x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA

HTC Thunderbolt pictured in all its glory

Posted: , by Alan F.

Tags :

HTC Thunderbolt pictured in all its glory
The HTC Thunderbolt has been teased by the Taiwan-based manufacturer over the last couple of days. And now we have an absolutely clear picture of what this handset will look like when it is launched by Verizon as its first 4G phone.

HTC has thrown almost everything into this beast. A 4.3 inch display greets you when you pick it up as does a front facing camera. Around back is an 8MP shooter, a kickstand and there is talk that Dolby Mobile SRS virtual surround sound will enrich your listening pleasure. The only thing missing is a dual-core processor, which may not be too much of a deal breaker when this model is launched in February. Of course, Big Red will be showing off its early LTE lineup at CES and we should know then whether or not the lack of a dual-core chip set will send this Thunderbolt back behind a cloud.

Want to know what other handsets Big Red has under its sleeve? Check out our Upcoming Verizon Phones page!

source: DroidLife

 
The HTC Thunderbolt will be the first 4G handset for Verizon
The HTC Thunderbolt will be the first 4G handset for Verizon

The HTC Thunderbolt will be the first 4G handset for Verizon


HTC Thunderbolt pictured in all its glory
HTC Thunderbolt pictured in all its glory

60 Comments
  • Options
    Close






posted on 04 Jan 2011, 13:01

60. Me (unregistered)


Tell us how you really feel, w/o sounding like a fool.

#1 Putting a large surround sound speaker out in the open, possible, but probably a bad idea. Behind the stand wasn't too appealing, but it's protective. Knowing HTC reps I'm sure they've tested it and it works fine. Also looks like there could be a normal speaker just below it.
#2 No HDMI, couldn't care less. Very few people use it anyway. If you have to get media to a larger screen use a computer, a wi-fi tv, or take your SDcard out and put it in it.
#3 Screen resolution fits all needs. Having 1080 on a screen that small?? Really? Pointless. 1080 belongs on a big screen.
#4 If you're going to be somewhere watching a movie for extended periods of time where you will need a charger you're going to be close enough you can rest it on it's back to view it. Otherwise, the battery will easily last for a movie. Even the Storm could do that.
#5 Just because you have a formula engine under the hood doesn't mean you have to have it run @ 100%. Facinate, Droid X, etc are all fine. Don't like it, root it.
#6 It's an 8 and a 5 on the front. Probably the same and it works fine.

Try to calm yourself before you stroke. It proves light travels faster than sound. Your ideas look bright, and then we "hear" you speak.

posted on 29 Dec 2010, 00:05 3

18. Anthony (unregistered)


I take it you didn't see the part where they said they are not sure if it will have dual core...

posted on 29 Dec 2010, 11:54 1

36. KParks23 (Posts: 665; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


@ KM!! no you cant dumbass before u start calling people a idiot u should know what your talking about the charge port is on the left side of the phone..SO U CANT WATCH MOVIES IN LANDSCAPE AND CHARGE.......IDIOT!! its not on the bottom

posted on 28 Dec 2010, 19:23 3

1. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


It's an LTE evo! Actually very awesome. Finally vzw. Finally

posted on 29 Dec 2010, 11:33 7

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


its betterthan the evo because it going to be on verizon

posted on 03 Jan 2011, 11:02

59. asdasd (unregistered)


VZM sucks, way to expensive.

posted on 29 Dec 2010, 19:55 1

47. FightForTheLost (Posts: 20; Member since: 25 May 2010)


Ain't THAT the truth XD

Plus it'll have newer* hardware than the Evo, and will likely be built better. Of course it'll be better than the Evo. But even without all of those things, it's on VZW. Period. That's all it needs to be better lol.

posted on 29 Dec 2010, 15:44

43. SMooV (unregistered)


@everyone KParks23 is right i was lookin at that to the only they would b able to charge it is to make a dock for it check out the link ppl

http://www.droid-life.com/2010/12/28/exclusive-12-photos-of-the-htc-thunderbolt-on-verizon/

posted on 29 Dec 2010, 10:33

33. Androidluv (Posts: 65; Member since: 13 Jul 2010)


In response to reason 4: You do realize that the phone can also rest horizontally, right???

posted on 28 Dec 2010, 19:51

4. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


comparing this to an EVO is an insult. The only things they'll have in common is HTC and a kickstand.

dual core processor
front facing camera
video 1080p
gingerbread os

bye bye EVO

posted on 30 Dec 2010, 16:21

57. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Did I miss the part where it has a forward faceing camera? I am not buying another phone from Verizon unless it has a forward faceing camera. Is that too much to ask!

posted on 29 Dec 2010, 20:36

49. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Other than this being Verizon's first 4g phone, I don't see anything game changing about this. Seems like its 6 months behind. But better late than never I guess.

posted on 29 Dec 2010, 02:00

24. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Narley as it stands it has the same specs. Dual core and 1080 recording aren't confirmed or denied. So right now it's an LTE EVO. With gingerbread. Evo will prolly get 2.3 also. Even the look is nearly identical. Sans the color scheme.

posted on 30 Dec 2010, 09:52 2

52. ShaqEVO (unregistered)


Agree with KParks23, intelligent observations.... but, I think his comments would have been as effective in making his point without the 'DUMB@ss!!' and 'WTF'.

posted on 04 Jan 2011, 13:04

61. Me (unregistered)


And as far as the charger:
If you put it on the right people will be rubbing their skin and oils into it and complaining.
If you put it on the bottom people will complain about not being able to make it look nice and plug it in.
It's the lesser of the evils and you don't need it plugged in to watch a movie.

posted on 28 Dec 2010, 22:06 3

14. KParks23 (Posts: 665; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


and best design flaws go to htc im going to be in facepalm mode for the next 3 months now waiting for duel core after wasting my time on this..and i was waiting for this phone for MONTHS NOW!!

1. Nice job putting the speaker BEHIND THE KICKSTAND DUMB@ss!!
2. No HDMI WTF!
3. Screen resolution same old same!
4. Can NOT charge phone while watching movies with kickstand out due to DUMB port placement see photos for what im talking about!
5. All these processors upgrades. WHAT ABOUT BATTERY LIFE!
6. Is this the same camera they been using for the last year???

posted on 29 Dec 2010, 11:56 2

37. KParks23 (Posts: 665; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


look at all the picks people!! the port is not on the bottom of the phone it on the left side so if u have it in landscape the port is under the phone and u cant watch and charge look at a different site for more pics!

posted on 28 Dec 2010, 20:49

11. PhoneUser (Posts: 78; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


where does it say video 1080p? i don't see that.

Also umm FYI Evo can be upgraded to gingerbread OS so i still don't see how this phone is better than the Evo.

I am not saying that the Evo is better but it seems to me that they are the same spec.

posted on 31 Dec 2010, 23:21

58. Whateverman (Posts: 3283; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Front facing cameras always sound like a must have, until you actually have it. Then you notice it isn't all that important. I had the EVO for about three weeks and only used it once. Went for the Droid X instead because the battery life was horrible. Lovin' the X!

posted on 29 Dec 2010, 09:09

31. KM (unregistered)


you can charge your phone you idiot. who watches movies with the screen sitting vertically? That is just a poor picture. I don't watch any movies on my evo like that. That kick stand is meant to be used in landscape(sitting on its horizontal).

posted on 28 Dec 2010, 20:41 3

10. Eric (unregistered)


I take it you missed the part in the article that it won't be dual core?

The EVO does have a FFC too...

posted on 28 Dec 2010, 19:32 3

2. jenna_23 (Posts: 145; Member since: 02 Apr 2010)


i am sooo getting this phone

posted on 28 Dec 2010, 19:35 3

3. RobC (unregistered)


I need a clean pair of drawers now... I've gone and made a mess.

posted on 28 Dec 2010, 22:22

15. KParks23 (Posts: 665; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


droid thunder would be pretty cool...... lol DA THUNDER 4G haha

posted on 29 Dec 2010, 12:09 2

38. maccmill (Posts: 67; Member since: 29 Oct 2010)


its gonna be called the incredible HD im pretty sure

posted on 29 Dec 2010, 11:31 2

34. jd829 (Posts: 155; Member since: 24 Feb 2010)


Thunder's just a noise son

posted on 28 Dec 2010, 20:06 3

5. skymitch89 (Posts: 1329; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


It looks like a cross between the HTC Desire HD and the HTC Evo 4G. Watch, the name actually is something like "Droid Desire 4G" or "Desire 4G". Hopefully it will come with Android 2.3 and a dual core processor.

posted on 28 Dec 2010, 20:07

6. weezy84 (unregistered)


hope it comes with a dual core processor but the article reads:

"The only thing missing is a dual-core processor"

posted on 28 Dec 2010, 20:15 2

7. Papa ER (unregistered)


wow!!!

posted on 28 Dec 2010, 20:29 1

8. zackh121556 (unregistered)


even with the word of NOT having the dual-core processor we have yet to hear the speed of the processor....im sure with a name like Thunderbolt the network wont be the only thing fast.......P.S.....I would sell my body for this thing

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories