On January 6th at the CES, Verizon Wireless CEO Ivan Seinberg is expected to showcase HTC Thunderbolt 4G, the smartphone to run on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. HTC has also recently put up a teaser on its website that touts Jan. 6 as its new 4G phone’s release date and invited users to sign up for more information.
Talking about the specs of Verizon’s upcoming 4G device, speculation suggests it to have a 4.3-inch display, to run on Google Android 2.3 OS aka Gingerbread (but may initially launch with Android 2.2 Froyo), and is said to feature a 8MP camera with Dual LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera for video calling.
Also according to Gizmodo, Thunderbolt will be HTC’s first dual-core phone with a 1.2GHz MSM8960 processor, and will come with the ability to record and playback at 1080p.
Verizon’s 4G network will give the phone 6-8 Mbps download speeds on average. As far as price is concerned, we expect Thunderbolt to be a high-end phone because it would use next-generation mobile data network.