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HTC One coming to Verizon Wireless on Thursday

The HTC One smartphone will be sold by the nation’s largest carrier beginning next week, four months after it launched on AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.

Verizon Wireless said in a tweet early Friday that HTC’s top phone of 2013 would cost $199 with a two-year contract and be available Aug. 22 in stores and online.

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The device comes with a 4.7-inch screen, a fast processor, a solid battery and at least 16 gigabytes of internal storage. Reviews have praised its sleek aluminum design, Beats-powered audio and neat photo-capture features. HTC is said to have sold 5 million units in the first couple of months, but the lack of a Verizon version was considered to be a major setback.

For Verizon customers, the One is expected to hit stores just before the Motorola Moto X. While the Moto X hasn’t received favorable reviews on the hardware side, many of its software features could be preferable to some users. For example, the Moto X will have better voice command and touchless features than most other phones. It also comes packed with Android’s new camera app, and its body colors can be chosen by the buyer.

Verizon hasn’t announced when the Moto X would be available. AT&T said on Friday that the Moto X would go on sale Aug. 23 for $199 with a two-year contract. It will be available in stores and online through Moto Maker.

For the second quarter of this year, Verizon said it had 118 million subscribers and AT&T said it had 108 million.


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HTC Touch Pro (Verizon Wireless) review: HTC Touch Pro (Verizon Wireless)

Joining Sprint and AT&T, Verizon Wireless is now offering the HTC Touch Pro, a full-featured Windows Mobile smartphone aimed at business users. It brings a nice update to the Verizon Wireless XV6800 with the addition of Windows Mobile 6.1 and a sleeker design. Plus, it's fully stocked with wireless options and messaging and productivity tools. Unfortunately, the Verizon Touch Pro lacks some of the services and applications offered by the Sprint Touch Pro and the AT&T HTC Fuze but the bigger issue is that the Verizon Touch Pro simply doesn't deliver when it comes to performance. The smartphone is buggy and frustratingly slow, and it's certainly not worth the pricey $349.99 with a two-year contract. If you're a Verizon customer and need a business-centric smartphone, you'll be better off with the Samsung Saga. You'll lose some of the flashiness of the HTC Touch Pro but at least you'll get a device that can keep up with your demands.

The Verizon Wireless HTC Touch Pro doesn't differ much in design compared with its Sprint and AT&T variants, though there are several differences. For example, the Verizon handset features sharper edges and a flat, plastic backplate, whereas the Sprint model has a soft-touch finish and the AT&T Fuze sports a geometric backing like the HTC Touch Diamond. While the other handsets have fun and distinguishing features, the Verizon Touch Pro is still an attractive model and certainly more compact than the Verizon Wireless XV6800 at 4.1 inches high by 2 inches wide by 0.7 inch deep and weighs 4.9 ounces.

The HTC Touch Pro for Verizon Wireless features a slightly different design than the Sprint and AT&T models with sharper edges and other variations.

On its front, you'll find a 2.8-inch touch screen with VGA resolution (480x640), so you'll enjoy sharp text and images. You can customize the Home screen with various themes, including HTC's TouchFlo 3D interface. This user interface places a toolbar along the bottom of the screen that lets you scroll left to right and launch applications with one touch, and also allows you to scroll through images, messages, and Web pages with various finger swipes.

The display also has a built-in accelerometer, so the screen orientation will automatically switch from portrait to landscape mode when you rotate the phone. However, similar to the Sprint model, the feature only works in certain applications, such as pictures and video and Web pages. The page view will also change when you slide the screen to the right to access the full QWERTY keyboard. That said, we found that the Verizon Touch Pro was incredibly slow to perform this task, beyond what we experienced on the Sprint version. There were times that it took so long that we thought the phone froze. There were also a couple of occasions when we opened the keyboard and the bottom third of the screen looked like it was on the fritz. Obviously, that's not good and we found that the smartphone was underpowered in general. Check out the Performance section for a more detailed description.

The HTC Touch Pro features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard for easy message composition.

The full QWERTY on the Verizon Touch Pro is slightly varied from the other two models in that the placement of some buttons are in different places. The keyboard is fairly easy to use with large buttons and a nonslip texture, but we slightly favored the HTC Fuze since it was easier to hit the space button with our right thumb and there were more shortcuts to applications.

The rest of the Touch Pro's controls and ports are similar to the Sprint version, including the four-way, touch-sensitive navigation toggle. Unfortunately, this also means you don't get a standard headphone jack. For more details about the HTC Touch Pro's design, please read our full review of the HTC Touch Pro for Sprint.

Verizon Wireless packages the HTC Touch Pro with an AC adapter, a USB cable, an audio adapter, an extra stylus, software CDs, and reference material. For more add-ons, please check our cell phone accessories, ringtones, and help page.

The HTC Touch Pro for Verizon Wireless is built for business users and comes with the features to handle the workload. The smartphone runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional Edition with the full Microsoft Office Mobile Suite and Direct Push Technology for real-time e-mail delivery and automatic synchronization with your Outlook calendar, tasks, and contacts via Exchange Server. The Touch Pro also supports HTML-formatted e-mail and you can access POP3 and IMAP e-mail accounts, which, in most cases, is a simple process of inputting your username and password.

For Web browsing, you can use Internet Explorer Mobile but the Touch Pro also ships with the Opera Mobile Web browser. Preloaded PIM tools include ClearVue Presentations, Adobe Reader LE, WorldCard Mobile business card reader, a voice recorder, a task list, a task manager and switcher, and a calculator. You can also download more programs, games, and utilities from the Verizon AppZone. A shortcut to the store is provided on the smartphone; you can also find more titles from

For voice features, the Touch Pro offers a speakerphone, voice dialing and commands, speed dial, and text and multimedia messaging. The address book is only limited by the available memory and you can store multiple numbers for a single entry, as well as home and work addresses, e-mail, IM screen name, birthday, and more. For caller ID purposes, you can pair a contact with a photo, a caller group, or one of 62 polyphonic ringtones. Bluetooth 2.0 is onboard for use with mono and stereo Bluetooth headsets as well as hands-free kits, object push for vCard, basic imaging, phonebook access profiles, and dial-up networking. It does not support the OBEX profile for object transfer. Also, note that if you want to take advantage of the DUN capabilities and use the Touch Pro as a wireless modem for your laptop, be aware that you will need to sign up for one of Verizon's BroadbandAccess plans, which start at $15 per month.

The HTC Touch Pro is an EV-DO Rev. A-capable handset so it works on the carrier's 3G's network, allowing you enjoy faster Web browsing, e-mail, and downloads. The Rev. A offers an extra boost over regular EV-DO, bringing download speeds up to the 450Kbps-to-800Kbps range versus 400Kbps-to-700Kbps, while upload speeds will average around 300Kpbs to 400Kpbs (compared with EV-DO's 50Kpbs to 70Kbps). Of course, this is all dependent if you live in a coverage area (you can find a coverage map from Verizon's Web site). In case, you're not one of the lucky ones or if you happen to wander outside the 3G coverage area, the good news is the Touch Pro also has integrated Wi-Fi, offering you another method for connecting to the Web.

The Touch Pro has integrated GPS/A-GPS for navigation capabilities. To get a fix on your location, the smartphone will use both satellites and cellular triangulation but for real-time turn-by-turn directions, traffic data, and more, you will need to subscribe to Verizon's VZ Navigator location-based service, which costs $9.99 per month or $2.99 per day.

The Touch Pro's 3.2-megapixel camera produced sharp images but colors looked washed out.

As a business device, Verizon doesn't offer its V Cast music and video services on the HTC Touch Pro, but you do get some multimedia offerings. First, there's a 3.2-megapixel camera with up to 4x zoom and video-recording capabilities. The camera options include everything from various shooting modes, image size, and quality. The camera is equipped with a flash, but you also get white balance and brightness controls to help you get the best image. Picture quality wasn't the greatest; while the objects looked clear, the colors were washed out and gave the image a very dull look. There's also no dedicated capture button, which we missed. Video quality was also fairly poor, as clips looked pretty jerky during playback.

The Touch Pro features a microSD expansion slot that can accept up to 16GB cards.

You also get the standard Windows Media Player 10 Mobile player with support for AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA, MPEG-4, WMV files, and more. As far as memory, the Verizon Touch Pro has 512MB ROM and 192MB RAM, which is less than the HTC Fuze and Sprint Touch Pro's 288MB RAM. You can expand the storage via the microSD/SDHC expansion slot (accepts up to 16GB cards), but the lesser really affects the performance of the smartphone, which you can read more about below.

We tested (CDMA 850/1900; EV-DO Rev. A) the HTC Touch Pro in San Francisco using Verizon Wireless service, and call quality was excellent. Audio sounded crisp and clear to us with very little voice distortion and background noise. We had no problems conversing with friends or using an airline's voice-automated response system and didn't have any dropped calls during our test period. Our callers also reported similarly good results. Occasionally, they said they could hear a slight echo but otherwise had no major complaints. Speakerphone quality was mediocre. While there was plenty of volume, the sound was slightly on the tinny side, though it wasn't anything that prevented us from carrying on with the conversation. We successfully paired the Touch Pro with the Logitech Mobile Traveller Bluetooth headset and the "="" rel="follow">Motorola S9 Bluetooth Active Headphones.

Our biggest issue with the HTC Touch Pro is it can be terribly slow. The smartphone features a 528MHz Qualcomm MSM7500A processor and at times, the smartphone was responsive, but more often than not, we encountered significant delays to the point where we thought the system had frozen. The device felt underpowered to handle even the simplest tasks like launching applications or even just navigating through the TouchFlo interface. We even switched back to the traditional Windows Today screen and tried optimizing CPU usage through the task manager and still encountered numerous problems. The software also seemed buggy. Aside from some of the screen issues we mentioned earlier in the Design section, there was more than one occasion where the back button wouldn't work and we couldn't go back to the Today screen using the shortcut button. Everything was a test in patience, even Web browsing. Launching the Opera browser took a while and sometimes a site would start to load and then hiccup. It all led to an incredibly frustrating experience and distaste for the smartphone.

The HTC Touch Pro's 1,340mAh lithium ion battery has a rated talk time battery life of 4 hours and up to 14 days of standby time. We are still conducting our battery drain tests but will update this section as soon as we have final results. Anecdotally, we found that the battery drains pretty quickly. After just a couple of hours of making calls and browsing the Internet, the battery was already at 50 percent. According to FCC radiation tests, the Touch Pro has a digital SAR rating of 1.43 watts per kilogram.

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HTC ThunderBolt

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HTC ThunderBolt (Verizon Wireless)

ManufacturerHTC Corporation
Slogan"HTC Dream.”
SeriesDesire HD
Compatible networksDual-bandCDMA/EVDO Rev. A/EHRPD (800 1900 MHz)
LTE 700 MHz (band 13)
First releasedJan 2011[1]
Availability by regionFebruary 2011
DiscontinuedJune 2012
PredecessorHTC Droid Incredible
SuccessorHTC Rezound
RelatedHTC Desire HD, HTC Inspire 4G, HTC Sensation 4G, HTC EVO 4G, HTC EVO 4G LTE
Form factorSlate
Dimensions4.85 in (123 mm) H
2.65 in (67 mm) W
0.54 in (14 mm) D[2]
Mass6.23 oz (177 g)
Operating systemAndroid 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 3.6[3]
CPU1 GHz QualcommSnapdragon (MSM8655)
GPUAdreno 205
Memory768 MB RAM
Storage8 GB eMMC (2.58 GB available)
Removable storage32 GB microSD card pre-installed
Battery1400 mAh
Data inputsTouch or Swype
Display4.27 in (108 mm) diagonal[4]
1.67:1 aspect ratio widescreen
TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen
480x800 resolution at 215 ppi (0.38 Mpx)
Corning Gorilla Glass, crack and scratch resistant
Rear camera8.0 Mpx with autofocus, 2 LED flash, with 720p HD video capture
Front camera1.3 Mpx front-facing, with video capture
ConnectivityCDMA 800/1900 MHz EVDO Rev. A, 4G LTE 700 MHz, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n); Bluetooth 2.1 (upgradeable to 3.0) with A2DP stereo and EDR; A-GPS; FM tuner with RDS, 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, Micro-USB, Mobile Hotspot
Hearing aid compatibilityM4/T3[5]

The HTC ThunderBolt (ADR6400L) was the first 4G LTEsmartphone on the Verizon Wireless network. It is a CDMA/LTE variant of the HTC Desire HD. It was first announced at CES on January 6, 2011.

In addition to 4G service, the ThunderBolt is the first Verizon phone to support simultaneous voice/data over 3G without the help of Wi-Fi.[6]


The phone was launched Jan 17, 2011. Best Buy was the first retailer to offer a pre-order on February 6, 2011. Wirefly and Amazon both allowed pre-orders a few days before the device was officially launched.[7] This launch date, however, was much later than anticipated by consumers, frustrating many potential buyers.[8][9][10]

There was so much pent-up demand for the ThunderBolt that it broke pre-sale records for at least one online vendor.[11]

However, despite early demand for the phone, HTC has appeared to struggle in their attempts to address multiple complaints about the device. Some features were removed just prior to release, such as a built-in Skype app with video calling capability. Common reported issues include complaints of short battery life, frequent rebooting, and a much delayed and troubled rollout of an update to the Android Gingerbread platform.[12][13]


The ThunderBolt has a second generation 1GHz Snapdragon processor manufactured by Qualcomm, and runs on Verizon's 4G LTE Network. It has a 4.3-inch class (480×800) WVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen covered by Gorilla Glass,[14] a special crack and scratch resistant material made by Corning. Two cameras are included; an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, able to record 720p video, with a dual-LED flash, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone has 768 MB of RAM and 8 GB of eMMC of internal flash memory data storage ( available to user apps & user app data). An external microSDHC card slot supports up to 32 GB more storage memory, which comes preinstalled. The ThunderBolt also comes with a kickstand that works in landscape and portrait positions for photo or video viewing. A LED notification light is located near the earpiece.


The ThunderBolt shipped with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and it was later updated in September 2011 to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). In early February 2013, the ThunderBolt was updated to Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and Sense 3.6.

The 4.0.4 update brought many new features to the Thunderbolt, including new camera filters and features, the ability to capture screenshots, and facial recognition to unlock the device. It also improved the device's stability and improved connectivity issues. Connectivity issues were the reason why HTC and Verizon Wireless did not immediately release the 4.0.4 update. The "Fit the puzzle piece" unlock screen prompt was replaced by “Drag down to unlock.”

Another new feature with the 4.0.4 update was the built-in data manager. This feature helps users manage and view their recent data usage. This feature would show a graph of data usage for the time period that the user had previously set. The feature would also keep track of the user's data usage, and would alert the user when they were close to their data limit, which the user would have previously set.

See also[edit]


  1. ^"The First 4G LTE Smartphone For Verizon Wireless". press release. Verizon Wireless. March 15, 2011. Retrieved March 15, 2011.
  2. ^This is slightly larger than the advertised specifications. See, e.g.: "ThunderBolt by HTC". Verizon Wireless. April 2011. At "Size" pop-up. Retrieved 2011-07-04.
  3. ^"HTC Thunderbolt Won't See New HTC Sense 3.0". April 14, 2011.
  4. ^This is slightly smaller than the advertised specifications. See, e.g.: "ThunderBolt by HTC". Verizon Wireless. April 2011. At "Key Features". Retrieved 2011-07-04.
  5. ^"ThunderBolt™ by HTC". Retrieved 2011-12-15.
  6. ^"Simultaneous Voice and Data over 3G Confirmed for HTC Thunderbolt". January 26, 2011.
  7. ^Michelle Maisto (2011-03-17). "HTC ThunderBolt for Verizon 4G LTE Network Now Available". Retrieved 2013-07-11.
  8. ^"Verizon delays HTC ThunderBolt, according to rumors, with no ETA in sight |". 2011-02-08. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
  9. ^James DeRuvo (2011-03-08). "HTC Thunderbolt launch delay by the iPad 2 confirmed". Android Community. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
  10. ^02/26/2011 (2011-02-26). "Battery Issue the Reason Behind the Verizon HTC Thunderbolt Delay?". Retrieved 2013-07-11.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  11. ^"ThunderBolt by HTC Pre-orders Break Sales Record at Wirefly". Simplexity, LLC. 16 March 2011.
  12. ^Palmer, Jacob. "Android Lemon Award Goes To HTC For Making The Worst Phone Of 2011". GizmoCrunch.[dead link]
  13. ^Mills, Adam. "HTC Thunderbolt Issues Are Unacceptable".
  14. ^"Products with Gorilla". Featured products. Corning Incorporated.

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