Jan 05 AT 9:11 AM Nick Gray 20 Comments

Verizon HTC Thunderbolt and AT&T HTC Inspire 4G show up in Rolling Stone ad

For the most part, technology news it typically leaked on the web, long before the general public ever gets wind of it. But that’s not the case this time around. HTC has purchased some ad space in the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine which prominently features their 4G lineup. The usual suspects are present (HTC EVO 4G and the T-Mobile G2), but the real highlights of the ad are the unannounced Verizon HTC Thunderbolt and the AT&T HTC Inspire 4G.

We’ve covered the HTC Thunderbolt quite a bit lately. Rumor has it that it will feature many of the same internal components as the European HTC Desire HD. We’re hoping Verizon will finally get around to announcing the handset this week so we can get some hands-on time with it while we’re at CES.

Sure, the HTC Thunderbolt is exciting, but if you’re an AT&T customer you’re probably overjoyed to see that they will finally be offering a 4G handset. Details on the HTC Inspire 4G simply don’t exist. The only other time we have heard about the handset is when HTC file their trademark application with the USPTO in late 2010. Our guess (based solely on the image) is that the AT&T HTC Inspire 4G will be pretty similar to the HTC Desire HD and the HTC Thunderbolt.

It’s exciting to see AT&T may be finally stepping up their Android game.

Source: Android Central

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Gomez

    I think Htc phones are way better than any other company. They started it all with the G1. They continue to make the best products for all networks. Bring on the tablets!

  • http://techautomatic.com/ Tech Automatic

    Thanks for the post you supplied

  • http://Website Droidwolf

    Hmm I wounder why they have the g2 up there but not the mytouch 4g? I know the g2 runs stock android but the mytouch in my opinion is the better phone.

    • http://Website Gomez

      The G2 was the 1st 4g phone i think on tmobile.

    • http://Website Mark

      lol. MyTouch 4G better than G2? You must be high…

      • http://Website Leo

        the Mytouch 4g has a faster processor and a front facing camera… so yes… it is better

  • http://Website swazedahustla


    So all the rumors about this being a SUPER phone were lies….looks like this is a verizon version of the EVO minus the HDMI….oh well.

    • http://Website Kakarotto

      Verizon Thunderbolt 4G is not your dream phone, and it’s not the one after that.

  • http://Website Jp

    The thunderbolt would b a reskinned desire hd? N the evo shift is a reskinned g2? That’s what they look like to me . N ill take my stock g2 over that espresso-fied mytouch any day

  • http://Website UniqueNate

    HTC is sweet but these devices are so alike to me. Slightly different designs but remakes of phones out. Just with a faster this & that. these phones will be cool but T2 will overlook this.

  • http://andro1d.ru/ Android

    …tones of clones…
    i hope they’ll show something new soon. at least in design.

  • http://Website Bklyn scoobz

    I can’t wait to play with the thunderbolt. I have the droid x and I rooted it. I really should of waited for the thunderbolt. I like the look of the bolt and it have the front facing Cam.

  • http://Website Richard

    It’s pretty clear that HTC RULES ANDROID and clearly makes the best Smartphone devices on the market. People on these carriers should be extremely happy cause when they make a device it lasts. The HTC EVO 4G was the first 4g device on the market in june of 2010 and today still serves court.. look out for the htc evo 2 4G this will out do any current or upcoming devices. Watch for it at CTIA in March and be sold on SPRINT in May or June 2011…. EVO RULES ANDROID

  • http://Website Anon

    Too bad it looks like the ThunderBolt still has HTC Sense. That buggy POS needs to go away, and HTC needs to design a UI with less problems.

    • http://Website Deon

      I disagree. HTC Sense is the only UI that’s decent. I’ve played with so many other company’s variants and the only one that’s fast, responsive and adds a lot of enhancements to the interface is the Sense UI. There are a lot of hacked ROM’s that put SenseUI on phones that don’t normally have it, like the Nexus One and the G2. If it were such a “POS” why would the hacker community build ROM’s that use this UI, they didn’t choose anybody else’s UI. I’ll have to say that if I ever went with anything beyond stock UI, I’d choose sense UI and no others. I’ve played with MotoBlur, MotoBlur 2.0, Tap-n-Touch, TouchWiz, etc. and nothing holds a candle to stock and/or senseui.

      • http://Website Michael

        I prefer the stock Android UI to Sense. I agree that TouchWiz and other UI replacements are even worse than Sense, though.

        Using Sense means that phones, and updates, take longer to release since HTC has th hack Sense onto the new versions of Android.

        It would be better for everyone, I think, if carriers simply used the stock Android software and added their “extra value” via (user-removable!) apps in the market.

  • http://sundazed.net Sundroid

    Soooo… Who wants to buy a Captivate?

    Jokes aside, it’s great to see another quality Android phone on AT$T. Was hoping that I would see a T2-4G phone for them, but this might be my next phone if ATT 4G holds its own. (Man… I hate having to call current gen tech 4G.)

  • http://Website Ricochet Saw

    does anyone know if the inspire will have the ridiculous restrictions that most of the other android phones did on AT&T?

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