does thunderbolt 2 mean end of life for thunderbolt?

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    I hope the Thunderbolt 2 doesn't mean that the end is coming soon for the thunderbolt. We just got the thunderbolt earlier this year and now a thunderbolt 2 is coming out. I'm hoping Verizon is going to let those of us with a thunderbolt exchange it for the thunderbolt 2 especially if they're going to quit supporting the thunderbolt.
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    Dream on. The whole point is to get you wanting a new phone. They're most unlikely to be giving breaks on a flagship device

    Stock Bolt, no plans to root. Works fine.
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    I've dropped it 5 times in the past two weeks (on accident) so far it's made it. But if it were to bite the dust I'm demanding a thunderbolt 2.

    By the way it still crashes way too much. Just locks up to where I have to remove the battery to restart it and verizon has told me I'm out of luck just to deal with it.
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    The Thunderbolt (stock) will be upgraded to Gingerbread, and then that will be it.
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    so gingerbread is end of life for thunderbolt? There won't be any more upgrades after gingerbread?
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    My guess is no, not officially. I could be wrong. I've heard that google is encouraging all carriers and oems to upgrade devices to ICS once it's available.

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    I hope they upgrade the thunderbolt to ICS. What does ICS do for phones? I haven't been here in a few months til I saw about the thunderbolt 2 somewhere.
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    Good luck with demanding a thunderbolt 2. Here is how I see your conversation going. You: yeah I dropped my phone and it broke. Now that the thunderbolt 2 is out you need to give me one of those as a replacement, I will not use a refurbished phone! VZW or asurion: sorry, but we only offer a direct replacement phones. You do have the option of buying a t2 at full retail price if your not going to accept a tb...

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    I could always cancel my service and port to sprint. I'm not going to take a non-supported phone.
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    Your only speculating that VZW won't support the tb, heck they are still putting out patches for the Droid x, and they don't even sell it anymore. I think you will see phone support for about another year, then it will be a crapshoot about future updates.

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    I thought wanton speculation was the raison d'etre of these forums. ;)
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    And Verizon would be more than happy to accept your payment of the ETF.....$350 less $10 per month you have fulfilled in your contract, unless you are out of contract and had paid full retail for the Thunderbolt.
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    Don't get your undies in a knot. The incredible 1 is still being supported. Besides the tb2 may not be released for months. Look at the bionic and the og tb and all of those delays.

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    All Verizon would do is give you one of their thousands of...how do they say it? The refurbished ones that go through the "1 billion point inspection". That's how I got 4 or 5 devices so far with dead pixels, as a replacement for a device with bad pixels. I sincerely doubt they will ever give you a new Thunderbolt 2 no matter how much you demand it, unless you get some insane off-the-line manager at a store, but if you succeed that would be awesome indeed!

    And as for the Bionic and Thunderbolt 2 and all these new phones...I could give a crap less...I had a Droid Charge for 2 weeks before switching to my Thunderbolt...the Charge was so flimsy, and while it had good battery life, I think most of that was just the fact that everything was black with white or brown writing. The Thunderbolt seems like a computer, the Charge was a toy...good for my mom. Not me...and I'm glad I got the Thunderbolt, added on a 3200 maH (?) battery and a Seido case and I'm good to go finally. But I do eventually want to get one with a non-dead pixel but at this point, I really doubt I'll ever get a replacement phone without one. I went through several new ones at the store that all had a dead pixel. But my point was - there's always something "better" coming around the corner hehe....as long as you're happy with your phone then that's all that matters.

    As I see it, the phones will be supported 2 years past the date they are given out still - at least in an ideal world - so that Verizon doesn't have to be bothered with claims of "then give me a Thunderbolt 2". Once 2 years go buy, they expect everyone to either deal with an unsupported phone, or upgrade.
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    I fully second what foxdroid wrote. I mean, look at the Droid 1 too, teams sill make roms for it. After two years and u still have the same phone, that's just a testament to how good of a phone it was for you. As long as I can keep getting cool new roms in the future, i can wait for some crazy quad core phone with dedicated video card and still gets better battery life than ours. This phone has an awesomely big screen and is smooth. I'm in love.

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