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All posts tagged "thunderbolt"


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hands-on with the Speedy Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G from Verizon

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Laptop Thoughts Talk" @ 10:00 AM

"By now, you should be familiar with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. We've done countless hands-ons with the super-svelte Honeycomb slate, and even reviewed it... twice! Now it's back, again, and this time its packing an LTE radio tuned to the frequencies of a little company known as Verizon. Outside of a few tiny cosmetic changes -- the brushed, gray plastic back and the rumored Micro SIM slot up top, nothing else has changed."

It appears, based on preliminary testing with this tablet, that Verizon's 4G is indeed super fast, with an average (repeatable) testing speed of 28+ Mbps downstream, and nearly 8Mbps upstream. Thunderbolt testing produced repeatable results of 44+ Mbps downstream, and 9+ Mbps upstream. Did I mention that this is fast?

If a compelling reason is needed to jettison existing hardware, software and carrier-relationship, this may be one! Now if only those pesky usage caps would disappear, or become more realistic.

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  • Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/07/28/galaxy-tab-10-1-for-verizon-hands-on-with-the-new-4g-speed-king/


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Amazing Innovations Coming to your Smartphone Soon

Posted by Adan Galvan in "Windows Phone News" @ 06:00 AM

http://www.maximumtech.com/7-killer...2012-and-beyond

Robert Strohmeyer over at Maximum Tech has provided a survey of many of the technologies that will be making their way in to mobile phones over the next few years. Technological advances in display technology, cameras, batteries and more will transform the way consumers utilize their phones. Personally, I'd be happy if I could get a battery that could last more than a day on a single charge. Hit the link for a preview of the future!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Turn Thunderbolt's 4G On and Off With Lighting Fast App

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Software" @ 01:00 PM

http://www.androidcentral.com/lte-o...our-thunderbolt

"...But none of them were as simple as a toggle on your home screen."

TeamAndIRC has developed an app to turn your HTC Thunderbolt's 4G on and off with just a simple toggle on your home screen. Perfect for conserving your battery power when you don't need your 4G connection. Shouldn't all phones come with this as a standard built in feature?


Monday, April 11, 2011

Is the HTC Thunderbolt Better then the iPhone 4? Check Out These 10 Reasons Why the Answer is Yes!

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android Talk" @ 06:30 AM

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2011/0...etter-iphone-4/

"I picked up my first Android phone a couple of weeks ago after using iPhones for almost four years. I still count my iPhone 4 as my primary mobile phone, but Android is definitely growing on me."

This is an interesting write-up coming from an iPhone user. I think he missed a few things like you're not on the iTunes leash and while he talked about the UI being richer he didn't mention the time that can be saved by not needed to open an app for every little take or piece of information thanks to Widgets. Check out his 10 reasons why he thinks the Thunderbolt is better than the iPhone 4 and then tell us your thoughts!


Monday, March 28, 2011

Thunderbolt Hits Verizon

Posted by Kevin Jackson in "HTC Android Phones" @ 02:00 PM

http://gizmodo.com/#!5784448/verizo...-thunderbolt-4g

"The Thunderbolt 4G is the first honest-to-goodness 4G phone on Verizon, the first LTE smartphone you can buy in the US. In other words, it's the fastest phone-connection-wise-that you can buy right now. And holy crap, is it fast.

At the same time, it's a phone that feels incredibly familiar because it is: a steroid-infused version of a phone that HTC's been selling us in various guises for a very long time."

This appears to be another very capable device from HTC, and on Verizon's 4G LTE network it is blazing fast. Any of you Verizon-ites picking this up? Let us know what you think in the forums.


Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Loud Rumble - Engadget Reviews The Thunderbolt

Posted by Jon Westfall in "HTC Android Phones" @ 07:30 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/18/...derbolt-review/

"At a quick glance, without any background information, your eyes might tell you that the HTC Thunderbolt is little more than a Verizon remake of Sprint's EVO 4G and AT&T's Inspire 4G. After all -- like its contemporaries -- the Thunderbolt features a spacious 4.3-inch WVGA display, 8 megapixel camera, and dual-LED flash. In reality, though, the Thunderbolt is something more: from the Inspire, it borrows a better, crisper display with a wider viewing angle and a newer-generation (though still single-core) Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. From the EVO 4G, meanwhile, it borrows a cool integrated kickstand and the addition of a second "4G" radio, making this a spec Frankenstein of sorts -- the best of both worlds. Of course, instead of Sprint's WiMAX for that 4G radio, the Thunderbolt grants you access to Verizon's LTE network -- a network so fresh, it still has that new-network smell. There's a lot of horsepower here. In other words, the Thunderbolt has a very real opportunity to be the finest 4.3-inch device HTC has ever made -- for the moment, anyway. Let's see how it fares."

Not a bad little contender for "Best Android Smartphone" can be found in the HTC Thunderbolt. The only problem with crowning it as such is that these days, the new Best Smartphone comes out every few weeks it seems! A fun review by Engadget.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

HTC Thunderbolt Strikes March 17

Posted by Karey Westfall in "HTC Android Phones" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/15/...bolt-for-march/

"We said it'd be coming on the 17th, but you didn't believe us. Why didn't you believe us? No matter, Verizon's finally fessing up and letting us know the good news..."

Get ready for spring with the HTC Thunderbolt launching March 17th for $249.99 (with 2 year new customer agreement) on Verizon Wireless. The phone will be the first 4G LTE for Verizon and features front and back cameras, hotspot capabilities (connect with up to 8 other Wi-Fi enable devices), and 8 GB built in memory. Don't forget though, that if you buy a Thunderbolt you also have to subscribe to Verizon's Nationwide Talk plans beginning at $39.99 and an unlimited 4G LTE data plan for $29.99 per month. So check it out and let us know if you enjoy Verizon's newest and fastest phone!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

HTC Thunderbolt Coming March 17th?

Posted by Jason Lee in "HTC Android Phones" @ 07:00 PM

http://www.droid-life.com/2011/03/1...-17launch-date/

"Hello, Imran Shahid. You appear to work for HTC as a regional sales manager and have just tweeted some very sweet words. March 17 as a launch day for the Thunderbolt?"

It looks like the wait may finally be over if this tweet from Imran Shahid, an HTC regional sales manage, is any indication. Mr. Shahid's Twitter account has since been deleted but not before some keen folks out there grabbed this screen shot. I guess we'll find out tomorrow if there is any truth to this. It sure will be nice to finally have an LTE phone out there. Anyone hitting up their local Verizon store tomorrow?


Saturday, January 1, 2011

HTC's Thunderbolt Could Be Dual Core But Probably Not

Posted by Jason Lee in "HTC Android Phones" @ 01:00 PM

http://androidcommunity.com/htc-thu...ailer-20101231/

"Specifications for the upcoming HTC Thunderbolt have purportedly leaked, with a German retailer listing the smartphone in their systems. According to the screenshot sent to HTCInside, the smartphone - which so far we've seen with Verizon branding for the US - will also be headed to German carriers O2, Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone, all of whom have fledgling LTE networks of their own."

Well that got my hopes up for a brief moment. Not long after the potential specs for HTC's new Thunderbolt 4G were leaked some one pointed out that Qualcomm themselves stated that the CPU listed is not due out until 2012. Now we know there are other dual core phones coming down the pipe so this may just be a typo or perhaps Qualcomm has something else up their sleeve. The Thunderbolt may yet be dual core. Of course, there is always the possibility that this is entirely bunk and this baby is rockin a Snapdragon from last year. But hey, even if half of these leaked specs are accurate this will be one heck of a phone. I can't wait for this year's CES!


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