Friday, December 31, 2010

Thunderbolt Might Blow Your Pants Off [GOS]

For those of you who don't know, the Thunderbolt is the new HTC phone for Verizon Wireless, their first LTE 4G phone. It's not supposed to be released until the Consumer Electronics Show next month, but this article has a link to a German website with supposed specs on the phone. If these specs are for real, this is my next phone, keyboard or not (I love my Droid2 keyboard!). However, the GOS acronym stands for grain of salt. Now we'll wait until CES to find out what the REAL specs are.

Nothing left to do but wait.

Thunderbolt Might Blow Your Pants Off [GOS]: "

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This is from the so-crazy-it-just-might-be-awesome department. I received an email from a tipster who told me to “eat this” and prompted me to a German website playing host to what is allegedly the specifications to the upcoming HTC Thunderbolt.

You can click to embiggen.

The specs are beyond whack crazy, but even if some of them are true then forget the Optimus 2X. All specs listed in the picture are subject to change if mein Deutsch sucks.

  • 4.3″ screen
  • Dual-Core 1.2GHz processor
  • Gingerbeard
  • 8MP Camera w/2 LED flash
  • 5MP front camera
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 1800 mAh battery

Is it January sixth yet?

[via | Thanks, Robert! It tastes delicious.]

Yeah, I don’t believe a damn word of this. But weirder things have happened.

From here on out, GOS means Grain of Salt.


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Dozen Thunderbolt 4G Pictures Leak Out

Well, I've had my Droid2 for a while now, and I'm liking it just fine, but I was at the Verizon Wireless store getting my better half a Christmas present (media dock so she can try to remember to charge it every night) and they told me I still had an upgrade option on MY phone. I thought for a second. My phone? I just upgr-. . . Oh, that's right. I used a different upgrade option to do my phone, and then gave my old Droid to my better half! Hand-me-down phone, but still a good phone. So, I'm thinking about 4G LTE. Since I live in the "DC Metro Area", we have 4G LTE here, but my house is about 1/4 mile outside the coverage map that Verizon Wireless has on their website. But I've been told that if you're in 4G mode, you can talk on the phone AND use data at the same time, a big breakthrough for Verizon. Now, don't quote me on that, because I haven't heard it from the Verizon guys yet. We'll see what happens.

Anyway, here's some pics of Verizon's first 4G LTE phone.

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Well, it was only a matter of time. With just about one week to go before Verizon officially unveils their big 4G handset, the odds of a leaked picture were just about certain. The guys at Droid Life have happened upon one dozen images of HTC's third 4G 'first' and it's a beauty. It's also pretty much everything we'd been expecting over the last five months.

Take a look at the mini gallery below and you'll see more than passing resemblances to the EVO 4G. That's just fine with us, though, as it's one of our favorite phones from this past year. The Thunderbolt 4G looks like a slightly evolved version of the Sprint device, with a sexed up, smoother design.

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It's worth pointing out that the kickstand is considerably thicker this time around, working in both portrait or landscape mode. We can clearly see what appears to be some type of speaker on the back, below said kickstand. Oh, and that 'With Google' makes us feel real warm and fuzzy. Should be nary a hint of Bing on the Thunderbolt 4G. That is, unless you want to download it yourself.

We'll be in Las Vegas next week when Verizon drops this one on us and fills in the spec details. Anyone expecting a surprise out of this one still?

Be sure to head to Droid Life to see the other pictures!

A Dozen Thunderbolt 4G Pictures Leak Out originally appeared on AndroidGuys.

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