While they’ve tried to be pretty hush-hush about the specifics, HTC and Verizon have made it pretty dang clear that they plan to launch a 4G phone at CES — and unless the rumor mill is way, way off, it’ll be the handset thus far known by its rumored codenames: the Incredible HD, or “Mecha”.
Neither of those names really captures the 4G spirit, though. Incredible HD implies the phone’s big selling point is its screen; Mecha just conjures up images of super rad robots. You know what name really says “fast”? Lightning. Crap! Dell already used Lightning as a codename! Go-go-gadget-synonym!
See that image up top? That’s a screenshot of an ad that has been running around the web, in parallel with the teaser site HTC launched a few days age. The ad itself isn’t what’s important here — it’s all about the URL it originally linked to:
Before you get to copy and pasting: the link doesn’t work yet. Until it goes live, though, check out the end of that URL: Thunderbolt 4G. Unless HTC is just playin’ with our heads here, I’d say we’ve got a pretty good idea what this thing’s going to be called come announcement time in a week or two.