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Verizon Compares HTC Thunderbolt to iPhone 4 and EVO, Confirms Lack of Mobile Hotspot and Skype at Launch

We’ve been doing a lot of comparison charts lately (like this one and this one), but we’re apparently not alone.  Verizon is also doing their own set of comparison charts for the new HTC Thunderbolt which we’re all expecting to see some time in February.  With the TBolt looking like it’ll be the first 4G LTE device on Verizon, they’ve taken the opportunity to compare it to the rest of the big time devices available internally and externally including the i*hone 4 and EVO 4G.

While we already know that the TBolt is an amazing device (hands-on gallery and video) this chart also confirms our report from the weekend that the TBolt will launch without mobile hotspot and Skype Mobile being active.  We’re sure that both will be available shortly after, but just wanted to make sure you were all aware.  Verizon is also reminding everyone that there are alternatives in the market like Qik and Fring.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/InsuredConnections Mike March
  • Xmattmartinezx

    The Thunderbolt is gonna blow the Evo out of the water

    • Anonymous

      Ya well it only took about 8 months to make pretty much the same exact phone

    • Anonymous

      Ya well it only took about 8 months to make pretty much the same exact phone

  • Danny

    All right! VCAST music WITH Rhapsody!!!!

  • EKC

    It says in the chart that the Thunderbolt won’t have Swype. Can that be installed afterwards or not? I heard that Swype is awesome and a must have!

  • fred

    Hey i dont where the hell you see the evo on the chart i guess u need to buy glasses

    • DBK

      Considering you managed to completely miss the chart on the bottom, the one who needs glasses is you.

  • boss

    So can you not put swype on the thunderbolt? that might be a deal breaker for me, swype is way faster

  • boss

    So can you not put swype on the thunderbolt? that might be a deal breaker for me, swype is way faster

    • EKC

      I was wondering the same. That would stink if you can’t use Swype. Anyone with more info?

      • I’mfreshbaby

        You can download swype for the TB directly on the swype website

  • Insomniac6k9

    Okay omg thats not a thunderbolt….thats an EVO!!! WTF i know its such a small pic but look closer…its an evo!! thats treason lmao!!

  • interuptedsignal

    Anyone else notice the Thunderbolt is a shopped EVO with Verizon’s logo instead of Sprint’s? Haha.

  • interuptedsignal

    Anyone else notice the Thunderbolt is a shopped EVO with Verizon’s logo instead of Sprint’s? Haha.

    • Rickross1112

      exactly

  • Ughwtf

    who cares it’s not dual core seems like last years tech

  • Mr. Joe

    I like how even though the iphone has a smaller screen size the resolution is higher.

  • Anonymous

    I*hone also has Netflix for Video on Demand. :/

  • Stin

    isn’t blockbuster going out of business? Why are they still trying to push that dumbass app down our throats? Netflix app pleeeeeease

  • guest

    VCast Rhapsody instead of Amazon MP3 store? Boo!

  • Alphabets13

    i see no reason to leave my Droid X anytime especially since i wont see 4G where i live anytime soon so that doesnt persuade me.

  • James Murphy

    And Moto STILL isn’t calling their skin Blur.

  • Anonymous

    Sucks they make the mytouch 4g seem so bad when it really isn’t bad at all its not better than the thunderbolt by any mean but the data speeds shown on there are for 3g

    4g is more like 6 to 12

  • Droidzzz

    Is the 8gigs onboard and 32 gig card confirmed? If that’s the case I’m really considering the TBolt more and more these days. I don’t really care that it doesn’t have an HDMI output. I don’t think the Bionic will have a kickstand and I definitely care more about a kickstand than an HDMI output (just me personally). I do want a dual core processor, but I don’t know how much of a difference that’s really going to make. Based on working with the Droid X a bit and watching the hands on video with the Bionic, I’ve grown very skeptical of Motorola. There were parts of the hands on video that already showed a bit of lag. Being a Verizon retailer and seeing everyone that comes in with problems with their phones, I feel like once HTC made a phone with decent specs (the Incredible) they really did a solid job of making sure it worked smoothly with little to no bugs or lag. I realize they need to work on making better batteries, but I think the kick stand, 40 gigs of memory, smooth skin, and sleek design are pulling me towards the Thunderbolt. I just feel like they’re going to come out with a phone with pretty much the exact same specs as the Thunderbolt in like late summer but with a dual core processor, hdmi output, and hopefully they’ll finally come out with a decent stock battery.

    Oh and I’m starting to think as it gets closer and closer to the release date of the TBolt we might not see a change to data pricing. I mean after all it doesn’t cost Verizon that much and maybe they’ll see it as more of a pull to get people to switch to smartphones.

    As for Skype and the mobile hot spot features being available after launch, I don’t really care. It’s still gonna be a while before a good amount of your friends have phones capable of face to face chatting when you want them to, and I’m I’ll easytether or pdanet all day before I ever pay for the mobile hot spot feature. Maybe I’ll try to figure out how to root the thing, but when I looked up instructions on how to root my D1 it was like trying to read a foreign language (and I consider myself sort of tech savvy). I wouldn’t assume those features will be available very quickly after launch, though. I remember when I got my D1 they were saying a flash player was supposed to be ready by the first quarter of the year (D1 came out 11/7/09 case y’all weren’t sure) and it wound up not coming out till late summer.

  • DBK

    Again with the watermark?

    Is is safe to assume then that we have a winner for the contest? :P

  • Anonymous

    The chart definetly makes the Tbolt look
    good

  • Anonymous

    Is it me or is there some reason that the Nexus S has gingerbread on it the Nexus 1 is due to receive it if not already and then New phone come out like the Tbolt and the Bionic and they will be running 2.2… Are they planning on going straight from Froyo to Honey? Will the rest of the 4g phones also run on 2.2?

  • Anonymous

    This will be my wife’s first smartphone, and I’m actually really excited for her. My Droid Incredible(DrInc) is the best smartphone I’ve ever owned and the community behind it has been excellent. I’m sure she will love the stock Sense experience although I may have to root it anyway just because.

  • Anonymous

    Apple is going to allow VZNavigator on their phone? lol thats just absurd. I remember when I actually used to rely on that crap software.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah saw that too, couldn’t believe it at first heh.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah saw that too, couldn’t believe it at first heh.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah saw that too, couldn’t believe it at first heh.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah saw that too, couldn’t believe it at first heh.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah saw that too, couldn’t believe it at first heh.

    • http://amusicapp.blogspot.com Randy A

      They will allow it as a download from the App Store the same way that they do for AT&T crapware. It won’t be on the device out of the box and the user can uninstall the app at will.

  • http://twitter.com/OMFGitsJUSTIN OMFGitsJUSTIN

    I see little difference in the Thunderbolt compared to my Droid Incredible running Gingerbread. 4G is going to up the price of dada and I think it’s too early for adoption.

    EyePhone for me!

    • Ckochinsky125

      same here I will upgrade to 4g once it is more widespread and only if they dont up the price too much if they do at all

      • Droidzzz

        I don’t think VZ will up the data pricing at least at first. Go to the VZ website and check your local 4G coverage. I got to see a data card in 4G action today and it was freaking awesomely fast! Once 4G becomes more widespread I could see VZ mimicing Sprint and doing a $10 increase, but they miiiiight grandfather you in if you get one of the first 4G phones. Of course this is just my own speculation.

  • http://twitter.com/ThePeacedOut pstout

    I don’t know why, but as soon as I accept these phones as a viable option for my upgrade, I always want more!! Damn technology.

  • Anonymous

    Already moved someone OFF the i*hone to the Thunderbolt!

    • Anonymous

      +1 for that.

    • Anonymous

      +1 for that.

      • palomosan

        So I thought that all LTE phones were gonna be Global phones, what’s going on with that, I guess I’m staying with my Dinc until a global one comes out.

    • Anonymous

      +1 for that.

    • Anonymous

      +1 for that.

    • Anonymous

      +1 for that.

    • Anonymous

      +1 for that.

  • Anonymous

    Wait…so despite having a SIM card, and LTE being a GSM standard, LTE phones won’t carry basic 2/3G global GSM compatibility? Lame.

  • Anonymous

    The Droid X is still looking mighty sexy in my land of perpetual 3G. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/c_heuer Christopher Heuer

    Anyone else notice under the Droid 2 Global and the Droid X it says “Motorola Application Platform” instead of MotoBLUR? Is that new?

    • http://twitter.com/jayzeroeee Joe

      Motorola doesn’t call the skin on the X and D2 Motoblur.

  • Mikkeeeed

    No swype for thunderbolt???

    • http://www.facebook.com/drew.h.wegand Drew Harrison Wegand

      swype is easy to get on any device!

  • Anonymous

    Leaning towards HTC Thundbolt (as opposed to Bionic or WP7 device)

    • http://twitter.com/ThePeacedOut pstout

      curious as to why?? not gonna wait for bionic?

      • Anonymous

        From what I understand, Thunderbolt outperforms Bionic on Benchmark and Motorola wants to keep the ROM locked down. I really love the WP7 interface – a lot. However, I doubt they will get the devices out to VZ fast enough.

        • DBK

          Only because the Bionic that it tested against either didn’t have or wasn’t properly utilizing the dual core processor, which would up the effectiveness of the RAM (which -although less- is DDR2 which performs a hell of a lot faster than the RAM on the Thunderbolt) among other things.

          I would wait for the Bionic and then play with both to see which one feels better to you.

          • http://profiles.google.com/dboy.stein Daniel Stein

            I was goin to wait..then found out from VZW that even after 6 months I can still “trade in” my Thunderbolt for almost $200!! seems to good to be true but I asked 2 different sales reps and they confirmed it! 
            So I’ll get to play with the Thunderbolt until the Bionic decides to come out the closet

      • Anonymous

        From what I understand, Thunderbolt outperforms Bionic on Benchmark and Motorola wants to keep the ROM locked down. I really love the WP7 interface – a lot. However, I doubt they will get the devices out to VZ fast enough.

    • http://www.facebook.com/michaeljmcgrath Michael McGrath

      If the camera on the Bionic is as horrendous as the Droid X, I’m going Thunderbolt. The Evo camera > Droid X so I really don’t expect HTC to let me down here.

    • Rickross1112

      bionic beats all phones. 2Ghz!!!!!

  • Charugan

    OTA music downloads say “V CAST Music with Rhapsody” instead of “Amazon MP3 Store.” PLEASE tell me a) there’s no rhapsody/vcast bloatware and b)you can at least download the Amazon MP3 Store from the market.

    • bkj216

      Its a Verizon phone so there’s guaranteed to be bloat. (Well all Carriers provide bloat-ware these days)

      Just wait until you can Root it and just remove it yourself.