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New Android Smartphone: HTC ThunderBolt

Last week we saw the arrival of Verizon’s first 4G LTE smartphone, the HTC ThunderBolt.  The new Google Android device is running Android 2.2 aka “Froyo” and will run on Verizon’s speedy new LTE mobile broadband network.  Due to its Verizon 4G network, we’ve been hearing about this device for awhile now, ever since its big splash at CES 2011 back in January.  So it’s great to now finally see it available!  Device specs include an 8-megapixel rear facing camera with HD video recording, a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, a hi-res 4.3” display screen, a 32GB SD card pre-loaded and mobile hotspot capability to name a few.

As with all new Android devices, we’ll be testing to ensure CoPilot Live runs smoothly on the ThunderBolt and will update this posting with a compatibility confirmation very soon.   

You can learn more about the phone and where to buy it from the official HTC website

Here are few early reviews on the ThunderBolt:

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Free CoPilot Live Android Apps

The CoPilot Live Android community is rapidly growing and with all the Android devices now available, we want to make sure you’re always in the know to what new devices are available to you.   So, we’ll continue to alert you here on the blog whenever a new device is available and provide a brief summary of what the device entails, including a confirmation of compatibility with CoPilot Live as soon as we’ve thoroughly tested it.

In addition, just for fun, we’ll be giving away 5 free CoPilot Live North America Android apps for you or a friend of yours every time a new Android device launches!  All you have to do is comment here on the CoPilot Live North America Blog or on the brand new CoPilot Live USA Facebook page and tell us which Android device you use and your favorite feature on it.  That’s it, we’ll randomly select 5 winners from all the entries!  Today’s giveaway will end at 5pm EST tomorrow, March 22nd.  Winners will be announced here and on the Facebook page.  So what are you waiting for…….good luck!

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2 Comments

  1. Jeff
    Posted March 23, 2011 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    I just installed Copilot North on my new Thunderbolt. and when I try to download the maps I supposedly bought, I keep getting a “file missing” notice. Try as I will, I can’t find any mention of that problem on Copilot’s support pages. HELP!

    • Devon Valenti // Marketing Manager, North America
      Posted March 28, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

      Hi Jeff,

      We will be releasing an update for Android later this week that fixes the file missing error. We’ll announce it here as soon as its available.

      In the meantime, you can download https://copilotsupport.s3.amazonaws.com/support.zip and unzip and then copy the support.pds file into your SDCoPilotSave folder and then launch CoPilot. This will stop the ‘Required File Missing’ error.

      Thank you,
      Devon

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