Android Phones

HTC Thunderbolt is Official… Officially

January 6, 2011 | by Michael Heller

HTC, Verizon


The HTC Thunderbolt is official, and packing… well, quite a lot of the same things we’ve seen from just about every other phone announced so far at CES. The official spec sheet for the Thunderbolt is:

  • Verizon LTE support
  • Fully integrated Skype mobile experience
  • HTC Sense 2.0
  • 1 GHz Snapdragon processor
  • 4.3″ WVGA display
  • Dolby Surround Sound
  • 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with 720p video capture
  • Kickstand
  • Android 2.2
  • 32 GB SD card included

Given all we’ve seen, the 1 GHz Snapdragon seems a little weak, even if it is the newest generation Snapdragon. While there is a front-facing camera clearly visible on the phone, there is no word on t

he quality of said camera. No word on any upgrade to Android 2.3. Also, the 32 GB SD card seems like a double edged sword. On one hand, it’s awesome, because it’s a 32 GB SD card. But, on the other hand, Google clearly wants manufacturers to include bigger internal storage which would be able to take advantage of the Ext4 file system and speed boosts with Android 2.3, and an SD card doesn’t help on that front.

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