Monday, March 14, 2011

Verizon Wireless to Sell First 4G LTE Smartphone on March 17th

Verizon Wireless will begin sales of its first LTE smartphone -- the ThunderBolt by HTC, on March 17 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online for $249.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.

The ThunderBolt is powered by Android 2.2 and is equipped with support for Google Mobile Services, including Gmail, YouTube and Android Market. Additionally, the ThunderBolt by HTC will feature 4G LTE optimized apps such as EA's Rock Band, Gameloft's Let's Golf, Tunewiki and Bitbop.

Additional features:

  • 4G LTE – customers can expect download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage area

  • 4.3" WVGA display

  • 8- megapixel rear facing camera and HD (720p) video recording

  • 1.3- megapixel front facing camera with video chatting capabilities

  • Newest generation of the 1GHz Snapdragon processor

  • Mobile Hotspot capability – share 4G connection with up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices

  • 8 GB of onboard memory and a pre-installed 32 GB microSD card (Actual formatted capacity will be less)

  • Built-in kickstand for easy media viewing


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