Early we reported that the Verizon iPhone failed to make a real dent in AT&T iPhone sales, but for the month of March it looks like the Apple smartphone took a back seat to the new HTC Thunderbolt, too. What could this possibly mean?
Well, anything would be speculation, of course, but it seems that users definitely love speed. After all, it’s the most salient feature for the HTC Thunderbolt, and perhaps the only real reason to own one. With faster speeds comes a better online gaming experience, improved streaming video quality and better video calls. The Thunderbolt also allows simultaneous voice and data usage, the first phone on the Verizon network to do so, and the only one so far. The fact that it’s running Android is an obvious bonus for Android fans, but apparently the fact that it costs $50 more than the 16GB iPhone didn’t stop users from grabbing it.
If the numbers are correct, I’d be really impressed. Simultaneous voice and data and ridiculously fast data transfer speeds, along with the heftier price tag, didn’t seem to deter users from a phone that gets paltry battery life. In our own review, in fact, we opted to call it “battery death” instead of battery life.
Did you buy a Thunderbolt recently, and was your decision between it and the iPhone? If so, let us know how your decision process went, and more importantly, how you’ve managed to deal with battery life so far.
[Via: NY Post]
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