I still really like it and want it as a back-up for the rest of my family so I can drop their insurance.

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    I am extremely happy with this decision, love my bolty!

    Not a fan of blur at all.
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    I don't know if I'm having second thoughts and certainly not upset for not waiting for Bionic but I do have a few concerns. I'm coming from an EVO and switched more for financial reasons than the actual phone. I got charged a few months ago for an EVO that wasn't returned on time. Since them my bill has gotten out of control and even paying $2/300 a month I couldn't catch up. I set up payment arrangements and each time a manager has revoked them and my service gets shut off with no notice. I got so fed up with going back and forth and the TBolt was the perfect excuse to ditch Sprint. As for the device, I don't know if I miss my EVO yet but so far my data speeds ate nowhere near what my EVO was getting. I have found a few hardware issues like poorly lit home and menu buttons and some light leaking but such is to be expected when we buy the very first batch of handsets. A few weeks ago we had fios installed in our home and just received the first bill, its $149 for internet and phone. No tv. This scares me. I was a huge fan of my EVO and with Sprint set to launch the EVO 3D, I kinda think I should have giving them one more shot at getting my bill. Under control. Not that the bill is their fault but I was keeping my end of the deal and they were not. The reps at VZW were amazing to deal with and that alone left me with a good feeling that were off on the right foot. I'm very anal about my things, if your lucky enough to have nice stuff than they should be kept nice so I haven't been able to really play with my TBolt until I have a proper screen protector installed. Good luck guys.
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    This is my first Android phone, and I am completely satisfied. I knew battery wasn't going to be the best, but it seems like battery life is getting significantly better. The way I use it, the battery lasts me throughout my school day, which is all that I really need.

    Also i'm sad to hear that some people are having problems with the phone. I really have NO hardware problems (besides the poor designed power button). No light leakage or dust in the screen.

    We have to remember that this is a forum, so people with problems come to post issues. Therefore the numbers of problems from people might be falsely represented. No regrets here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MsGadget13 View Post
    Is it worth it for the $599 price? I'm thinking of buying it to get grandfathered into the unlimited 4G in case they tier it at some point. Plus I really love the latest & greatest phones. :-)

    I don't want to "trade-up" my Fascinate, I still really like it and want it as a back-up for the rest of my family so I can drop their insurance.

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    Definitely worth the $599 price. I did it after upgrading to my Fascinate which is rooted. It's going in the market tomorrow. This is better in every aspect of a smartphone.
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    It is not my blackberry, good or bad.
    It's got its pluses and minuses.

    But the biggest plus by far is DAYUM is it fast, both in operation and in LTE.
    Holy Schnikes...
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