Verizon brochure mentions the HTC ThunderBolt packing Android 2.3 Gingerbread - arrival imminent?

Verizon brochure mentions the HTC ThunderBolt packing Android 2.3 Gingerbread - arrival imminent?
Nearing the middle of September, HTC ThunderBolt handset owners can smell the imminent arrival of the long awaited Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the device, but its arrival has yet to become a reality at this moment.

Thankfully, we know that it’s indeed coming sometime in September  seeing that HTC officially confirmed it late last month, which is well within the means of a third quarter release. Showing yet more proof that the arrival is undoubtedly nearing, one of our tipsters managed to snap an image of an upcoming Verizon Wireless brochure for indirect dealers, which prominently mentions Android 2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense as being part of the features with the HTC ThunderBolt.

At this point, we’re literally nearing the finish line with this one now that the ThunderBolt is being advertised as running Gingerbread. Naturally, the wait is by far the biggest obstacle right now for handset owners, but we’re confident that an announcement is not too far off in the distance!

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  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
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  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1400 mAh(6.30h talk time)



1. I LUV DUH CHARGE BUT GS2 IS BE unregistered

I can't beleive my Charge is being advertised with Media Hub and Social Hub. I rooted and flashed a debloated ROM to get rid of that garbage. FYI: There have been GB leaks for the Charge for quite a while now and the final version(EP1W) was released a week or two ago meaning the official GB for the Charge isn't going to be too far away.

8. Droider

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

really? whats the benefits it gives for the charge with the GB update? im so glad i bought the charge and not the bionic...played with the bionic for an hour , it has nothing really new to offer. (epic fail)

9. Ralston1983

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 03, 2011

If the Bionic can launch and perform without massive problems, then it's not a fail in my book. I'm on my third Thunderbolt because of in and out 4g signal and random reboots.

2. willywill_evo

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

Finally we are seeing proof thank you phonearea...BTW their a special for the HTC Thunderbolt Dock for only $10

3. VerizonPolice unregistered

Who is this Bryan? Seems interesting that this was released by him.

4. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

this will make the 23 owners left of the T-Bolt... happy....

5. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

At least the phone is better than iphone 4 or 5....

6. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I wouldn't say the Thunderbolt is better, just android and LTE. Other than that the iPhone is a much better phone all around. Unbiased truth.

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Hmmm, iphone 4 is a solid, very good phone, but does not beat a high end phone....barely holds its own against a Galaxy S phone.

12. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Wow what the heck. I love android too, just being honest though. I said android was great, the thunderbolt sucks tho. I mean have you ever heard anything good about it? I can actually feel for the Miz a bit now. There's supporting what you like, then being blind to competition. P.S. I have a galaxy s phone and the Thunderbolt isn't a high end phone anymore.

13. Smokn04cobra

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

Really? A Galaxy S phone is superior to the Thunderbolt?! I have had the Tbolt since launch and I honestly wouldn't buy any other android device that verizon has to offer over the tbolt (and I work here). I'd love to hear this explanation....

7. beatlesfan

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

You are like taco, miz, and Gemini's bastard love child.

11. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

hmmmmmm I think I will cry now..... what a loser...

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