Verizon has confirmed that they are going to launch HTC Thunderbolt a 4G-capable phone on March, 17. HTC Thunderbolt is a large (4.3-inch) Android phone that is packing LTE from Verizon onboard for the fastest connectivity around. That fast connectivity will require the Thunderbolt to have lots of storage space for video, so in addition to the 8GB of internal memory Verizon is including a 32GB memory card.
The HTC Thunderbolt, the first Smartphone equipped with 4G LTE available through Verizon Wireless, will go on sale on Thursday, March 17 for the price of $199 with the signing of a two-year contract. Off-contract Thunderbolts will cost $669.99, according to online mobile phone retailer Wirefly. The Thunderbolt is the latest HTC Android phone based on latest Google’s Android 2.2 operating system. The Thunderbolt will set you back $249.99 with a 2-year contract with Verizon, with hotspot capability an extra $20/month.
Verizon customers looking to purchase a new phone may want to take into consideration: The Thunderbolt will be the first Smartphone on Verizon to be able to support the use of both voice and data at the same time. (Think talking to someone while simultaneously looking up the location of a restaurant on Google maps.) Not even the iPhone 4 can do this.