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HTC Thunderbolt Vs Motorola Droid Bionic: Release Date Decisions

With the highly anticipated HTC Thunderbolt due to land tomorrow on Verizon, it’s going to be the first handset to support their new 4G LTE network – but it won’t be the last. Another 4G LTE handset by Motorola called the Droid Bionic is also coming to Verizon, and it packs much better specs as well we might add.

We asked the question earlier if consumers were choosing the HTC Thunderbolt solely based on the fact that it’s going to offer 4G speeds, as those who have studied the specs of the device will know that it’s nothing to get too excited about.

The Droid Bionic on the other hand looks like the real deal for 2011, and it’s biggest feature is undoubtedly the inclusion of a 1Ghz dual-core processor and a 4.3 inch qHD touchscreen capacitive display, which is apparently comparable to Apple’s Retina Display featured on the iPhone 4.

Despite the fact that the Droid Bionic only ships with Android 2.2 like the HTC Thunderbolt, Motorola has already said that they’ll be upgrading to 2.3 Gingerbread shortly after release. Whether the same thing happens for the Thunderbolt remains to be seen though, as it seems very unlikely that HTC or Verizon will prepare the update before the end of March – we can hope for this though.

The Thunderbolt releases March 17 on Verizon, but the Motorola Droid Bionic has yet to be given a date on Verizon other than Q2. Are you prepared to wait for the Droid Bionic with better hardware features and a dual-core processor, or are you just going to pick up a Thunderbolt at the first opportunity? We’re interested to know your thoughts on this.



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