The storm has arrived at PhoneDog, and it's packing thunder! Aaron reviews the HTC ThunderBolt, Verizon's first 4G LTE phone and a device that closely resembles the HTC Inspire. It offers a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 4.3-inch display, 8-megapixel camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing picture snapper, Android 2.2 with HTC Sense 2.0, and a kickstand for good measure. It retails for $249.99 with a two-year agreement, or a jaw-dropping $599.99 without a contract.
It's a feature-rich device with a lot to offer (plus, it's Verizon's first 4G phone), but it has its downfalls. The battery life is quite bad, and there seem to be issues with maintaining a 4G signal. Is it the best device on Verizon? We'll find out. Part 1 of 2.