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HTC ThunderBolt 'device showcase' app graces the Android Market

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HTC ThunderBolt 'device showcase' app graces the Android Market
We have written so many articles about the HTC ThunderBolt's potential release dates, and its subsequent delays. So we'll understand if you're starting to lose faith. But here's a good sign in the right direction: Verizon has posted a 'device showcase' app on the Android Market, which is to be used by Verizon employees to demonstrate its capabilities in their stores.

The app, innocuously labeled "vzw htcbolt device showcase", is meant to demonstrate things like on-board apps, Google services, device speed, and the 4G network. And while we don't think this means the ThunderBolt is coming out tomorrow, we do think this is a sign that they're putting their ducks in a row, preceding its availability.

Interestingly, there is no mention of Skype with video on the showcase. They mention video chatting capability with its front-facing camera. But we figure if they had Skype video support, they would definitely want to flaunt it. So to reiterate: this doesn't mean the ThunderBolt is ready to roll, but it does mean we're getting closer.

source: Android Market via Android Life
HTC ThunderBolt 'device showcase' app graces the Android Market
HTC ThunderBolt 'device showcase' app graces the Android Market

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posted on 10 Mar 2011, 08:19 1

1. jodeci888 (Posts: 34; Member since: 14 May 2009)


I can't wait to FINALLY get zapped !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 11:41 1

3. mmgbmt (Posts: 18; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


thats what she said

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 12:06

4. icepikk (Posts: 32; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)


^ lol

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 09:40 2

2. icepikk (Posts: 32; Member since: 13 Feb 2011)


The longer this takes to come out the more outdated it becomes with dual-core phones coming. I know quite a few people who have been excited to get it and have been asking me when it is coming out and as the time goes by and the delays come they are less and less into it. If it doesnt come out in the next week or two, I think the supporters may be buyers of other products.

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 14:19 1

5. kocho (unregistered)


"If it doesnt come out in the next week or two, I think the supporters may be buyers of other products."

Agree.

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 14:41

6. ProuRain (unregistered)


I AGREE....

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 17:04

9. Gary (unregistered)


I gave up on Tuesday after I saw the "first half of 2011" comment from Verizon's CTO. I bought a used Incredible instead and will keep that until Verizon gets LTE working right and gets it working in places where I don't already have wifi.

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 14:47

7. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Why make an app? Wouldnt a website be easier? And better?

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 16:45 1

8. beatlesfan (Posts: 150; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


This is the same concept as the app they made for the Galaxy Tab and it is actually pretty cool. A website wouldn't be easier because this app is for, as mentioned in the article, store demos. What it does is automatically runs on boot of phone as well as starting up randomly if it is closed out. It is designed to show customers the key benefits of the device. If it were just a website either store personnel or someone would have to log onto that website every time a customer demoed the phone.

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