Verizon HTC Thunderbolt on March 17; $249.99 Price Tag

March 15, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Ah, finally we have it for real. The HTC Thunderbolt 4G has been made official by Verizon Wireless and it is coming for sure now. A series of delays and speculations had preceded this announcement. A tweet yesterday had given us the date, but we were just looking to hear something on the pricing. The confirmation has come and we can expect to lay our hands on the device on March 17th release date after we part with $249.99 as price.

The Android 2.2 powered device may be seen as the first ever smartphone that Verizon will have on their 4G LTE network. Now that calls for celebration. We have already written lots about the device and considering that there had been leaks galore and speculations that had come with it, the web space as a whole already has much about the HTC Thunderbolt 4G.

But then in case you need a refresher as to what all specs you will get when you pay the $249.99 bill, here is a list:

  • 4G LTE
  • Android 2.2 OS
  • 4.3” WVGA display
  • 8- MP rear facing camera
  • HD (720p) video recording
  • 1.3 MP front facing camera
  • Video chatting
  • 1GHz Snapdragon processor
  • Mobile hotspot
  • 8 GB of onboard memory
  • 32 GB pre-installed microSD card
  • Built-in kickstand

 

The 4G capabilities will bring to you download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage area. Verizon will also be offering LTE data for the same price as their 3G counterparts at $29.99 per month (unlimited).

Further, the mobile hotspot capability which we listed above will be offered free to all customers till May 15th. That would also mean that you will be able to connect up to 8 WiFi-enabled devices by way of an application built into the ThunderBolt. What more are you looking at for that price?

Are you willing to wait till March 17th? Keep your dollars ready before the handset just disappears like hot cakes.

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