The ever Segway-ing Steve Wozniak is causing a stir around the internets this evening after he posted a comment in a Gizmodo discussion saying the HTC Thunderbolt was one of the worst gadgets he’s ever owned. Ouch. To be fair, he did go onto say that the “early Iridium” phone tied the Thunderbolt after being the only phone he’s ever returned. That’s gotta soften the blow for HTC a little bit, right?
Looking back at the HTC Thunderbolt I still have fond memories of that device. I owned the ‘ol T-Bolt for a good several months and although it did have a fair share of owners complaining of various issues with the phone, really, what device is perfect? As one of the last high-end, single-core devices to launch in the US before the dual-cores came riding into town, you can almost look at the Thunderbolt as the last of the Mohicans. It ushered in Verizon’s 4G LTE network and featured some top-notch hardware with a display that was second to none.
HTC, who has been coming onto hard times these past few months, has even promised to update the Thunderbolt to Ice Cream Sandwich which shows not everyone has given up on the Mecha. I haven’t been keeping up with ROM development for the TBolt, but any of our readers manage to squeeze more than 5 hours out of that thing?
Also, we have to ask — what’s been the worst Android device you’ve ever owned? I’ll start: Samsung Intercept on Sprint. Hands down.