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HTC Thunderbolt Black 4G Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)

  • Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo)
  • Wi-Fi/GPS/Music
  • 4.3" TFT Touch Screen
  • 8.0 MP w/ 720p Video Capture & 2 LED Flash
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Form Factor
Bar Phones


Wireless Radio
CDMA 800 / 1900 MHz

CDMA2000 LTE 700 MHz
Compatible Carrier & Service
H2O Wireless
Verizon 3G Only
Wi-Fi Support
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Data transfer


GPS Integrated
A-GPS support
MP3, WAV ringtones

MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA9 player
Email, Push Email
Additional Function


Operating System
Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo)
1GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon
Internal Memory
8GB storage, 768 MB RAM
Card Slot
MicroSD(TF Card)
Card Capacity Support
Up to 32GB


Main Display Size
Main Display Color
Main Display Format
Main Display Resolution
800 x 480
Touch Screen
Capacitive Touchscreen


8.0 MP w/ 720p Video Capture & Dual-LED Flash

I/O Interface

Bluetooth Support
Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP


HD Video Capture
Auto Focus
Second Camera
1.3 MP

I/O Interface

3.5mm jack, microUSB v2.0


Battery Capacity
Battery Type
Lithium Ion Battery
Talk Time
Up to 6.5 hours
Standby Time
Up to 330 hours


Gorilla Glass display

Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate

Proximity sensor for auto turn-off

HTC Sense 2.0 UI

Multi-touch input method

DNSe (Dolby mobile sound enhancement)

Geo-tagging, face detection

Stereo FM radio with RDS

Built-in kickstand

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Voice memo/dial/commands

Predictive text input


4.8" x 2.6" x 0.52"
5.78 oz.


Video Skype & SNS integration

Digital compass

Google Search, Maps, Gmail

YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration



Document viewer

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 30 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 30 days

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/18/2011 1:44:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Device

Pros: Fast, great signal, excellent sound levels and quality, Android operating system very intuitive.

Cons: Some apps don't have Thunderbolt support.

Other Thoughts: This thing is fantastic. I had owned an iPhone and after seeing the spec sheet on this baby I decided to switch to Verizon when my contract was up. I was not disappointed. The battery life (with 4G disabled) is good. Under moderate use I can get it to stretch 24 hours. The sound quality is amazing. With my iPhone I had to max the volume on both speaker and earpiece to hear anything but with the Thunderbolt I had to turn down the volume because it was too loud. The processor is nimble and efficient. the OS is intuitive and helpful. I picked up the basics in about 15 minutes and was already tweaking within the first half hour. The signal strength is fantastic (but that is due in part to Verizon). The data speeds are fantastic (even without 4G). The camera is also very nice. Very clear pictures and the video looks great too.

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  • David C.
  • 6/1/2011 1:10:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGreat Phone/Newegg screwup

Pros: Seems like a great phone. Wish I could use it... The missing eggs are for Newegg, not the phone.

Cons: Got the phone with no sim card. Yes, new 4G LTE phones needs sim cards. Not a big deal but something Newegg should mention. Irritating but not a big deal. Went to Vz store to get sim card and in the process they said they couldn't help me because phone was on stolen phone database.

I call Newegg and they want to start a support ticket which could take up to 14 days to resolve. So I'm stuck looking at a cool phone that I can't use.

I've never had problems with Newegg but this incidence negates a lot of positive service.

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  • David M.
  • 5/14/2011 9:58:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat phone

Pros: Super functional, Android marketplace is a life changer, great camera and voice quality is really good. I've come from a blackberry bold and curve and the voice quality is way better on this.
the screen size is great, plays movies so well and I am just loving it really!

Cons: battery life, but that's to be expected. the positioning of the micro usb is terrible (when the stand opens it's in the way, so you can't watch a movie and charge at the same time with the stand open). sound from the speaker could be a lot louder, but the quality is good.

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  • irvin h.
  • 5/6/2011 10:42:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggshtc thunderbolt

Pros: what an amazing piece of technology, have only owned for 1 week and still impressed with phones abilities. Have only begun to realize its depth. beautiful 4.3" screen, incredibly fast and don't even have 4g yet, comes with 32 gig SD card installed. Touchscreen sensitivity is best I've ever used, smooth and responsive. Feels solid and substantial in your hand. Might be to big for smaller hands, i wear a size 10 glove if that gives you any idea. Call clarity is also the best I've ever owned. Its more like carrying a miniature computer than a phone. Takes really nice HD video and even has a built in zoom. could go on and on this phone has so much built in it, so many handy apps you can acquire for free.

Cons: This is my first smartphone and sometimes it feels to complicated, think that will pass after more time with phone.

Other Thoughts: very pleased so far, can't wait for 4g to be available.

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