It feels wrong to even report on this, but even rumors this ridiculous sounding need a little attention at times. The HTC Thunderbolt (our 12-pic gallery) has apparently started to pop up in German retail systems with a set of specs that make almost any device on the planet sound like an unfed infant baby. You ready for this? According to the screenshot above, the Thunderbolt will have a 4.3″ screen, a dual-core MSM8960 Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2GHz, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), an 8MP back camera, 5MP front camera, 16GB of internal storage, an SD card slot expandable to 128GB and an 1800 mAh battery. Wow.
Where do we even begin with this? First of all, the screenshot looks like something out of a cheesy used car forum, but who knows, maybe Germans run retail websites like that. Second, 128GB expandable SD card slot? Yowzaz. 5MP front cam? Will we have a front hump to mock the Droid X’s back hump? Oh and then there’s that dual-core Snapdragon…you know, the chip that Qualcomm just announced a month ago? I guess it’s ready for prime time!
I have nothing else to say…you guys run with this. Fake? Faker? Fakest?
Oh, I should also point out that the tipster who sent it was from Germany and had a broken email address. Hello, giant hoax? Please be real though?
Cheers Dan from Deutschland!