February 24th launch date for the HTC Thunderbolt?
Many of Verizon's Apple iPhone buyers wanted an iPhone, regardless of what other models were available (like the famous animated video of the "Phone Mart" bears). For those who want the fastest phone with the best specs, the Thunderbolt will lead off a number of Android phones that could be considered in the "Superphone" category. The latter device is, of course, Verizon's first 4G handset and offers a 4.3 inch screen. The Motorola DROID Bionic is penciled in as the carrier's first phone to sport a dual-core processor and sports an 8MP camera. And for those game players out there, as we reported, it looks like Verizon will be adding the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play to its line up. The device will feature a slide out game controller and Android 2.3 under the hood. All of these models bring something new and exciting to the table and it looks like it will all kick off on February 24th with the launch of the HTC Thunderbolt.
2. daddyd302 (Posts: 20; Member since: 17 Jul 2008)
Looks interesting. I loved my old Evo. I will never know why I bought the hype to get the Epic 4G. I might check it out once it comes out.
3. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)
HAHA! I have Just made a discovery!!!!!!!
4. Zane (unregistered)
I love how Android devices continue using the latest and greatest hardware regardless of testing or proper setup/use on the OS side of things. What good is dual core without OS development to support it? I know, twice the battery usage! If developers would spend more time in the testing phase Android would kill Apple. The other thing I hate is how every Android user gripes about their device not supporting 2.3, 2.4, 3.0.... If phones had these OS releases they would be barely usable. I'm an Apple user but very open to new tech and hate a lot of things about the IOS (paying for everything unless jailbroken, no ability to have removable memory, proprietary ports, no user customization) but, I sacrifice these things to have a device that boots in seconds when needed (forget that Black Berry) and rarely glitches. Back to my original point, the device is so stable because Apple sacrifices using the latest and greatest everything to have tried and tested hardware and software that rarely fails.....
6. guardianali (unregistered)
First of all, its called future proofing. Dual core support is coming in android 2.4 as an OTA update (pretty much only thing that will change between 2.3 and 2.4 so it will be quick turn around). Most people dont buy phones and trade em in every 6 months..most people buy and keep their phones for the 2 YEARS and trade up when their upgrade credit kicks in. Thus having a dual core phone will ensure it will stay relevent and speedy till then.
Also, the new chips are next gen chips that also are on smaller die. Meaning the chips are smaller even though they are dual core and thus actually use LESS power then todays current gen one core variants.
And apple doesnt use tried and tested parts to make things run smooth (thats simply called optimizing their software code for a SINGLE phone variant vice androids many many from many companies). They could easily use better parts and make a faster phone and still run smooth cause theyd optimize their code for the ONE phone. If all androids ran on one spec and one only, theyd be bug free too.
The reason apple uses current/last gen parts is cause they make a KILLING on hardware overhead. Their profit margins on their hardware is ridicolous. Thats why. They know they can make an iphone that costs 150 bucks to make and sell it for 500 and it will sell. So why make a faster one that costs 300 to make and still sell but make less money?