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    Who doesn't love a good rumor - so here's what I got from our IT guy who was working directly with an HTC rep on getting ready for rolling out Thunderbolts to our employees:

    There is a big update coming out "soon", and will include Skype and software updates to improve battery life among other tweaks and fixes.

    Skype - it's the reason they kept delaying the launch, and finally the decision was made to launch without it. Because it was making everybody at the Android Central forums mad that it was delayed. (Ok - I just made up that last part - but I like the sound of it).

    I'll bet our IT guy thinks he's cool......Actually heard this yesterday morning before the Skype leak....sounds plausible...
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    Quote Originally Posted by petestl View Post
    sounds plausible...
    I'm with you. I think I believe all of this. Well, maybe not the AC part

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    Rumors are rumors. Some ITs like to blow smoke. Whether it's next week or next month is rumor but a big update is imminent. The skype unofficial release working is evidence of that.

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    No! I'm not ready for an update yet! I'm still learning this device!
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    Well and Bennnnn said that the GB update was coming in May or June. Maybe everyone at HTC and Verizon got their act together and are actually closer to the update than originally thought? Maybe the lack of pressure now that the phone is out is allowing them to work more efficiently.

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    Don't worry it won't change the ui. It's far too soon for that. It will just fix some bugs and and give you something to show of to your friend (skype).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisy View Post
    No! I'm not ready for an update yet! I'm still learning this device!
    Same here and lovin it.
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    All I care about is Netflix. I just don't understand what's so awesome about Skype. There are a few programs that do the same thing.
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    I'm ready for some 2.3 and 3.0 Sense. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forgetful View Post
    All I care about is Netflix. I just don't understand what's so awesome about Skype. There are a few programs that do the same thing.
    Skype is widely used as the standard webcam client. It's a big deal because this is the very first over network non wifi video chat ever. Anywhere you want. On the go. I also like phones for webchat much more than laptops or desktops. It feels much more natural and the camera quality is much better than my laptop webcam. If you want to know what the kickstand is good for it's for video conferencing at anyones house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willis936 View Post
    Skype is widely used as the standard webcam client. It's a big deal because this is the very first over network non wifi video chat ever. Anywhere you want. On the go. I also like phones for webchat much more than laptops or desktops. It feels much more natural and the camera quality is much better than my laptop webcam. If you want to know what the kickstand is good for it's for video conferencing at anyones house.

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    All the suspense is killing me...I cant wait for the stuff...I'm I crazy ?
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    And here I thought my TB was delayed due to horrible batterylife. I'm confident it was delayed for multiple reasons.

    Folks are reporting that the bionic is having issues with battery life and it packs a nineteen hundred plus battery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisy View Post
    No! I'm not ready for an update yet! I'm still learning this device!
    lol...I went from mastering it then moved onto ADW Ex then back to Sense. Those I still feel like noob because I think back and go wtf was doing when I had my G1. Sort shame call myself android user how little I did with my G1. I rooted the phone but never got any farther than that. Lol lame those making it up with the Thunderbolt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forgetful View Post
    All I care about is Netflix. I just don't understand what's so awesome about Skype. There are a few programs that do the same thing.
    Ditto I can't wait now I have something to watch while seat idle at work.
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    You had me at better battery life. Skype video chat is just icing on the cake.
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    well.. we know we won't see sense 3.0,(based on the article from Phandroid) but wonder when we will be getting the Gingerbread 2.3 on out T-Bolts....
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    Sense 3.0 has only been seen on dual core devices.
    Gingerbread has only been seen on HTC devices with Sense 2.5.

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    Skype is defnitely cool...but someone said the camera on the phone was better than their webcam....you must have a really terrible webcam, because my phone front camera is wayyyyy worse quality than the webcam i have had for 6 years. the rear camera is great but i don't think you can use that one with skype plus you wouldn't be able to see who you are talking with.

    my battery is awesome now that i got the lte onoff app. I now have my phone on for 15-19 hours per day and still have about 50% charge when i plug it in at night. it made a hugggeeee difference. But if they can make the battery life even better, that would be awesome. i am testing having skype on all day today to see how that impacts battery life.

    what i am really hoping for is a fix for some of the other issues like the killing of the mic when you plug in headphones and other issues like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xknight View Post
    Skype is defnitely cool...but someone said the camera on the phone was better than their webcam....you must have a really terrible webcam, because my phone front camera is wayyyyy worse quality than the webcam i have had for 6 years. the rear camera is great but i don't think you can use that one with skype plus you wouldn't be able to see who you are talking with.

    my battery is awesome now that i got the lte onoff app. I now have my phone on for 15-19 hours per day and still have about 50% charge when i plug it in at night. it made a hugggeeee difference. But if they can make the battery life even better, that would be awesome. i am testing having skype on all day today to see how that impacts battery life.

    what i am really hoping for is a fix for some of the other issues like the killing of the mic when you plug in headphones and other issues like that.

    You can use the rear camera with skype works great but, like you said then you can't see who you are talking with. I used it just a few nights ago to show family our new baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynner View Post
    You can use the rear camera with skype works great but, like you said then you can't see who you are talking with. I used it just a few nights ago to show family our new baby.
    really? can you tell me how because i can't find any settings at all in skype, let alone something to change which camera i use.
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    All I know is that they better not mess with the screen brightness or color temperature to try and improve battery life. I love my TB screen the way it is.

    Only real issue I have is the occasional data drop ......and I want the damn official NFL APP in time for the draft!!!
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    Talking about sense 3.0, HTC publish a comment in tweeter saying that old phones could get sense 3.0 but maybe with not all the features that are available in sense in new phones. They wanted to clarify that.

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    If I have to say one thing about HTC is they are very good at sending out updates. The EVO got at least four in less than a year. Im sure one is coming soon also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xknight View Post
    really? can you tell me how because i can't find any settings at all in skype, let alone something to change which camera i use.
    While you are in a call if you touch the screen you will get a bar on the top, click the top left icon and that will give you a bar in the middle of the screen and it will ask which camera you want to use.
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