HTC Thunderbolt for Verizon Becomes Official [4G-enabled HTC Thunderbolt Specs & Features Announced at CES 2011]

January 6, 2011, By Alex Ion

Verizon’s conference today at CES 2011 in Las Vegas was more than interesting.

While Big Red kept silent about a CDMA iPhone, they did make a few announcements that thrilled the audience: mainly about their LTE network  and the fact that the 4G-enabled HTC Thunderbolt is nothing short of a “blazing fast” smartphone.

HTC’s Peter Chou took stage and personally presented the HTC Thunderbolt in all its glory. While exclusive for Verizon, the device is actually an EVO 4G / Desire HD at base. It’s being built with the same 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive touch screen display, the 1GHz Snapdragon processor under the hood and the 8 megapixel camera that is capable of shooting HD movies.

As you knew, it runs Android, but so far, there’s no word what will be on this little monster when it hits the shelves.

On top of that, other HTC Thunderbolt specs include HTC Sense 2.0, Skype mobile (with video, as we’re hearing there’s also this video chat “anywhere” function which means you’ll be able to perform via WiFi or 4G/3G connections), Wireless DLNA capability and Dolby surround sound — as if the latter would matter anymore when you get so many other goodies.

In terms of the availability or pricing, there’s nothing solid announced just yet, but as soon as we hear more we’ll make sure you find out, too.

So what’s your (first) verdict for the Thunderbolt, folks? Is it a really potent smartphone or just another hyped device?

Before you decide, remember that we’re probably looking at the fastest mobile there is out there.

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