HTC ThunderBolt is in transit to Verizon stores
But we're inclined to believe the tip, as recent evidence has pointed to either a March 4th or March 10th release date. Earlier rumors suggested that the delay was due to battery and radio issues. Considering that this is Verizon's first LTE-enabled smartphone, we understand they want it to be perfect. A bug-ridden release could really damage Verizon's LTE efforts.
Others speculated that the ThunderBolt's delay was an effort to bolster Verizon's iPhone 4 sales. That seems logical enough. The release of a Verizon iPhone and their first LTE handset are the largest landmarks in Verizon's recent history. On a practical note, advertising both devices at once might simply confuse their potential customers. So who's on the pre-order list?
1. verizonwireless808 (unregistered)
HTC said the HTC thunderbolt needs to be fixed . they did a recall on the phone. then they said verizonwireless going to send the phone out. when its ready. anytime from the 1st to the 25th .
15. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
why did i see an add in the sunday paper for this phone at best buy... they priced it at 299 with contract saying it was worth 750... seemed a but much
2. ernova2112 (unregistered)
Got my preorder deposit back.... ain't worth the speculation ... they made me wait ..now I'll take my time to see what this phone is really about.
3. ey yi yi (unregistered)
funny, the picture has the thunderbolt plugged in....charging.....
5. Rich (unregistered)
I have my upgrade the 13th... so perfect time to read for a few days after the release. Barring anything drastic, im on the order list!
6. vzw salesrep (unregistered)
I work for verizon and the only issue holding this phone back is and issue with skype. So nothing huge is wrong with the phone. They just want that to be one of the apps that works flawlessly when the phone launches. as far as dates they have yet to tell us anything. the only way i know about the skype issue is because my regional data specialist had the phone the other day and was telling me about it. phone seems to work great though!
7. angelo (unregistered)
i appreciate the honesty vzw sales rep
17. BIG T (unregistered)
thanks for letting us all no the truth because no of us really know.
8. thunderbolt (unregistered)
the thunderbolt batteries life sucks not worth having that phone . start updating the batteries not the phones. in Japan they have full r7 batteries that last 24 of full movies. why have a phone that you have to charge ever 1hr . come on phone makers. do your jobs. make something worth having .
12. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
Sounds like someone wants to move to Japan. C-YA!
9. BIG RED #1 (unregistered)
what it do baby boo
10. BIG RED #1 (unregistered)
11. joe786 (unregistered)
Thnuderbolt rocks..its been posponed..by Summertime Tmo/Verizon would have released at least 15 mixed devices..whos gonna care about a 4.3 "lugging around" screen
13. bwahahaha (unregistered)
So my dad...the ceo of verizon says the phone will be released in november...november 22nd to be exact and that it will be 3G with a tape deck in the back of it
16. The Ghost of Leonidas (unregistered)
THE PERSIANS ARE THE CAUSE OF THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE MUST STAND AGAINST THEM AND RECOVER ZEUS'S MIGHTY HTC THUNDERBOLT. LET US ALL STAND TOGETHER AS ONE IMPENETRABLE UNIT AND PROVE TO THOSE SLAVISH DOGS THAT THE MIGHT OF FEW WILL DEFEAT THE CORPORATION OF MANY. WE SHALL RECOVER THE POWER OF THE FREE MEN AND FORCE THEM TO UNLEASH THE THUNDERBOLT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
19. thissucks (unregistered)
just heard the htc thunderbolt has been pushed back to april now since htc doens't have enough manufactured due to high demand so they are doing this to prevent so many backorders... gaaaaaaaaaaaay
20. T (unregistered)
I hope they don't puch this phone back till April. If they do, I will just wait until the Bionic come out.