It's officially official, folks. The long-awaited
HTC ThunderBolt


will be available on Verizon on March 17 -- this Thursday. Whatever kinks Verizon's been working on since the phone's announcement at CES in January presumably have been worked out, and you'll soon have that 4.3-inch slab of LTE 4G goodness in your fat little hands. It'll cost you $249 with a two-year contract. An unlimited LTE plan will run $29.99 a month.

There's no sign of the new Skype, unfortunately. But along with that large screen you'll have Android 2.2, the new version of the HTC Sense user interface, an 8MP rear camera and 1.3MP front-facing shooter, all powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 processor.

Just a couple more days, folks, and it'll be here. While you wait, be sure to check out our
first look at the ThunderBolt at CES


, and swing by
the ThunderBolt forums


. You'll be glad you did. Full presser's after the break.


HTC ThunderBolt officially launching March 17 on Verizon for 9


posted originally by
Android Central




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