Verizon HTC Thunderbolt Hands-on Preview at CES 2011

Yesterday Verizon announced 10 different devices that would be launching on its brand new LTE network no later than this summer, and I was able to play with all of the new Verizon LTE smartphones. The HTC Thunderbolt is a solid introduction to the new network, complete with 4.3″ WVGA display, Android 2.2 with new Sense UI, dual cameras (8 MP rear, 1.3 MP front), 720p HD video recording capability, and a built-in kickstand much like the EVO 4G.

In fact, in many aspects this is Verizon’s version of the EVO 4G. Many of the specs are completely identical, and has a similar feel in my hands to that of the EVO. Frankly, that’s not a bad thing — why mess with something that’s been successful and has a good track record?

So while it may not be the show-stealer, the HTC Thunderbolt will definitely be a solid contender to any comparable device because it will have the backing of Verizon’s 4G, and has a lot of top of the line specs to cap it all off.

Other features worth mentioning are Dual mics with noise cancellation, surround sound, compass sensor, g-sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor, 3.5mm audio jack, and FM radio. It will also do Skype video calling.

Without further delay, allow me to give you video and photo footage of this new 4G device from CES 2011.

Author: Brad Molen

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