Verizon confirms HTC Thunderbolt to launch March 17th

HTC ThunderboltVerizon finally announced when the HTC ThunderBolt will be available. The good news is that you won’t have to wait much longer as it goes on sale on March 17th. Many had expected an earlier release date but rumours of poor battery life may have delayed the launch as HTC may have spent more time optimizing the firmware.

HTC ThunderBolt specifications:

  • Processor: 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655
  • Operating system: Android 2.2 with HTC Sense 2.0 (including Fast Boot)
  • Connectivity: CDMA EVDO Rev.A, LTE
  • Other connectivity: GPS/A-GPS, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, DLNA
  • Display: 4.3-inch WVGA SLCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 768MB RAM
  • Storage: 8GB onboard, microSD cards (32GB card included)
  • Camera: Rear-facing 8MP with autofocus, and dual LED flash / Front-facing 1.3MP camera
  • Connectors: 3.5mm headphone jack, micro-USB
  • Battery: 1400mAh
  • Other: Mobile Hotspot capability (for up to 8 devices), built-in kickstand, FM radio

The HTC ThunderBolt will be available for US$249.99 with a two-year contract. LTE data plans will cost the same as 3G ones and Verizon will offer free mobile hotspot support to all ThunderBolt users until May 15th (US$20 per month for 2GB after that).

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