Circle February 28th on your calendar for the HTC Thunderbolt launch

Circle February 28th on your calendar for the HTC Thunderbolt launch
We looked for clues from teaser videos and even showed you yesterday a leaked photo of Best Buy's inventory system, but it seems that the possible launch date for the HTC Thunderbolt is a moving target. According to the Best Buy inventory system, February 21st is the date when the retailer will release the heavily demanded handset. Other speculation centered on February 24th as the launch date. But each day seems to bring a new rumored date.

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.

source: AndroidGuys

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1. Johnabis unregistered

I don't get it. What is all the hype about this phone? It's basically another EVO

3. Max unregistered

6. Allday28

Posts: 335; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

Definetly not another EVO..

9. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

and you're basically wrong..


Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 13, 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: Feb 05, 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: May 14, 2009

is no official date yet... you were lied to. i apologize


Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 13, 2009

They were incorrect the Phone will not be released on a Saturday. I'm hearing the 24th

5. Napoleon

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 09, 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: Feb 05, 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"??

35. sam_tek

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 18, 2011

dude, you didn't have to be mean

38. Napoleon

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 09, 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: Feb 05, 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: Dec 09, 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: 14; Member since: Jul 02, 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: Oct 24, 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. 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.

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