Rolling Stone Ad Reveals HTC ThunderBolt for Verizon, Inspire 4G for AT&T


Because we can’t wait until tomorrow’s big Verizon keynote to reveal the HTC ThunderBolt, we are pretty lucky to be graced by the handset featured in a full-page ad in the latest addition of Rolling Stone. That just about confirms that the first 4G handset for Verizon will forego the Incredible HD name in favor of the new name harkening to “lightening fast” 4G speeds. As always seems to be the case with Verizon, there is always room for the inevitable DROID branding to be tacked onto the front before the actual handset launches.

Right next to the ThunderBolt in the  we something a little more intriguing: the HTC Inspire 4G for AT&T. This leak comes well before any announcement by AT&T to launch their LTE network, so in this case the 4G might refer to HSPA+ in the same way T-Mobile uses the label. It could also just be an extremely early look at a phone that won’t be out for quite some time, though that seems unlikely (then again,  big ad for the HTC Merge on Verizon seemed to indicate the phone would be out shortly, though it still hasn’t surfaced, so we can’t really trust these HTC ad wizards).

Oh, and here is a bonus look at the HTC ThunderBolt courtesy of AndroidSPIN:

[AC via Engadget]

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  1. Meh. I’ll be more interested in it when i can hold it in my hands. Too often, spec sheets dont equal real world performance. Time will tell. Looks pretty nifty though.

  2. I’ll take two, please.

  3. Looks solid. I agree with DJ. I’m not going to go Woohoo until the real specs comes out.

  4. android 2.1.2? what is that? do they mean 2.2.1?

  5. Also, I am very interested to see what big red and htc do with the bootloader and how much crapware it comes with.

  6. Booo…gimme my TMo version

  7. no dual-core, no purchase (from me). This is so 2010 ;-)

  8. dan,
    actually this isn’t 2010 ;-)

  9. dan,
    oops misread that, @#$% shouldn’t be so quick to poke fun.

  10. i don’t do single-core

  11. lol :-)

  12. Verizon iPhone! Where are you???

  13. Waiting for a 4g droid seems like a good idea…

  14. Sprint should of had that phone in their hands.

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