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. By Matthew Miller | March 21, 2011 -- 10:22 GMT (03:22 PDT) Follow @palmsolo Previous | Next Image 7 of 26 HTC likes to use kickstands on their more powerful smartphones, as you can see here. Topics: Wi-Fi, Android, Google, Hardware, HTC, Mobility, Networking, Smartphones, Verizon Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.