Verizon HTC Thunderbolt to do what iPhone cant simultaneous data and voice


first_imgOne of the big disadvantages a mobile customer considering the Verizon iPhone over one from AT&T needs to consider is the way CDMA networks handle simultaneous data and voice: they don’t. Consequently, if you buy a Verizon iPhone, pick up a call, then need to consult Google Maps, you can’t just put your call on speaker and start browsing: you need to hang up, do your browsing, then call your friend back. What a pain. If anyone could have figured out a way to change this, it would have been Apple before launching the iPhone 4 on Verizon, which strongly suggests that simultaneous data and voice just can’t be done on the Verizon network.So we’re intrigued mightily by this purported leak passed onto Phandroid, claiming that the upcoming HTC Thunderbolt will not only be coming to Verizon, but support simultaneous voice and 3G.It’s not going to do it elegantly, though. According to the leak, Verizon “cannot promise the experience will be one that is consistent with [the] brand” and so are advising sales people to “not reference this functionality as a benefit during your conversations with customers.In other words, expect a bumpy road. Perhaps that explains why the Verizon iPhone doesn’t do it: it can be done, but it’s not up to Apple’s standards for excellence.Read more at Phandroidlast_img

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