thunderbolt USB port location... ridiculous?

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  1. mccabeant

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    hello folks! newb here...

    so i've been searching for the perfect phone for me. spent a year and a half with the iphone 3gs and have reached the apex of frustration... SO i've made the decision to go with the thunderbolt... which has been frustrating in itself with all of it's hype and constant delays (not to mention a february 14th pre-order at best buy....), but i digress...

    so the phone seems absolutely PERFECT for what i'm looking for and have been incredibly excited, but then i noticed something that completely took me for a ride... i am BAFFLED at the location for the USB. if you look at a pic, http://blog.laptopmag.com/wpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/HTC-Thunderbolt.jpg you can see where the port is... HTC has been renowned for it's kick stands.... but let's say you want to keep the phone on it's kickstand and charge at the same time..........

    anyone else find the ridiculousness in that? the phone will end up being lopsided - as opposed to if the port was on ANY OF THE OTHER 3 SIDES. GAH, i had to vent a bit and see if anyone feels my pain. such a perfect phone... and then there's that blatant HORRIBLE decision by HTC.

    *deep breath*

    -anthony
     
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    wow, yeah thats pretty crazy. That wouldn't stop me from buying the phone though. Cause if I want to use the kickstand, chances are ill be out where I can't set my phone up the way I want( with my droid, I usually make my own stand up with whatever is on my desk lol). Doesn't make up for the horrible placement of the usb but I guess will just have to deal with it.
     
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    Ugh that defeats any use I'd get out of the stand.
     
  4. mccabeant

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    oh i'll definitely still be getting it since i did try a motorola droid X .... HATED IT. archaic, cheap buttons on the bottom and poor performance. i love HTC - had an old windows phone with the big touch screen and slide up keyboard.

    PS. being in the dark about when it's coming out is ATROCIOUS.
     
  5. mccabeant

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    SERIOUSLY.. i was so excited to use it as a night stand clock.............. well that's just not gonna happen.
     
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    ok but all in all, is it a good phone? have u rooted? any custom ROMs? I wish my phone had the kick stand. sorry ur frustrated, guess every good thing has a flaw

    Swyped with an Aloha from Hawaii
     
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    Maybe they'll sell a stick to make it stay open lying the other way.
     
  8. spaz33g

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    I'm quite surprised. Even though that's not a huge issue that seems pretty poorly planned out.

    tappin and a talkin
     
  9. mccabeant

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    ESPECIALLY since the EVO has it's port on the bottom... WTF HTC?!
     
  10. kodiak799

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    Interesting....This way they can still sell you the cradle when you want it standing up and charging. Yeah, I don't think anything is "poorly planned", most likely intentional.

    And why opt for DLNA over HDMI out? Most monitors and tv's/receivers aren't wired for DLNA.
     
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    You might be on to something there with the whole cradle thing.

    tappin and a talkin
     
  12. mccabeant

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    yes i was thinking this.. like oh maybe i'll just get the cradle......... WAIT A MINUTE.. WHY SHOULD I HAVE TO DO THIS!

    d-bags. $299/$749 isn't enough? ARGH