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Verizon branded HTC ThunderBolt strikes CES

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Verizon branded HTC ThunderBolt strikes CES
The long awaited and rumored HTC ThunderBolt is finally here! The Verizon branded 4.3 inch phone hits CES making full use of Big Red's 4G LTE network and runs on the latest generation of the Snapdragon processor clocked at 1GHz.

No surprises on the hardware end - the back of the device features an 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and 720p HD video, but how about the software? Well, you have to have apps to actually use those blazing fast speeds. Here is where the HTC ThunderBolt shines with Skype mobile video calling to share those precious moments. Okay, it might not be as ground-breaking as dual-core processors, we know!

The screen on the handset is Super LCD, while sound is covered with Dolby and SRS surround technology. Android 2.2 Froyo runs the show and some nice treats include DLNA for wireless streaming along with mobile hotspot capabilites to share the connection with up to 8 Wi-Fi devices. The HTC ThunderBolt will come with 32GB of memory on board and is one of the two big announcements for Verizon smartphones, which will both be available by mid-year. It's an HTC phone, so you get all the sweetness of the updated HTC Sense 2.0 with Fast Boot and some new features.

The phone even got HTC's own Peter Chou "super excited", so stay tuned as we will have a hands on review of the phone later.

source: Verizon Wireless

Verizon branded HTC ThunderBolt strikes CES
Verizon branded HTC ThunderBolt strikes CES
Verizon branded HTC ThunderBolt strikes CES

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posted on 06 Jan 2011, 15:14

1. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)

The 1 ghz is a let down, kinda thought they'd go at least 1.2 but the phone will still fly regardless.

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 15:33

2. jwl34292 (unregistered)

honestly dual core is great but i have an htc incrediable and it flys now so do i really need the second core to suck battery life. don't think it worth it, give me a higher res screen.

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 15:58

3. T (unregistered)

We all knew it was coming, how about a release date?

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 16:04

4. twashington4 (Posts: 81; Member since: 24 May 2010)

Basically, Verizon's Evo. Latest Snapdragon, but the Evo is no slouch either. Good for Verizon. Same 1500maH battery? :-) Will someone please do some battery technology research? When I want to make a call I need some juice!!

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 16:19

5. perwilly (unregistered)

Yes, release date and price, plz - for phone and data/4G network. We've seen the pics and rumored specs for weeks now, so how about the next step?

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 16:48 1

6. mobi (unregistered)

I already love and own htc products and i really wanted this phone to blow me away.Didn't htc's ad say it's not your dream phone, it's the one after, really...what a joke. Aside from the front camera, and LTE what makes the phones hardware specs so much more impressive than the HD2 which is almost a year old now? The winner for me would have been a dual core and a higher-res screen. sorry HTC.

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 18:10

7. Hmmmm (unregistered)

Looks like the Evo trailblazed the standard for every phone to come out of CES '11. The Evo is now 7 months old and still a contender!

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 18:14

8. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

By mid-june it will not be....

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 18:47

9. Napoleon (Posts: 60; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)

So wish it came with HDMI.... DNLA seems expensive to get it set up and working in your home... I saw set up kits for $400.... Idk seems crazy to not also include the option of HDMI as well...

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 00:17

10. Napoleon (Posts: 60; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)

I'm sooooooo PASSING on this phone...Now I have to decide on either waiting out for the BIONIC or just jumping ship all together and seeing what the 2nd generation of the EVO brings on the Sprint!!! All I know is that Verizon dropped the ball on this one seriously and the $70 unlimited data, text, and talk plan on Sprint is looking so much better each passing second!!!

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