This morning my colleague Alan Ng told you that the HTC Thunderbolt was rumored to be delayed for Verizon customers. Now we are getting some other reports that when the device does finally come out it will be 4G.
According to a report by Rob Jackson of Phandroid, the HTC Thunderbolt will come with a Mobile Hotspot option, but also it will be 4G and best of all free. Verizon offered the same sort of deal a year ago with the Palm Pre, so it might not be too farfetched. The offer is likely to be a short term deal, and the free part might only be for one month.
It is rumored that the device is being delayed because of issues with Skype, and the new release date could be between the 17th and 24th of February. There is also talk of the Thunderbolt supporting up to eight devices via its Hotspot feature.
Meanwhile over at PCMag there is an article giving owners of the Verizon iPhone, five ways to use the devices personal hotspot. When commuting home on the train, use the feature to connect your laptop to continue working.
If you are on a long journey in the car with the kids, use it to connect all their devices so there will be less chance of them getting bored. Or how about helping out a friend on AT&T when they are in a dead spot.