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Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by alboboy10, May 15, 2011.

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    I just saw a commercial for the charge and they said it's the first android to be infused with verizon 4g lte

    Am I missing something or are the 20mbps speeds I'm getting actually on 3g? Lol
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    did it say android or did it say Droid?
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    I think android, but I could be wrong.
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    well its not the first android phone but it is the first 4G droid.
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    The commercial said droid. Verizon stamps droid as it's own brand. TB is the first android on Verizon.

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    What's the difference between droid and android? How is it the first android? isn't droid a name for a phone whereas android is a platform
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    There is no difference it all comes down to marketing. that's why all the "droids" gets the red write boot animation.

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    Your absolutely right droid is a name or family of phones but android is the platform.
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    The Droid name is what VZW paid LucasFilms big $$ to use.....
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    do you mean that tb is the first android on verizon's 4g? because it is not the first android
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    Yes, On LTE is what he meant.
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    Oh my goodness cmon...

    People seem to be so confused over this "Droid" name. I hear people that have Sprint android phones calling their phones "Droids". LOL

    Verizon brands certain phones with the name Droid... Its simply a name... Droid Eris, Droid 1, Droid 2, Droid X, Droid Incredible, Droid Charge.

    The Thunderbolt is not a Droid branded phone. It is a phone using the Android operating system like many others on any network. The T-Bolt is Verizon's first 4g phone but it is not a Droid.

    So when Verizon says the Charge is their first 4g Droid... They are correct.

    Yes it can be confusing, but its all just marketing. Everyone wants a "Droid"!
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    Not to mention that some people seem to think that the Thunderbolt is a lesser phone because it doesn't "earn" the Droid badge (i.e. Thunderbolt versus Droid Thunderbolt).