While North America has set sight on CES in expectation of the HTC Thunderbolt 4G announcement, the rest of the world fears that it might be left out once again. Yet a newly leaked photo from a German online retailer's website suggests that we might just see a GSM-capable version of the Android beast.
According to the source the UMTS/LTE-packing Thunderbolt 4G will be available, somewhere in the middle of 2011 in the O2 and Vodafone networks.
However the screenshot lists many of the HTC Thunderbolt 4G specs that were so far unkown. The smartphone's Android version of choice is 2.3 Gingerbread and the CPU ticking inside is the 1.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 that just entered mass production.
What makes us quite suspicious is the mention of a microSD card slot that supports cards of up to 128 GB. As you probably know under the current microSD standards such high-capacitiy cards simply cannot exist, the maximum being 32 GB. The 5 megapixel front-facing camera also doesn't seem quite believable.
Still we are willing to give this rumor the benefit of the doubt and hope for an announcement at MWC in February (or even CES).
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Your comment that all Linux-based OSs are equivalent displays a very simplistic (and wrong) attitude. Mac OSX is UNIX based and I don't see any reasonable people equating OSX with Android. Modify the shell, API, etc and you can easily hide the ...
128GB cards are a reality. They were even unveiled the other day! So it makes these specs seem even more realistic.