My buddy works at a Verizon store. I am looking at an Android phone and was in on the 10th. They had a tent up and he was working a 16 hour shift with time and a half the next day. They giant subway subs and what not planned for the employees. Intrigued I stopped by on the 11th to check out the scene and it was very weak!!! He sold 4 iphones the entire day. He said he and his boyz were waiting on the TB!!! He said this was just for the "herd!!" I love the fact that the VZ employees were more pumped for the TB than the iphony. Just makes my move to the TB effortless. Also this site has helped a little bit also.
I am presently out of contract. I went to an apple store to check out the IPhone. It was an ATT model. The Verizon version had not been released yet. The display is much nicer than my Droid Incredible. The Android Market is not that great compared to the Apple one. I stopped into a Verizon corporate store in a mall to check out the Verizon IPhone. Nice but I'll wait. The rep said they had them in stock.
I was hot for the Thunderbolt but have decided to wait until June to see if the newest IPhone is 4G and a world phone. The Verizon IPhone in its Present state is just not that attractive right now. I don't want to have to switch back to my Blackberry Storm when traveling overseas.
I was in a Verizon store on the 11th also. No crowds whatsoever, none!
I dropped and broke my Env Touch, and panicked cuz I broke it too soon!
Anyway I went to Verizon to see if maybe they had a loaner or what they
could do for me since I wanted the Thunderbolt. They couldn't do anything,
so I replaced it with my Insurance. My phone arrived the next day, however
after pressing on the corner of my broken phone, it came back to life, and
works just fine, go figure!! Returned the new phone and got my deductable
back! Just waiting patiently for Feb 24th! The Reps in the store pretty much
admitted the delay was due to the Iphone frenzy and return time frames to
lock those people who bought the Iphone in their contracts!