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Video Tour: HTC Thunderbolt

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Mar 16, 2011, 2:07 PM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Mar 18, 2011, 4:17 PM

Phone Scoop shows off HTC's Thunderbolt, the first LTE 4G smartphone to become available from Verizon Wireless. Check out our quick video tour.

The HTC Thunderbolt goes on sale Thursday, March 17, at Verizon Wireless stores and other retailers for $249.99 with a new contract. Phone Scoop received a review unit today, and wanted to quickly give you a taste of what the Thunderbolt looks like.

It is a large slab phone that has a 4.3-inch touch display, dual cameras, and a kick-stand. It's big, slightly thick and bulky, but still manages to feel good in the hand thanks to steeply rounded sides.

Our first impressions of the hardware and software are favorable. The buttons and controls feel good, and the HTC Sense user interface was fluid and moved lightning quick.

Unfortunately, I don't live in an area with LTE 4G coverage, so we haven't been able to test the LTE data speeds yet. But don't worry, we surely will! Stay tuned for Phone Scoop's full report on the Thunderbolt in the coming days.

Until then, we humbly offer this video tour:

About the author, Eric M. Zeman:

Eric has been covering the mobile telecommunications industry for 17 years at various print and online publications. He studied at Rutgers Newark and University of Kentucky, and has a degree in writing. He likes playing guitar, attending concerts, listening to music, and driving sports cars.


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Mar 16, 2011, 5:41 PM


--is the embedded video in WebM? IE9 wouldn't handle it, so I had to go to Youtube to watch it in Flash. No biggie. Good video.
Seamonkey works...

Mar 16, 2011, 3:52 PM

charge port + kickstand

Take note of where the charge port is, on the left side of the device. This is the same side that faces the surface when the kickstand is used. Dumb design.
Agreed. I just started using it and was thinking a great nightstand clock, oh wait. this wont work because the charge port is restingon the nightstand. Major FAIL as the most likely places I will use the kickstand are the same places I will want th...
Good thing the screen flips around with the phone, so the fact that the charging ports are on the other side does not matter.
Im sure this was done on purpose that people would be "encouraged" to buy a docking station lol
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