02-23-2011 05:52 PM
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  1. paulmike3's Avatar
    Next thing you know, they'll move it to a 3G page, and tell us LTE has been removed.

    4G LTE Network | Verizon Wireless
    02-23-2011 01:17 AM
  2. colesl4w's Avatar
    old news, and Skype is supposed to be added in OTA update, supposedly on the 28th. Which hopefully means the phone comes out the 24th
    02-23-2011 01:19 AM
  3. paulmike3's Avatar
    old news, and Skype is supposed to be added in OTA update, supposedly on the 28th. Which hopefully means the phone comes out the 24th
    Obviously old news that Skype was a no-go, but they hadn't removed it from the site until now. If it was still coming on the 28th, you think they'd revamp the site to remove it at this point? Doubtful.
    02-23-2011 01:22 AM
  4. Aspdmouse's Avatar
    Obviously old news that Skype was a no-go, but they hadn't removed it from the site until now. If it was still coming on the 28th, you think they'd revamp the site to remove it at this point? Doubtful.
    Apples and Oranges Paul, Apples and Oranges
    02-23-2011 01:24 AM
  5. paulmike3's Avatar
    Apples and Oranges Paul, Apples and Oranges
    lol, word.
    Aspdmouse likes this.
    02-23-2011 01:26 AM
  6. prakash99's Avatar
    old news, and Skype is supposed to be added in OTA update, supposedly on the 28th. Which hopefully means the phone comes out the 24th
    Right. The phone comes out on the 24th .... of March.
    02-23-2011 01:27 AM
  7. Kazer's Avatar
    Skype is still showing up on the page for me.
    02-23-2011 06:23 AM
  8. RichardClark's Avatar
    Kazer, are you using Chrome? Try under IE. I still see the Skype block when using Chrome but not IE. Chrome has a known problem with caching old copies of pages and not refreshing when they're updated.
    02-23-2011 06:37 AM
  9. Kazer's Avatar
    Kazer, are you using Chrome? Try under IE. I still see the Skype block when using Chrome but not IE. Chrome has a known problem with caching old copies of pages and not refreshing when they're updated.
    Ahh yeah I am using Chrome. Just checked with Firefox and it's not there so nevermind!

    Was there ever any Skype info on the HTC page?
    02-23-2011 06:46 AM
  10. somnambulator's Avatar
    i dont get the whole thing with "built in skype". who cares? can't you DL the skype app? WTF is different?
    02-23-2011 07:37 AM
  11. Green_Laser's Avatar
    Has any1 tried to contact skype instead of vzw online chat reps or htc?

    I wonder if skype can slip us something. Afterall, it's their product.

    Verizon is mute.
    Htc ceo says shipped.
    And yet Bob from wirefly was able to do many videos of the tbolt...though don't bloggers get a chance to review phones about a week before we can even purchase them?
    I'm usually envious of the tech bloggers who get to "have" a phone before it's released so that they can review it.

    Wouldn't AC get a chance to demo it (not only in CES), including many other blog sites before it's released - especially vzw first 4g phone?

    As much as I'm tired of waiting already, I would think that we would see a review by AC like they got to do with the Evo Shift keyboard slider, before it gets released to us.
    How does all that work usually?
    02-23-2011 08:29 AM
  12. Kazer's Avatar
    Has any1 tried to contact skype instead of vzw online chat reps or htc?

    I wonder if skype can slip us something. Afterall, it's their product.

    Verizon is mute.
    Htc ceo says shipped.
    And yet Bob from wirefly was able to do many videos of the tbolt...though don't bloggers get a chance to review phones about a week before we can even purchase them?
    I'm usually envious of the tech bloggers who get to "have" a phone before it's released so that they can review it.

    Wouldn't AC get a chance to demo it (not only in CES), including many other blog sites before it's released - especially vzw first 4g phone?
    How does all that work usually?
    Yeah, typically blogs will get a phone to review at least a couple of days prior to a launch. Not sure why Wirefly got one and no one else has at this point.
    02-23-2011 08:31 AM
  13. thedeceiver's Avatar
    I'm still seeing the Skype Mobile info on the page. Two different browsers, IE and Firefox.
    02-23-2011 08:32 AM
  14. vitomins's Avatar
    i dont get the whole thing with "built in skype". who cares? can't you DL the skype app? WTF is different?

    If the Skype is built in, you could have something like a Skype button when you click on a contact in your phone.

    So you click on a contact and you would have the option to Call, Message, Email or Skype. I am sure there are other advantages to having it baked in, but this is just the simplest one.
    02-23-2011 08:40 AM
  15. muska180#AC's Avatar
    If they release it with no skype is it a good possibility that it will be added in a few weeks after release?
    Kinda kills the point of a front facing camera on the phone if there is no skype or something similar.
    02-23-2011 08:45 AM
  16. VideoEngineerAJS's Avatar
    If they release it with no skype is it a good possibility that it will be added in a few weeks after release?
    Kinda kills the point of a front facing camera on the phone if there is no skype or something similar.
    Yeah I'm pretty sure that's why everyone is saying old news. I thought they said Skype wouldn't be available at launch, but it could be added very easily.
    02-23-2011 08:51 AM
  17. RetiredJedi's Avatar
    If they release it with no skype is it a good possibility that it will be added in a few weeks after release?
    Kinda kills the point of a front facing camera on the phone if there is no skype or something similar.
    Just use the Tango app.
    02-23-2011 08:58 AM
  18. sc32valve's Avatar
    The difference is the ability to use the front facing cam for video chat via skype.
    02-23-2011 09:25 AM
  19. experiment 626's Avatar
    Been over at the Atrix Forums and none of their FFC's are working either.It seems none of the video-chat providers have updated their software yet.
    02-23-2011 10:08 AM
  20. funguy123us's Avatar
    yup it's removed, just checked: 4G LTE Network | Verizon Wireless

    May be good news?
    02-23-2011 11:53 AM
  21. FatalErrorz's Avatar
    old news, and Skype is supposed to be added in OTA update, supposedly on the 28th. Which hopefully means the phone comes out the 24th
    Interesting...If Video Skype gets released to the market on the 28th, I'll be rockin' it on my EVO before the T-Bolt even see daylight...That'll **** my wife off for sure.
    02-23-2011 12:05 PM
  22. eye4ni's Avatar
    Question: Will skype video chat be available for 3G as well? Or are they reserving this for 4G connections only? Hopefully at least wifi is supported.
    02-23-2011 12:42 PM
  23. bmcclure937's Avatar
    So where is the damn phone?
    02-23-2011 12:44 PM
  24. countrygent30's Avatar
    Ok, so Skype is being removed... but I have to wonder, if there is such an issue with Skype, why was it so talked about at CES? I know that it is wonderful to advertise new and exciting features but if it was to be released on this phone, why wasnt there more
    R-n-D done before stating that it would be there? Not only did every "Verizon" tech talk about it, but so did every "HTC" tech including the CEO.. Im just curious is all. I can understand a late launch date to make sure all the bugs are worked out but when the bug is one of the biggest features touted, makes me wonder a bit...

    Still hoping it works itself out though, cause I REALLY want this phone lol


    Rich
    02-23-2011 01:02 PM
  25. flashpiti's Avatar
    Question: Will skype video chat be available for 3G as well? Or are they reserving this for 4G connections only? Hopefully at least wifi is supported.
    It's available for the iphone on 3G on VZW right now, so I would imagine that they'll introduce it for 3G as well, especially since many new 3G phones will be including a FFC.
    02-23-2011 01:14 PM
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