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    Ok everyone let's try something new..
    I love my thunderbolt completely. I know that a lot of people on here have thousands of complaints and issues. It seems like everyone who has posted something great or that they have no issues with the bolt and out of the woods runs a horde of people all screaming that its a pos or that its got three million problems. So here's the deal and this is just for the people who love the bolt and have not had any real big issues. What if any thing about the bolt do you not like?
    For instance I got the bolt after having the Motorola Droid 2. And the bolt is so much cleaner and better than the Motorola Droid in my opinion.
    The one issue I have is I don't like the phone so much. I prefer the phone setup the Droid had better. I don't know really why other than the fact that I got used to it. The phone interface on the bolt just seems lacking to me.

    So there you go all what is your opinion or issue about the bolt compared to your old phone?
    Thanks all
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    Coming from a blackberry I don't like the LED. It's pretty much useless on the Tbolt.
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    Well, I miss my old camera button from my OG Droid. The rest of my issues I think will be solved in updates/when CM7 comes out. But that camera button will remain gone until my upgrade in 10 months. <3 Camera Button
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    Quote Originally Posted by samuraifortruth View Post
    Ok everyone let's try something new..
    I love my thunderbolt completely. I know that a lot of people on here have thousands of complaints and issues. It seems like everyone who has posted something great or that they have no issues with the bolt and out of the woods runs a horde of people all screaming that its a pos or that its got three million problems. So here's the deal and this is just for the people who love the bolt and have not had any real big issues. What if any thing about the bolt do you not like?
    For instance I got the bolt after having the Motorola Droid 2. And the bolt is so much cleaner and better than the Motorola Droid in my opinion.
    The one issue I have is I don't like the phone so much. I prefer the phone setup the Droid had better. I don't know really why other than the fact that I got used to it. The phone interface on the bolt just seems lacking to me.

    So there you go all what is your opinion or issue about the bolt compared to your old phone?
    Thanks all
    Ronin
    Search the marrket for "dialer" and see if there is a third party one to your liking. You do understand though that since Sense is so integrated you may not be able to use the buttom in the launcher to open the replacement dialer without switching to a new launcher and thus loosing Sense and all of it's widgets which were major selling points for the phone.

    For me it is a few minor things:

    1. Battery life could be better but is no where near as bad as it is being made out to be (non 4G area). I did get the OEM extended life battery but only so I just don't have to worry about it anymore.
    2. The power button is harder to push than I would like but not really as bad as it is sometimes made out to be (IN MY EXPERIENCE)
    3. I wish the USB port was on the bottom (like the Evo) instead of the side, but I understand this is for the charging stand (which still isnt available)
    4. I wish Friend-stream included MySpace. I never actually visit that site anymore but still have friends on it, would be nice to be able to keep in touch with them.
    5. Needs LED Light for notifications
    6. Miss the trackpad from the DInc
    7. Miss the task manager of the Galaxy S series
    8. Would rather have the shottcuts to turn of WiFi, GPS, Sync, etc at the top of the notification bar instead of your running apps (like Gaxy S)

    None of these are major and I haven't even considered returning the phone.
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    I love my Tbolt. Coming from a droidX. I've had about 4 Android devices in a span of about a year and a half. I love my Tbolt and would not trade it for anything

    Tbolt meatclaws via talkatap
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    I too miss having a camera button, but that's not a deal breaker. What really drives me nutty is the volume buttons that i bump all the time. With RingGuard on I not only have to listen to the stupid little chirp every time I bump the volume, now i have to see a flippin' popup. I've also noticed that even with the screen lock on if you bump the power button and the volume simultaneously the volume will change and the phone makes that annoying chirp sound.

    Somebody please tell me that they can disable the stupid volume button and restore my sanity.

    Other than that, I love the phone and everything about it. No problems with the battery (I am in a 3G only area though) and Android is everything I expected (came from WM 6.5).
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    I dont like the led and lack of the physical camera button. other than that, its an awesome phone.
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    Coming from my Env3, hahahahahahahaah. No.
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    Any issue I've had, I've been able to fix through rooting, flashing, and market apps. I had it overclocked, but until I find a good battery life kernel, it was eating the battery too quick. I really like this phone!

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJohn826 View Post
    Coming from a blackberry I don't like the LED. It's pretty much useless on the Tbolt.
    You took my answer!
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    I agree with you about the phone part. I came from a fascinate and liked the contacts and dialer much better than the one on the bolt. I've been using GO contacts and dialer from the market. You can set as default for the phone button on the homescreen. It's not perfect, but I think it's better than what comes on the Bolt.
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    I am coming from an Eris (bought day 1). Previously i have had palms, windows and blackberries. I had been with blackberry for about 5 years. I am a phone junkie (as my kids say) and like to switch up often (every 6 months or so).

    All that to say that since coming to android, i don't want to switch phones that often. I can change up anything i like as often as i want. I kept my Eris longer than i have had any phone EVER (in nearly 18 years of cell phone use) . Yes, it was slow and laggy. But it worked great for me. But after i got tired of the stock/Sense in about 6 months... i rooted. There... New phone I looked at all the new phones that were coming out. If i saw something that i thought i needed, i checked into it and i could basically already do that with the Eris and and app. Then i saw the TB

    All that to say... I love this phone!!! Battery life for me is not perfect, but has constantly gotten better. I despise VZW bloatware, but you get that on any of their handsets. The phone is solid for me. I have none of the major issues/defects that some here have. It is always a crapshoot with a new deivce, so i got lucky there i am sure.

    But the 1 thing i dislike is that i have this awesome 4 g phone and live NOWHERE near a 4 g location!!!
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    I have owned 10 Smartphones going back to the original Treo. They have included WinMo, BB, INC and TB. As much as I loved my INC the TB speed and screen size was with the upgrade line but the best upgrade is the telephone performance itself. Calls are plenty lots and very crisp. The speaker is outstanding. I have no problem with People and the stock HTC dialer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VZWRocks View Post
    I wish Friend-stream included MySpace. I never actually visit that site anymore but still have friends on it, would be nice to be able to keep in touch with them.
    You wont have to worry about this too long... MySpace will be shuttered within the year I think.

    MySpace = Deadman walking
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    3. I wish the USB port was on the bottom (like the Evo) instead of the side, but I understand this is for the charging stand (which still isnt available)


    None of these are major and I haven't even considered returning the phone.[/QUOTE]

    Putting it on the bottom would not have worked either, it would be in the way when do video calls when using the kick stand in the upright position.

    It should either have been on top or on the opposite side it is on now.

    The power button should have been on the opposite side of the volume rocker, it's too hard to reach as it is now with one hand. In fact if they had switched (easier said than done, I know) the power button/ USB port positions it would be easier to wakeup and unlock the phone with one hand AND the USB plug would not have interfered with either of the two kickstand positions.
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    No phone is perfect. The Bolt is my my 7th smartphone and it is far and away the best I've owned. I'd move the charging port and give it a bigger battery if I could, but this is a great phone.

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
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    So far the pros far outweigh the cons. Previous phone was a serviceable Accolade 3G flipphone with a tiny screen. I LOVE the TBolt! Nothing is perfect, so there is always room for improvement.

    Only a few annoyances so far.
    A few apps like Words With Friends and IMDB crash, but this probably is a problem with the app, not the phone.
    Was annoying that out of the box you need to configure an app from bankrupt Blockbuster or your battery dies. Since the thing kills batteries without even being used, makes me leary of using the app. Would have rather seen streaming/downloading apps from Netflix, Amazon, or iTunes included.
    Don't understand why DNLA only currently works with downloaded content. Would love to use my phone to rent HD movies and watch on a TV or watch YouTube videos with friends on the TV. If this was intentional then streaming video rental companies are missing out on revenue by crippling the device. Hopefully it's just because the phone is new and updated apps will remedy this soon.
    Only played around a little with video recording, but the sound playback being too quiet really sucks. Hopefully this will be fixed too.
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    No brainer - battery life...
    Dearest HTC - it is pointless to have an amazing phone if I can't use it. I still think you rock, but duh!

    EOM
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    Quote Originally Posted by barnebyjones View Post
    Coming from my Env3, hahahahahahahaah. No.
    I second this! the bolt is 10000000x better then the env3 I came from. I dont have any smart phone to make a comparison to so this baby blows my mind.
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    My Son and I both have a Tbolt with the same problem. The earphone jack will cut out one channel if you tweak the plug back and forth. This can be annoying when it happens just after you put it in your holster/pocket.

    As to the phone app. Yeah, Motorola has that one over Sense.
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    my power button is hard to push, my volume up button sticks, dim buttons and light leak. like the phone otherwise.
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    As many have said, the LED is pretty useless. Also, the speaker quality isn't anywhere as good as my Motorola Droid. Regardless, I love this phone and I plan on keeping it after my 14 days.
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    Yep the LED. But I came from a Storm 1. But the pros are way too many list.
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    coming from iphone4 (good phone) but no comparison to the bolt to be honest I miss all the games the app store had but no biggie, I wouldn't trade the Bolt to go back to the iphone for anything and I love apple products but having the bolt is like being let out of prison lol.
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