If you are waiting for the HTC Thunderbolt release, then start counting days as the most anticipated HTC ThunderBolt is reported to hit the stores on February 24th, 2011. The ThunderBolt will be the first smartphone on Verizon which will be supported by 4G network. This android OS based handset can be pre-ordered from Best Buy as it’s the exclusive retailer of HTC Thunderbolt.
The upcoming device will offer numerous high-end features, including a large display screen along with a fast processor.
Those who are willing to buy this model can now place a pre-order at a Best Buy store. For that they just need to pay $50 deposit at any best Buy stores in the near by locality as pre-orders are not available online.
HTC Thunderbolt Price and Date Of Release:
We just got the confirmation regarding the price and the expected release date of HTC’s Thunderbolt from a leaked Best Buy circular show which reveals the smartphone will release on February 24 and it will be available at $249.99. Till now there is no word about the expenses of 4G LTE data plans.
HTC ThunderBolt Features:
As HTC ThunderBolt will be the first smartphone with the 4G standard LTE, it will provide a data transfer speed of around 5 to 12 Mbps for downloads as well as 2 to 5 Mbps upload speeds. It is clear that Thunderbolt is coming with much faster data transfer speed with 4G networks while at the same time Verizon’s current 3G network offers download speeds of 0.6 to 1.6 Mbps and upload speeds of 0.5 to 0.8 Mbps.
Moreover users will get a 4.3-inch WVGA screen which is set in a bar shape with a kickstand on the rear for better media viewing experience.
It will be operated in Google’s Android OS 2.2 (Froyo) together with HTC’s Sense overlay on a 1 GHz processor. One draw back of the device is perhaps its limited internal storage capacity which may disappoint few users. But it can be compensated by incorporating a microSD card slot with a bundled 32 GB card.
Moreover it comprises of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, GPS, a proximity sensor, a digital compass and a G-sensor.
It will sport a front-facing camera and business users can be benefitted from the video conferencing facility which is also supported by the handset. Few are expecting that the device might be integrated with Skype, but it has not been confirmed yet.