Wow, you are witty! Crying so much, just to get the new android phone...hmmm. I suppose that when the Bionic gets replaced, you'll break out the tears again to get the new that replaces that one too, huh? Lighting doesn't strike twice. Frivolous lawsuits??? Samsung Charge Rocks!!!
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Well, I guess you have no idea what you are talking about. The Razr is out and is the newest Motorola. When I have only had the Charge for 5 months and this would have been my 4 Charge, something is wrong and Samsung doesn't care. They don't want to fix the products they have out. They only want to make the new better thing. I know I will like the Bionic and I will be fine with it. I have had Motorola before and love them. I can't wait to get rid of the Charge. The Charge is a piece of garbage. I am sorry you are stuck with it.
Okay, I'm the one from Florida that had my phone "brick" on Friday morning when I got the OTA and installed it. Well, I went in Friday afternoon, they gave me the Thunderbolt loaner, said I'd have a new phone in 2-5 days. Well, Monday when I got home from work the "new" (certified) Charge was waiting for me - that was impressive. I took my stuff out of the Thunderbolt (SIM and SD card), boxed it up to go back (prepaid), and put my Charge together. No update preloaded so I had to have it update (which was ready to do). 20 minutes later I am ready to go.
I set up my Pro Launcher and some apps, and everything seems to be working great. I wasn't happy that Market only remembers your paid apps and not your free ones. Fortunately I had used BrainApp, so I will load that and see which free apps I lost. I'm starting to love Amazon App Store more, as they remembered ALL my apps, paid, free, and free-for-the-day.
I unplugged my phone this morning at 7 a.m., have used it off and on today some, and at lunch used it a solid hour with full brightness and Netflix, and at 2 p.m. I am at 40%. Probably better than before, but wished it was better. May try some tweaks to see if it gets any better. I guess I'll always keep one battery in my pocket as before, and chargers everywhere.
I was having problems before with my 4G/3G and phone connection, where when I went from 3G to 4G, sometimes I would lose my phone connection for calls (which is BAD, as you have a non-working phone). So far, that hasn't happened. My 4G is running strong when I am in the area for that. I'll be checking some other things, but it seems more stable so far.
The Tether Widget that allowed me to do wireless to a tablet or laptop no longer works with Gingerbread, but I wasn't surprised they closed that up.
I was enjoying the Thunderbolt over the weekend, and it feels like a tank with the metal casing, but it was heavier. No HDMI out though, and I noticed that bluetooth was only for the phone calls, but with Charge bluetooth is also for media, so I can use it with Netflix, music, etc. So I still love my Charge better.
My only complaint now is the battery life. I'd love them to come out with an extended life battery the same size as the current one. All in all, I'm happy. As long as the buggy things are gone, this is an awesome phone - video display, HDMI out (of EVERYTHING showing on the phone, although I have to check it now with Gingerbread), 720p output, 4.3 size, it's a winner. Now to wait for ICS (Hey! I think we will get it!).
I eventually had to do a factory reset for my phone to recognize the update. You can go to market.Android.com which allows you to push the apps back to your device.
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