Quote: Extra strong form factor – The HTC Thunderbolt’s unibody aluminum frame combines the unibody frame like that of the Google Nexus One and the HTC Desire with a square body like that of the HTC EVO, resulting in a strong, nice looking body. The back battery has a steely finish that looks like metal. The phone may be a bit large and heavy, but it is considered one of the best hardware designs available
Here's the antenna locations on the Thunder bolt per the FCC. My question is where the hell is the EVDO antenna?! Is it that little piece of painted conductive material, or is there a copper strip somewhere that I don't see.
Well seeing as how there's only one version of the thunderbolt, we all have plastic. End of discussion. If you wanted aluminum, you got the wrong phone. Verizon sucks at requesting certain things out of their phones from the manufacturer. You think Verizon didn't have a say in the battery size? Lack of HTC.com support? Lowest technology of screen display? They didn't ask for a metal body design. Sorry.
Wow people, just wow. Let's not argue for the sake of arguing. So far all the tech sites have stated the tbolt has an aluminum body. Those that believe this to be untrue, find something to support your claim.