HTC Thunderbolt Hype: Keeping My Desire HD

With all this delay to the release of the HTC Thunderbolt one wouldn’t be surprised if some potential customers changed their mind about waiting for the Android 2.2 Froyo smartphone, and yes, some people have simply had enough of the run around and moved onto another device.

Mostly I have found by looking at the various comments on our HTC Thunderbolt posts that people are opting to pick up the Motorola Droid Bionic, and to be honest with all the beating about the bush Verizon has done with the HTC Thunderbolt one can’t blame customers for looking at other devices.

The thing is, the HTC Thunderbolt isn’t an all dancing, all singing smartphone that’s better than any other out there, yes it will be able to run on a 4G network but then so can others, so lets compare a few specs between the Thunderbolt and say another HTC handset, the HTC Desire HD.

Thunderbolt specs put forward according to Phone Arena, a 4.3-inch capacitive touch screen, 8 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash and 720p video, front facing 1.3 megapixel camera, Android 2.2 Froyo OS, built-in Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, GPS, a-GPS, Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, 8192MB memory, 32GB microSD expansion, DLNA, and 3.5mm jack.

The HTC Desire HD specs according to GSMarena are, 4.3-inch capacitive touch screen, 8 megapixel auto-focus camera with dual LED flash and 720p video, Android 2.2 Froyo OS, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, Facebook and Twitter apps, GPS, a-GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, 1.5GB memory, 32GB microSD expansion, DNLA, and a 3.5mm jack.

So not a great deal of difference between the two, of course the Thunderbolt will be able to play nice on Verizon’s 4G LTE network but as that’s not available yet, it shouldn’t really count like for like, besides by the time the Big Red does have 4G LTE fully rolled out newer smartphones will be available.

So the thing is this, if you own an HTC Desire HD will you bother exchanging for the HTC Thunderbolt once it finally arrives, or will you simply keep hold of you HTC Desire HD?

Now as for that HTC Thunderbolt and its never-ending release delay, one of our readers called NoMoreThunderBolt pointed out in a comment on one of our Thunderbolt articles that Best Buy has the date for pricing for the HTC Thunderbolt set to become affective between 02/20/2011 and 03/26/2011.

Here’s how you can verify that info, hit the Best Buy site, then enter the location 75070, click on weekly ad at the top, click on the Buyer’s Guide, once done you click on any image of the Thunderbolt and you be presented with a pop-up showing the price and at the top it states “Prices effective Sunday, Feb. 20 – Saturday, Mar. 26 (Except as noted),” try it, it works.

So could this then mean that the release of the HTC Thunderbolt could be as late as the 26th of March? Your guess is as good as mine.


15 thoughts on “HTC Thunderbolt Hype: Keeping My Desire HD”

  1. Dan says:

    I wanted a TB, but then I found the LG Optimus V on Sprint. Does everything I need AND unlimited data AND text AND 300 talk minutes per month – ALL FOR $25, no contract needed.

  2. markswayuk says:

    The typo error has been corrected – 36 days in a month would be madness, but then again it is more believable than the HTC Thunderbolt being released tonight…

  3. Granth3w says:

    The Desire is AT&T. Most people won't change services just because of a phone. Also, they are both one ghz processors, but the Thunderbolt's is a newer generation. Also, the Thunderbolt comes with a 32 gb card, which was not listed in the comparison.

  4. AMC says:

    3/36/11 they really don't want to have it released if we have to wait until they add 5 more days to the month of March! I debate just getting the Samsung phone on verizon but really wanted to wait for a 4LTE phone since I have waited so long but then the more I wait, the more I will have to wait to get my next phone after this!

  5. Sifa Tulikihihifo says:

    The thunderbolt also has dual LED flash and a newer generation processor. Which is why it clocked faster than the Desire… But that's all over shadowed by Verizon and HTC's lack of communication. It's bad PR and had left a sour taste in the mouths of many… Mine included.

  6. Richard Johnson says:

    The Desire is missing one huge component of the Thunderbolt that one can't get around. CDMA. Why bother comparing phones that don't work on the same network? If I want a hybrid car, I'm not going to compare the Honda CRZ to a Subaru WXR.

  7. RamVoo says:

    The HTC TB can do SVDO….that is why it is cool…VZW is downplaying this feature…I hope they don't disable it…however HTC phones are the easiest to MOD.

  8. James J says:

    I have been hunting around for the right smart phone for quite sometime, but know I made the right decision. The first app I downloaded was DISH Remote Access, and linked it to my DISH Network employee account. I can now stream over 200 HD channels. With the thunderbolt’s screen resolution, I was blown away!!

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