-packing HTC Thunderbolt
smartphone will supposedly be seeing a European release as well as availability on Verizon in the US, if a leak supposedly from a German retailer's systems is authentic. According to HTCInside
, the Thunderbolt has a 1.2GHz dual-core MSM8960 processor and both 8-megapixel (rear) and 5-megapixel (front) cameras, and is headed to German carriers O2, Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone in 2011.
Something to be cautious about: the MSM8960 supposedly found inside the Thunderbolt isn't expected to arrive until 2012
. Either the chip has been mis-labeled, or it's a sign that this isn't entirely legit.