While in Europe 4G networks seem to be confined to the territory of a few Nordic countries, major American operators already have coverage of this type in some cities of the country. Good example of this is the Droid Thunderbolt, a new terminal built by HTC to be distributed to the clients of the operator Verizon.
One of the first to leave prior to his official presentation in the technological binge that will take place in the CES in Las Vegas and of which is estimated to reach stores from February onwards. The Taiwanese manufacturer’s own website echoes the new release with a small “ teaser ” where tries to demonstrate his capacity for innovation, remaining technical characteristics in the absolute dark.
Not so their appearance, which is portrayed in detail in a extensive photo gallery I reproduce at the end of the article.
With a design that shows some reminiscences of the HTC Evo 4G, distributed in the country by the operator Sprint, Droid Thunderbolt is presented with a slim aluminum frame that surrounds a large display 4.3 inch, leaving a hole in the back for a 8 megapixel camera and dual LED flash and a support, similar to the of the latest HTC 7 Surround and HTC HD7, which allows both keep it vertical as horizontal.
Interestingly the deployment of the mentioned support leaves air a speaker which is speculated that It could offer Dolby Mobile SRS Virtual Surround sound. Some of those rumors point to a possible Qualcomm Snapdragon 1 GHz inside, completely rejecting the idea of a dual core processor, in addition to ignore completely the version of Android that will present factory.
Ivan Seidenberg, CEO of Verizon, which announced yesterday that it was on 6 January will be presented “ a preview of Android devices based on 4G LTE technology “ at press conference. In fact, the name “ Thunderbolt ” (something like “ Ray ”) would have been chosen by the company to the detriment of others “ Mecha “ in order to make a strange Association of ideas with the speed of Verizon’s new LTE network.
It will likely not be until that date when actually leave doubts about the potential of the new Member of the family “ Android ”, which also It remains to be seen if there will be his reply for the European market in coming months.