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    Thinking about getting HTC Thunderbird.

    Im thinking of getting the HTC Thunderbird when it releases, (should be sometime in January) for a number of reasons. But after reading an article, it mentioned the lack of a Dual-Core processor and with 4g being still fresh, that some android 4g devices with a dual core processor are sure to come.

    My question is how important/noticable will a dual core processor be? I currently have a Droid 2.
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    no one knows what a dual core feels like. I know there is one cell prototype, i believe, out there (LG star?) that is dual core and i know there are a couple of comparison videos out there.

    i like to think of it like a computer, Pentium 4 vs dual core. The difference will be noticeable, but it also depends on the software too (remember Vista? lol).

    just gotta play the waiting game.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dezymond View Post
    no one knows what a dual core feels like. I know there is one cell prototype, i believe, out there (LG star?) that is dual core and i know there are a couple of comparison videos out there.

    i like to think of it like a computer, Pentium 4 vs dual core. The difference will be noticeable, but it also depends on the software too (remember Vista? lol).

    just gotta play the waiting game.....
    Lol yea that's what I want to do least is the waiting game, im tired of getting these BS "certified like new" devices im on my 2nd one already, I don't understand why your not entitled to a brand new replacement if you bought a brand new phone. Its like exchanging a new shirt because it was ripped, and in return the store gives you a used stained shirt.

    Well yea if I look at it that way then the I-series of new processors are a noticeable upgrade.
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    In all likely-hood the performance difference between these 'first-gen' dual cores and a well used (i.e. optimized) single core CPU will be minimal for most normal activities (i.e. phone, calendar, email ect.). First you have to realize (just like with the first 64-bit and subsequent multi-core processors) that the OS (in this case Android) hasn't been optimized for them and it will take a lot of tweaking (likely mainly by custom ROM Builders) to really utilize them. But again, how fast do you need your email client to open. Now videos and games are another story but it will be months before any good games would 'utilize' the true ability of them. Plus you have to remember the bottom line - more CPU cycles shorter battery life, so while you're email client will open faster and games will undoubtedly look better and run faster (if you are into mobile gaming) is it worth 1/2 the battery life of the already short battery life these devices are getting? Even with throttling (which stock kernels don't do nearly as much of as customs) you'll be using a ton of battery life just being in standby.
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    that's the way electronics work. when they're CLNR, means the manufacturer is saying it would be like buying a new device, but you are getting it at a cheaper price, or in the case of motorola, free.

    I'm anxious to see how the new dual core devices will perform. from the videos i've seen it really is a noticeable upgrade. however, i believe the first wave of devices might seem a little rush and i just got a new contract last month.

    i'll let 4g and the devices grow, new technology is gonna be great by the time i can upgrade.
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    HTC Thunderbird? Don't you mean thunderbolt?

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    KZI you made some real good points and while I am a gamer, im not much of a mobile one (maybe android devs change that for me later down the road). I have not yet rooted my D2, but im planning on doing so soon so I can see the difference for myself. I probably wont be switching back after all I've read lol.

    I've dealt with Motorola customer service a number of times and all I have to say about them are horrible things, which is why I want HTC to see for myself if theres a difference in quality of customer service and in the phones. But I also want to take advantage of 4g I do alot of browsing and Im covered under 4g.

    I am actually thinking of waiting to see when news of a dual core will spring up soon, anyone have any info? And Oops yea I meant htc thunderbolt lol
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    Yeah motorola sucks... This is my first moto product of any type in years and will be my last... Love(d) HTC and Samsung. here's hoping Vizio starts making phones

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    I guess I'll wait to else HTC has to announce at CES. I doubt they'll be pushing out something dual core so soon after unveiling their first 4g phone.

    I hear nothing but good things from HTC, but I'll look into the LG star a little more too. So many choices lol

    BTW, nice sig lol
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    I have a HTC incredible and I love it. The only thing is I think 2.2 killed my battery life. MOTO isn't for me either, but the are supposedly announcing a dual core phone at
    C.E.S. called the MOTO Etna. But again, we won't know until C.E.S. has anyone heard anything on the HTC "scorpion"? Rumor has it that HTC changed things up and it will be a dual core lte phone when it is finally released.

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