Widely expected Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone HTC Thunderbolt has been announced at CES 2011, Peter Chou, CEO of HTC, took the stage during Verizon Wireless’ CES press conference and unveiled the new Android-powered Thunderbolt. The Verizon branded 4.3 inch phone making full use of Big Red’s 4G LTE network and runs on the latest generation of the Snapdragon processor clocked at 1GHz. Chou confessed to using the Thunderbolt as his primary device and claimed it was “blazing fast’.
The Thunderbolt also features preloaded Skype to use with the smartphone’s 1.3 megapixel, front-facing camera. Users can remain connected to Skype to receive video chat calls at all times over the 4G LTE network.
Its wireless chipset is designed to allow this smartphone to switch seamlessly between Verizon’s 3G network and the 4G LTE network as it comes online in the coming months.
Equipped with 768 MB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage, the ThunderBolt will run Google’s Android OS 2.2 (Froyo) with HTC’s Sense overlay. Other features include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, a digital compass, GPS, a proximity sensor, a G-sensor, and a microSD card slot with an included 32 GB card.
HTC Thunderbolt is one of two big announcements for Verizon smartphones, which will be available by mid of 2011. It’s an HTC phone, so you get all the sweetness of the updated HTC Sense 2.0 with Fast Boot and some new features.