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HTC Thunderbolt Gingerbread Update Finally Arrives!

HTC Thunderbolt owners, the moment you’ve all been waiting for is finally among us.  The HTC Thunderbolt Gingerbread update is starting to roll out.

If you own a Verizon Wireless HTC Thunderbolt go to settings, about phone, check for update. Doing this should prompt you to download the update and then install it. It’s a very easy process and so far it seems to be working without a hitch.

More after the break

For all you technical types, this update is: build number 2.11.605.5  the baseband is,

The update promises these great enhancements and features:


+ Download Manager App:

New App to manage all of your downloads from web browsing, and other apps.

+ App and Power Management Details:

Under Manage Applications, a new “Running” tab displays a list of active

applications and the storage and memory being used by each. Power

efficiency mode option has also been added under Settings > Power.

+ New Homescreen Experience:

New widgets, icons and screens with refreshed colors.

+ Full Dock Mode App:

This App includes three shortcuts at the bottom: Gallery, Music

and Calendar. In addition, this mode showcases Friend Stream

updates, upcoming meeting invites, notifications, weather clock

and has a slide show as the background wallpaper. Within this App,

a user can also enable the mobile hotspot in dock mode.

Additional Features, Improvements and Fixes:

+ Alarm notifications will no longer appear while in Emergency Mode.

+ Improved security features that reduce device vulnerability.

+ Improved data connectivity.

+ Improved audio quality while using Bluetooth®.

+ Improved Bluetooth security.

+ Decreased wait time when saving audio attachments.

+ Resolved issue with basic voicemail notification.

+ V CAST Tones now comes preloaded.

+ New Google Books app.

+ Enhanced UI for data roaming.

+ Resolved issue with SMS messages being sent to incorrect recipient

on rare occasions.

+ Reduced Force Close errors while using TuneWiki.

+ Reduced Force Close errors when using the front camera.

+ Resolved issue with audio reroute to phone while on Bluetooth.

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