HTC ThunderBolt Reboot Update Has A Sinister Side

HTC ThunderBolt

As you probably know, Verizon rolled out an update for the HTC ThunderBolt that has seemingly fixed the random reboot issues that had been plaguing the device for weeks on end. And while that’s fantastic, there is also a dark side to the update that Verizon decided not to publicize, something that will come in […]

Wireless Battery Covers Arrive for HTC ThunderBolt, Droid Charge, Droid 3, More

ThunderBolt Wireless Charging Cover

If you’ve been interested in acquiring a Wireless Charging Inductive Battery Cover for your Verizon-branded Android smartphone, you’re in luck because the carrier has released covers for a slew of top of the line Android devices. The phones that the cover is now available for are the HTC ThunderBolt, the Samsung Droid Charge, the newly […]

HTC ThunderBolt Update Rolling Out Tonight, Will Fix Reboot Issues

HTC ThunderBolt

It appears that one of the the nightmare’s plaguing HTC ThunderBolt owners across the country will end tonight as some good, physical evidence has surfaced indicating that the ThunderBolt will receive an update tonight that will take care of the reboot issues. For those unfamiliar, it’s been about two months since Verizon rolled out an […]

Why Verizon 4G Smartphone Prices Keep Falling

HTC ThunderBolt

It could be the tiered data, it could be the issues or it could the Motorola Droid Bionic that is pushing people away but whatever the case may be, prices on Verizon’s 4G LTE smartphones continue to fall and this time it’s over at mobile retailer Wirefly who is offering the HTC ThunderBolt for $99 […]

Android Gingerbread on the Rise, But Key Devices Are Still Lacking

Android Distribution

Google has posted its latest Android chart showing the distribution of the different versions of the operating system. The results indicate that Gingerbread has doubled in size over the past two weeks while Froyo, unsurprisingly has dropped in stature. As you can see in the graph, the percentage of devices using Froyo is down to […]

Official HTC Thunderbolt Desktop Dock Listed for Whopping $60


Thunderbolt owners looking for an elegant desktop solution to display, charge, synchronize, and showcase their 4G LTE smartphone can now have an official solution from HTC. The HTC Thunderbolt Desktop Dock is now available and shipping, though the accessory will set you back $60, but will come with an extra USB cord and wall charger. […]

Verizon 4G Smartphone Prices Keep Falling

Samsung Droid Charge

It seems like every day prices for Verizon’s 4G LTE smartphones get dropped and today is no different as Amazon has slashed its prices on all of Verizon’s current 4G LTE phone including the LG Revolution, the HTC ThunderBolt and the Samsung Droid Charge. If you’re willing to sign up for a new contract, you […]

HTC Thunderbolt Issues Are Unacceptable

HTC ThunderBolt

Yesterday, HTC ThunderBolt owners got two pieces of bad news. First, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update that was supposedly coming out in Q2, the one that Verizon planned on getting out in late-June, failed to arrive. Second, Skype 2 rolled out without any official way of getting the long awaited video calling feature to work. […]

3 Ways the ThunderBolt Beats the iPhone when Traveling

HTC Thunderbolt and 4G from Verizon

I use both a Thunderbolt on Verizon’s 4G LTE Network and an iPhone 4 on AT&T’s 3G Network. The HTC Thunderbolt  is a much more satisfying travel companion than my iPhone 4. I’ve been both to the test on my family’s summer road trip across the southeastern states. There are three primary reasons why I’ve been happier […]

HTC ThunderBolt Gingerbread Update: The Wait Continues

HTC ThunderBolt

Today was supposed to be the day that Android 2.3 arrived for the HTC ThunderBolt. If you recall, and I am sure many of you do, the rumor pegged today, June 30th, as the day that the glorious Gingerbread update would roll out. It’s now noon here in San Francisco, 3PM on the east coast, […]

Wireless ThunderBolt Charging Has Arrived at Verizon Stores

ThunderBolt Wireless Charging Battery Cover

It’s time for ThunderBolt owners to throw down their wires and pick up a Qi certified wireless charging battery cover for our favorite battery munching 4G LTE smartphone. After much waiting and a several online spottings Verizon stores are now beginning to get stock of the HTC ThunderBolt Wireless Charging Battery Cover, available for the […]

HTC Thunderbolt Charging Port in Wrong Place for Video Use

Thunderbolt Kickstand is great, but power port is in wrong place

My family and I are on our summer road trip across the Southeastern US and my HTC Thunderbolt has been a wonderful companion but has one major problem – charging it while watching video in portrait mode with the phone propped up by the built-in kickstand is awkward due to poor placement of the charging […]

Summer Road Trip: Tech In Our Bag & On The Road

MacBook Air On the Road

This week my family and I will be leaving on a long two-week trip around the Southeastern United States taking some of our favorite mobile tech toys with us. I thought I’d share with you what we are taking to make the journey fun and efficient. Last summer our editor Josh Smith took what he […]

HTC ThunderBolt Gingerbread Update Rolling Out June 30th?

HTC ThunderBolt Update

Consider us skeptical at this point because this all sounds too good to be true but it appears that the HTC ThunderBolt’s Gingerbread update, Android 2.3.4 to be exact, will be rolling out on June 30th and will be bringing a host of goodies that should get ThunderBolt owners excited. Some evidence popped up last […]

Verizon Keeping 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Free Through July 6th

HTC ThunderBolt

In a move that will certainly delight owners of the HTC ThunderBolt, Samsung Droid Charge and LG Revolution, Verizon has apparently sent word that it will be extending the free 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot promotion through July 6th. For the last couple of months, 4G LTE smartphone owners on Big Red have enjoyed free mobile […]

HTC Thunderbolt Gets a Teardown & Repair Video from Tears Down HTC Thunderbolt

If you’ve broken your HTC Thunderbolt or just enjoy watching tear down videos, check out the video of the HTC Thunderbolt going under the screw driver, as it is dissected to replace a broken screen. No one wants to open their phone like this since it voids your warranty, but if you broke your screen like […]

Weekly Wrapup: Notebook, Tablet & Smartphone News – WWDC Week


While a decent amount happened this week in the world of notebooks, smartphones and tablets; the primary focus was on Apple as the company took to the stage at WWDC to announce iOS 5, iCloud and OS X Lion. There was no iPhone 5 announced, but the new software is already on many devices, including […]

4G LTE is Faster on HTC Thunderbolt Than Droid Charge on Verizon?

charge thunder HTC Thunderbolt vs

Though both the HTC Thunderbolt and the Samsung Droid Charge both utilize the same network, a new downlink and uplink speed benchmark released by Root Metrics show that not all devices are created equally. Testing both device’s download and upload speeds in Seattle, Washington, Root Metrics finds that on Verizon’s 4G LTE mobile broadband network, […]

HTC Thunderbolt’s New Official OTA Update Leaks Out


HTC and Verizon Wireless had promised a new software update, to be delivered over-the-air, to address some problems that early adopters of the HTC Thunderbolt have been experiencing. However, said update has leaked out early thanks to two ROM images–one designed for rooted handsets and the other for un-rooted stock Thunderbolt devices. The full changes […]

No iPhone 5 This Summer: What You Can Buy Instead

Motorola Photon 4G

Apple didn’t announce a new iPhone at this year’s WWDC keynote and that has left many current iPhone owners, myself included, in a strange position. After two years, contracts with AT&T will soon be up and all of us will be looking for a new phone to get. Many of you will want to wait […]