On Point Tip: ThunderBolt 4g toggling

(via Android and Me and CNET)

So real quick, sometime last week I retweeted a link from CNET and about video they did about how to disable 4g on the HTC Thunderbolt. You can check that video below:

How to disable 4G on the HTC Thunderbolt for battery savings

I wondered why this wasn’t in the settings of the phone by default (I suspect Verizon shenanigans, but who knows) or at least an HTC made widget of some sort. There was one in the couple I’ve seen, but I will check again. It doesn’t really matter now because from the department of “there’s an app for that”, some enterprising developer came up with a simple, free toggle app to do just this. Apparently, there are paid apps to do this, but that’s not necessary. That’s also another post. If you have an HTC ThunderBolt (or Motorola Droid Bionic, Samsung Charge, or LG Revolution according to ), get to the Market and download Cunning Logic’s simply named LTEonOff TeamAndIRC. Rolls of the tongue, doesn’t it? Anyway, all it does is takes you to the settings to disable/enable the 4g radio just like you see in the video above. I would advise checking the video out just to see what’s what.

Disabling the 4g radio is a good way to prolong battery life, especially if you’re not in an area that has it. I’m looking at YOU state where I stay! So check it out if you have the phones above. Links to the Market or scan the barcode below to install.

LTEOnOff TeamAndIRC:

Interesting phone site

If you are in the market for a new cell phone (like me), you’d want to be able to eventually pick up the phone and play with it without having to deal with the annoying salespeople at the various kiosks or stores where you plan to get said phone. This is also after going to the various carriers and checking out the service and also hitting up Phonescoop.com for news and reviews on the carriers and phones, right? Right! So after doing all of that and now dreading going to the store before you actually want to make a purchase (assuming you don’t purchase online anywhere), why not test out the phone from the comfort of your own web browser, eh? “But Roddy”, you ask, “you can’t do that that from a web browser. You need to pick up, press button, flush it down the toilet, or whatnot.” Um, ok. All but that last part with the toilet might have truth to it. There is also the notion that you don’t always need to touch something to look at it. That’s what Mama used to say. She also said, “Don’t you rush to get old.” Mama used to say….

Anyway, this brings us, finally, to the point of this shindig: TryPhone.com

I saw this on MSN earlier. Here, you can try out the features of certain phones and check out reviews, buy, and in cases, look at a demo of features on the phones right from the site. It’s pretty neat. It’s in Beta, so it’s not fully baked yet, but you can go check it out. They don’t have but a handful of phones on there either, but if you were in the market for what they do have, go right on in. Some phone manufacturers like HTC (T-Mobile Dash, AT&T’s 8925, Verizon’s XV6800, etc) sometimes have little demos of there phones features on their site. This one rolls on that notion for different brands of phones. I like it even though the phone I want, the aforementioned XV6800, is not on here. But hopefully, they will at least get to all of the newer phones.

Try it out. It’s cool.

CES is over, but i’m still going…

Though I am a bit tired (just got home from work). I might say this again, but i am in the market for a cellphone. CES would partially decide what I get. I would like to be with Verizio, but Cingular is aaparently getting the hotness. To me the hotness means nothing if it doesn’t do what I want it do….EVERYTHING. No, really I do want it to do a lot but it can’t do everything. So i’m looking through the CES coverage, and I see stuff that some of you might want, so I will try to post it here. Part of that trouble may have been taken care of by the excellent cell phone covering site, Phonescoop.com. Click the link below to see what they found. The first page talks about the LG – VX-9400 for Verizon. You can watch TV (served up by Verizon) on it. Check out the video at the bottom of the first page, too.

CES 2007 (Phone Scoop)

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