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Thunderbolt users envious over Droid 3 Gingerbread release

You may wonder why HTC Thunderbolt users are envious over the Droid 3; well it is all to do with Gingerbread 2.3 yet again. This has not been a great week for Thunderbolt, as both the Desire Z and the Droid Incredible 2 now have the latest Android update. If that was not bad enough the upcoming launch of Motorola’s latest handset also has the mobile OS update as well.

The Motorola Droid 3 has now been available for just over two days now, and could now begin to have an affect on Thunderbolt sales. This is not only to do with Android Gingerbread 2.3, but also the fact that it packs a dual-core processor. Having said that, this seems to be a constant issue with HTC, as they seem to stick to single-core processors rather than dual-core.

However, could you imagine how bad the Thunderbolt battery would have been then, although they have solved this problem with a recent update? Speaking of that update, it had been promised to be Gingerbread. However, it was only a minor Froyo update instead. We are uncertain why Verizon is delaying the update, all we now is they better offer it soon.

As the Droid 3 was released on July 14th the Android Community has now given the device a ninny hands-on and unboxing, and feel intent annoying Thunderbolt owners by saying that it has “Gingerbread to the max,” whatever that means? They make a point of talking about the weight of the device, as we all know that Motorola’s Droid range has all been about sturdy heavy designs, which we have to say has served them well over the years.

To get a true comparison of how the design of this Android handset differs to the Samsung Galaxy S II, then you really need to hold one in each hand, as the latter feels a little on the delicate side, and is just waiting to be broken. Sorry, think we may have upset a few people here, as we know that those of you in the US are still waiting for the release of the Galaxy S II.

The Droid 3 seems better than the Thunderbolt in every way, although we cannot help but wonder how much of an improvement it would be if HTC were able to have the Android 2.3 running on its smartphone?

Who do you feel most letdown by, HTC or Verizon?

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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Htc play fast and loose with the Android system. Sooner or later they had to over reach themselves. A lot of their avant guard customers buy htc mobiles for this reason alone.Maybe they shouldn’t be so fickle and show a bit more loyalty. People are always demanding high powered devices that have features that can do things other manufacturers can’t. I’ve no doubt htc will rectify these problems in the short term.

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