Verizon to get first 4G phone on January 6th?

Verizon to get first 4G phone on January 6th?
We knew it was coming and we knew it was going to be soon, but how about an exact date? HTC teased us with a still unveiled phone, which it claims will be the “first to 4G” and is to be announced on January 6th. Our common sense links this mysterious phone with Verizon and Big Red's CES event. Which phone could it be and is it really for Verizon, we cannot say for sure, but all the clues point in that direction.

The name of the upcoming device is still elusive, but the HTC Droid Thunderbolt is the most likely candidate. The phone was supposed to come out under the HTC Incredible HD or the HTC Mecha monikers, but latest information suggested that it could go with the Thunderbolt nickname to match the lightning fast speeds of Verizon's LTE network. The Droid Thunderbolt is rumored to pack a 4.3-inch screen and 1GHz Snapdragon CPU in a sleek aluminum body.

source: HTC via BGR


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ThunderBolt
  • Display 4.3 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, 0.75GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1400 mAh
  • OS Android 4.0

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14 Comments

14. tom unregistered

i see clark howard has stated that rven though verizon is coming out with a 4g phone sprint is the better choice if you want to use it for data as they have an unlimited plan and verizon is going to have a small limit.

13. Jahart unregistered

Well most likely htc will be selling watever this phone is called sometime with in the first 1-3 month of 2011. Making a statment as bold as "first to 4G" is pretty bold considering Verizon has claimed Motorola is going to be right there. So for them to be advertising this so hard is a pretty good clue this phone will be out sooner then expected and its going to sell just by being the first 4G phone from a great phone producer. I do not care which phone comes out, just hoping this compitions lead to a realse of some phone with a front facing camera is released for Verizon soon.

11. Droid unregistered

I currently own and Droid 2 and am anxiously awaiting a 4G phone from Verizon. I like the original droid I owned because it was stock Android. The Droid 2 has MOTOblur and I hate it. I can't wait for a new HTC Android becuase Sense UI is way better then Blur. All phones should give you theoption to use their UI or not. But I hope the 4G phone is an Incredible HD.

10. smpdx

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

I already know I am gonna want it. I love every "4G" phone HTC has put out. I was gonna switch to Sprint, but I think I will hold out and see how the new devices do.

9. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

With all the leaking that is going on, the ONE thing that is pretty much guaranteed... is that Verizon will be announcing at least one 4G LTE handset. I wonder which one it will be? And will the announcement be at CES 2011? Tick-tock, tick-tock. :-)

7. djklhd567 unregistered

Saying you will give up a phone on vzw for this makes NO sense..unless you NEED voice n data at the sametime like I do for work and using Logmein to remote control of other computers...you wouldn't need to every switch to 4G technology...unless you felt like you REALLY needed to.

3. dandirk unregistered

It probably will be announced at CES and released a few weeks after. I have a droid I and am waiting for an LTE phone before upgrading. I hope a few LTE phones come out in the next couple of months.

2. phonefreak123

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

Wondering if I should give up the Droid Incredible for this? This looks like an awesome phone but hopefully it has better battery life than the Incredible!

4. PhoneUser

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

This looks like an awesome phone???? The phone is covered, how the hell can you say it an awesome phone without even looking at the phone?

5. phonefreak123

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

There's pictures of the Thunderbolt on this site. And if it is the Thunderbolt, it will be an awesome looking phone. Quit commenting on things if you don't know what the hell you're talking about. Thanks.

6. phonefreak123

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

Hopefully it's the Thunderbolt anyways. And if it isn't, then you're right, I can't say that.

12. PhoneUser

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

lol your funny lol "quit commenting on this you dont know..." Your right "IF" it is that phone is would be nice but i like facts not Possibilities. I will not judge until they say "THIS IS THE VERIZON 4G PHONE" (not screaming). LOL "...things i don't know" LOL thanks but i can read and see the pretty little picture soooooo i'm not sure what you mean by "...things i dont know" i dont come on here picking fights like some people all i said was how you can say its awesome when you cant even see the Real phone. it was a try at a come back though, keep up the good work and for the record nothing i said in my first post was wrong, it was just the truth cause you really can't see the phone cause its covered up.

8. Skidro13

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 27, 2010

I have he incredible too . This new phone doesn't even have any set statistics about it. I am waiting for a tegra 2 phone. It wouldn't be worth the ridiculous cost without contract for a Verizon "evo"

1. achilles

Posts: 54; Member since: May 27, 2010

Marketing 101: Advertise your product. This is usually done Before a product launches.

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