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Old April 14th, 2011, 12:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Little Rubber Insert on Back of TB

Alright, I keep looking at this stupid thing, so I thought I would ask...

What is behind the little rubber insert just below the kickstand on the TB? I would consider digging it out, but I'm a coward and knowing my luck I'm afraid I would release pent up phone demons or something.

Has anyone looked behind this rubber plug? Other than filling a hole in the back of the phone, what was this hole/area designed for???

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External 4G antenna port for hot spot mode.
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I would consider digging it out, but I'm a coward and knowing my luck I'm afraid I would release pent up phone demons or something.
I hear ya!
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Old April 14th, 2011, 07:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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External 4G antenna port for hot spot mode.
Yup. Do you know that it is the 4G antenna? I Thought it was the 3G/CDMA one, but then again I have not looked into the matter.

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Old April 14th, 2011, 09:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Don't mess with that plug. It keeps the awesomeness inside the phone.
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It's an antennae port: http://www.wirelessgoodness.com/wp-content/gallery/thunderbolt/2011-03-10_094029.jpg
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Old April 14th, 2011, 02:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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^ nice find. i wonder if that port is something that was just there for testing or if they plan to offer a hardware add-on that could improve 4g reception when in a bad signal area...
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