New Thunderbolt Display Can Turn a MacBook Air Into an iMac

Thunderbolt display

Among today’s announcements by Apple, one that can have a big impact on mobile computing relates to the Thunderbolt display. The display finally serves as a proper docking station for MacBooks – a docking station with benefits, that is. The display sports a 27″ screen with 2560 x 1440 resolution. The real standout spec, however, […]

Netflix App for Android Now Supports Several More Devices


Netflix for Android was supposed to be marked by celebration when it arrived. Unfortunately, it was met with a chorus of boos because it was only available for a select few Android handsets. Slowly but surely though, Netflix has brought support to more and more devices and today, the list of support has grown enormously […]

The 5 Best Android Smartphones [July, 2011]


The middle of summer is upon us dear GBM readers and you know what that means? We have a plethora of new Android phones out on the market, enough to make your head swivel around and your hair turn gray. Well, it’s our job to make buying a new smartphone as easy as possible and […]

Hulu Plus Arrives for HTC ThunderBolt, Wait for Netflix Continues

Hulu Plus

Back on June 23rd, Hulu rolled out its Hulu Plus application for Android. Problem was, it was only available for six devices including the Nexus One, Nexus S, HTC Inspire 4G, Motorola Droid 2, Motorola Droid X, and the Motorola Atrix. Not a bad crop but there were definitely some key phones left out. Today, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Rep Confirms Gingerbread for Thunderbolt Coming Soon


While hopeful Gingerbread users of the Thunderbolt are waiting anxiously for not only a software patch that would fix the random rebooting issues as well as deliver the latest Android 2.3 version, called Gingerbread, an HTC rep confirms that the next software update will bring both features and is coming soon. In a letter to […]

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 […]

Is Verizon’s 4G LTE Network Down?


It’s unclear if Verizon’s 4G LTE network is down, but at least in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, various 4G devices–MiFi mobile hotspot routers, a few 4G LTE Android smartphones, and a USB modem–refused to connect to Verizon’s 4G LTE network, indicating that there may be network issues at least in the San Francisco […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fathers Day 2011: Tech & Gadget Gifts for Dad

Father's Day Gift Guide - Mimobots

With Father’s Day right around the corner we wanted to give you a look at the hottest Father’s Day gifts for dad’s that love technology, gadgets, cameras and more. Dad doesn’t need to be a geek to appreciate these incredibly cool Father’s Day gifts, but it will help. You can head over to for the full […]

HTC ThunderBolt Random Reboot Fix Coming Later This Month

HTC ThunderBolt

Last we heard about the HTC ThunderBolt random reboot fix was that HTC and Verizon were cognizant of the issue and that they were working together in order to swiftly get out a fix. Well, two weeks later we still don’t have a fix for the issue but it appears that it could be rolling […]

How To Keep Your Android Screen On While Listening To Music In the Car

Android Stay Awake While Plugged in

Android devices like the HTC Thunderbolt and Droid X2 make for great multimedia devices in the car especially with all the great music apps currently available. The biggest issue is that on most phones and in most apps the screen will go blank and the phone will lock after a short period, even while plugged […]