Leak reveals a handful of accessories for the HTC ThunderBolt

Leak reveals a handful of accessories for the HTC ThunderBolt
We are sure that among our readers there are people who may not get a minute of sleep tonight in anticipation for the HTC ThunderBolt, which Verizon is launching tomorrow after a number of delays. Little has been mentioned though about what accessories will come with the smartphone and how tempting it may be to purchase any of them.

Fortunately, some light has been shed on the issue by a leak straight from Verizon's inventory. From what the rumor suggests, the HTC ThunderBolt will probably get an optional beefier battery with nearly double the capacity of the stock one. Spending $50 on one of them might turn out to be a good idea if the LTE radio turns out to drain more juice than one would expect. Another potentially useful accessory may be a multimedia dock, which will also have the capability of charging an additional battery besides the one inside of the HTC ThunderBolt. Speaking of charging and batteries, a special battery cover is expected to retail around $40 and will allow your smartphone to charge wirelessly though it isn't exactly clear how much more you will have to spend on a compatible charging station.

The rest of the accessories, holsters and cases for the HTC ThunderBolt, are not really that special. However, to us it seems like Verizon is making sure we have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to charging the HTC ThunderBolt. Could this be a hint regarding the smartphone's battery performance?

source: Phandroid via Electronista

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ThunderBolt
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1400 mAh(6.30h talk time)

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18 Comments

1. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I would expect that the T-Bolt is coming sooner than later if companies have already made extended batteries for it. I say that Verizon/HTC not worry about the battery life, if that is the problem, and release the dang phone already.

3. Ralston1983

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 03, 2011

verizon announced yesterday that the phone will be released on the 17th.

5. bmw3wags

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 15, 2009

Yeah looks like someone hasn't been keeping up with the thunderbolt news.

13. Rich unregistered

yep.. read next time. LESS THAN A DAY!!! WOOOHOOO

9. Napoleon

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

Enough is enough Verizon... Would it really have killed you guys to include a beefier battery?!? All the money we spend each month and you can't give a better battery? The EVO has a better battery and not even on LTE but you thought it wise and smart to add a battery to the Thunderbolt that is lesser in power to the EVO? I don't understand Verizon any more and I can't wait to see what is unveiled by Sprint on Tuesday... Paying $60 less on my bill seems like the way to go right now... I can't take Verizon being so cheap... And the argument that I'm getting better service doesn't hold up any more Verizon; just not true for my area any more...

12. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

Right, because Verizon manufacturers the devices and chooses the battery size...

2. Fred unregistered

Yes... because Verizon wants to spend months processing returns from unhappy customers due to battery life. Have you never heard the saying "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"? SO...lets do what this guy says and just release it and deal with the problems later.

4. Jumbo unregistered

We will see. Im for sure going to buy the phone tomorow. Try it out for a couple days, see how the battery life is with the 4g speeds. If it's horrible then no big deal. I will purchase another battery for it. Problem solved. I just can't wait to hold it in my hands :)

15. Rich unregistered

cant wait eitehr!

6. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Gosh talk about OVER PRICED AND A RIP OFF MAN O MAN. No way this thunderdud is worth all this money compared to this the LEADER OF 2011 SMARTPHONES...http://www.phonedog.com/2011/03/16/htc-shooter-leaks-with-qhd-display-and-gingerbread- could-be-evo-3d/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+phonedog_cellphonebl og+%28PhoneDog.com+Cell+Phone+articles%229

7. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Do you know how expensive a 32 gb sd card is? All of those other phones are shipping with 16 gb and of course nobody complains that the 32 gb iphone model is 300 dollars. 250 is not too much for this phone when you are getting a crap load of space.

10. Allday28

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

Thats what I keep telling everybody to.

8. Jumbo unregistered

Haters gunna hate

11. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

the reason to keep returning to phonearena xD. Debates are freakin awesome.

14. Rich unregistered

man i must be turning into a geek.... never had a good phone until i got the incredible... and i too will now be one that cant sleep tongiht!!! :D

16. Whatigot unregistered

my only question is if it will last a single day...if it does i will be perfectly fine! If it can go a day on heavy use for 5 hours and moderate to little use for the rest of the day Ill be cool. So what do you think can it?

18. DaveDaDude

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 08, 2011

Here's another case of bad journalism. Verizon didn't officially announce the phone until recently yet this joker writes in his article that the phone has been delayed many times. Get it together Phonearena, this is why your site is considered a joke amongst the other tech blogs!

19. BigDog

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

To everybody that say they cannot wait for the T-bolt, I'm with you all the way. VZW has by far the best 4g network using LTE technology. I'm super stoked for tomorrow. For everyone else that likes to post comments to hate on any wireless carrier and not just Verizon, why don't you hate to the actual company and not Phone Arena...I'm sure people are with me when I say, "SHUT THE EFF UP.." For Napolean's post: Verizon does NOT manufacturer the product. You get a standard battery because thats what the manufacturer thought would be best for the phone and provide extended batteries if it doesn't meet to your standards. Please think before you write people...

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