ThunderBolt doing its thing on the Verizon site

ThunderBolt doing its thing on the Verizon site
Verizon has some "New Year Revelations" on its site, and one of them is the first 4G LTE smartphone - the HTC ThunderBolt.

No additional information about this handset is available, except that it's "coming soon", so it's time to ask: how soon is now?

Various rumours say the HTC ThunderBolt is to come with love on Valentine's Day with a price tag of $249.99 with a contract, and that's only a week away, so excitement is building up.

The HTC ThunderBolt will pack some goodies like a 4.3-inch screen, two cameras and 1GHz processor. For more info on this device, check out our hands-on.

Much thanks to Andrew for the link.

source: Verizon


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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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22 Comments

1. just saying unregistered

This has been on Verizon's site since the day it was announced at CES. There has been no changes since then.

2. Agree unregistered

I was thinking the same thing. Why isn't this device open to pre-orders? I would have placed my order already, I don't want to buy it from Best Buy. Very frustrating to me.

18. jtalker1965

Posts: 18; Member since: May 17, 2009

PRE ORDER OPEN AT Best Buy if that helps at all

3. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

I dont see the hype in this phone when it is the LTE equivilant of the HTC EVO which released 8 months ago.

10. D unregistered

The specs on this phone are much better than the EVO

12. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

When you mean much better is that because the customer is getting a prcessor that has been out for over a year and is going to be soon behind the curve with all the newer dual core processors available? I do agree that having ample amount of Ram and internal memory is big. But I'm dissapointed when Big Red puts out a phone a year after it should have been released. Tmobile is rumored to be releasing a dual core htc phone and Verizon puts out an EVO 1.2(kinda like tmobile did with mt3g) Cant wait till the bionic w/root access

15. scadole

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

the second gen snapdragon has been out for a year? check your facts

16. kocho unregistered

jbash.... It's not "the LTE equivalent of the HTC EVO". Differences: 1) Skype video built into the HTC sense 2) Super LCD screen!!! 3) 768 RAM!!!!!!! fast!!! 4) NEW 1 Ghz MSM 8655 processor, better than the EVO's 5) 10 second start up feature!!!!!!!! Awesome! 6) 32 gb card provided 7) Over 3G- first device to use voice and data at same time!!!!!!!!! 8) Better 8 mp camera in low light Was thinking about the iPhone 4, but this is looking much better to me.

19. jtalker1965

Posts: 18; Member since: May 17, 2009

iPhone 4 = 3g, HTC = 4g. I would have to go with the HTC 4G

21. Owlet unregistered

If you use Android, especially HTC, you WILL NOT like iphone. I wanted one so bad, hughly disappointed now...

22. Owlet unregistered

I will wait for this new HTC now. I know I'll love it.

4. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Network, my friend, network...plus newer and betterrr...

5. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

agree with the voice network not data(maybe in time) but other then the network what makes this phone any different spec wise?

6. steven252000

Posts: 64; Member since: Feb 10, 2010

Well Jbash......Not everyone can jump from service provider to service provider because of the cool new top of the line phones each one may have. In this case all the hype is because it's the first phone with these specs available for Verizon. Sure the specs are pretty close to the EVO but that phone did us Verizon people no good. And there is also the network thing as well. For me where I live there is no service provider that works in more places than Verizon. Most of the others coverage is mainly in larger city areas and along interstates. I just am trying to decide on whether to use my last NE2 on this phone or wait for the Bionic.

7. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

wait for the bionic its gonna be a game changer.

9. Larry unregistered

Well if you must go there, wait for the T2 it's going to be a game changer. This first generation of Tegra 2 isn't going to live up to the hype. Besides there is a much greater chance of getting a unlocked bootloader for a HTC phone than for a Motorola.

11. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

good point i forgot how much motorola locks down their phones

8. tpinnock unregistered

@jbash. I agree. This may well be the first example of a next generation phone that will be obsolete the day it debuts. I'm getting the iphone 4 for now and will sell and upgrade to bionic after summer.

13. D unregistered

All reports are saying that the increased RAM of the Tbolt makes up for the dual core processor of the Bionic. The only difference would be battery life that is always a mistery... even in the same model phones.

14. vzwsales unregistered

put it this way, saw an HTC rep within the past week and that phone is blazing fast.. a much smarter buy than getting the iPhone 4 which is absolute as soon as it comes out.

17. phone(y) unregistered

which will have better battery life, bionic or thunderbolt?

20. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Quit bashing... If you like the phone, get it. If you don't like it, then don't get it.

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