Review: HTC Thunderbolt
The Thunderbolt's 8 megapixel shooter was mostly accurate with exposure, white balance and color. Out in bright sunshine, I noticed that reds got blown out a bit and detail was lost. Shooting bright whites outdoors also gave the Thunderbolt some trouble, causing white balance to adjust too far. Otherwise, images were sharp, mostly free of grain, and had a nice look to them.
They are definitely worth sharing with friends through the social network and/or image sharing service of your choice.
The Thunderbolt can capture video at 720p. The video we shot was crystal clear and full of sharp details. I was actually surprised at how well the Thunderbolt was able to focus and get things such as exposure and white balance correct.
There's a near-fatal flaw, however. Moving the Thunderbolt at all during recording, even the most minor movement, caused extreme jitteriness and shaking in the video. In fact, the jittering is so severe, I nearly got motion sickness watching the video I shot.
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Feb 5, 2013
Verizon Wireless today announced that it is finally delivering the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update to the HTC Thunderbolt. The system update will be pushed in phases beginning today, February 5.
Aug 10, 2012
HTC recently took to its Facebook page to reiterate that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates are still in the works for a number of its devices. HTC was responding to customer complaints, as HTC has missed delivering ICS updates on time to several devices, such as the Rhyme, which was supposed to get ICS in June/July.