HTC Thunderbolt

Verizon ThunderBolt inductive battery cover breaks cover

One of the biggest issues we saw with the Verizon ThunderBolt was the impact LTE could have on battery life: turn on the mobile hotspot functionality, for instance, and you could expect your smartphone to be drained within just a few hours. Verizon's new ThunderBolt Inductive Battery Cover isn't going to add any extra mAh to the handset, but it should make topping it up a little easier. The replacement battery cover popped up on Verizon's site recently, priced at $39.99. The "buy now" button doesn't actually do anything at present - just take you back to the homescreen - but we're guessing that will change in the near future. Technical details are scant, so it's not entirely clear which method of inductive charging HTC and Verizon have picked. [via GottaBeMobile]

T-Mobile G2x In-Browser Benchmarks

What you're about to see is a few benchmarks, all of them conducted on the browser-based JavaScript benchmark system SunSpider. Inside the post I'll explain a bit better what SunSpider is for everyone who hasn't seen it before, but what you need to know from here is that we're testing both the stock browser and the newest version of Firefox (4) for Android. What you're going to see is the T-Mobile G2x by LG, the HTC ThunderBolt running on Verizon's LTE network, and the ATRIX 4G running on AT&T's HSPA+ network.

T-Mobile G2x vs HTC ThunderBolt vs ATRIX 4G vs Sidekick [Physical Comparisons]

We had an extra 5 minutes today, believe it or not, so a few photos were indeed fired off. What transpired here was a comparison photo shoot (with a few specs below too, if you'd like,) that compared the T-Mobile G2x to the Sidekick (just for fun,) then to the HTC ThunderBolt and the AT&T ATRIX 4G. Would you like to know which one is the thickest? It's the Sidekick - spoiler! Would you like to know which one looks the most awesome? That's something you're going to have to decide for yourself. This is an odd assortment you're not going to find anywhere else - I guarantee it.

HTC Thunderbolt repeatedly dropping 4G, Verizon claims update is coming soon

Looks like there are a few weird things going on over at LTE world. Verizon Wireless and their exciting new LTE network seems to be having some issues, or is it only a firmware issue? That is what Verizon is claiming. Reading over the Verizon Wireless Community forum there is quite a large number of customers reporting 4G drops, like every few minutes or more.

HTC Sensation vs HTC ThunderBolt [DESTRUCTION DERBY]

So you know what you're dealing with when it comes to a total dual-core brawl, but what about HTC's current bigtime winner, the HTC ThunderBolt? Will it simply be left in the dust, crushed, hopeless, crying in the dirt when it comes to battling its brother the HTC Sensation? Perhaps! Let's have a look at the specs on both devices and see what the numbers can tell us - and don't forget, some people choose a phone based on it's fancy good looks, which means the HTC ThunderBolt with its tank-like extended battery might have a fighting chance!

HTC Thunderbolt cases streamline protection with extended battery

If you have an HTC Thunderbolt, you know how much of a bulge that extended battery makes in your pocket and how exposed the phone is without a protective case that can accomodate it. Now there's a nice silicone case available that streamlines the look of the phone to make it look far less like a camel hump. The cases were specifically designed with the extended battery in mind and also feature a slit for the Thunderbolt's kickstand, an opening for all necessary ports, and cameras. Unfortunately, though, the Extended Battery Fit Silicone cases are on back order.

HTC Thunderbolt teardown photos released by the FCC

The FCC Teardown report on the HTC Thunderbolt has appeared online and it shows all the internals of the LTE driven handset. Looking at the various layers of the Thunderbolt, it's really amazing how much can fit into such a thin, by comparison, package.Images show the 1 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, iNAND flash memory and SDRAM from Sandisk and Samsung respectively, and all the antenna including CDMA, EVDO, and LTE. In addition, there's close ups of the Thunderbolt's GPS antenna, Bluetooth, and WLAN Antenna's as well.

HTC to “Widgetize” Sense Lockscreen

Our good pal Ina Fried from Mobilized recently had a talk with Chief Product Officer Kouji Kodera from HTC. What he had to show was a rather interesting set of upgrades for HTC's signature Android user interface "Sense." This is the interface you're using if you've got your HTC ThunderBolt working with no homescreen replacement app running- and if you don't know what a homescreen replacement app is, you don't have one running. So what's in store for the Sense-ual future?

Thunderbolt and Evo 4G Gingerbread update in late June

Both the HTC Thunderbolt and Evo 4G are scheduled to receive a Gingerbread update in late June, according to an email exchange with an HTC representative. The rep was responding to a frustrated customer who vented about the lack of the update in Verizon's premiere 4G handset. The irony is, that Gingerbread has been out for over 4 months and most wireless handsets haven't updated to it. It's a common issue as updates have to go to the manufacturer, then be approved by the provider, before going to an over the air update.
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