One of the fastest 4G smartphones on the market the HTC Thunderbolt features a 4.3-inch touch screen, 8MP camera with dual-LED flash, 720p HD camcorder and built-in DLNA connectivity.
"Thunderbolt: HTC's managed to put together a handset here that we can honestly recommend with a straight face, owing in no small part to the fact that it borrows heavily from the company's existing parts bin. If you're looking for the sexiest 4.3-inch phone of the bunch, the Inspire still beats it -- you can't go wrong with the thinner, metal, unibody shell -- but the Thunderbolt is easily one of the best Android devices in Verizon's expansive lineup even before you take the LTE capability into account."
"The HTC Thunderbolt is a very interesting smartphone, and it makes history by being the first 4G LTE phone to run on the Verizon network. (I’m not sure if there is another 4G LTE handset on the market, worldwide.) By using a 4G LTE network, select apps running on the Thunderbolt can reach a speed and a level of comfort never seen before on a smartphone. However, all this network performance and user comfort are overshadowed by the short battery life.
"In short, the ThunderBolt’s battery simply hasn’t the stamina to match its data ambitions. Being able to share the LTE connection with eight other devices is admirable, but when that also sucks your smartphone dry in under three hours it’s a significant compromise. Even with more casual use, the ThunderBolt’s heady rush of data runs the risk of draining the handset well before the workday is through.