The HTC ThunderBolt was unveiled today at CES, and as part of Verizon’s lineup of 4G devices, it will be one of the world’s first LTE smartphones.
Sporting a 4.3-inch, WVGA screen to show off images like the ones taken with its 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, the ThunderBolt is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, which clocks in at 1 GHz.
Its wireless chipset is designed to allow this smartphone to switch seamlessly between Verizon’s 3G network and the 4G network as it comes online in the coming months.
The ThunderBolt also comes pre-loaded with 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 LTE network.
Users of Verizon’s 4G network can expect 5 to 12 Mbps downloads and 2 to 5 Mbps uploads.
Well Supplied with Features
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 are going to 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 explicitly mentioned in its announcement that there is no pricing or availability information regarding the ThunderBolt available at this time.