CES Coverage: A First Look at the HTC Thunderbolt, Verizon’s premier 4G Android phone
Trust us when we say that Verizon turned some heads at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. And, at TechTrackr, we think that Big Red’s massive booth, which lauded its 4G LTE network, and the bad boy we’re about to tell you about– the HTC Thunderbolt– had a lot to do with the extra attention.
Pictured above, the Thunderbolt, is HTC’s latest Android device. The phone will ship running Android 2.2 (Gingerbread 2.3 on the way?) with the HTC’s Sense overlay on top. And, like the overwhelming majority of Android phones, it’ll be powered by the ever-so-snappy 1GHz Snapdragon processor.
Highlights include a gorgeous 4.3 inch WVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen, two cameras (an 8 megapixel cam with 2X LED flash and autofocus on the back and a 1.3 megapixel shooter on the front), and a generous 32 gigabytes of space pre-installed in the microSD card slot.
Other goodies include a juicy 1400 mAh battery, GPS and AGPS radios, dual mics with noise cancellation capabilities, surround sound, a slew of sensors (compass, g, proximity, and light), an FM radio receiver, and of course a 3.5mm audio jack.
Be sure not to miss our hands-on footage which is just beyond the break. We think you’ll be impressed with how easily the Thunderbolt and its 4G LTE connection handled streaming video from the NFL Network application.