HTC ThunderBolt

Android smartphones.  They're a dime a dozen these days, but the HTC ThunderBolt is quite the looker, and it's no slouch under the hood.  With a 1 GHz next-generation Snapdragon processor, 4.3-inch display, 8-megapixel camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, Android 2.2 with HTC Sense 2.0, and the ability to access Verizon's blazing fast 4G LTE network, it's the best smartphone on Verizon, despite the exorbitant $249.99 price tag (and a wallet-busting $599.99 for those purchasing without a contract).

That said, there are more LTE smartphones on the way, and they're dual-core devices, which may force the HTC ThunderBolt onto a pathway to obsolescence.  Keeping all of that in mind, did you bite the bullet and purchase the ThunderBolt today?  Or perhaps you're holding off for another LTE device?  Do you even care about Android?  Throw your vote into the pot (it is St. Patrick's Day, after all), and comment on your decision below!

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Jamaine Bond
Jamaine Bond nope dont like waiting on the samsung galaxy s2
Tony Fischer
Tony Fischer Nope, ive had mine for about 8 months now, its called the EVO.
Brandon Cupz Carozza
Brandon Cupz Carozza Evo :-)
Matt SnowPaw Dalton
Matt SnowPaw Dalton *waits for PreĀ³*
Flako Ramirez
Flako Ramirez Hell yeaaaaa and it rocks
Christopher Thompson
Christopher Thompson Waiting for the bionic. Maybe droid 3 if going back to a keyboard fancies me.
Steven Quinlan
Steven Quinlan Still happy with my evo, and Verizon is to expensive
Rob Woods
Rob Woods Negative.....HTC evo is the king
Casey Lovell
Casey Lovell Nope, have friends that did though
Jamel Pegues
Jamel Pegues I want this phone but I'm stuck on sprint bout to be in debt cuz ima have to go to verizon
Carina Capuli Kagan
Carina Capuli Kagan Yes! My husband is bedided himself this morning when he got the email. Now, he is like a little boy on Christmas day...sheesh!
Joe Garcia
Joe Garcia HTC evo all the way
Andrew Parrilla
Andrew Parrilla no but maybe getting it in 2 years
Gerardo Ortega
Gerardo Ortega Can't wait for the EVO 3D coming very soon and going to smoke the bionic and the thunderbolt at the same time.
Danny Giang
Danny Giang Nope id rather have the droidx
Stanley Morris
Stanley Morris no
M.j. Magee
M.j. Magee Nope I brought a laptop instead
Beth Smith-Resnik
Beth Smith-Resnik Tip and loving it
Ron Bragg
Ron Bragg Duh! Winning!
Onix Rodriguez
Onix Rodriguez The best part I like from the article is this one: "Android smart phones. They're a dime a dozen these days...". All against only one, iPhone 4 and still no match for it...
Samuel Lytle
Samuel Lytle Nope instead I bought faygo ftw.
Sam Rick
Sam Rick No...lame device with 2011 standards.
Kevin Henderson
Kevin Henderson Hello yea. I'm posting from it shit faced on st. Pattys day!!!
David Hore
David Hore Will b this weekend hopefully
Norleena Davies
Norleena Davies why would go to the iphone4 from a droid x, man ur an idiot talk about a major downgrade.lol ha ha ha.
Norleena Davies
Norleena Davies nope waiting for the samsung 4g lte or samsung galaxy s2
Kelvin Reid
Kelvin Reid Just got it and I must say I am quite impressed with the download speeds I'm locked in no matter what phones comes out after this GOOD JOB VERIZON
Carlos Roldan
Carlos Roldan No way jose!!!
Michael Jarvis
Michael Jarvis I've had an LTE phone since before Christmas...MetroPCS!
Jeff Jay
Jeff Jay Yup love it!
Alex Shubert
Alex Shubert iPhone 5
Lance Johnson
Lance Johnson GOT IT! Love it 100X's more than my damn Crapberry. Finally got it activated after 3 hours was the only downside, but hey I waited this long. Cant wait to try 4G when I get to Orlando next time.
Bob Fitzgerald
Bob Fitzgerald Not yet.. but will in January when my upgrade is ready.. unless HTC comes out with a better phone by then.
James Shurtleff
James Shurtleff But of course, switched from the Inspire "4g"
Kenneth Moody
Kenneth Moody Nope. Had the droid x but rocking the iPhone 4 now!
Izgil Mardahayev
Izgil Mardahayev Enough swapping out the batteries with the Incredible every damn day. Waiting for Droid Bionic.
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz noo look great but im on t mobile im wainting t galaxy s 2
Kevin Scoggins
Kevin Scoggins No, just got an Incredible a couple months ago and and afford it at full price :(
Emilio Rivera
Emilio Rivera Yes I did. Love it. Had a Droid X, but this works for me!
Luis Robles Figueroa
Luis Robles Figueroa No... I am not in the Verizon network but like the phone. Eventhou it has battery issues
Bryce Alexander Radick
Bryce Alexander Radick No
Ele Garcia
Ele Garcia Nope my evo shift is all I need until contract is up or evo 2 comes out..3g speeds are already fast enough on this device plus 4g kills the battery in no time!!!
Alex Simmons
Alex Simmons No but I will later...
Michael Forbes
Michael Forbes No no 4g coverage here n no netflix waiting for better stuff
Jory Simonds
Jory Simonds Hell yes and its blazing fast
Lupie Lupie Ash
Lupie Lupie Ash No still sticking w/ Droid X :)
Jerry Sanderlin
Jerry Sanderlin Nope!!!!
Jean Pacrim
Jean Pacrim Hell no!!!!!
BigChuck Rossetti
BigChuck Rossetti I ain't wasting money on old evo technology wrapped in a new case... if you're gonna upgrade why not get the latest processor... I still have an original Droid rooted and overclocked running stable at 1.25ghz and the thunderbolt couldn't play a youtube video as fast as mine.... not impressed with that at all
Jeremy Black
Jeremy Black Heck no, blackberry for life, who needs 100000 apps that do the same thing. When most folk use like 3-4. Plus bberry has the best notification system
Walton Siler Jones
Walton Siler Jones Yes, iPhone killer all the way its what I switched from and the thunderbolt is 10 times better
Dylon Douglas
Dylon Douglas Friend did.
Mark Balcher
Mark Balcher Now vzn customers will realize what the evo and epic hype is all about. Until Sprint jumps back out in the lead with another groundbreaking device.
Lupita Guzman
Lupita Guzman I went to go see it but can't decide because I have my sumsung and it works good but is it worth it to change it for the thunderbolt? ;)
Benjamin Padilla
Benjamin Padilla No.
Blair Henning
Blair Henning Yes!!! Love it!
Molly Thayn
Molly Thayn HelloMoto Bionic is the 1 4 me
Shawn Karg
Shawn Karg Yes I did love it.
Brandon Worley
Brandon Worley Yes
Jeffrey Conrad
Jeffrey Conrad Yes, and I love it!
Zach Cline
Zach Cline @Roberto. iPhone 4 hands down
Gaylon Asha
Gaylon Asha love my droid x.
Anthony Douglas
Anthony Douglas Switching from our slow wimax Evo's to the Thunderbolt today
Roberto Villatoro
Roberto Villatoro I am stuck between to the tunderbolt or the iPhone help me
Nichole Maldonado
Nichole Maldonado Hows the battery life??
Chris Mojonnier
Chris Mojonnier !HTC EVO OWNS!
Nico Pajor
Nico Pajor Hell yeahhhhh HTC rulz!!!! :3
Kitty Foxie
Kitty Foxie My son did he loves it!
Ethan Jantzen
Ethan Jantzen Htc EVO 4G ftw
Fan OfDreaming
Fan OfDreaming Nope
Mark Balcher
Mark Balcher Why, I'm getting amazing 4g signal with my lovely Epic w launcher pro. Doubles as a free 4g modem for my laptop. Sprint ftw. I am a bit jealous of all that ram though.
Terry Nolting
Terry Nolting Nope, waiting to see what the Bionic has to offer.
Kym Lemke
Kym Lemke not yet, waiting to read all the customer reviews lol
Mackenzie Davis Schemel
Mackenzie Davis Schemel I did!! On it now!! On Facebook and on my phone at the same time on LTE. Love it!!
Ben Keen
Ben Keen Yep!
Dallas Johnson
Dallas Johnson Nope, I ordered the Droid X.... I didnt want to wait for this...ill get it upgrade it later on...
Jennifer DeAlmeida
Jennifer DeAlmeida Nope. Stuck with Sprint. But if I had Verizon I would get an iPhone. ;)
Willie J Crudup IV
Willie J Crudup IV I sure did! I needed to replace my old busted OG DROID with some new honest!
Monique Renee Heidenberg
Monique Renee Heidenberg Nope. Y pay that much for a phone I can't even experience 4g with yet?. I wanted it so bad but I realized how silly I was to spend that much on a phone that can do what my phone does now with 3G service. Maybe after the price goes way down.
Karen Franklin-Jackson
Karen Franklin-Jackson yes and it is nice!!!!
Glenn Stern
Glenn Stern yep! So far so good! Love the way it auto-installed all my old apps from the Droid's SD card.
Gabriel Ivan Amaro
Gabriel Ivan Amaro NO!
Mitch Sipple
Mitch Sipple Nope!
Sam Platz
Sam Platz Got mine a few hours ago.So far I'm quite impressed.
Becky Baker Reynolds
Becky Baker Reynolds Yea I bought mine $249
Shaun David
Shaun David I went and looked at the THunderbolt...Nothing special...I'm waiting for the POyramid to be announced next week
Julian Vaughn
Julian Vaughn I did faster than my laptop speaker issues. Look into it phonedog.
Benjamin Gehlke
Benjamin Gehlke Heck no techno
Shawn Lozoya
Shawn Lozoya !HTC EVO OWNS!
Oscar Zavala
Oscar Zavala No :(
Musaab Black
Musaab Black bought 2 ;)
Mike Miller
Mike Miller Too expensive for me right now, and I'd like to see some more 4g phones on verizon
Ryan Rhodes
Ryan Rhodes yes sir i did
Nick Saladin
Nick Saladin lmao no\
Sunny Rana
Sunny Rana Yo shut up!! na im just playin and nice phone!!
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Adam Longwill
Adam Longwill If I bought as many phones as you guys ask about, I'd need a utility belt to holster them all. And god help you when my Shaggy ringtone goes off.
Zach Cline
Zach Cline Nope
Colin OBrien
Colin OBrien no

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