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[Full HTC Thunderbolt Review] Announced at CES 2011 by Verizon and HTC, the Thunderbolt is Verizon's first 4G LTE smartphone. The Thunderbolt comes loaded with HTC Sense 2.0 on top of Google Android 2.2.1. It has a 4.3-inch WVGA 480 x 800 Super LCD display. Inside the HTC Thunderbolt smartphone is a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 768MB of RAM and 7.5GB of ROM. It features an eight-megapixel camera with dual LED flash and a front facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video chat. Read our Thunderbolt coveragefor the best HTC phone reviews, news, and videos:

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    Here it is, the phone we've all been waiting for. The Thunderbolt is finally shipping on Verizon, and it's the first 4G LTE phone. While Sprint had WiMax a year ago with the HTC EVO 4G, LTE holds promise as a better longer-term strategy for 4G wireless thanks to higher speed potential and also and because it's the agreed-upon next-generation wireless data protocol. The Verizon Thunderbolt is running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz CPU with 768MB of RAM. For storage, Verizon and HTC have included a spacious 32GB microSD class 4 card. It can run either on Verizon's 3G CDMA Rev A network, or ...

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    Verizon's long awaited HTC Thunderbolt was officially announced on March 15 and the device became available for the masses yesterday with Verizon and several Etailers offering in their portfolio -- with different prices though. HTC is continuing its successful "You" ad campaign with the Thunderbolt as the new ad introduces the smartphone and its features. While we don't have a dog named WiFi, the commercial is rather nice, as you'd expect one from HTC. Additionally, there's another video introducing you to the people behind the Thunderbolt, the smartphone and its features. Check them both ...

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    Officially announced on March 15 -- after an entire saga or launch rumors and delays from those -- the Verizon Thunderbolt is going on sale today, March 17, for $249.99 with a new two-year agreement from Verizon. Nevertheless, the device is on sale on Amazon for a great price which will make the smartphone irresistible -- even if you got tired of waiting this long! You can have it on contract for $179.99 which is even less than the pre-order price of $199.99 from Wirefly. So why not spare $70 and buy straight from Amazon? Careful though, the price without a contract is $749.99 on Amazon ...

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    We've been wondering for some time what effect the inevitable landing of the Thunderbolt would have on Verizon's data plan structure. The carrier has been talking about going back to tiered data, but for the time being still offers unlimited service. The introduction of LTE smartphones doesn't seem like it will be immediately changing that any, as leaked pricing info shows a $30 unlimited LTE option as the primary plan. Along with that plan, new Thunderbolt owners will get free mobile hotspot access up through the middle of May; want to keep using it past the 15th, and Verizon will start ...

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    Verizon has officially announced the HTC Thunderbolt availability date yesterday and according to that the device will hit the shelves tomorrow, March 17. PhanDroid found a couple of accessories you might want to think about if you are considering Verizon's new 4G LTE smartphone. For instance, you'll have the option of purchasing an extended battery, one of 2750mAh -- opposed to the stock 1400mAh -- for roughly $50. Being double the capacity, expect it to last longer. And if you want to charge it wirelessly via induction charging, you can grab a special battery cover for $39.99 that will ...

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    It's been somewhat of a long road for those waiting on a firm release date for the HTC Thunderbolt, Verizon's first 4G LTE phone. According to Verizon, the magic day will be Thursday, March 17. It'll be on sale for $249.99 with a new two-year agreement. You might be wondering about the data plans. Here it is, right from Verizon: With the ThunderBolt by HTC, customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a 4G LTE data package. Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 monthly access and an unlimited 4G LTE data plan start is $29.99 monthly access. Mobile Hotspot ...

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    After taking over Verizon's website front page for an alleged upcoming March 17 release date, the HTC Thunderbolt is up on pre-order at Wirefly. The price is $199.99 with a new Verizon Wireless account which is way less than Best Buy's $299.99 and even the $249.99 leaked earlier. If you want the smartphone without a contract you'll have to pay $669.99. Anyone taking advantage and pre-ordering? It's got a 1GHz Snapdragon Processor, 4.3-inch display, eight-megapixel camera with LED flash and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing webcam with simultaneous voice and data on the 3G and 4G network. ...

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    If you visit Verizon's website you will see that the upcoming HTC Thunderbolt has taken over the front page which definitely means that the launch is nearing. You can sign up with your email address to find out about it when it hits but you shouldn't wait too much for that according to recent news. HTC's Imran Shahid tweeted that the device will arrive on March 17, that is Thursday, two days from now and HTC officially announced that it would officially announce the device on its Facebook page soon. Just yesterday, Verizon Store and Wirefly announced the availability for March 17 so our ...

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    Near the end of last week it finally started to look like the tide might be turning in favor of the Thunderbolt's imminent release. We saw a tweet from an HTC manager mention March 17, followed by an official statement from the company promising that it would have launch dates available soon. Now a Verizon retail location has joined in on the tweets, proclaiming that it will have the smartphone for sale beginning on the 17th. The Verizon store in Fishers, IN has been tweeting about the release all day, with the sort of enthusiasm befitting a phone we've been looking forward to for so long. ...

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    HTC's Imran Shahid might have posted a tweet yesterday tipping for a March 17 release for the Verizon HTC Thunderbolt -- and that might even still stand -- but HTC has now officially updated its Facebook status with regards to the upcoming LTE device. The update simply says "HTC and Verizon will officially and publicly announce the Thunderbolt launch dates soon". We hope it's really soon and when that happens we'll hopefully find out the intention behind Verizon's CEO Tony Melone's statement that "you are going to see LTE smartphones on the network as promised, before the first half — ...

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    Believe it or not, we haven't been just throwing darts at a calendar with all the estimations for when the HTC Thunderbolt will finally be available on Verizon LTE. While some of the sources providing these dates have seemed more reliable than others, so far none have panned out. That may have just changed, as an HTC sales manager let slip March 17 as the phone's release date, via Twitter. HTC's Imran Shahid posted the tweet earlier today, but as is too often the case with these Twitter leaks, the tweet has been since deleted. Shahid appears to be doing damage control, as his tweets have ...

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    Verizon's CEO, Tony Melone, while speaking at the Credit Suisse Convergence conference, said that LTE smartphones are still on track for a first half of 2011 launch, as stated with the occasion of this year's CES. Truth is, despite all the rumors around the HTC Thunderbolt launch, there was no official word or indication for a specific date. "First half of the year is what we promised, first half of the year is still on track. So we don't believe there are any new or surprising issues. And as I said, you are going to see LTE smartphones on the network as promised, before the first half — ...

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    In addition to the existence of Verizon flyers that state the HTC Thunderbolt is available now -- whenever that will be -- Verizon has published a device showcase application to the Android Market. The application name is rather self-explanatory, as well as its description: "Do not download or install this application, it is intended solely for use within Verizon Stores as a promotional tool". That means you will see this application running on HTC Thunderbolts on display when you'll head down to the store to play with the device. When will that be? Our guess is next week, the Thunderbolt ...

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    Verizon says the HTC Thunderbolt is Now Available, at least according to a picture of a flyer belonging to the carrier, but we know for a fact that this is not true and someone will have some serious explaining to do. According to a recently leaked short term device availability schedule, the Thunderbolt launch is expected to be the next event after the iPad 2, which we all know will happen on March 11. Even if Verizon does its best to launch on the same date -- which we believe will not going to happen -- one fact remains: there are not Thunderbolts out. We don't count the dummy units on ...

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    The HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon is still not here, but that isn't stopping Best Buy from getting its stores ready for the upcoming launch. Tonight we stopped buy a local Best Buy location that's all prepped for the Thunderbolt, complete with dummy units on display. According to a store associate, the latest news from the Best Buy higher-ups is that the phone could arrive on Friday, March 11. We were expecting something next week instead, so as not to compete with the iPad 2 unnecessarily, but who knows? Maybe after this long it's better to just get the phone out there. Then again, Verizon's ...

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    Verizon's chief technology officer Tony Malone the statement Monday that it is on track to release LTE smartphones before the second half of the year. Rumors surrounding the release date of the Verizon HTC Thunderbolt have been floating around for several months now, with the most recent Best Buy tweet rumoring a March 4th date, which has passed with no launch. In a statement at Credit Suisse's convergence conference, Malone said that "First half of the year is what we promised, first half of the year is still on track." At CES, Malone stated that "some" devices would be shipped as early ...

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    We're going to skip the full recap on the Verizon HTC Thunderbolt rumored and missed release dates and we're only going to mention the latest one that came from Best Buy, indicating a possible March 10 launch for the device. Turns out if will not be March 10 either! Droid-life got its hands-on on a screenshot which shows Verizon's short term line-up strategy and the Thunderbolt is set to be the next step after the iPad 2, which will be launching this Friday, March 11. If the slide is to be believed, and we don't see a reason why it wouldn't be, our best bet is that the week of March 13 is ...

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    Best Buy has been very active in terms of Verizon HTC Thunderbolt rumors -- the latest one being the launch delay to March 4, which obviously didn't happen -- but this time it uncovers pricing, not the availability, in its Mobile Phone Buyer's Guide for March. According to the digital copy, the long waited smartphone will go for $299.99 on a two-year contract -- which is even more than the $249.99 we heard back in February -- and a regular price of $749.99 upfront. We find the price to be huge even compared to the $199.99 for the Motorola Atrix 4G, not to mention $99.99 for the HTC Inspire ...

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    An HTC Thunderbolt-only version of the Verizon Navigator has surfaced in the Android Market -- actually it's been there since February 25, 2011 -- while the device itself is yet nowhere to be seen. The application brings premium voice navigation and 3D maps with traffic-aware routing and spoken incident alerts to the upcoming smartphone, for a total of $2.99 per day, $4.99 per week or $9.99 per month. Without actually having an official launch date or promise, the Thunderbolt has been subject to many launch rumors: February 24 and 28 can be written off. We're left with March 4 and March ...

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    T-Mobile has published an infographic as part of a campaign to "enlighten" people that the Apple iPhone 4 -- available on AT&T and Verizon -- does not, despite of the "4" in its name, support 4G speeds. Besides promoting their own speed, T-Mobile -- the rabbit above compared to the two turtles -- also claims lowest data costs per month compared to AT&T's and Verizon's iPhone 4 3G data plans. Not that anybody ever claimed that the "4" from the iPhone had anything to do with 4G, T-Mobile will tell you clearly that it indeed has nothing to do with 4G speeds. We're not quite sure why T-Mobile ...

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    We're used to phone release dates being a bit fluid, and what we hear a month or two away from a projected release, may no longer hold up as the date approaches. Carriers want to ensure they have the needed stocks on hand for the first day of sales (some managing better than others), or maybe hope to time the release to play off of competition with another anticipated phone. The situation with the HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon LTE is just nuts, though, with rumored release dates come and gone, and new rumors popping up every other day. Verizon has wisely kept quiet on the matter, suggesting ...

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    We're not quite sure if the HTC Thunderbolt can bear any other delays -- but make sure to let us know of your thoughts in the comments below -- but it sure looks like you'll have to wait two more weeks before getting your hands on this baby. Yesterday, Roseville Best Buy tweeted that the device will be launching on March 4, 2011 -- after previously hearing about February 24 and February 28 -- but a recent leak indicates another, even later date. According to another Best Buy leak, the HTC Thunderbolt is set for a Thursday, March 10, 2011 launch date, almost a month after the iPhone 4 ...

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    There were a lot of rumors around the HTC Thunderbolt's launch date on Verizon and the earliest indicated refers to February 24, today. According to a recent Best Buy tweet, the launch for the highly anticipated Verizon HTC Thunderbolt has been delayed until March 4, 2011. This is of course to be filed under the "R"(umor) category and it shouldn't take long to find out if this turns out to be true or not. In the light of several other rumors, the device already missed the February 21st launch rumored -- the Best Buy inventory System -- so it still has to miss the other two, February 24 and ...

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    Verizon's been running wild with its ad campaign featuring lightning imagery to convey the power and speed of its 4G LTE network, even before the introduction of the HTC Thunderbolt. Since then, though, the phone's fit right in at the center of the advertisements, building up hype for the coming of the first Verizon LTE smartphone. With the Thunderbolt's release nearing, Verizon's published one more ad to pique your interest. The spot recalls a bit of Back To The Future action, harnessing a lightning strike to channel its energy into the smartphone (which thankfully has power requirements ...

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    We're starting to wonder if anyone actually knows when the HTC Thunderbolt will be available on Verizon, or if it's just blind guesswork at this point. Maybe if we had a psychic octopus we could put the matter to rest, but for now we can only update you on the latest rumors we catch wind of. Today we both saw evidence pointing to a February 24 release, as well as heard a rumor from a supposedly reliable source that the release would be pushed back to the 28th. February 24 was really starting to look plausible, but then yesterday we saw a Best Buy computer screenshot that had the HTC ...

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