The wait is over. Following many delays, Verizon’s first LTE 4G capable HTC Thunderbolt smartphone has now finally arrived for $250 with 2-year contract. If you want to go for contact-free option, it will cost you $599.99. The HTC Thunderbolt’s big selling point is it’s 4G LTE capability.
Consumers need to pay out another $29.99 per month to utilise the 4G LTE data plan and $39.99/month for Nationwide Talk plans.
Thunderbolt runs under Verizon’s new 4G LTE network with hyper-fast speeds and the speeds are up to 10x faster than the 3G. 4G LTE network connected customers HTC Thunderbolt users can expect download speeds of 5 – 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 – 5 Mbps.
HTC Thunderbolt runs with Android 2.2 Froyo, skinned with HTC Sense 2.0 UI on a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, sporting a 4.3″ WVGA TFT capacitive touch screen , 768MB of RAM, equipped with 8MP camera with autofocus, LED Flash (2x LED), 1.3MP front facing camera, 720p HD video capture capability, 8GB of built-in memory, preinstalled 32 GB micro-SD card, Dolby Mobile + SRS WOW HD surround sound, DLNA certification, Android Market and more.
Check out the Full Specifications of HTC Thunderbolt.
You can buy the HTC Thunderbolt here at Verizon Online Stores for $249.99.
Check out the 4G LTE enabled areas (pictured below) that comes under the Verizon network. Black Dots indicates 4G Market, Red Area indicates 3G Data Coverage and the White Area indicates No Data Coverage Area (click on the below image to get bigger image).