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HTC’s LTE Thunderbolt Rumored to be Available 3/10/11: Me Likey!

I’ve been waiting to see when the new 4G phones are going to drop at Verizon, because let’s face it, I need a new phone for the 2011 season.  Yeah, I’m ridiculous but I tend to always need the “new” model, and I’m fine with taking it in my a*s with a sandpaper condom from Verizon’s ludicrous upgrade policy.  Some things in life are going to cost extra, but unlike buying those needed supplies for your family to live, I can handle justifying buying $500 smartphones every 6-12 months.  With that being said I’m definitely jonesing for one of these new 4G phones to hit the market ASAP, and HTC’s Thunderbolt may just be that lucky phone to receive the grace of having me as its owner.

A leaked shot (image below break0 from a Best Buy employee clearly shows that the Thunderbolt may indeed be available on March 10, 2011.  Of course this isn’t official, but the evidence suggests that it may indeed be the real deal.  Upon finding this out I started getting those exciting feelings when you know you’re going to be getting a new toy to waste your life with.  At this point the HTC Thunderbolt has become the leading candidate in my search for a new phone, because the one I got in November of 2010 is just getting too old (yeah you can punch me the next time you see me).

 

 

I’ve had experience with another HTC Android based phone in the Incredible, and I must say that I prefer HTC’s Sense UI over the glitched out sh*t that Motorola uses on the Droid X.  This is definitely one of the reasons why I’m so interested in the Thunderbolt.  HTC just makes the entire Android experience that much better, which is reason enough alone to jump on this phone when it supposedly comes out this March.

Don’t worry about waiting for the latest and greatest from other companies either, because in this day and age if you wait for tech you’re always going to be playing catch up.  These gadgets come out with new improvements almost every 4-6 months, so there’s no reason to wait if you see an awesome in the wild before others are released.  Don’t give the, “What about the iPhone5?” BS either!  If you haven’t tried a Droid out and only believe iPhones are the way of the future, you’re definitely smoking that Apple crack.  Apple now = WWII Germany where Android = the U.S..

If you need more convincing on the HTC Thunderbolt check out the spec list below, and then watch the video demo.  I think she’s beautiful and anything that can boot up in 8 seconds will give me a geek bone any day of the week.  If you’re seriously interested in this phone you might as well head on over to this link and sign up for official updates.  I can feel the new hunt for a smartphone in my bones as I type this.  I live for this cycle of new gadgets, and the journey to score one.  Hopefully by mid-March I’ll be doing a hands-on review of the HTC Thunderbolt, but until then just sit on the edge of your seat and wait.  You’ve been thinking that the EB has an obsession with electronics…

HTC Thunderbolt Specs

Networks:LTE 700, CDMA EvDO revA
Operating system:Android™ 2.2 + HTC Sense
Display:4.3” WVGA TFT capacitive touch screen
Camera:8MP with autofocus, LED Flash (2x LED), 1.3MP front facing camera
Memory:8GB emmc + 768 RAM Memory card, preinstalled 32 GB microSD™
WLAN:802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth:2.1 with EDR (3.0 when available)
GPS:GPS/AGPS
Battery:1400 mAh
Special features:Dual mics with noise cancellation, Surround sound, Compass sensor, G-Sensor, Proximity sensor, Light sensor, 3.5mm audio jack, MicroUSB, FM radio, LTE SIM slot , TI audio DSP
Chipset:Qualcomm® MSM8655, 1GHz, Qualcomm MDM9600

HTC Thunderbolt Hands-on Preview

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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of EntertainmentBuddha.com where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.