HTC Thunderbolt hits Verizon March 17

Summary:Verizon has finally confirmed that its first 4G-capable phone, the HTC Thunderbolt, will be available on March 17.

Verizon has finally confirmed that its first 4G-capable phone, the HTC Thunderbolt, will be available on March 17. The Thunderbolt is a large (4.3-inch) Android phone that is packing LTE from Verizon onboard for the fastest connectivity around. That fast connectivity will require the Thunderbolt to have lots of storage space for video, so in addition to the 8GB of internal memory Verizon is including a 32GB memory card.

The Thunderbolt is the latest HTC Android phone with the form factor of the EVO 4G on the Sprint network. I had the pleasure of playing with the Thunderbolt in January, and captured a short video of it in action which is included below. The video shows the Thunderbolt on the LTE network of Verizon, alongside the Sprint EVO 4G on WiMAX.

The Thunderbolt will set you back $249.99 with a 2-year contract with Verizon, with hotspot capability an extra $20/month.

Topics: Mobility, Hardware, HTC, Verizon, Wi-Fi

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