UPDATE: Thunderbolt Now Official March 17th

| March 15, 2011 | Reply

UPDATE: Our Top Sources Say The Thunderbolt Price is now TBD and the Mobile Hotspot Feature has no SET price yet – some information you might want to know ahead of time!

The moment most of you Android/Verizon fans have been waiting patiently for, drum roll please…. We have confirmation the HTC Thunderbolt will be available from Verizon on March 17th and has the confirmed 4G LTE unlimited plan for $30. We can finally sleep at night knowing the Thunderbolt isn’t as rare as a unicorn and will be in most of your hands the day it comes out. Sound off in the comments below and let us know if your ready to have Verizon’s first 4G phone in the palm of your hands! Check out the official press release below and check out all the additional features and goodies that come with this power house device.


ThunderBolt™ by HTC Available Beginning March 17

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless and HTC today announced that the

ThunderBolt™ by HTC, exclusively from Verizon Wireless, is available on March 17 in Verizon

Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $249.99 with a

new two-year customer agreement.

Powered by Android™ 2.2, the ThunderBolt by HTC is the first smartphone to take

advantage of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network. The ThunderBolt by HTC features the latest

version of the HTC Sense™ experience, which offers enhancements including new

personalization options, a consolidated e-mail inbox, and unique camera effects and filters. The

ThunderBolt by HTC is equipped with support for Google Mobile Services, including Gmail™,

YouTube™ and Android Market™ with thousands of free apps. 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:

  • 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 viewing4G 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

With the ThunderBolt by HTC, customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless

Nationwide Talk plan and a 4G LTE data package. Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99

monthly access and an Unlimited 4G LTE data plan is $29.99 monthly access.

Mobile Hotspot allows users to connect up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the nation’s

fastest wireless network via an application available on the ThunderBolt by HTC. Customers can track

their data usage by downloading the My Verizon app available in Android Market or by logging

on to their My Verizon accounts online at www.verizonwireless.com/myverizon.

For additional information on Verizon Wireless 4G LTE visit www.verizonwireless.com/

4glte. For more information about the ThunderBolt by HTC please visit

www.verizonwireless.com/thunderbolt. For additional information on Verizon Wireless

products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or

go to www.verizonwireless.com.

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