First Look: HTC Thunderbolt

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HTC Thunderbolt

Spawned in the horrendous heat of a Los Angeles winter, James was born with an incessant need to press buttons. Whether it was the car radio, doorbells on Halloween or lights, James pushed, pressed and prodded every button. No elevator was left unscathed, no building intercom was left un-rung, and no person he’s known has been left un-annoyed.

9 Comments to First Look: HTC Thunderbolt

  1. I here the ThunderBolt battery life span is on the order of 4 hours, even with most energy hogging features turned off. Is this true?

    • Not good. I mentioned that above, but to reiterate, in the sun the screen is barely visible at the brightest setting.

    • Not quite Craig. There are no phones that run Android 3.0 yet, so as to not confuse readers, I wanted to make it clear that the Thunderbolt is not the first. However, I did edit to make sure no readers assume Android 3.0 is available.

  2. I bought this phone today too and it's amazing. The kickstand doesn't interfere for me because to charge it I would have to be at home and i would just watch the video on the TV, not the phone. I have not had any problem with the phone yet and it runs amazing. It's super fast and very sturdy. Amazing phone to get. Highly Recommended.

  3. Huber76311

    After waiting and waiting I picked up my Thunderbolt today. Within 10 minutes of having it out of the box I was disappointed. The charger port interferes with the kickstand. In other words, you can't set the phone on a table or desk to watch a video or whatever with the charger plugged into the port. My Verizon rep told me I must get a car charger because these things are battery hogs. So, if I'm in the middle of a video, the battery starts to die, I can't plug in the charger and set the phone on the kickstand. The charger port should be on the bottom of the phone like the IPhone. Very poor design.

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