HTC Thunderbolt gets LTE toggle switch, becomes usable for longer

Screen shot 2011-04-05 at 7.10.58 PM Faster data transfer speeds mean less battery life. It's incredibly sad, but also incredibly true. Companies know that, too, and some choose to opt out of the latest and greatest data technologies so that their devices can still achieve reasonable battery life. 

But what's worse than the fact that the battery life stinks when you're blazing through the latest YouTube sensation is when you can't turn off the problem. That happened with HTC's Thunderbolt, and people definitely noticed it.

Now, it seems some of those people are taking matters into their own hands. A new app called LTE OnOFF looks to solve this problem, and not only for the Thunderbolt, but also forthcoming LTE devices like the Droid Bionic, LG Revolution, and Samsung Stealth.

Here's where I get to complain. I get so upset at companies who don't think of every single obvious detail about their devices before they're released. Of course, it also allows for hackers and little-known developers to be exposed for doing something fantastic for the rest of the community. I just have this mindset that something this obvious shouldn't have to be hacked into the device. 

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Calob Horton

Calob Horton is an associate editor at Pocketables. He loves all technology, no matter which company it comes from. This unbiased view of the tech world allows him to choose the products that best fit his personal needs and tastes: a Microsoft Surface Pro, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and a third-gen iPad.Google+ | Twitter | More posts by Calob | Subscribe to Calob's posts