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 kickstand on the back of the Thunderbolt is substantial and also covers the speaker grill.

  • The kickstand is wide and solid while the back is made of a soft touch type material.

  • Here you can see the kickstand closed and the 4G LTE labeling on the Thunderbolt.

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.
    annthorpe@...