Peter Chou, CEO of HTC , promised for smartphones LTE network Verizon Wireless in 2011. The smartphone HTC Thunderbolt is a first illustration, allowing the manufacturer to be present on both WiMAX and LTE, both technologies to mobile broadband.
The terminal had been many previous leaks, some even pretending to have been almost orchestrated a few days before the exhibition CES 2011 , just to create a little buzz. Still, the smartphone is now official and joined the group of LTE devices that will be offered by Verizon Wireless for its LTE network, launched in December 2010.
The Thunderbolt is a HTC smartphone Androird 2.2 and overcoated with Sense HTC (should be updated to Android 2.3 Gingerbread later) with a TFT LCD 4.3 ” Resolution 800 x 480 pixels.
In front, there is a 1.3 megapixel camera for video conferencing (note that the camera automatically embeds Skype Mobile , which was specially built for an optimal user experience) while it is an 8 megapixel camera with autofocus , dual LED flash and video recording 720p which takes place on the back (which also has the little crutch to prop up the device and to view videos with Dolby Surround).
The Thunderbolt features a HTC application processor Qualcomm MSM8655 SnapDragon 1 GHz associated with cellular modem MDM9600 Qualcomm LTE, with 768 MB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage that can be spread by wearing microSDHC memory card.
The smartphone embeds WiFi wireless connectivity (DLNA support and hotspot mobile), Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, FM radio and A-GPS. It uses a dual microphone for improved voice call quality by reducing ambient noise and is equipped with numerous sensors: accelerometer, proximity sensor, light sensor …
Designed for networks of Verizon Wireless, so it is compatible CDMA2000 and LTE. There is no information yet on its price and availability.