As CES goes on this week, we’ll keep you up to date on all the new Android devices being announced on the various carriers. Starting with Verizon, who had their press conference today, we’ll give you the pics and specs of all the great new Android devices that will cause that extra money you have to quickly burn a hole in your pocket.
HTC Thunderbolt (left in picture)
The HTC Thunderbolt has been the most leaked of these 4G devices, with blurrycam photos and later even high-res pics of video leaking prior to the official announcement today. The official specs weren’t known, but now we know to expect a 1 GHZ Snapdragon processor, Super LCD Display, 8 MP camera with 720p video recording, 4.3-inch display and “Dolby surround sound.” How you can get surround sound on a mobile device is anyone’s guess, but hopefully that means it will sound nicer than the tinny quiet speakers that are standard on most phones.
Despite being a Verizon exclusive, the device takes some design cues from the HTD Desire HD and EVO 4G, and even includes a kickstand to make watching video on the device a breeze.
LG Revolution (Right in above picture)
LG is a newer addition to the high-end Android device maker’s club, but it looks like the Revolution will definitely be a step in the right direction. Like the Thunderbolt it too has a massive 4.3-inch screen, 1 GHz processor and HD video recording functionality, but it sets itself apart with a front-facing video camera for video chat.
LG isn’t skinning their Android phones as much as some of the other Android hardware makers, so if you’re looking for a more vanilla Android experience the Revolution could be for you. The device will launch with Android 2.2, but hopefully LG will make the upgrade to 2.3 soon enough.
Motorola Droid Bionic
Motorola is clearly stealing the 4G show with their new Droid Bionic, another 4.3-inch beast that one-ups its peers by having a brand new dual-core 1GHz processor. The phone is a beautiful piece of hardware and comes with 16GB of on-board storage, Android 2.2 with Motorola’s customizations, 512MB of RAM and a whopping 8 megapixel camera.
Excited for the Bionic? You might be waiting a while, as Verizon has said that the Bionic will be available in the “early second quarter,” but hasn’t released a price. Let the waiting game begin.