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Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by WorldOfJohnboy, Mar 2, 2011.
im Sooooo jealous. pics?... i too would like to know about skype. thank you in advance.
Thats why I am holding off on a case because of the beefiness of the phone
Skype is working, but I can't seem to get a video chat option on a call. I am going to have my wife "video call" me to my phone to see if that works.
I'm not sure what the "wifi tether" means... are you talking about the WiFi Hotspot or the USB Tethering to a laptop using the "sync/charge" cable? I turned on the Mobile Hotspot feature on and it powered right up (though I didn't connect to it, everything appears to be in order). The USB tethering also appears to work as I hooked it into my laptop and it recognized the phone as a new network connection right away. I disabled my WiFi connection on my laptop and was still able to browse the internet. It was a surprise, as I didn't think that VZW was doing tethered connections any more.
That is such a subjective question, I really can't tell you if it is worth it or not.
My personal feeling is that the VZW ad campaign that this is the "Phone after your dream phone" rings true for me. I fell in love with my Droid X and stayed up late to order it (I had been a Blackberry user for 6 years until that point).
The Tbolt is better than a Droid X for these reasons:
Sense - So smooth, great stock widgets, screens, etc. I had to uninstall ADW Launcher because I love the "stock" Sense.
Faster - Not sure if it's the RAM, processor, or what, but this phone flies through everything. Benchmark comparisons prove that.
4G - Though I don't live in a LTE area, the fact that this can do LTE when it does come here means that I don't have to get a new phone.
Tethered USB Modem - Wasn't expecting this, and don't know if you need a special feature added to your bill, but I missed this feature when I went from my Blackberry to my Droid X. Looks like it is back!
Answered the Skype question, still have to do more testing.
As far as pics of the phone, there are plenty out there, not to mention videos... there is nothing different about the one I have compared to those out there. If you had something specific you wanted to see, I suppose I could try capturing it.
My original assessment of it being the same thickness as the camera bump on my Droid X is spot on... obviously it tapers down a bit on the edges, but overall thickness is there. Unless you need a belt clip, I would say either no case, or a slim silicone cover. Just my $.02
Can you post a pic of the About Phone screen? Or give the os version?
I held a 'Dummy phone' at BB the other day. It didn't seem nearly as think as compared to the Droid X. Was that not the actual thickness? I was quite impressed by how slim it was.
Android version: 2.2.1
Baseband version: 1.15.00.0211w_3
Kernel version: 188.8.131.52-g50c65f5
Sat Feb 12 01:49:24 cst 2011
Build number: 1.11.605.7 CL335973 release-keys
Software Number: 1.11.605.7
Just gotta say it.....
The TBolt is (at the center of the phone) as thick as the bump on the Droid X where the camera and flash are. The edges of the TBolt are curved and thinner for about 1/2 of an inch around the edge of the phone. Honestly, as thick as it may seem, it feels better in my hand than the Droid X does... I think it has to do with the curved/beveled/rounded edges.
Disagree completely. Pics would do nothing, there are a billion out there already that would put any photo I take to shame. If you want pics, go here: Exclusive: 12 Photos of the HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog