HTC ThunderBolt Charcoal Gray Smartphone - Verizon Wireless
  • HTC ThunderBolt Charcoal Gray Smartphone - Verizon Wireless
  • HTC ThunderBolt Charcoal Gray Smartphone - Verizon Wireless
  • HTC ThunderBolt Charcoal Gray Smartphone - Verizon Wireless
  • HTC ThunderBolt Charcoal Gray Smartphone - Verizon Wireless
  • HTC ThunderBolt Charcoal Gray Smartphone - Verizon Wireless

HTC ThunderBolt Charcoal Gray Smartphone - Verizon Wireless

50 Ratings | 13 Reviews
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With an 8MP camera, LED flash, in-camera effects and a 720p HD camcorder, you can capture every moment in picture-perfect resolution. And with 4G uploads, you can unleash it instantly, for all your...More

Description

With an 8MP camera, LED flash, in-camera effects and a 720p HD camcorder, you can capture every moment in picture-perfect resolution. And with 4G uploads, you can unleash it instantly, for all your friends to see. Download movies, e-books, games, music and more in seconds. Pop out the kickstand, turn up the surround sound and enjoy hours of entertainment on the hi-res 4.3" screen.

Specifications

Quick Glance
Operating SystemAndroid
Phone CarrierVerizon Wireless
Wireless ConnectivityWi-Fi Yes, Bluetooth Yes, NFC No
ColorCharcoal Gray
Form FactorBar
Data CapabilitiesEVDO
Interface ConnectionUSB Yes, Headphone Yes
SlotsMicroSD
Smart FeaturesSense UI, Hands-free, Photo Caller ID, Web Browser, Geo Tagging, Threaded Text Messaging, Push Email, Game, Java, Noise Cancellation, Video Streaming, Video Player, Music Player, Predictive Text Input, Document Viewer, Voice Memo, Voice Dialing, Voice Command, Widget, Wallpaper, Voice Recording, Voice Mail, Vcal, Vcard, Internet Tethering, Speed Dialing, RSS Feed, Gallery, Flight Mode, Video Recording, Organizer
Physical Features
Input MethodTouchscreen
Display
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Screen TypeLCD
Max Resolution800 x 480
Diagonal Screen Size4.3"
System Features
Processor ClassQualcommMSM8655
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.2 Froyo
Processor Speed1 GHz
RAM768 MB
Memory
Internal Storage Memory8 GB
Removable Flash Memory Included32 GB
Rear Camera
Rear Camera Megapixels8 Megapixel
Wireless Communication
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Cellular Frequency TechnologyCDMA 800, CDMA 1900, CDMA2000 1X, LTE 700
Battery
Max Standby Time (Battery)330 Hour
Max Talk Time (Battery)6.50 Hour
Dimensions
Height4.8 in
Weight5.78 oz
Width2.6 in
Depth0.5 in
Warranty
Warranty Information1 Year
More Info
URLhttp://www.america.htc.com
Additional Specifications
Front CameraYes
Main Display ScreenTFT Capacitive Touch Screen
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User Reviews

50 Ratings | 13 Reviews

4.18 out of 5 stars

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  • best phone ever

    By nelson  May 28, 2011

    amazing in every way, save on battery usage by turning off the 4G for good. google "how to turn of 4G thunderbolt"

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  • Expensive - But Great Phone

    By Yahoo Shopping User  May 18, 2011

    ### I've been using the Thunderbolt since the day it was released and I've not looked back. While there has been an occasional hiccup with the 4G, it's been spot on 99% of the time. Video streaming/quality is excellent. The screen is nice and large, whi...ch might turn some people off because of the overall size of the phone, but if you see it in person and decide it will work for you, then it becomes a non-issue really. I really like how it sync'd with my google calendar/facebook. I get all my daughter's calendar updates from her school as well as things like my friends' birthdays from Facebook. Yes, the battery life is not great, but it never is on smart phones, so I don't consider that to be a con. The only knock I have on the phone, and it's not really on the phone, is that the new Netflix app isn't combatible with it, but that's Netflix's problem. Read more Less

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  • Unbelievable Phone

    By David  May 19, 2011

    ### This phone will do everything you want and more. Connect your other devices using the mobile hotspot and be even more amazed. I use my computer in the field often, now I am not concerned if I will be able to connect to my office VPN at a client. With...mobile hotspot, I can connect at high speed everytime. The camera and screen are also a great feature. Read more Less

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  • Will NOT disappoint!!

    By A  May 29, 2011

    ### Hands down the best phone I've ever owned. It's beautiful to look at, very easy to use, and the display is most certainly a conversation starter. When I whip out my purple Thunderbolt, people say- what phone is that? I was one that always thought I h...ad to have a real keyboard. Between the size of the screen and the voice command features, I dont miss an actual keyboard at all. No matter where the market goes, at least for the next couple of years I have the confidence of knowing that my new phone is relevant. If you are sick of Apple and their closed marketplace and the way they treat their clients; and you are looking for a realiabe smartphone that allows for business and social networking all while having a great time, then this is the one. You will not be disappointed. Even though the battery life leaves alot to be desired like every other smartphone on the market, if you get the car charger then you have nothing to worry about. The included charger unplugs from the wall base to provide the usb cable. It's highly portable so I just keep it with me. Video chat, 4g capabilities, 8mg front facing camera, and access to the ever growing Android marketplace- what more can you ask for? Read more Less

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  • Great phone

    By William Jonson  Jul 21, 2011

    My first really smartphone. My son has had several different ones and compared to those this one is great. The short battery life is the only real drawback. I use it as a reading device. Great.

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  • This Phone is Very Smart

    By Errol  Oct 25, 2011

    ### Owned this Thunderbolt for 6 months now. Operates with an extended battery,Typing and use of the virtual keyboard is sloppy, and cumbersome. Certainly not a texting phone, way too many typing errors. Phone is also jittery, far too easy to touch icons...by accident. The home keys should be mechanical keys like some of the other Droids not the software keys Thunderbolt uses. HOWEVER......Music downloads are very fast. Screen viewing size is good for a phone. Accessing the internet is fast, very fast. Reading any article is fantastic, this phone has a feature that I have not seen on any other phone. Not only does it enlarge the text like any other smart phone but unlike the others it lines up the text in one slim column and makes reading any wordy document very easy with its' humungous large text. This feature is great for seniors. Streams the internet very well. Downloads are very fast. In short a very good phone with a very few drawbacks. Read more Less

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  • Not bad

    By Yahoo Shopping User  Aug 24, 2011

    ### This is a phone that isnt bad. It is a good phone but battery life is in the dumps. i have to recharge everyday and i mostly use it for texting and phone calls. My suggestion is to get it but have extra chargers around just incase you need a little e...xtra juice Read more Less

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  • Steep Transition Curve but will be worth it

    By JOE  May 19, 2011

    ### this phone will be great, after three weeks that is clear. But the transition from Blackberry has been BRUTAL. Contacts management very very weak (search, multiple contact display, etc) but was fixes with $399 app. callerID cannot be made to display...company but fixed with $.99 app, still wroking on hardwire tethering lockups, music in alpha order, and battery life must be constantly managed. using this phone for business expect 3 hours life so stay close to plug. wired headset jack is too deep so cord jack must be around 1/16th of inch out of hole to get right ear/ mic to work. Help in multiple Verizon stores with these hardcore business apps is simply zero....but I'm past the bar where I'm keeping it...its is RIPPING fast in 4G zones which are most of my airports are. Read more Less

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  • Awesome phone

    By Michael  May 20, 2011

    ### I bought this phone to replace the Droid and it is a great phone. There are a great deal of new features that really make this phone worth the purchase. One great feature is how the phone's ring tone silents when you pick up the phone. The only down...falls are the battery life, which is horrible, and the large number of apps that came with the phone. The apps cannot be erased and take up space. I called Verizon and was informed that they do not make the phone so it is out of their control. Read more Less

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  • HTC Thunderbolt 1st Impressions

    By Don  Mar 22, 2011

    ### Having opted to not follow trends and grab the latest, greatest phones at launch, this is my first Smartphone (previously on LG Dare). After approximately 36 hours of ownership, here's a few things I've noticed.Pros:It's intuitive and user-friendly....Many features (email/sync/wifi connect, etc) were nearly automatic with little setup or manipulation. It's fast. When connected to my home wifi network, INET connection takes only a few seconds at most. Even when connected to Verizon's open network, the speed is adequate to stream HD video with no buffer.It's Lazy. Although I'm sure its not a new feature, I love the talk to text. For all text related tasks (text/ email/ facebook/ twitter, web search/etc), you just speak - the phone renders to text - and hit "send". That's it, and it hasn't yet miscued and skewed spelling.Cons:The battery is weak, and the "extended life" battery is and extra $50. In approximately 24 hours of "on" time, I've had to plug it in 3 times.The embedded Apps are unstable, which is cumbersome as they can't be uninstalled. In my case, the Bitbop, Blockbuster, VZW Navigator, Kindle, and Rhapsody apps - all embedded, data plan "standard" apps - either fail out, error as unrecognized or unsupported, or have locked the phone and require force quit. Verizon tech support's solution was to have the phone flashed and start over or just get a different phone altogether. On the other hand, all marketplace download apps are working fine. Read more Less

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