08
Feb
thunderbolt_wirefly

Our pals over at WireFly have done an unboxing video of a production Thunderbolt, and at 7 minutes long, it provides a good look at what customers can expect to find in the box. See for yourself:

Notable points:

  • 32 GB microSD card pre-installed (8 GB of ROM, for a total of 40 GB of storage)
  • Kickstand
  • SIM card required for LTE
  • Dual-LED flash
  • 4.3" 480x800px LCD
  • Android 2.2.1
  • 8 MP camera around back, 1.3 MP in front

Although they just barely play with the phone while it's powered on, they mentioned in an email that "This phone cranks." They also mention that WireFly will be selling the device "soon." How soon that is is up for debate though, especially in light of today's delay.

Oh, and something to look forward to: a full review of the Thunderbolt should be coming soon, as well as a "big-time cell phone Schmackdown."

[Source: WireFly]

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • abee

    is the microSD 32GB a class 10 speed rating ?

    i.e. Patriot LX or Wintec filemate

    • abee

      judging from the video, it's a SanDisk and they don't have a class 10 microSD 32GB yet

  • RobG

    effing iphone is effing up Verizon Android releases the same way it did at AT&T - remember how long it took AT&T to even release and Android phone? - and when they did, it was crippled - iphone on Verizon means Android will get more and more effed in the future

    • FDR

      That's the stupidest effing thing I read all effing day. Verizon has sold millions of Android phones so they have no reason to eff up their Android sales and support. Take an effing pill and calm the eff down.

  • Ron H in Schenectady

    This will be my next phone. I'm due for upgrade on Feb 28. Buh-bye Droid Pro. I love your physical keys, but that's about it. HTC all the way for me again.

  • http://lensspark.com Scadole

    I can't believe the guy doing this unboxing wasn't sure that this thing had a kickstand. It's already been previewed all over ces and has been all over the web.

    $249.99 and no headset? Boooooooh. I've already preordered it, but boooooh anyway.

    • Nutso

      I CONCUR. WHAT TYPE OF PEOPLE THEY LETTING WORK FOR THESE COMPANIES... FAR AS TECH KNOWLEDGE GOES... I WILL PUT THESE FOOLS UNDER. YA DIG???

  • Nutso

    ATTN EVO OWNERS: THE KICKSTAND ON THE EVO SUPPORTS THE PHONE VERTICALLY ALSO!!!! TRY IT OUT. PEACE.

  • bob

    what do u think is better the droid 2 or the thunder bolt

  • Austin

    Damn, nice video. Seven minutes of a dude taking a phone out of a box. zzzzzzzzzzz Is there a second video that features the actual phone?

    So, I'm a little doubtful that the 1400 amh battery is going to last even 2 hours on 4G.

    All that being said, I preordered mine already. LOL

  • oliver

    No headphones?
    That's ridiculous...

  • Noel

    Nice cool Evo-like device...for me if i am gonna fork out abt $500-600 on a device from now onwards, it better be dual core else i will stick with my N1 till i find that device wothy of such loot.

  • dawkins20

    because the HTC thunderbolt uses a SIM, will I be able to unlock to use it on tmobile?

  • htimsmith

    SIM card?! Nice! Pop that baby right in my Cr48 and I have free data! Beauty!