The HTC ThunderBolt will hit stores earlier than Verizon initially anticipated. The original launch date was set as February 24, but now Big Red has tweeted that, while many "waited for the Verizon iPhone", the HTC ThunderBolt will be here sooner than expected. This could mean an early February launch, possibly during or before MWC 2011.
Recent rumors suggest that the ThunderBolt will launch with mobile hotspot functionality. Since some testers have drained the 5 GB monthly allowance in as little as 32 minutes, it won't be hard to blow through the cap on a laptop or tablet.
The ThunderBolt will also be Verizon's first phone to have functional simultaneous voice and data over 3G.
[Via Android Community]