Thursday, December 30, 2010
Ordinarily this is the type of story we'd save for our weekly Rumor Recap posts, but this rumor is big enough that we felt it warranted its own post.
Behold: Pictures of the upcoming HTC Thunderbolt. This device will be the first 4G phone on Verizon (even HTC admits it). The pictures were obtaind by Droid-Life and very clearly show that this device is headed straight for Verizon's new 4G network. Verizon's network uses LTE technology, which has extremely high theoretical speed capacities. Look for a future post here about the various 4G technologies and how they work.
Any Android nerds no doubt noticed that this device looks nearly identical to the HTC Desire HD. And indeed, it shares nearly all the same specs as the Desire HD, with the addition of a kickstand and Verizon's 4G frequency, obviously. It is rumored to feature the same 1GHz processor, 4.3" screen, front-facing camera, 8MP rear camera, HDMI-out, and the new version of HTC Sense.
Be sure to visit the post on Droid-Life to view all 12 of the leaked pictures. This device is expected to be announced on January 6 at CES.
recent 4G marketing campaign, and we've gotten used to much worse names, so I think it's fine.