HTC Thunderbolt Update: Release Date and List of Changes

By Jamie Pert - May 2, 2011

If you have had your hands on the HTC Thunderbolt you may have noticed a few problems and slight imperfections, well today we can confirm that Verizon will be rolling out a new firmware update on May 3d (tomorrow) which will improve things.

According to a recent article posted in IntoMobile the update will arrive over-the-air and will be well-worth installing, however sadly there will be no improvements on the HTC Thunderbolt battery life.

You can see a full list of changes here, apparently we will see improved data connectivity when using Verizon’s 3G network, improvements to SMS and MMS storage, bug fixes for the Weather Widget, better loading time for some GPS-centric apps and stability enhancements for data centric apps including Facebook, Yahoo! Mail, My Verizon and KAYAK.

There is a chance that a lot of less significant changes have been made, however neither HTC or Verizon have given us any other details. If we find out more we will keep you posted.

If you check out this link you can see a PDF document which lists all of the changes which the update will bring. The fact that an update will be rolled out which brings no obvious battery life benefits concerns us, perhaps another update will be rolled out in the future relating the HTC Thunderbolt to nullify this issue, we hope so.

What other changes would you like the update to bring?

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  • brian

    switch to Galaxy S

  • tb510

    use tango. it works pretty well. and its free in the market

    • Big Roy

      ….Or download QIK VIDEO from the Market….its better than tango…..

  • tb510

    use tango

  • jan

    My husband bought me this thunderbolt because it has a camera on both sides for skype mobile:…..not knowigg before we bought this that skype mobile not even available on it ughhhhh very aggravated….that's how I connect with hubby out of state

    • jason

      You can search for a apk file to install the version of skype that you can video chat with. Or use yahoo messager.

    • josh

      I have Skype mobile video on my thunderbolt go to and search thunderbolt