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    Anyone rushing out to get the Thunderbolt today?

    Kinda pricey at $250 with 2 yr contract. Is it really all that? Sounds like 3g will still be used for calls--4G is data only. And not liking that VZ is hinting they will soon be doing capped data plans. Kinda sounds like a HTC version of the Droid X that can be used on the LTE network.

    http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Mobile-and-...ilable-289934/
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    Can't say that I am....
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    Like, if "troubling" were a level seven worry, "concerning" would be a six, with "frightening" being an eight and "unexplained genital rash" being a nine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rward325
    Can't say that I am....
    HTC and Motorola really don't have the same kind of rabid fanbois, do they?
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    I know some pretty rabid HTC fans. If I didn't already drink the Apple Kool-Aid I would have probably ended up down this road.
    Quote Originally Posted by Catzilla;
    Like, if "troubling" were a level seven worry, "concerning" would be a six, with "frightening" being an eight and "unexplained genital rash" being a nine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bocephus Jones II
    HTC and Motorola really don't have the same kind of rabid fanbois, do they?
    will there be lines outside all of the new Windows® stores?


    wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
    will there be lines outside all of the new Windows® stores?


    wait.
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    I had been semi-lusting over that phone for a while. All the little sneak peeks and what not were making me very interested in it. But I have one very specific requirement for a phone, which is that is must fit in a particular pocket for my work pants.

    After trying to find out how large the darn Thunderbolt was going to be for ages, I finally bit the bullet and got an Incredible. Last week

    Its ok though, I think the Thunderbolt wouldn't fit into the pocket. Still.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by HokieRider
    I had been semi-lusting over that phone for a while. All the little sneak peeks and what not were making me very interested in it. But I have one very specific requirement for a phone, which is that is must fit in a particular pocket for my work pants.

    After trying to find out how large the darn Thunderbolt was going to be for ages, I finally bit the bullet and got an Incredible. Last week

    Its ok though, I think the Thunderbolt wouldn't fit into the pocket. Still.....
    Depends on your pockets. I have the Droid X which is about the same size as the Thunderbolt. It fits into a pocket, but without much room to spare. I generally carry it in a coat pocket or my messenger bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bocephus Jones II
    Depends on your pockets. I have the Droid X which is about the same size as the Thunderbolt. It fits into a pocket, but without much room to spare. I generally carry it in a coat pocket or my messenger bag.
    Its gotta fit in the side pocket of a pair of Carhartt work pants. The Incredible fits perfect, the Thunderbolt would have stuck out a few cm...maybe a half inch. Not a risk I was willing to take.
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    gee 8 replies to this thread on the day the phone is released. HTC and Verizon really screwed the pooch on the marketing launch of this thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bocephus Jones II
    gee 8 replies to this thread on the day the phone is released. HTC and Verizon really screwed the pooch on the marketing launch of this thing.

    And 50% of those are yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bocephus Jones II
    gee 8 replies to this thread on the day the phone is released. HTC and Verizon really screwed the pooch on the marketing launch of this thing.
    they were too busy with DeezNutz in their mouf....
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    Quote Originally Posted by thatsmybush
    And 50% of those are yours.
    marketing fail

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    You mean this? It came out a while back.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GirchyGirchy
    You mean this? It came out a while back.

    Funny but that was the first thing I thought.

    I figured Ford was selling a retro car called the thunderbolt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bocephus Jones II
    gee 8 replies to this thread on the day the phone is released. HTC and Verizon really screwed the pooch on the marketing launch of this thing.
    I think it's because its a phone. Why everybody is so obsessed with their phones, I have no idea. I'm a pretty geeky tech nerd, have 4-5 PCs, have a recent phone (android 2.2), graphics programmer for 15 years, own every modern video game console, build my own hardware, do microcontroller programming, write phone video games, yadda yadda yadda and I still have yet to get excited when a NEW PHONE OMG!@#$ is coming out.

    Why do random schmucks care so much about phones? I just dont get it. Is it so their facebooks are higher rez?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmx
    I think it's because its a phone. Why everybody is so obsessed with their phones, I have no idea. I'm a pretty geeky tech nerd, have 4-5 PCs, have a recent phone (android 2.2), graphics programmer for 15 years, own every modern video game console, build my own hardware, do microcontroller programming, write phone video games, yadda yadda yadda and I still have yet to get excited when a NEW PHONE OMG!@#$ is coming out.

    Why do random schmucks care so much about phones? I just dont get it. Is it so their facebooks are higher rez?
    yeah pretty much...4G speed would make using a web browser nicer though--that's assuming you're in the area that actually gets the 4G. Suppose it would be better for people that use them as hotspots also.

    As far as being a phone...I think I use my Droid X as a phone about 10% of the time--the rest is used for email, texting, photos, news, entertainment.
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    Get back to me when I can buy an Android device with a N or G wireless card in it-that does not require a data plan that I do not want or need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bocephus Jones II
    yeah pretty much...4G speed would make using a web browser nicer though--that's assuming you're in the area that actually gets the 4G. Suppose it would be better for people that use them as hotspots also.

    As far as being a phone...I think I use my Droid X as a phone about 10% of the time--the rest is used for email, texting, photos, news, entertainment.
    what your saying then is that 4G = a better adult themed movie watching platform
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    Quote Originally Posted by svend
    what your saying then is that 4G = a better adult themed movie watching platform
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bocephus Jones II
    As far as being a phone...I think I use my Droid X as a phone about 10% of the time--the rest is used for email, texting, photos, news, entertainment.
    Well, sure, but every phone I've had since 2005 has had a web browser, text, camera, and storage for music. Granted, things have progressed quite a bit, but I haven't really gained *that* much in terms of core functionality. Certainly not enough to be excited when a phone upgrades from 2.2 to 2.3 or iphone 9 comes out.

    The people lining up for iphones totally blows my mind every time I see it. I'm not even sure that half the people know why they want it other than its new, and its apple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmx
    Well, sure, but every phone I've had since 2005 has had a web browser, text, camera, and storage for music. ....
    so does my 8 year old Palm Treo
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    Nah I don't drink that stuff

    Used to drink Night Train Express, a fine peary wine at $1.85 a bottle. Wait, did you say Thunderbird?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees
    so does my 8 year old Palm Treo
    Damn, you are in love with that thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bocephus Jones II
    Damn, you are in love with that thing.
    'coz there's lots to love. I'd still be using mine if I hadn't dropped it and broken it, necessitating a replacement with a Centro, which compared to the Treo is a total POS.

    Mine would only be about four years old, though.
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