Best Buy is receiving accessories for the HTC Thunderbolt on Feb 19th; launch soon after?

Best Buy is receiving accessories for the HTC Thunderbolt on Feb 19th; launch soon after?
As we continue to wait for an official launch date for Verizon's HTC Thunderbolt, a leaked screen-shot of Best Buy's inventory system could point to the date of February 19th.

Specifically, the screen-shot shows that a holster case for the HTC Thunderbolt is expected to hit Best Buy stores on February 19th – meaning, we can potentially expect to see a launch shortly soon after. This time frame closely matches the rumor that we reported a few days ago about a tentative launch some time in late February. Although we're still approximately less than a month away from its alleged launch, the onset of accessories pouring into various stores indicates the all too reality of its impending release.

If it indeed manages to launch some time then, it'll easily fit Verizon's previous mention of being released “sometime in the first half of the year.” So let's hope that it all falls through so customers can finally experience Big Red's LTE network in all of its glory with the HTC Thunderbolt.

source: Droid Life via MobileCrunch

Best Buy is receiving accessories for the HTC Thunderbolt on Feb 19th; launch soon after?

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8 Comments

1. steven252000

Posts: 64; Member since: Feb 10, 2010

I just wish they would go ahead and let everyone know how much this fancy LTE stuff is gonna cost us a month. I am due an upgrade and if it is too much I may just opt for the Iphone.

7. Jay unregistered

What he said!^^^ Anybody have a clue what the possible data plan could be?

2. chasab unregistered

Same as Steven. I can update now, but i want to know if i should go iphone or one of the droid phones. If i go droid i want that latest one since its going to be a couple of years.

3. kocho unregistered

I concur with both of you. I still have a windows mobile 6.5 phone (HTC touch diamond) that is > 2 yrs old. I want to upgrade now. If LTE plans are reasonable, will go for the Thunderbolt (don't want to wait until June for Motorola Bionic). In the past, if my memory serves me well, weren't the initial 3G verizon smartphone data plans (unlimited data) about $100 / month???? I recall the price was pretty ridiculous, and eventually came back down to the $30 level.

4. john unregistered

does anyone have any estimate around how much 4g is gonna be cuz if its a rip off ill just go wit the iphone

5. tuminatr

Posts: 1092; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

happy birthday to me

6. Vacrest unregistered

I'm getting one regardless, just because it's on the LTE network doesn't necessarily mean their rates will jump as far as minutes and what not. If they up the data price again I'm still not getting iPhone. I have one now and Im tired of it, iPhones are lame. I need the Thunderbolt.

8. tivo unregistered

THE PHONE IS GOING TO RUN $299.99. NO REBATE.

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