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Verizon launches HTC ThunderBolt 4G LTE Android smartphone

Product Launch by Michael Oryl on Thursday January 06, 2011.

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At the 2011 CES event in Las Vegas, Verizon Wireless launched a flurry of new 4G LTE capable devices, including the HTC ThunderBolt that is pictured above. HTC's CEO, Peter Chou, took the stage to introduce the Android 2.2 powered phone, saying that he's been using it for a while and that it is blazing fast.

In addition to 4G data support, the ThunderBolt also offers the Sense 2.0 user interface, Skype Mobile with Video, and a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. All of this is showcased on the handset's 4.3-inch Super LCD touchscreen display, which offers WVGA (800 x 480 pixel) resolution.

Other features of note include a rear facing 8 megapixel camera with HD video recording capability as well as a 1.3 megapixel forward facing camera for video chatting, 8GB of internal storage backed up by a microSD memory card slot, and support for DLNA(INFO) based media sharing. Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n support is included, and a 3.5mm headphone jack can be used when wireless Bluetooth A2DP stereo headphones are unavailable. The phone makes use of a 1400mAh battery, weighs 165g (5.8oz) and measures 122mm x 66mm x 13.2mm (4.8in x 2.6in x .52in) in size.

At this point we have no pricing information on Verizon's new 4G LTE smartphones or data plans, but we were told that the HTC ThunderBolt will be available at some point during the first half of the year.

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