HTC Thunderbolt ROM available for download

Well, that didn’t take long. The Verizon HTC Thunderbolt ROM has already been leaked only a few hours after the device’s official unveiling at CES. If you have time to west or you would just like to dig deep into it to see what’s new just head over here and download it your hard drive.

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Samsung to announce 4G Windows Phone 7 devices and Dual Core Android handsets at MWC

According to Samsung mobile chief, J.K. Shin, we can expect the company to announce dual-core powered Android handsets (probably the Samsing GT-i9100) and the first 4G enabled Windows Phone 7 devices next month during MWC in Barcelona. Samsung, who is has recently announced sells of over 10 Million Samsung Galaxy S phones, expects to sell over 50 million smartphones in 2011 (2x what was sold in 2010). Contrary to popular belief (based on a dodgy translation), Samsung is not going to manufacture more WP7 devices than Android handsets this year as seen with alflood of Android product announcement they have done durung CES.The company is also expected to announce Bada 2.0 on the same day. Watch out for some live hands-on coverage of MWC here on MobileTechWorld. (yes I’ll be there..).

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Android 3.0 Honeycomb UI video walkthrough

Here is a couple of Android 3.0 Honeycomb videos demonstrating several parts of the new tablet oriented OS that we saw unveiled yesterday. You will get to see all of the major functionalities of the OS without any voice over explaining what is really going on (though it’s really had to understand..). These videos are actually what is being shown on the Motorola Xoom and LG G-Slate Tegra 2 powered tablets that were unveiled in Las Vegas. The press wasn’t allowed to play with the devices so Google decided to playback the following videos on them so that everybody can get an idea of what it will look like :

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HTC Thunderbolt specifications

HTC has finally announced the HTC Thunderbolt LTE Android handset on Verizon and just like I told you earlier this week the device packs an MSM8655 coupled with an MDM9600 LTE radio (and not an MSM8960 like the stupid rumor claimed…). Anyway, the device is basically just an HTC Desire HD with a front facing camera and the added LTE modem. Now regarding the HTC Inspire 4G launching on AT&T the hardware is just totally identical to the HTC Desire HD with exactly the same design, no front facing camera and same SoC (specs here). Contrary to what I’m seeing reported the 4.3 inch screen of both devices is the same TFT LCD used since the HTC HD2 and not an SLCD panel. Amway check out the HTC Thunderbolt hardware specifications after the break:

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