HTC ThunderBolt – one of the worst gadgets Steve Wozniak ever bought

HTC ThunderBolt – one of the worst gadgets Steve Wozniak ever bought
The HTC ThunderBolt

The HTC ThunderBolt

Remember the HTC ThunderBolt? Boy, how much hype surrounded its release! After all, it was Verizon's first LTE smartphone and was capable of reaching some pretty impressive data transfer speeds. But then came the occasional network outages and overheating issues, not to mention that the LTE radio turned out to be a battery hog. In other words, the ThunderBolt had its fair share of flaws that early adopters had to deal with.

Now, you might have heard of this gentleman named Steve Wozniak. He is known for co-founding Apple back in 1976 and for being still as obsessed with gadgets as he must have been back in the days. Interestingly, he once owned an HTC ThunderBolt, but didn't use it for too long. In fact, he just said that Verizon's first LTE smartphone was among the worst pieces of gadgetry he ever purchased. Needless to say, you won't see a ThunderBolt in Woz's gadget-filled backpack

How about you, guys? What is the piece of electronics you regret buying the most? Let us know by dropping a comment!

source: Gizmodo

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80 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

And iPhone is the best!!! Yay!!!

6. wendygarett unregistered

Thanks for the red thumb, I was just sarcasm IPhone don't even have lte Lolol Take that woz!!! Lolol :)

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't mistake sarcasm for the truth.

44. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

You seem to mistake the truth for sarcasm. Every. Day.

70. willard12 unregistered

Yes,it is true, iPhone doesn't have LTE.

66. AppleWho

Posts: 57; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

I knew it was sarcasm +1

71. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i wonder how many android fans here in PA...

73. ilia1986 unregistered

0. The people advocating Android are just being smart and honest. It would be like advocating peace and love instead of war and hatred.

80. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

uhhmmm no... they are not smart and honest.. if they are honest... why they want to destroy one's name just to make any other gadget better... like "who cares about the iPhone?! s3 is better" have they forgotten that iPhone 4/4s was so last year?! they dont even want nokia and blackberry to rise again.. they want nokia to go android...they hate nokia and blackberry for being delay, now that they are advancing, they hate it... iPhone has its strengths that android,Windows Phone and BlackBerry doesnt have, android has its strengths that iphone doesnt have, Windows Phone has its strengths that android,iPhone and BlackBerry doesnt have, BlackBerry has its strengths that android,Windows Phone and iphone doesnt have i just want them to shut their freaking mouth and be happy to each platform we all choose...

77. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

The Woz favorite gadget is a RAZR. He said it himself. He is not an apple fanb0y. He is actually pretty down to earth

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, the Thunderbolt was pretty bad. xD

3. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

The Wii probably... got bricked during a software update ._.

4. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

My iPod Nano 6G...Horrible sound, horrible price (and I bought it at a discounted price!). I ended up buying an amplifier to make the sound sound "fuller". The worst part about it is when I see my sister's Sony MP3 which cost half the price and the audio quality on stock headphone is double that of my iPod on Audio Technica earpieces.

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i got my 6G for free from doing the 1G replacement program. sold it right off the bat. xD

8. wendygarett unregistered

This is not the place for you to bash Apple product :) be polite :)

13. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

They asked what was my worst gadget I ever bought, and I'm answering. I would do the same if the MP3 was from Sony or some other brand, but I doubt I would be so pissed as they wouldn't charge such a premium price for such a piece of crap.

36. wendygarett unregistered

Oh ok +1for that I'm sorry, your statement was so angry that I thought you bash it eventhough you don't have one...

12. Phullofphil

Posts: 1740; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

That's weird because apple has always had really loud sound coming from all there music players I owned. In fact my ear phones apple supplied always get blown after a little bit from play to loud.

16. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

lol, Apple earphones are garbage. Threw mine away the moment I got the iPod. They're basically, cheap $1 earphones that you get from an FM Radio in a fancy Apple shell.

27. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Half the people coming in for earbuds are looking to replace their Apple earbuds. I usually sell them Gumys by JVC because they're cheap and work amazing, and the white ones look like the Apple earbuds anyway.

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Cheap yet not as good as the ones being replaced obviously.

34. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Considering I've had 2 pairs that have lasted 2 years apiece with amazing sound quality, and that I hear nothing but complaints about the Apple earbuds (you know, from the people coming in to get something different almost immediately because they suck so bad) I would say you are 100 percent, undiluted, pure wrong. Why do you have this need to argue with me even when taking the opposite position makes you look like a complete fool?

35. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Because all I have is your word and frankly thats not even enough to prove anything. Besides at least they provide earbuds, quality earbuds unlike some manufacturers that don't even bother giving nothing like HTC and the beats headphones

39. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/JVC---Gumy-Stereo-Earbud-Headphones---Olive-Black/8605459.p?id=1192232567878&skuId=8605459 Post after post says the sound quality is amazing. A couple had ones that blew out after a short time, but most didn't have that problem. The only consistent complaint is that they fall out more easily than the silicon earbuds (a factor I don't personally mind because I like how easily I can take them out). None of them say the sound quality is bad. Especially for 10 dollars. It's best to just admit you're wrong on this one and move on.

53. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

no one cares about your s**tty jvc headphones Lol

58. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Apparently you and Mxyzptik both cared enough to respond.

64. Mxyzptlk unregistered

To the average consumer sound quality wouldn't necessary be that much different. As long as they got good headphones that can produce audible clear sound then i don't think they are going to complain much.

61. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

The iBeats earbuds that came with my Rezound are awesome, and the phone has run beautifully since it got ICS. Certainly better than that iJunk 4.

5. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Who that old fart think he is ?

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

a respectable Apple Big Wig which is high praise from me.

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