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Verizon HTC Thunderbolt: Eight key features and facts

Al Sacco | March 15, 2011
Verizon Wireless this week releases the long-awaited Android-powered Thunderbolt smartphone from HTC. Here are eight facts and features you need to know about Verizon's first LTE handheld before you buy.

But when you throw in a 32GB microSD media card, which ships along with the Thunderbolt and typically costs at least $70, the price is actually quite impressive. (The Thunderbolt also has 8GB of built-in storage.) In comparison, Motorola's Atrix 4G Android smartphone currently sells for $199.99 through AT&T, with no media card.

And if you act now, you can pre-order the Verizon HTC Thunderbolt for only $199.99 along with a compatible Verizon data plan, via That's a steal.


8) HTC Thunderbolt is a Multimedia Workhorse

Folks looking for a powerful Android smartphone with a clear multimedia focus are sure to find a friend in the HTC Thunderbolt. Its fast, 1GHz processor means it should be able to handle streaming video and media playback without issue. The device's nearly 40GB of storage--8GB internal, 32GB card--should provide ample room for vast music, video and image libraries. It packs an 8MP digital shooter for capturing images and 720p HD video, along with a "surround sound" speaker set up for better-than-average mobile-device audio quality. And the Thunderbolt also has its own fold-away kickstand, to help balance it for easy media viewing.

Read more about the HTC Thunderbolt on HTC's website.


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