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New ad for the HTC Thunderbolt takes us Back to the Future

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New ad for the HTC Thunderbolt takes us Back to the Future
Still waiting for a precise launch date for the HTC Thunderbolt? Verizon's first 4G handset is about to get released and another new ad has been spotted for the device. Similar to the scene in Back to the Future when Doc Brown grabs the two cables and plus them in just in time for the thunderbolt to hit the clock tower and generate enough power to send the DeLorean back to the correct time, the ad for the HTC Thunderbolt suggests that this is the first handset powerful enough to work on Verizon's 4G network.

source: AndroidGuys

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posted on 21 Feb 2011, 13:15 4

1. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)


WTF verizons only in US.

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 13:20 5

2. duh (unregistered)


yeah it's ridiculous to think that there are people that speak Spanish in the states... I mean, come on.

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 13:28 2

3. PeeLane (unregistered)


That commercial did not remind me of Back To The Future in the least.

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 15:26

13. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


ya back to the future is a stretch...


i mean ya they both consist of people plugging things in.

and technically thats a lightning bolt... i didnt hear any thunder.

muah ha ha ha ha

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 13:29 3

4. i agree (unregistered)


ya i agree. why spanish?

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 13:35 4

5. Hallucinator (Posts: 344; Member since: 24 May 2010)


The funny thing is most people don't have 4g and won't have 4g for some time now. Yet they will buy this phone and brag about how their phone is 4g and yours isn't.

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 15:28 3

14. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


its backwards compatible...

so why not get ready for whats coming.

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 15:28 3

15. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


but ya i'd be jealous too if i had 3G and no upgrade.... lol

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 13:39 2

6. LionStone (Posts: 465; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


And also, many people have 4g, and they have it now...so give up the ThunderBolt...yea, muy pronto!!

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 14:36 1

7. Vader317 (unregistered)


The commercial reminded of shady neighbors stealing Cable!! hAHAH LMAO

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 14:56 3

8. gajetski (unregistered)


Yay! Verizon finally got the evo!

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 19:16 1

32. Allday28 (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)


The Thunderbolt is alot more powerful than the Evo douche bag!

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 20:51 1

38. sensei_phns (Posts: 8; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Go compare them side by side, virtually identical. The Thunderbolt does have a 100mAh smaller batt though

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 15:08 4

9. ChrisT (unregistered)


Damn, that phone takes a lot to charge it!

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 15:10 2

10. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)


there is no such thing as a thunderbolt. there are lightning bolts, and rumbles of thunder. a "bolt" is something you can see. you can NOT see thunder. thunder is a noise/sound resulting from the lightning, which is technically a strike.

just saying..

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 15:23 3

12. poopular (unregistered)


http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/thunderbolt

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 15:30 3

17. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


ya ya there is....

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 16:20

24. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


I like mr. droid. He's a smart guy. He's got a logical mind and actually knows something.

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 17:04 2

26. Owlet (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


Not yet! But it's going to be soon!

posted on 22 Feb 2011, 15:09

43. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)


ok, so its a weapon, something startling or something destructive. doesnt sound like something that would be good to be attributes regarding a phone.

the fourth part is stated to be imaginary, i am not finding this phone to be imaginary.

thanks for murking things up some more poopular.

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 15:22 1

11. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)


Comes out the 28th. I have a friend that works at Best Buy and her manager told her Saturday.

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 15:39

20. Nunez20v (Posts: 14; Member since: 17 Feb 2011)


Seems like every BB store is different. I stopped by today and asked a rep and he said that it would be available for sale on the 26th; then again how many times haven't devices been pushed backed? So I guess we shall see...

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 15:29 3

16. Nunez20v (Posts: 14; Member since: 17 Feb 2011)


For all you ignorant dumb f__ks that are not aware of the huge melting pot in the US… go f__k yourselves! If the commercial is done is Spanish guess what... that means they have a huge market in the Spanish speaking community. For the idiot that posted about stealing cable... I have “English” speaking people trying to steal my internet.

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 15:32 2

18. Carlos (unregistered)


Como son de ardidos cabroneS!!!!! No por estar en español les arde hasta el culo!!! Se creen mucho por eso o que! I have the advantage to speak two languages and you white trash people can't come out of their perfect bubble...LOSERS!!!!

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 15:38 3

19. USA (unregistered)


Go back to your own hell hole country carlos and stop destroying ours, and by the way, your "english" sentence doesnt even make sense!!!

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 16:13 2

22. canito (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


F***U!!!! Stupid White trash!

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 16:17 2

23. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


Apparently you aren't exactly one to correct anyone's grammar. Your sentence is horrible. Run ons, incorrect capitalization, poor punctuation, right on down the line... And you use the name USA. How appropriate, yet not needed. Anyone could tell where you are from without using the name USA. Poor little racist. Do you have a strong signal in your trailer park?

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 16:00 2

21. Americano!!! (unregistered)


Carlos is right! Thanks to immigrant people we are an important country! I would love to see you or even try to do some of the jobs they do!!! You feel to proud of your country but don't do anything about it!! Thanks to the immigrants you are not paying $10 for a tomatoe or $15 for a cabbage.

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 16:58 2

25. Owlet (unregistered)


I thought we were going to slobber over the "coming soon" Thunderbolt! How did we get to this stupid little pathetic racist fight? You are both WRONG!

And it's so inappropriate for Mexicans to move to the US and trashmouth Americans and their country. Instead of "melting" in the pot! Why aren't you saying you are proud you're Americans now and trying to make this country better with your fellow citizens (black, white or anything in between)? How can you call the next guy white trash when you don't know him? It's just showing who You are, not HIM. There are trash people of every color.

In case you want to insult me too, I'm neither Mexican, nor born in America.
I WANT THUNDERBOLT!

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 17:52

28. E.N. (Posts: 2357; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Just be quiet. It may be inappropriate for Mexicans to do so but i'm pretty sure they're not going around shouting white trash for fun. If everyone was accepted as equals here then there would be no premise for name-calling. It's inappropriate for Mexicans to move to the US and trash mouth but that trash mouthing is probably a result of being looked down upon, treated unfairly, and called names themselves. I can see you made an effort to be unbiased, but try a little harder next time.

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 18:12 1

29. Owlet (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


Last time I checked this was a free country. That means I can say what I think, not be quiet. I don't have any preferance for Americans or Mexicans, but I really don't like to see all these F** words + hatred from some apparently bitter Mexicans. If Americans and America is so trash and looks down upon them, why are they here? It must be not so bad here, after all. Then why hate it?
Also, if someone screams f* America, white trash etc, there's only one direction to look at them, and that's NOT UP!
Everybody should try to be good and do their best, and people will always respect them.
And, nobody said life is fair, so go ahead, trash life, not the country you live in.

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 20:17

35. E.N. (Posts: 2357; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Okay now you're just sloppy and all over the place. I'm pretty sure they don't hate America. And just as an example, a student can go to the best high school in the country and hate the way that he's being treated by others and not hate the actual school. Does that mean he should leave? Hell no, he's in one of the best schools. So asking "why are they here?" is a pretty stupid question.

What I was trying to say is that you need to stop pointing the finger. You said earlier that "You are both wrong" but as I kept reading your comment it didn't sounded more like the Mexicans were the ones who were ultimately at fault. And then your second comment is basically, if you don't like it here then too bad or leave. Sounds like you are taking sides. And when I said just be quiet, I meant stop your nonsense/crap.

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 20:18

36. E.N. (Posts: 2357; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


i meant it sound like....

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 20:45 2

37. Owlet (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


I don't think it's nonsense at all. Anybody? I don't think I take sides, generally. But in this particular discussion it sounds like a lot of hatred is coming from Spanish speaking folks here. I also don't think I said "leave". I said they must like it here after all. So they should speak nice of their new home land they chose.
In that student example, you can hate the way you are treated, you can show it to everybody, snap back, be rude (they all deserved it, right?), be a jerk, or be violent, for example. Or you can try to adjust, see where YOU might be wrong and why this is happening, try to understand others without demanding they all must understand you first. And maybe that's the best lesson you MIGHT learn in that good school.Or might not. And stand a chance of going through the rest of your life with similar problems.

By the way, I won't tell you that what you say is crap/nonsense. I'm just telling you what I think in response to what you think. I also won't call you trash or F* word, just because we are sparring here.

You wanna take somewhere else? I'm pretty sure people here don't enjoy it.

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 23:25 1

39. E.N. (Posts: 2357; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


You didnt say leave but it was kind of suggested.

I agree with almost everything you're saying. I've never condoned the bad behavior and I do think that they really shouldn't have said the things they did on this site. But when you said "And it's so inappropriate for....," I thought we were speaking on more general terms. I also agree with what you said about being the bigger person and not responding. I've agreed with you on that from the start. If you reread my comments, my point from the very beginning is not that cursing and screaming slurs is okay, but that the other side shouldn't be excused and should be held responsible for their actions too. I liked it when you said that they were both wrong but didn't agree with the accusatory turn you took afterwards. I'm neither Mexican nor American by they way either.

posted on 22 Feb 2011, 00:07 3

41. Owlet (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


OK, let's be all friends already. We all want the same here - a nice new shiny phone.

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 18:27

30. Nunez20v (Posts: 14; Member since: 17 Feb 2011)


Why does it have to be Mexican? Spanish is the language of many Latinos e Hispanos... so let's not get to shifted in that direction.

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 18:44

31. Owlet (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


I don't know why, I guess first comes to mind. But you are right though.

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 19:26 4

33. Ralston1983 (Posts: 65; Member since: 03 Feb 2011)


Soooooo, back to talking about the phone.

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 19:57

34. Owlet (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


I wish it had a Super AMOLED screen.... But, I think I'll still be getting this sweet phone, among the first buyers too!

posted on 21 Feb 2011, 23:47

40. Rodetric (unregistered)


that commercial is a subliminal message to best buy to stop the rumors.

posted on 22 Feb 2011, 09:29

42. elsewhere (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)


I saw the ad on 3 different networks within 2 hours last night. They even showed it 3 times during last night's episode of "House" on Fox.

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