The handset was running the new HTC Sense UI, with the HTC Maps and Navigation application, which means free offline navigation will be possible on the handset, but turn-by-turn directions will cost a little extra, as we show in our video review of the HTC Desire Z.
The 1GHz Snapdragon chipset is probably Qualcomm's MSM8655, as the company just issued a press release that is what Verizon will be using in its LTE devices, in tandem with Qualcomm's MDM9600 LTE modem. We know this chipset support top speed of 1.2GHz, and the quick benchmark ran on the HTC Thunderbolt seems to confirm the handset is no slouch. 1926 score on the Quadrant benchmark test is impressive for out-of-the-box handset, and the highest we've seen in a stock device. An HDMI port was nowhere to be seen, which is certainly a bummer.
We are pretty excited about tomorrow's big LTE announcement from Verizon, and will be there live to update you on the developments.
source: AndroidSpin & Qualcomm