does thunderbolt 2 mean end of life for thunderbolt?

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  1. wvdroidman

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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.

    sent from my bolt
     
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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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