HTC Bolt trademark filed, ThunderBolt successor on the way?

HTC Bolt trademark filed, ThunderBolt successor on the way?
One of the controversial HTC smartphones launched in the United States, the Thunderbolt, might be getting a successor. Exclusive to Verizon carrier, just like many other Android smartphones launched by HTC in the US, the Thunderbolt made its debut back in 2011.

Fast forward 5 years and HTC is only a shadow of the company that launched the Thunderbolt in the country. Each year that passes is like a nail in the HTC's coffin, which is probably one of the reasons that a Thunderbolt successor was out of the question for such a long time since the company must focus on game-changing devices.

Even though HTC's smartphones are far from being unattractive or unimpressive specs-wise, the competition in this particular industry is too fierce for some companies to withstand the challenge.

The good news is HTC is still here, very much present in the smartphone business. In fact, the folks over at Phandroid recently discovered the Taiwanese company filed for the “HTC Bolt” trademark.

Although the device that HTC might launch on the market bears a reminiscence of a previous smartphone model, we can't say for sure that this is the Thunderbolt's successor.

Aside from the name on the trademark document, there aren't any details regarding the so-called HTC Bolt device. It could be very well just an accessory or something that's not related to the smartphone market at all.

But a fan can only hope, right? If a HTC Thunderbolt successor is indeed on the way, the name trademarked by the company suggests that it will be released in the United States, possibly at Verizon.

However, if we are to remain objective, let's just say that for the moment we only have a trademark, HTC Bolt, that might or might not be given the green light.

source: Phandroid



1. ItsTheJuan unregistered

I actually liked the Thunderbolt. The only downside was the battery. The kickstand usrd to be my favorite thing. Used to think it be a standard. Hopefully the new device doesnt disappoint.

3. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 924; Member since: May 07, 2014

Yeah it looked very beautiful back then. It looks beautiful even now. Even the big side bezel does not look bad in this kind of design.

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

One of my favorite HTC phones next to the HTC Droid Incredible. I remember when it first came out, how it was outselling the iPhone on VZW at the time for roughly a quarter or 2. First phone I ever rooted so I could take advantage of bypassing VZW charging for mobile hotspot. When to me HTC Sense was at its best. It wasn't bulky or slow. It was just right and a joy to use. This is when HTC was at its best. The Incredible, Thunderbolt and Evo were the best ever for its time.

4. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I bought the thunderbolt. I loved it but the battery lasting me four hours made it unusually. I returned it for the iPhone 4. Eventually got the htc m8. Again it was great but now my iPhone 6S is even better! I keep going back and forth.

5. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I was surprised to find SVDO on board the Thunderbolt when I had it which was pretty useful in using Maps while on a call. The battery life out of the gate was pretty bad but improved substantially over time. The camera was really good at the time, even in low light, and I still have photos taken on the phone stored on my computer.

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