HTC ThunderBolt coming on March 21?

HTC ThunderBolt coming on March 21?
After a number of delays, the infamous HTC ThunderBolt may strike pretty soon after all. Two independent tipsters have said that Verizon's first LTE-enabled smartphone is already scheduled for release no later than March 21. Ten days do not seem like that long of a wait considering some people were not expecting the HTC ThunderBolt to launch before the second quarter of 2011. It is not known how reliable of a source the tipsters are, but the March 21 prediction matches with what has been recently hinted on HTC's Facebook page.

source: Boy Genius Report

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ThunderBolt
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1400 mAh

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44 Comments

1. Rich unregistered

FOR SOME ODD REASON.... I BELIEVE IT!!!

38. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

At this point, I will believe it when I see it (actually, when I can buy it).... Until then, it is all virtual.

2. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

here we go again...

3. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Everyone think verizon has some master plan for release dates... I think even Verizon has no clue when this phone is going to be released.

4. chasab unregistered

Shut the F up, dude, seriously SHUT THE F UP. Stop posting dates and times. Verizon screwed the pooch, and the constant Speculation about when its coming out is pissing everything off. "It's coming out next week!" a week later "Its coming out next week!"

7. Rich unregistered

anger management?

8. Jumbo unregistered

It's just a phone bro. Deep breathes.

21. kocho unregistered

I agree with chasab; although, the language is a bit much. Stop with the "independent tipsters" rumors!!! Just let us know when it really coming out based on what Verizon says!

41. DaveDaDude

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 08, 2011

Exactly how did Verizon screw the pooch if they never officially announced it and they said at CES that it would be available before the end of the 1st half of the year? Did I miss something, are we already in July and no one told me? Get a life dude, there are bigger things in life to stress over than the release of a phone which will have bugs anyway, as do most first batches of phones/gadgets!

5. asdf unregistered

i can make up rumors too. here goes, "the HTC thunderbolt will possibly come out on either a Monday or Thursday, that's every Monday or Thursday up unitl the end of Q2-2011."

6. NMExpo unregistered

Probably true. The Evo 2 (3D) probably gets announced the 22nd of March so VZW would be smart to release it before then.

9. Jumbo unregistered

Hopefully it comes out soon. The faster they release this outdated phone, the faster the Droid Bionic can come out. Fingers crossed.

10. Shanism

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

Really though! I have no clue why HTC is lagging so much on this outdated item. I hear its just like a Evo but for verizon. If that thing came out a year ago whats this gonna offer to us? Revolution and Bionic will take the fame soon enough.

11. Fred unregistered

Aside from only being a single-core processor....how is this phone out-dated?

26. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

um, sprint has had it for a year now. its called the Evo.

39. techee44 unregistered

Nope, it's much closer to the Desire HD. The Evo has a first gen Snapdragon, this has a second gen. This also has 768 (or something like that) mb of RAM. Personally, I think the Bionic is kind of ugly. I like the look of HTC phones, and I like the aluminum unibody. Plus, I dislike Blur. It duplicates functionality. So Sense and single core>Blur and dual core. I can't imagine what I'd be doing that I would need two cores for.

12. Rich unregistered

ehhh bionic schmonic. besides the droid X, motorolly hasnt made any good phones. so bleh... not holding my breath on the bionic

13. Shanism

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

It just seems to me its like a Evo? can anyone agree. first 4g single core proccessor. ok new newest android. but I just dont have high expectations for it. maybe cuz im mad its so late. haha and for Rich do you think motorolla is really just gonna stop pushin something good. it was one of the best last year. I doubt it wont be this year.

18. Rich unregistered

actually... not sure. Droid2 in my opinion was not a good phone. I have seen many moto-duds. Where was the bionic built off of? Im sure the bionic will be a good phone. Just from what ive seen and played with, HTC def makes more solid phones than moto. The Evo was a better phone than the X. This phone is the Evo with some minor upgrades. Yes the bionic has a dual core processor, but unfortunately im not quite sure that will actually end up having a bigger impact in the performance, or just a selling point. It sounds good. But when the entire puzzle piece is put together, im not sure it will make a big difference, if any. That said... yes i will stick with HTC.

14. steven252000

Posts: 64; Member since: Feb 10, 2010

Funny because Androidcentral shows something indicating a possible release date of 3-17-11. So......who knows. Guess I will believe it when I see it at this point. And even then I will probably wait a bit and wait on user reviews before I take the plunge.

15. Kathryn unregistered

@Shanism yes it is just you, because anyone willing to do a little research can see that the Evo and the TB are different. SureToyota and Lexus use the same chassis, but would anyone mistake them for one another...I think not

28. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

the only thing different is the TB has slightly more ram and an LTE radio. everything else is the same. add a stick of ram and a wireless lan card in a pc....its still the same pc.

16. Bob unregistered

Who really cares anymore? All this site does is speculate...

17. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

I don't understand, how is it going to be sooo outdated? I mean, I'm mad too and tired of waiting. But this phone is going to be pretty darn good. I have Incredible now. Is it outdated? Probably... But it does everything, and does it pretty good and pretty fast. I don't feel like it's way behind new phones that came out later or even coming out now. And the TB is going to be even faster, with video chat and 4g! It's gonna be awesome! Would you even know it's not dual core? It's just in your head. But the phone will be great and really fast. Just my humble opinion.

22. icepikk

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

So you say you dont understand how it is going to be outdated then use the example of your current Incredible and ask if it is outdated and then agree it is.. so thus by logic you are saying that the TB will be outdated too? Not the best way to go about it I think. Sure the 4G seems cool, but just as the phone it is based on, the EVO, 4G is only cool if you will have it in your area and soon because if not then you have a phone with one of its main selling points cut off and then when it finally gets it you may be on to the next one or interested in something else. We live in a "right now" world these days and if everyone cant take advantage of a major selling point then why get it right now? Plus maybe you would know it isnt dual core.. have you used a dual core phone yet to base the differences off? Plus maybe developers are working on apps to take advantage of the dual core when they come out, day one, as opposed to 4G which most dual cores will probably have on top of their major selling point.

19. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

The main reason why I won't ever get another Motorola phone(Dual Core Processor or not) is because of Motoblur. If they just stopped using it and stuck with stock android I wouldn't have any problems with them. I am getting the Thunderbolt because sure HTC is known for bad battery life but they are good with updates and patches when issues occur. Plus Sense UI is one of the best skins for android there is.

20. ThunderWho? unregistered

The name suits it.... Thunder is heard but never seen.... lol

29. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

or a bolt of thunder....which doesnt even exist.

23. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

why are people waitng for the bionic they forgot it will be running motoblur LOL! :) LG revolution or Samsung stealth are the real phones worth waiting for

27. Jumbo unregistered

What's wrong with motoblur? No seriously, please let me know. I have never used it before. How is it different from what samsung or LG phones are using?

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