speedtest.net app is giving false results on the upload at this time. The download is probably accurate though.
$599 at full retail, I am sold now.
Home ISP, RR-Ultimate WiFi, $90/mo | Verizon 4G, $30/mo Unlimited
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I have one preordered but the store didn't get the SIM cards with the phones, so I have to wait until tomorrow.
I read that a reviewer exhausted a fully-charged battery in 3 hours under what seemed to be unusually heavy use. Can anyone speak to the battery life under normal (ie not using the screen on for nearly 3 hours straight) usage? much appreciated.
Man this place is dead.
Did everybody move to Droid Life or something?
In my post in the pre-release thread, I said that the demo unit I got on Wednesday had a defective earpiece speaker, that sounds all buzzing/rattling when someone talks. I should have the replacement unit here tomorrow, so hopefully it won't have this problem.
But I'd still be interested in others who have purchased Thunderbolt, if their earpiece speaker sounds OK or has that kazoo buzzing sound when someone talks, almost like the speaker is damaged.
Here's something I can't figure out (or maybe this phone is really defective)....
The Thunderbolt is said to come with 8GB eMMC (internal memory) with a 32GB microSDHC memory card.
When I connect the phone to the PC via USB, and select Mount Drive on the phone, I can access the 32GB memory card, but not the 8GB internal. Or when selecting HTC Sync, it shows up on my PC as a HTC Phone with 32GB of external memory, and still doesn't show the 8GB internal. When I go into the Phone's Setting and click on memory, it shows 2GB of internal memory, not 8GB.
So I'm not sure what is going on here. Does this phone have 8GB or 2GB or of internal memory, and how do you access it when connecting the phone to your PC?
Other than that (which I will certainly discuss with my VZW reps tomorrow), I'm enjoying my new phone. I upgraded from a Droid1 and am happy with the speedy-ness of the Thunderbolt. I even dropped by a friends house to show him my phone gets faster downstream speeds than his DSL line. I'm getting a steady 450kBps (lowest was 280kBps, highest 520kBps) download.
The SenseUI isn't so bad either. It's certainly a lot more stylish than the stock Android. I don't like the "recent apps" list in the notification bar (If anyone knows a way to remove it, I'd be grateful), but I like the 7 screens and the "pinch-out" to the screen selector and "theme" selection. Call quality is just as good as my Droid so far. Outside of that I've just been installing and configuring all my apps, and transferring over my music/movies/pics.
Handcent SMS isnt' working right. If I change the orientation of the screen and type a message, it sends a blank message. On a related note, I'm trying to figure out a way to carry over my SMS messages from my Droid to the TBolt. Anyone have any ideas on that one?
Also of note, I'm not in a 4G area, so I don't know if it's constantly searching for a 4G signal or not... I'll have to road trip it this weekend and see what happens there...
Has anyone run into shortages yet? DX or DInc style?