Why is the Thunderbolt so successful.

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by pc747, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. camaroguy41208

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    This^^^^

    You've been........Thunderstruck!
     
  2. DROID11

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    I am actually getting it for free from customer service. Its not in stock currently, but the rep told me she would contact me when it was in stock and send it out next-dated. I just called and explained my love for the phone but wish that I had a better battery life and that I wasn't thrilled about spending money considering my phone bill (3 smartphones on a 5 lines talk and text 1400 plan).

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    I know if i called customer service, i could probably get the extended battery. Im just afraid that its going to really make the phone akward. I like this phones form factor a lot.

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    I had the same concern. I have read reviews of people liking it more than the standard back. It makes gripping the phone more comfortable which I could actually foresee. If you use a carrying case, though, the extended life isn't for you obviously

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  5. pc747

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    The extended battery was uncomfortable for the first 10 minutes, now I feels weird holding a tbolt with out it.
     
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    Spot on to the above! Also, for me I left AT&T and the Atrix "2-3g" behind and am NEVER going back! No more poor muffled voice quality from Moto or lies and false promises from AT&T.
     
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    Hmm for me it was that I was frustrated with my DX as I couldn't do with it what I wanted. After the Droid I got spoiled and wanted a phone that was fully customizable, that means the option to run full on aosp roms not hacked together roms that while they are great IMHO they are never as smooth, fast and trouble free as a rom completely compiled from source.

    As for why I didn't go apple over TB I honestly don't like the dumbed down UI and the lack of user customization that android gives me. Android gives you the option to be an individual and let your phone show that, and even more so on a fully unlocked phone. The other thing I don't like about the current iphone is the screen size after going from 3.7 Droid to 4.3 DX there is no going back and to go even smaller at 3.5 for iphone well that is out of the question. I like their HW and build quality, if the screen was 4+ and the OS was more open to user customization and if they opened their phone to outside app installation and didn't lock me so into itunes for everything I would consider an iphone. I doubt any of that other than larger screen size will ever happen though so it's android for me right now...
     
  8. prime

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    I find it interesting that some of you coming from a Droid find this device adequate with no physical keyboard.

    Seems some of you are trying to justify a device your not quite satisfied with.
     
  9. MrKleen

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    The physical keyboard is a take it or leave it kind of thing.

    Why do you think someone would say they liked the phone if they really didn't? I liked my Droid 1 but never missed the keyboard.
     
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    To justify being locked into a 2 year contract. (To feel better about it)
     
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    I came from the eris then to the incredible (whoo boy lemmie tell ya!! I was soooo much happier with the incredible!) Then my hubby got the vzw iphone as soon as they provided employees the opportunity to get it. That same week I got the TB, and by the end of the week hubby had sent back his "precious " (I say that bc be wanted it for so long then got it and it was not what he thought it would be, and we have a ipad which is awesome!) Anyways that same week he returned the iphone for the thunderbolt got the extented battery and hasn't looked Back since. I have a spare battery on the in case that I need it. We love our phones!! I plus 4G LTE just went live this week in Wilmington NC :)

    from the thunderbolt
     
  12. MrKleen

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    Nothing can make you feel better about a two year contract, not even a keyboard... :)