A fairer test would involve comparing a chocolate bar with a granola bar, but Qualcomm doesn't care. Not when their video "shows" a second-gen single-core Snapdragon (in Verizon's Thunderbolt) speeding against a dual-core Tegra 2 (in AT&T's Motorola Atrix.)
HTC took to Facebook to say they're looking into allowing bootloading (the installation of OSes and custom ROMs) on its EVO 3D, Sensation, Incredible S and Thunderbolt phones. With Android meant to be "open source," their decision has angered many.
The Thunderbolt 4G is the first honest-to-goodness 4G phone on Verizon, the first LTE smartphone you can buy in the US. In other words, it's the fastest phone—connection-wise—that you can buy right now. And holy crap, is it fast.
After a million different rumored release dates, Verizon just announced the official deets on the HTC Thunderbolt, the Android-powered 4G LTE phone. March 17th for 250 bucks. Verizon says to expect download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload of 2 to 5 Mbps. The Thunderbolt itself sports a 4.3" WVGA display, 8 megapixel…
One day, you'll have a little tablet or phone, and carry it everywhere. It'll be your only computer. When you need to use a "real" PC, you'll dock it. Motorola's Atrix is a little glimpse at that day.
It looks like the Verizon HTC ThunderBolt couldn't hide any longer. The ThunderBolt popped up (with the Inspire 4G) in an ad in the current edition of Rolling Stone. The ThunderBolt will probably be the first phone to have LTE.
If these specs are to be believed, the Thunderbolt will be HTC's first dual-core phone (with a 1.2GHz MSM8960 processor), and will contain an 8MP rear-facing camera and 5MP forward-facing camera.