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Charging port in the way
So has anyone else notice that while using the kick stand and having the phone side ways to watch a movie, the charging port gets in the way if you want to continue to keep the phone juiced. I wish they could have places it somewhere else. Maybe on the other side.
Beyond that I love this phone....so much better than the Storm V1. Even on 3g, the network flies compared to how it would load on my storm.
- 03-23-2011, 01:32 PM #2
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- 03-23-2011, 01:45 PM #5
Actually, they probably intend to come out with all sorts of docks, in which case the port would probably benefit from being downfacing.
But yeah, it's annoying. I actually made a little stand out a 2x4. I made a notch where the kickstand lands and a notch where the phone rests and then drilled a hole for the power cord.
That way I can use it as my alarm clock while it charges overnight.
- 03-23-2011, 01:46 PM #6
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- 03-23-2011, 02:26 PM #11
If HTC and Verizon are really making the claim that you should just buy a dock (which I haven't heard, but it's likely), it's ridiculous. All they really had to do from the jump is flip the kickstand opening direction and modify the software to play movies/etc. in any orientation.
If you're watching a movie without the dock, flip it the direction the kickstand goes and the charger is on the top.
Want to stick it on your bedside table, flip it over so the volume button is on the top and the charger is in the dock.
Voila, problem solved. It literally is because they messed up the direction of the kickstand...and it was definitely to sell docks. Guaranteed.
You shouldn't have to carry around a dock everywhere you go just so you can plug in your phone and enjoy a movie.
- 03-23-2011, 02:28 PM #12
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- 03-23-2011, 02:35 PM #13
Also, if you look at the hinge you will see that it goes pretty deep into the phone on the hinge side. I'm pretty sure the charger HAD to be on the other side because of how deep the hinge is.
OP - how did you miss the other 8,200 posts on this exact same thing?
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