Hands-on with HTC ThunderBolt; the first LTE smartphone from Verizon

Hands-on with HTC ThunderBolt; the first LTE smartphone from Verizon

Summary: The HTC ThunderBolt is the first LTE smartphone on the Verizon Wireless network. The device is extremely fast, but traveling at that speed also hits the battery pretty hard.

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  • The HTC ThunderBolt is the first LTE smartphone on the Verizon Wireless network. The device is extremely fast, but traveling at that speed also hits the battery pretty hard. The box is an unassuming black simple package with embossed Thunderbolt branding.

    Check out my ZDNet Smartphones & Cell Phones post for a video of the HTC ThunderBolt and more details.

  • After you lift the top from the black box you will find blazing red all over, that matches the Verizon colors. Notice the ThunderBolt embossing on the box too.

  • Here's the HTC ThunderBolt embedded in Verizon red.

Topics: Wi-Fi, Android, Google, Hardware, HTC, Mobility, Networking, Smartphones, Verizon

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  • RE: Hands-on with HTC ThunderBolt; the first LTE smartphone from Verizon

    I have the HTC desire and love it. This looks even better - I would have this tomorrow if it was available in the UK. Re. the charging issue when using the stand - I bought a spare battery and a charger which charges both a battery on its own or the phone and battery together (I rarely use the phone charger as I dislike the fact that it charges the phone in the upright position which doesn't seem to make a good connection) but having a charged battery ready to use is the ideal situation with a phone which guzzles battery power. Look in Amazon.
    annthorpe1