Motorola delays 4G Droid Bionic for Verizon until summer

Motorola’s Droid Bionic — its first 4G phone on Verizon — has been delayed until the summer so that the company can make “several enhancements,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

Verizon’s 4G ThunderBolt outselling iPhone 4 at some stores

Verizon’s first LTE 4G phone, the Android-powered HTC Thunderbolt, has managed to hold its own against Apple’s iPhone 4 at Verizon Wireless stores — even going so far as to outsell the iPhone in some locations — according to the research firm BTIG.

Verizon’s 4G HTC Thunderbolt available today for $250

It’s been a long wait for the HTC Thunderbolt, Verizon’s first LTE 4G smartphone. After a delay of almost a month, Verizon has finally made the phone available today for $250 with a two-year contract.

Week in review: Apple increases 2011 iPhone shipments

Here’s our roundup of the week’s tech business news (shorter than usual since there’s not exactly a flood of news between Christmas and New Year’s). First, the most popular stories VentureBeat published in the last seven days:

Meet the HTC Thunderbolt, Verizon’s first LTE 4G phone

It looks like we won’t have to wait until next week’s Consumer Electronics Show to check out Verizon’s first 4G phone. HTC’s Thunderbolt Android smartphone was just outed tonight by the Android blog Droid Life.