HTC Thunderbolt Delays Attributed to Weak Battery

February 26, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The launch of the HTC Thunderbolt had so far been delayed many a time – six times, to be precise. Even as every one has been wondering why, it is now being speculated that the much-awaited phone’s ongoing delays are possibly because of the problem related with its battery life. We hear the 4G phone is equipped with a battery which features very poor and miserable life. The charge of the battery would get exhausted in two to three hours!

Verizon must have had plans of releasing the Thunderbolt side-by-side with the Motorola Xoom as an Android-based 4G phone and tablet combo, but now they are just engaged in explaining all those multiple release dates popping up now that the latest launch is also getting delayed.

HTC Thunderbolt is supposed to be Verizon’s first phone with LTE. As you already know, LTE hardware is both large and battery hungry and hence requires high capacity batteries. We do remember that the EVO 4G was also not different at launch with WiMAX lit up. The manufacturer is working on a new firmware that would address battery life and signal issues, we suppose.

Thunderbolt had been the most noticed phones of last CES. With 4.3-inch Super LCD display, a front-facing video camera and an 8-megapixel camera, it is more or less an upgrade to the Desire HD with an LTE modem.

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