Circle February 28th on your calendar for the HTC Thunderbolt launch
Today, a tipster for Android Guys is saying that the February 24th release date has been changed and the new launch date is February 28th. While it adds up to only 4 more days of waiting, cellphone buyers are known for being an impatient bunch, especially when a handset offers something new. And of course, the HTC Thunderbolt will be the first handset to support Verizon's 4G LTE network. It also gives the carrier a few extra days to sell the Apple iPhone 4 without having to mention the "new 4G phone we just released".
So for now, it looks like February 28th is the day to expect the HTC Thunderbolt to start flying out the doors at Verizon. But who knows? By tomorrow at this time, we could have an entirely new day. Of course, we could end all of this speculation if Verizon would just give us an official launch date.
1. Johnabis (unregistered)
I don't get it. What is all the hype about this phone? It's basically another EVO
14. VZWEMPLOYEE (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Jun 2009)
And your the guy that thinks wimax is the same as LTE
17. Jersey (unregistered)
Is this guy serious?
That Yellow Kool-Aid must be delicious to you guys.
22. NotonSprint (unregistered)
Since I'm not on Sprint and it's the first LTE device on Verizon, it seems it's a phone I want.
24. glocksparg17 (Posts: 9; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Basically excpet its not on sprint you tard
2. SKi (unregistered)
This is just ridiculous and frustrating. I understand you want to maximize the Fruit sales, but either way you are locking people up for 2 years so just let us know what's coming.
4. DAZ (unregistered)
talked to some guy at verizon and he said the offical date is the 26th of this month, and its first come first serve at the verizon stores. theres no pre orders like best buy
10. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)
is no official date yet... you were lied to. i apologize
13. VZWEMPLOYEE (Posts: 34; Member since: 13 Jun 2009)
They were incorrect the Phone will not be released on a Saturday. I'm hearing the 24th
5. Napoleon (Posts: 60; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)
I don't know if this is smart Verizon especially with AT&T dropping the Atrix 4G on the 22nd and T-Mobile dropping the Samsung Galazy S II on the 33rd... There are a lot of people looking to sign new contracts and I for one am not carrier loyal right now just want a really good phone before the month ends...
26. glocksparg17 (Posts: 9; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
in case you were sonfused there arent 33 days in any month of the year much less februrary which is the shortest of them all ..... you are either 6yrs old or a tard
33. Droid1User (unregistered)
LoL. You're so right... "33rd"??
38. Napoleon (Posts: 60; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)
AND in case you didn't know, I'm not "sonfused" and February doesn't have 3 r's in it either lmbo... But just like you I made a typo and hit the number 3 by mistake twice...
7. Perwilly (unregistered)
This is getting ridiculous, annoying and frustrating. I've been a VZW customer since my first cell phone and this is just lousy 'customer service'. What is the big deal with announcing a date? This would put the rumors to rest and allow us Tbolt geeks to plan out our strategy. The 26th, a Saturday, makes no sense whatsoever. The 24th I can see. The 21st - a holiday? Stupid. I've been waiting since my last contract ended last November for this....and my patience is waning.
16. kocho (unregistered)
Perwilly, agree with you completely. Just announce the date already. Verizon is tempting me to change carriers.
25. glocksparg17 (Posts: 9; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
its not bad customer service because you are still with verizon and are still waiting for the phone no matter what
39. Napoleon (Posts: 60; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)
Bottom line, I just wish there was an official date released for this phone already and I can't understand why phones just introduced this year vs. Thunderbolt which was talked about since August still has not been released...
40. ukfan15 (Posts: 12; Member since: 02 Jul 2010)
wahhhhhh claiming to leave a carrier because they haven't announced a release date for a phone? You're pathetic.
44. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
lol bad customer service...HTC makes the phone you jackwagon! they coincide together...Verizon can't just make an announcement without having an OK from the manufacturer who actually makes the phone. ppl don't exercise common sense...
8. DaPhoneDude (unregistered)
@Johnabis --- This WILL NOT be just another EVO ...look into the specs before you type.
11. ATTCallCenter (unregistered)
HTC doesn't even make the EVO your so dumb!
12. firstname.lastname@example.org (unregistered)
Uh, they actually do smart-one.
19. Jersey (unregistered)
Hence why I ditched AT&T some time ago.
Lack of knowledge, shitty customer service, and the only device that existed until very recently was the iPhone...
Literally...don't quit your day job.
15. box (unregistered)
I wonder how many verizon reps and customers will presume the iphone4 is a 4G-LTE-capable phone? I know a lot of AT&T customers who make that mistake, thinking their iPhone 4 will work on the 4G network... :P
23. vzwemp1 (unregistered)
Here at Verizon we actually train our reps well enough on the phone to know its 4th generation
18. Jersey (unregistered)
It's a phone.
A few days won't hurt you.
With the amount of whinning, you all should be iPhone users soon at this rate.
20. raul44 (unregistered)
While I cannot wait for the Tbolt, I would say it would be a smart business decision by VZW to release the phone on the 21st or 22nd, since at&t is releasing the Atrix on the 22nd.
21. snowgator (Posts: 3158; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Actually, after all the starts, restarts, and pretend starts, I do not blame any Verizone customer or HTC fan for being ticked at this point. It is only whining if someone ain't got a clue, or ain't got a real chance of being made happy. This T-bolt thing is just stupid at this point, and no reason has been giving. Now, I wouldn't leave Verizon over it, and I would sure still buy it if it was the phone for me, but ticked? Every reason in the world to be ticked.
27. Qui3tStorm (Posts: 11; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)
My local BB told me the 24th... This is getting old, I don't understand why HTC & Verizon can't set a damn date in stone for this phone. First Verizon 4G LTE, yet they suck the ass of Apple and an old device in the Iphone4...
28. johngalt (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Feb 2011)
Who the hell are ANY of you to demand to know anything about a private company's plans? It's not your phone or your company. Bunch of ungrateful, whiny, snot nose beggers. If you think VZW sucks, then pack your pathetic shit and move. It is pathetically shallow to think they "owe" you a date. you pay a monthly fee? you phone works? Then they have meet their obligation to you. Shut the hell up, or go make your own damn phone with your own damn money and make your own damn release date. You people make me sick. Is there anyone on this board with an IQ above 6? The shit crumbs in my underware have a better sense of "entitlement"--bunch of F*^%tards.
29. Junior (Posts: 52; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)
I think the real question here is: Why are there shit crumbs in your underwear?
32. Nunez20v (Posts: 14; Member since: 17 Feb 2011)
Hahahaha classic. Obviously this douchebag didn’t have a childhood...
31. cupcake (Posts: 106; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)
ermm.. 1st of all Verizon phones are released on Thursdays and the reason it's gotta be at least 14 days after the iphone came out is so that everyone doesn't exchange their iphone for the thunderbolt. Creating a mass of used, worthless iphones. Losing Verizon a lot o money.
But really.. I'm so stoked for this phone.
34. smokey1818 (unregistered)
It is just an evo knock-off idiots
45. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
EVO knock-off but yet made by the same company with a little better specs? do you know the meaning of knock-off?
37. jayme (Posts: 36; Member since: 10 Jan 2011)
Its NOT an EVO-4 knockoff, and it is all at once. See the Thunderbolt was originally slated for release as the Incredible HD. For whatever reason that never happened.....oh well. Now we have the Thundrbolt coming and I for one am very excited. Who cares if its takes a minute for it to get here? It is JUST A PHONE! A really sweet phone for sure but its still a phone. Do all you people whining about this have money in the bank? food for your kids? a reliable automobile? how about your own place? (Moms basement dosent count) I see so many people every day come into this store who obviously dont have cash to repair thier shitty car or feed and clothe thier kids but they have to have the F%$#ing iPhone. Get a life people, I can remember when you still had to visit someone to talk to them. Its just a PHONE!
AND I CANT HARDLY WAIT FOR IT EITHER!!!!!
41. CG (unregistered)
talked to bb guy today official release date is feb 24 that is the day they will be on shelves at the store
42. CG (unregistered)
btw everybody is talking about the phone but can anyone tell me the new rates for vzw 4G plans????
43. Dberg (unregistered)
I must say I love the hype and Marketing involved in this, however I have always been with Verizon and had good service. I am out of contract and ready for a new phone now. I want this phone but may consider i phone instead. Is the Marketing working or will it end up affecting HTC in the long run?