13. HTC Thunderbolt

Carrier/Price: Verizon, $100

Big Red's first LTE device popped Verizon's 4G cherry and left us drooling over the network's ridiculously lightening-fast data speeds. HTC blessed the Thunderbolt with its patented kickstand, a reinforced aluminum chassis with a high-end finish, and a huge 4.3-inch LCD touchscreen. Verizon's first 4G phone also rolled out enhanced multitasking and wireless features including the ability to screen calls and access the Internet simultaneously on 4G or 3G coverage: a first for the network at the time. The second-gen 1GHz Snapdragon processor also puts out some impressive performance benchmarks.