Gonna Storm it out or bolt with the Thunderbolt?
Last week I was in the mist of a pretty lengthy textersation, and after about a 260 word text, my phone rebooted without me sending it. So...of course I had to wait for it to boot back up, just to re-enter my lengthy reply. I decided that I had had enough, and even though the phone that I had been waiting for, had kept getting pushed back, I decided to bolt (no pun intended) from the outdated BB smartphone.
Having a pretty good feeling that the Thunderbolt would be released this week, I picked up an Incredible... and as others who have made that transition have said... it certainly was incredible. I had a whole week to play with it, and i'm sorry, I loved my Storm 2 (at one point), but it's not even close. Long story short, I returned the Incredible today, for my new reason never to leave the house... The HTC Thunderbolt. Today, I'm reminded of when I would get a new game, and take off work just to play with it. That's what I've been doing.
ANYONE else making the switch from the Storm 1 or 2, to the Thunderbolt?
- 03-17-11, 02:44 PM #3
My Droid Incredible has been the most useful & most enjoyable smartphone I've ever used. I only wish it had a bigger screen -- enjoy your Thunderbolt! The thing is, though, I personally do not travel internationally. If I needed to use my phone here in the U.S. and abroad, I'd be screwed.
Verizon needs more Android phones (not just a Droid 2 Global) that have room for pre-paid SIM cards. The lack of selection is why I am going to recommend a BB for anyone that does travel internationally a lot.
- 03-17-11, 03:35 PM #4
Matt...I know how long you've been waiting for the Thunderbolt, and I have no words to describe it... MAINLY because I'm dumbified from playing with it all day...but it was definitely worth the wait.
Those of you whom do decide to 'bolt', but with mixed feelings of leaving behind your BBM, you can still keep in touch with all of your friends via WhatsApp. ****, I even had it on my BB and it worked pretty well, as a multi-carrier platform BBM substitute. Either way...best to all.
- 03-17-11, 06:00 PM #7
For those of you getting it, could you please update somewhere with your battery life experiences?
A friend of mine has the EVO 4G with the Seidio 3500 battery and she STILL can't get a full day out of it. As much as I am really liking the TB, I can't have a phone that can't last all day on an extended battery. So, that's going to be a main deciding factor for me.
If the batt life is acceptible I may get two of them...one to replace the S2 and one to replace the iPhone 3G. But, I'm also watching the other upcoming 4G phone releases and considering staying with BB for certain reasons (mainly cost...not having to buy everything all over again...).
- 03-18-11, 11:01 AM #10
- it's really easy to drain your battery while using things like the animated weather, or the LIVE wallpapers (which by the looks of it...can drain the battery quite significantly).
- ALSO...much like the Storm(s), it's important to close apps running in the background. I've found using the free "Advanced Task Killer" to be very helpful as far as that's concerned. AGAIN..I've just been getting familiar with Android and the phone itself, so I'll be able to give a much better report on battery life, in a few days.
- 03-18-11, 12:56 PM #13
I'm going to take a stroll on the droid side . I just can't pass up the 4G connectivity. My biggest concern, though, is the battery life. If that's manageable, I will probably hang with the TB until the 4G BBs hit the market next year.
- 03-18-11, 01:03 PM #14
I can't wait to get my Bolt! I love Blackberry and I'm really rooting for the Storm 4 to be an awesome device that brings me back. Until then I will be chowing down on frozen yogurt and gingerbread.
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I currently have a Storm 1 (I know I know, crazy!! ) and it has been great! I mean sure, I have to do battery pulls every now and then...but for the most part I've loved it! My husband just got a Droid X and was shocked with how much I was missing out, so I caved. my TB is being delivered Monday, and I can't WAIT to get my hands on it!!
I'm with TurboTiger...what is a Task Killer? I would like to learn as much as I can before I start screwing with things haha
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- 03-19-11, 06:05 PM #23
Holy crapoli...I just did the deed!
Anyone want to buy an S2 with lots of accessories? It's one of the well behaved ones...I just wanted something new.
- 03-19-11, 07:20 PM #25
haha so many jumping on the TB....battery life isnt going to be great, give it a week atleast and see about where you are. LTE is going to suck it dry but you can shut LTE off and on as you please.