Earlier today, we had written about a leaked Verizon document that revealed the price of the Motorola Xoom tablet to be $799.99. While Verizon might have missed the customer expectation here by possibly launching the device at a price $70 higher than the equivalent iPad, it doesn’t seem to have missed the trick with HTC Thunderbolt.
The documents have also given us details regarding the price of the upcoming HTC Thunderbolt. Accordingly, the minimum advertised price of the new Android 2.2 handset is likely to be $249.99. This price is expected to stay for the period between January 21 and July 21.
At this price, the device is of course expected to come with a two year warranty period. However, the features are pretty exciting which means the $250 price point is quite worth the money. In case you are not aware of the features still, here is a link to all that we know thus far.
Are you looking forward to the launch?
HTC Thunderbolt – the Android 2.2 device that could come with a 4.3″ display, a 1.2GHz SnapDragon processor and two cameras; an 8-Megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.3-Megapixel VGA on the front could be launching in the last week of February. This is according to rumors that also note that this Verizon-bound device could have an unnamed Samsung 4G LTE phone for company during launch.
While this latest word is not absolutely credible, we are still hopeful that the launch should happen around that time. Verizon Wireless, it is learned, has already commenced its training programs for employees who shall be working on the ThunderBolt launch. A screengrab of a training manual has leaked to the blogosphere that underlines some salient features on this new Android 2.2 handset.
Given a February end launch, we expect Verizon to open up the ThunderBolt for pre-orders in just a couple of weeks from now. Will you be going for one?
A German retailer has published the tech specs and features of the much anticipated HTC Thunderbolt. But before you go ahead and read them, do take this rumor with a pinch of salt. The features look too good and we are not sure if HTC can manage to put all of this together and sell for a price that is on par with the other offerings currently in the market.
So what are we expecting from the Thunderbolt? The device is expected to come with a 4.3″ display, a 1.2 GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor, an 8-Megapixel camera, a 5-Megapixel secondary camera, 1080p Full HD video recording and playback, 16GB internal memory that is expandable up to 128 GB and a 1800mAh battery. The device can supposedly run on GSM, LTE, 3G and EDGE networks and supports both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. And one more thing – this Gingerbread running device will also have a kickstand.
If this rumor is true and assuming the device will launch very soon, this can be one real top-notch phone for 2011. Anyway, for the moment, we will just wait and watch for some official word.