HTC Thunderbolt

HTC Thunderbolt “test builds” of ICS could be coming next week

Well folks, we have some tasty good news for those that still might be rocking the original 4G LTE-powered HTC Thunderbolt. It looks like HTC is about to start taking the same update approach as Motorola and a few others, and will be supplying "test" or beta builds to select few lucky customers of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense UI 4.0 like we saw at MWC. More details after the break regarding this possibly real news.

Verizon drops HTC ThunderBolt to free on contract

The ever-advancing march of technology, or at the very least short phone product cycles, makes fools of us all. Those who scorn early adoption can now laugh derisively at those of us who shelled out three C-notes to buy the HTC ThunderBolt way back in March of 2011, because now you can pick up one of the biggest phones of last year (in more ways than one) for free on a new two-year contract. Verizon's website updated with the reduced pricing, though it includes an online discount and promotional discount, so you might not be able to find the same deal at retail locations.

Latest HTC Thunderbolt radios leak, try ‘em out now

Verizon's 4G LTE devices tend to be a little finicky - just ask any nearby Galaxy Nexus owner. So when HTC updates the radios for one of its Verizon devices, it behooves the advanced user to try them out. HTC Thunderbolt owners, this one's for you: the folks at XDA have zipped up the latest radio firmware for your phone and posted it in a flash-friendly format. The software itself comes from the latest OTA update, but the radios themselves can be used on any ROM.

HTC Thunderbolt getting official MIUI support, download the ROM now

The iPhone-aping MIUI family of custom Android ROMs is gaining a lot of support lately, and not just for that pretty interface. The latest device to get the official nod from the MIUI team is the HTC Thunderbolt, after the patient and dutiful efforts of the independent developers. The Thunderbolt won't be added to the MIUI tree for a while, but you can download the latest feature-complete version from RootzWiki now.

HTC Releases Thunderbolt Gingerbread kernel source code

Well folks, time to let the good times roll and the custom ROMs flow. HTC has recently released the full kernel source code for the HTC Thunderbolt, although this isn't for Froyo, no, this is for the recently released Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Now all of the hackers and tinkerers that make our custom ROM's can get to work on the Gingerbread aspects of things. Good news for Thunderbolt users indeed.

PowerSkin for HTC Sensation 4G and ThunderBolt Review [Video]

For those of you wishing to get a whole heck of a lot of battery life out of their smartphones, your time has arrived. If there's one system that's working right now that, besides is obvious added bulk, will make your smartphone into a easy day's worth of workhorse at least, that being PowerSkin rubberized case and smartphone battery charger attachment. What PowerSkin offers you is a bit of protection and one whole heck of a lot of additional battery power in the form of a constant charger. You plug the microUSB in the slot, slip the smartphone in the skin/case, and you're on your way. You're able to go about your day as per normal then, charging the charger and the device up with a new port that you'll see coming out the side of the charger, and a powering you shall go!
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