Thunderbolt hits Rocker status… Makes first apperance in Rolling Stone ahead of CES!

| January 5, 2011 | 1 Reply

Well look who we have here showing up early in the latest Rollin Stones Magazine? No not Justin Bieber sorry girls… It’s the HTC Thunderbolt as it looks now to be the official name thanks to a new HTC ad that shows off their latest 4G phone offerings. Also breaking cover is the HTC Inspire 4G which looks to be headed to AT&T to round out the 4G phone announcements from HTC. Little is known right now of the Inspire but looks very similar to the Evo 4G.

Anyone excited about the new 4G offerings from HTC? Going to be picking up the Thunderbolt or Inspire on launch day? Drop us a comment below and let us know.

So yes, it’s looking about as confirmed as can be: thanks to a full-page ad in the latest issue of Rolling Stone, we’re finding out that the name of HTC’s first LTE phone for Verizon — and its first LTE phone regardless of carrier, actually — will definitely be “ThunderBolt.” This is the same phone that we’ve seen rumored and leaked over the last few months as the Mecha and the Droid Incredible HD, but we’ll admit — ThunderBolt seems like a pretty solid name for a phone that’s sporting a 4.3-inch display and some of the fastest data around.

Behind and to the right of the ThunderBolt, though, is another leak: the Inspire 4G for AT&T, though it’s unclear what “4G” means in this context exactly — AT&T’s in the same boat as T-Mobile right now where they’re topping out with HSPA+ and don’t have any LTE markets live, so it seems they might be borrowing a play from their smaller rival’s playbook and labeling the HSPA+ airwaves as straight-up 4G. We’re sad to see that trend start to snowball — but we’ll admit, T-Mobile kinda forced their hand on that one. At any rate, we’re pretty confident both of these suckers are going to get official here at CES this week, so keep your ear to the ground.

Source: Engadget Mobile

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  • Glitch Zero says:

    Is the inspire not the HTC Desire HD? Looks EXACTLY like it..