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It’s been relatively quiet on the Verizon iPhone 4 front regarding sales figures, but that isn’t stopping the analysts from chiming in with some thoughts of their own -- such as this one, claiming that Verizon’s fast new 4G HTC ThunderBolt is outselling the iPhone 4.
BGR is reporting that the latest Android-based handset from HTC, the ThunderBolt, is not only matching but exceeding sales of the Verizon iPhone 4 at many stores. At least that’s the word from BTIG Research analyst Walter Piecyk, who took it upon himself to conduct such checks.
“Piecyk and his team made calls to 150 different Verizon Wireless stores across 22 major U.S. cities, asking which device was selling better,” BGR reports. “According to the analyst’s report, 61 percent of stores said the two devices were selling at about the same rate, 11 percent said the iPhone 4 was selling faster and 28 percent said they were selling more ThunderBolt smartphones than iPhones.”
The HTC ThunderBolt is the latest Android-based smartphone to get some positive buzz in the tech world, primarily because it’s the first handset to tap into Verizon’s new 4G LTE network. The big-screen phone has recently been praised in many reviews, and given the faster data speed -- complete with mobile hotspot mode, meaning users can tap into it through their computers as well -- it’s no surprise that the handset would outsell the iPhone 4, at least at launch.
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(Image courtesy of BGR)